Director of Finance

Employer
at DC Prep
Location
Washington, DC
Posted
Mar 18, 2019
Closes
Apr 01, 2019
Function
Executive, Director
Hours
Full Time
DC Prep is a network of 5 public charter schools serving over 1,900 preschool through 8th grade students across five campuses in Wards 5, 7, and 8. While we're proud to be the highest performing public charter network in Washington, DC, we recognize that how we support our students to be successful is as important as the results we achieve. That pushes us to reflect on questions such as how can we facilitate our students' academic, social and emotional development; how we can support our team members' professional growth and personal ability to do this work long-term, and how we can engage our students' families as our own. While this work is hard, it's worth it-- we believe in the transformative power of education, the can-do-it-ness of our students and staff, and the joy that comes from engaging in meaningful work with people we care about and trust! Director of Finance at DC Prep (View all jobs) Washington, DC WHO WE ARE DC Prep is a network of 5 public charter schools serving over 1,900 preschool through 8th grade students across five campuses in Wards 5, 7, and 8. While we're proud to be the highest performing public charter network in Washington, DC, we recognize that how we support our students to be successful is as important as the results we achieve. That pushes us to reflect on questions such as how can we facilitate our students' academic, social and emotional development; how we can support our team members' professional growth and personal ability to do this work long-term, and how we can engage our students' families as our own. While this work is hard, it's worth it-- we believe in the transformative power of education, the can-do-it-ness of our students and staff, and the joy that comes from engaging in meaningful work with people we care about and trust! Sound like a team you'd like you join? Check out our website to learn more! THE OPPORTUNITY The Director of Finance is charged with leading and facilitating all aspects of DC Prep's financial management and compliance. The Director of Finance works with other organizational leaders on matters related to day-to-day financial management as well as the long-term finances of the organization. This position reports to the COO/CFO. The Director of Finance oversees a team of outsourced accountants/charter school finance specialists. THE DAY TO DAY Key responsibilities include: Financial Management, Strategy and Planning * Oversee sound, timely and accurate financial management, planning and reporting processes, including budgeting, profit and loss, financial reporting, investigation of strategic financing options, management of accounts payable and receivable, grant fund tracking, cash deposits, etc. * Design and lead the budgeting process, collaborating with Home Office and campus leadership to ensure budget priorities and fiscal operating decisions are aligned and translated into executable plans * Create and manage systems to support effective budget management through timely, accurate, and actionable reporting of financials to campus and Home Office budget owners * Review, provide input into, and approve all procurement contracts, leases, and other significant agreements with financial implications * Identify opportunities for cost savings and opportunities to leverage financial position such as re- negotiation of contracts, restructuring of debt, etc. * Collaborate and work with operations, data, and enrollment teams to maximize government revenue programs (ESEA funds, National School Lunch Program, etc.) * Establish and maintain relationships with external auditors, PCSB staff, OSSE officials, banks, vendors, etc Audit and Compliance * Oversee and support auditing procedures and establish and maintain appropriate internal controls * Manage annual financial audit and 403b retirement plan audit process * Ensure maintenance of appropriate general liability, property, and workers compensation insurance policies * Collaborate with legal counsel to manage and mitigate financial risks and ensure compliance with city, state and federal laws and regulatory mandates * Ensure compliance with all current and future financing agreements Financial Organizational Leadership * Collaborate within the Home Office and with campus leaders to establish and accomplish organizational goals, objectives and strategic plans, explore growth opportunities, and identify key risks and success factors * Evaluate and advise on the impact of long-range planning and the introduction of new plans, projects, programs, systems, partners, and strategies * Collaborate with internal staff and external partners on the planning and development of facilities for DC Prep's Anacostia Middle Campus and refinancing of existing facilities * Coordinate with DC Prep's Development Team on grants management and reporting for foundations and donors. * Serve as a thought partner and advisor to COO/CFO WHO YOU ARE You take initiative, manage your time effectively, and pride yourself on your ability to get and stay organized. You're comfortable juggling many moving pieces and you know when to change plans to meet shifting priorities. You build relationships with stakeholders and find satisfaction in collaborating to get to the best possible result. Additionally, you are a reflective, results-drive professional with: * Deep belief in DC Prep's mission and values, including our commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion * Business acumen and functional experience in finance, accounting, and operations, preferably at an education-based non-profit organization or LEA, ideally a CMO * Meticulous organizational ability to set priorities, organize workload, handle multiple responsibilities with exceptional attention to detail, and meet deadlines * Emotional constancy and extraordinary interpersonal skills to ensure purposeful and professional colleague and stakeholder relationships across the entire organization * Honest, sensitive, and effective communicator, with sharp instincts and ability to adapt content, style, and approach depending on audience and situation * Optimism, maturity, and personal resiliency * Comfort with and capability to thrive in circumstances involving ambiguity, nuance, and complexity * Superior strategic thinking, analytical, and problem-solving skills * Demonstrated success building organizational systems, processes, and tools to support growth EDUCATIONAL BACKGROUND AND WORK EXPERIENCE * Bachelor's degree required, Master's degree (MBA) strongly preferred * 5+ years of professional work experience, including significant financial, operational or project management experience * Experience in finance at an education-based nonprofit organization, preferably in a CMO JOIN US We're an equal opportunity employer and hire without consideration of race, religion, creed, color, national origin, age, gender, sexual orientation, marital status, veteran status, or disability. We strongly encourage diverse candidates to apply. The application below must be completed in one sitting--it cannot be saved and edited at a later time. We recommend taking 15 minutes to complete it in one sitting, or answering the questions offline and copying them to the application below when you are completed and ready to submit. You take initiative, manage your time effectively, and pride yourself on your ability to get and stay organized. You're comfortable juggling many moving pieces and you know when to change plans to meet shifting priorities. You build relationships with stakeholders and find satisfaction in collaborating to get to the best possible result. Additionally, you are a reflective, results-drive professional with: * Deep belief in DC Prep's mission and values, including our commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion * Business acumen and functional experience in finance, accounting, and operations, preferably at an education-based non-profit organization or LEA, ideally a CMO * Meticulous organizational ability to set priorities, organize workload, handle multiple responsibilities with exceptional attention to detail, and meet deadlines * Emotional constancy and extraordinary interpersonal skills to ensure purposeful and professional colleague and stakeholder relationships across the entire organization * Honest, sensitive, and effective communicator, with sharp instincts and ability to adapt content, style, and approach depending on audience and situation * Optimism, maturity, and personal resiliency * Comfort with and capability to thrive in circumstances involving ambiguity, nuance, and complexity * Superior strategic thinking, analytical, and problem-solving skills * Demonstrated success building organizational systems, processes, and tools to support growth EDUCATIONAL BACKGROUND AND WORK EXPERIENCE * Bachelor's degree required, Master's degree (MBA) strongly preferred * 5+ years of professional work experience, including significant financial, operational or project management experience * Experience in finance at an education-based nonprofit organization, preferably in a CMO

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