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Finance Manager, School Support

Brooklyn, New York


WHO WE ARE

Explore Schools is a network of public charter schools providing 2,000 students in Brooklyn with the outstanding education they deserve. We strive to provide students with the academic skills and critical-thinking abilities they need to succeed in a college-preparatory high school.  


WHAT WE BELIEVE

We believe that all children can learn when immersed in a rich environment full of high expectations, rigorous academics, and caring, committed adults. We believe equity and excellence are not mutually exclusive—we can meet the needs of all students in our schools, while actively engaging parents and driving toward excellent academic results. We believe it is both our privilege and responsibility to help close the opportunity gap in the Brooklyn community.


WHO YOU ARE

Explore Schools seeks a professional with a minimum of 2 years of experience in finance or operations management to fill in the role of Finance Manager, School Support. The ideal candidate has superb organizing and prioritizing skills, meeting deadlines and staying on top of important details. You have a strong analytical mind and problem-solving skills that allow to find the right solutions in time-sensitive scenarios. Additionally, you are or possess the following:

  • Dedicated to working in communities that have historically been underserved and under-resource
  • Strong knowledge of finance: ability to translate financial concepts and effectively collaborate with colleagues who do not necessarily have finance backgrounds
  • Professional integrity: ability to work with sensitive information and maintain confidentiality 
  • Flexible: ability to switch between priorities and meet all needs
  • Strong communication skills: the ability to execute and communicate in a direct and sensitive manner
  • Bachelor’s degree; required, Finance or Business areas of study; preferred
  • 3-5 years of professional experience; preferred 


WHAT YOU’LL DO 

The Finance Manager, School Support provides Explore Schools’ finance support in the area of Financial Management to ensure prudent use of school funds. You will support school teams maintain reconciliation, manage their budgets, proper filing for requests, and tracking of spending, making sure we meet compliance requirements. You will travel between our schools and network office to track our schools’ budget and collaborate with the network team. Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

 

Financial Management

  • Providing oversight of Schools’ day-to-day financial management, including accounts payable, accounts receivable, grants management, and the general ledger. 
  • Bookkeeping duties for all school based revenues and expenses, including bank deposits
  • Creating and maintaining organizational systems for financial backup documentation
  • Taking the lead and acting as primary point person for interim audit work at the school level
  • Assisting with the financial audit and 990 preparation 
  • Supporting and providing data for compliance reporting
  • Managing the month-end reconciliation and close process
  • Assisting in the management of annual budgets for school and related documents to forecast financial performance
  • Administering payroll and managing 403(b) benefit and contributions 

 

Development

  • Creating budget documents for new and potential grants
  • Monitoring grant spending in accordance with grantor’s policies and expectations
  • Assisting with grant management as necessary

 

Other

  • Collaborating with Human Resources team to ensure staff profiles in ADP are up-to-date and accurate
  • Overseeing the administration of Metrocard distributions to staff
  • Managing the collection and deposit of cash receipts related to student meals, field trips, and uniforms



BENEFITS AND PERKS

Explore staff enjoy a competitive salary and benefits, generous vacation-including network shutdown days, considerable matching of retirement contribution, and more.

Additionally, you can expect:  

  • Professional development: teachers participate in weekly PD, year-round retreats and trainings, and on-going coaching by professionals
  • Continued education support: staff are eligible to receive some scholarship towards qualifying certification costs or higher education tuition
  • Flexible and reflective leadership: dedicated to staff development, and committed to direct and sensitive communication
  • Driven and passionate colleagues who contribute to a professional and collaborative work environment


LOCATION

Explore is a network of 8 charter schools located in Canarsie, Crown Heights, and Flatbush communities of Brooklyn, NY. Our network office is located in DUMBO, Brooklyn. This role will require traveling: you will spend most of your week visiting our schools, and will check in at our main office regularly.


EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER

Explore Schools is an equal opportunity employer. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees. We do not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, gender expression, age, national origin, disability, marital status, sexual orientation, veteran or military status.

Finance Manager, School Support

Brooklyn, New York


WHO WE ARE

Explore Schools is a network of public charter schools providing 2,000 students in Brooklyn with the outstanding education they deserve. We strive to provide students with the…

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