Freedom Prep Charter Schools seeks a Manager of Finance who will support the leadership team in ensuring that the region has strong financial systems and policies in place, and provide input into 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 CDK financial software systems and NJ Smart.
A problem solver who is eager to grow and learn and is proficient in accounting, bookkeeping, and generally accepted accounting principles.
A manager with the ability to prioritize, multi-task, delegate, and lead by example.
A college graduate with at least 5 years of experience in accounting and/or finance. Experience in a chart school environment is a plus.
Someone with a commitment to continuous improvement.
What You’ll Do
Support the Executive Director and SBA with day-to-day finance, compliance, and operations responsibilities.
Oversee all accounts payable, ledgers, and reporting systems to ensure compliance with appropriate GAAP standards and regulatory requirements.
Own responsibility for accuracy and integrity of financial information and systems.
Complete the payroll process biweekly for full and part-time staff.
Support the preparation for annual audits.
Analyze financial data and assist with the preparation of financial statements and other reports in an accurate and timely manner.
Provided a detailed monthly budget versus actual.
Maintain reporting calendar and ensure that local, state, and federal government reports and tax filings are reviewed and met.
Ensure compliance with the organization's financial and state policies and procedures.
Monitor grant spending for all state and private grants.
Ensure submission of school compliance documents through NJ Smart and NJ Homeroom.
Maintain vendor relationships.
Execute a high volume of data entry.
Salary range is $50,000-$60,000 and commensurate with your experience. Democracy Prep employees are provided with a benefits package that includes medical, vision, and dental insurance, parental leave, a smartphone, and a laptop. Along with participating in the mandatory NJ Pension Plan, employees have the choice of enrolling in a pre-tax 403b or post-tax Roth with Democracy Prep.
Democracy Prep is anEqualOpportunity Employerand 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 expertise, we can achieve this goal together. This is a value we highly support and strongly encourage candidates of all backgrounds to apply.