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Finance Manager

Company: KIPP Albany Community Public Charter Schools
Location: Albany
Posted on: January 16, 2022

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Company Description

About KIPP

Together with families and communities, KIPP creates joyful, academically excellent schools that prepare students with the skills and confidence to pursue the paths they choose-college, career, and beyond-so they can lead fulfilling lives and build a more just world. KIPP is a national network of tuition-free, public charter schools open to all students. There are 255 college-preparatory KIPP schools in 20 states and the District of Columbia, serving more than 100,000 students. Nationally, KIPP students are graduating four-year colleges at three times the national average for low-income students.

About KIPP Albany Community Public Charter Schools

KIPP Albany Community Public Charter Schools (KIPP Albany) is a network of high-performing public schools that has been committed to creating joyful, academically excellent schools in Albany since 2005. KIPP Albany is affiliated with KIPP (Knowledge is Power Program) Public Schools, a national network of over 10,000 educators serving 160,000 students and alumni. For the 2021-2022 school year, KIPP Albany schools will serve over 1,600 students in grades K-8 and will employ more than 225 staff. We are committed to furthering anti-racism, equity, and racial justice in all our efforts, and expect all of our stakeholders to participate in this work so that we can create a future without limits for our students, together.

Further regional growth is on the horizon with the Troy Prep K-12 schools planning to join the KIPP Albany network (new name TBD) at the start of the 2022-23 school year. Serving over 2,500 students in grades K-12 at seven schools across the Capital Region will allow increased curriculum offerings for students, professional development for staff, and enhanced family and community partnerships.

Job Description

Position Overview

KIPP Albany seeks a driven, collaborative and forward-thinking Finance Manager to ensure strong financial management practices as we undergo expansion from 4 to 7 schools by 2023. Reporting to the Chief Operating Officer, the Finance Manager is responsible for overseeing all financial functions within KIPP Albany. In doing so, the Finance Manager will be charged with refining and executing on the strategic financial vision for KIPP Albany and managing a team to sustained efficacy in all aspects of finance and accounting. The Finance Manager manages the Accounting Manager and the external accounting vendor.

  • Duties and Responsibilities of the Finance Manager include, but are not limited to:
  • Supporting our Schools
  • Serve as a thought-partner to school and regional leaders in all aspects of financial decision-making through strong internal control and budgeting processes, financial reporting, and analysis.
  • Support school leaders and Directors of Operations with the training, tools, and supervision needed to effectively manage school-level financial operations. Refine and Execute on the strategic financial vision for KIPP Albany
  • Develop, refine, document, and implement organization-wide processes, reports and dashboards to support effective communication on all finance matters across the organization.
  • Prepares management reports that provide insights into the organization's performance against its financial plans and related financial health.
  • Maintain a nuanced understanding of laws and regulations pertaining to school finance in Albany.
  • Refine and maintain appropriate internal controls and related financial risk management
  • Refine and maintain financial models that will inform both near term and long-term decision making by school and regional leaders.
  • Support the acquisition and planning for new facilities and sizeable equipment and technology, determining cost-effective solutions related to the expansion of the region.
  • Develop a strategic financial plan reflecting educational priorities and sustainability.
  • Liaise with the Finance Committee and larger Board on all finance matters. Manage staff to sustained efficacy in all accounting practices
  • Direct the preparation of reports to meet the compliance needs of government agencies, grants, and bank covenants.
  • Manage accounting staff to successfully prepare for organizational audits performed by independent financial auditors.
  • Manage outsourced firm responsible for payroll, accounts payable and receivable, bank reconciliations, and petty cash.
  • Supervise and execute on organizational-wide accounting practices to ensure continuous compliance in all aspects of financial reporting
  • Support strong grant management and monthly reconciliation of private dollars. Other Duties
  • Other duties as assigned by their manager.

    Required Qualifications
    • Bachelor's degree in finance, business administration, accounting or a related field.
    • 5+ years serving in a management role such as Director of Finance, Controller or equivalent.
    • Excellent financial modeling skills, which includes an aptitude for advanced functions with MS Excel.
    • Proficiency in using accounting software.
    • Strong organization and project management skills
    • Superb written and oral communication skills; comfort explaining complex financial matters in a simple way and an ability to communicate effectively with a broad range of stakeholders.
    • Strong work ethic, entrepreneurial spirit and flexibility to accommodate a high level of responsibility, multiple priorities and changing environment.
    • Demonstrated ability to work in a fast-paced, high energy environment with a proven ability to balance multiple deadlines and tasks. Detail orientation is a must.
    • Ability to bring a creative approach to assessing and analyzing the organization's financial efficiency and effectiveness.
    • Demonstrated passion for and a commitment to the KIPP Albany mission for high quality public education and the character traits we value: Zest, grit, self-control, hope, love, social intelligence, gratitude, and a sense of humor.
      Highly Preferred Qualifications
      • Experience working in or with charter schools and/or other education, non-profit or public sector organization
        Additional Information

        Compensation Salary is competitive, commensurate with experience, and includes benefits.

        KIPP Albany Community Public Charter Schools is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, sexual preference, national or ethnic origin, age, disability, pregnancy, or veteran status

Keywords: KIPP Albany Community Public Charter Schools, Albany , Finance Manager, Executive , Albany, New York

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