Jul 22, 2019

Charter School Finance Specialist

  • EdOps
  • Detroit, MI, USA
Full-time Accounting and Finance Consulting Operations and Facilities Strategy and Planning

Job Description

EdOps specializes in the finance, student data and operations work of leading schools. Our mission is to minimize the financial, operational, and compliance demands of running a school and to support education leaders with data-driven insights to improve student outcomes. Our range of services includes finance & accounting, grants management, student data analytics & management, human resources, strategic consulting, and facilities finance support.

With a rapidly growing team of 60+ education professionals around the country, EdOps works with a range of schools and networks in multiple states to ensure operational excellence in support of student achievement. We are quickly growing and always hiring! Applications are reviewed on a rolling basis, and start dates are flexible. To apply, please send resume and cover letter to [email protected]

We are looking for a mission-driven and business-oriented individual who excels at working with clients in diverse organizations. The position is ideal for an individual looking to apply business, analytical, and accounting skills in a growing company working to improve public education.

The charter school finance specialist position is ideal for an individual looking to apply business, analytical, and finance/accounting skills to the social sector.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Serve as an outsourced CFO for a portfolio of charter schools, advising these schools’ leaders and Boards on matters pertaining to financial and operational policies, strategic decisions, and long-term financial planning
  • Oversee all financial aspects of the schools, including accounts payable, payroll, grants administration, and financial compliance
  • Maintain accounting books and prepare monthly financial statements and accompanying Board presentations
  • Lead the annual budgeting process in partnership with school leadership
  • Serve as schools’ primary contact during annual financial audits and 990 preparation
  • Analyze, model, and solve problems on a wide range of business issues
  • Liaise with the schools’ Boards, the state education authority (SEA), and the charter authorizer as needed

Qualifications:

  • MBA, MPP, MPA, CMA or other advanced degree with analytical focus
  • At least 2 years of work experience, preferably in a related field (finance, accounting, or K-12 education); additional work experience may be substituted for an advanced degree in some cases. We welcome former teachers seeking to transition into an operations role.
  • Strong MS Excel skills and financial modeling experience (familiarity with accounting software a plus)
  • Exceptional quantitative analysis, strategic thinking, and problem-solving skills
  • Strong client communication and interpersonal skills
  • Commitment to education and knowledge of charter schools a major plus
  • Ability to occasionally travel within D.C. and work non-standard hours to attend evening board meetings

Start date is flexible.

Please send resume + cover letter to [email protected]

EdOps is an Equal Opportunity Employer.


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