Democracy Prep Public Schools seeks a Controller who will lead the finance team, ensure that the network has strong financial systems and policies in place, and support the financial planning and management that will allow us to achieve our mission.
Who You Are
Someone who shares our unwavering commitment to the Democracy Prep mission of college success and authentic civic engagement for our scholars.
A strong communicator with outstanding organizational skills and attention to detail.
An expert in Microsoft Office (specifically Excel), with some knowledge of SAGE Intacct, Microsoft Dynamics or another financial management/ ERP software system.
A problem solver who is eager to grow and learn and is proficient in bookkeeping and generally accepted accounting principles.
An experienced manager with the ability to prioritize, multi-task, delegate, lead by example.
A college graduate with 6-10 years of experience in accounting and/or finance. CPA and/or MBA preferred.
Prior experience in a charter school environment is a plus.
What You’ll Do
Lead our finance team in day-to-day operations
Oversee all accounts, ledgers, and reporting systems ensuring compliance with appropriate GAAP standards and regularly requirements
Oversee our financial operations, budgeting, and accounting controls and procedures to improve forecasting, planning initiatives that will drive the efficiency of our network of schools
Be responsible for accuracy and integrity of financial information and systems
Coordinate, oversee, and ensure the timeliness of the monthly and annual closing process, including analysis and reconciliation of account balances
Coordinate preparation for annual audits. Manage relationships with auditors
Analyze financial data and present financial reports in an accurate and timely manner, clearly communicate monthly and annual financial statements, monitor progress and changes, and keep abreast of the financial status and cash flow projections
Oversee cash flow reporting and forecasting and development and oversee cash management solutions at all entities in the network
Maintain reporting calendar and ensure that local, state, and federal government reports and tax filings are reviewed and met
Salary is commensurate with your experience. Democracy Prep employees are provided with a benefits package that includes medical, vision, and dental insurance, 403B matching, parental leave, tuition reimbursement, a smartphone, and a laptop.
Democracy Prep is an Equal Opportunity Employer and will not discriminate against an applicant or employee on the basis of race, color, religion, creed, national origin, or ancestry, sex, age, physical or mental disability, pregnancy, veteran or military status, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status, familial status, domestic violence victim status, or any other legally recognized protected basis under federal, state or local laws, regulations or ordinances. Our mission is to educate responsible citizen-scholars who will change the world. We strongly believe that by building a DREAM team that represents numerous perspectives, backgrounds, and expertises, we can achieve this goal together. This is a value we highly support and strongly encourage candidates of all backgrounds to apply.