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Finance Associate

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Explore Schools | Brooklyn, NY
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Explore Schools

Published 18 days ago

Competitive Salary and Benefits

Finance Associate

Brooklyn, New York


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. 


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 envision a pathway to equity that features outstanding curriculum and instruction as well as ample opportunities for students to achieve success in and out of the classroom. We believe it is both our privilege and responsibility to help close the opportunity gap in the Brooklyn community.


Explore Schools seeks a professional with a minimum of 1 year of experience in Accounting, Finance or Operations to fill in the role of Finance Associate. The ideal candidate thrives in a hands-off environment where you proactively problem solve and propose solutions. You have superb organizing and prioritizing skills, meeting deadlines and staying on top of important details, as well as a strong working knowledge of Excel. The Finance Associate should enjoy collaborating in a team and supporting where needed. Additionally, you are or possess the following:

  • Committed to closing the opportunity gap
  • Strong technical skills in Excel and meticulous data management abilities, required
  • Comfortable with technology, accounting software, and data entry
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Demonstrates the ability to accommodate a high level of responsibilities and multi-task
  • Reflective attitude: an ability to constantly reflect on personal areas of strength and growth
  • Flexibility: willingness to work in a changing field and face challenges with a positive attitude
  • Professional integrity: an alignment with the values and ethical standards of Explore Schools
  • Previous bookkeeping or accounting experience, preferred
  • 1-3 Years of experience with Bachelor’s degree in Accounting, Finance, or Business, strongly preferred


The Finance Associate supports a dedicated team in charge of overseeing the Financial Management of our schools and network. You will contribute to proper reconciliation, filing for requests, and tracking of spending in order to keep Explore Schools within compliance. Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Assisting with managing Accounts Payable and Accounts Receivable functions as well as bookkeeping duties
  • Performing monthly credit card reconciliations across all entities
  • Maintaining accurate records of all financial transactions
  • Processing invoices, issuing checks and preparing for signatures/disbursement
  • Assisting in the preparation of financial reports
  • Entering payroll into Accounting System in a timely manner
  • Using accrual accounting for entries including correct dates and descriptions
  • Coding expenses using existing COA and most recent budget
  • Researching required document discrepancies with client and/or vendors
  • Communicating with vendors to resolve disputes, correcting billing errors, providing tax-exempt documentation, and providing other information and analysis as necessary
  • Assisting with the preparation and analysis for annual financial audits
  • Providing support to Finance team and partake in ad hoc projects as needed


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


Explore is a network of 8 charter schools located in the Canarsie, Crown Heights, and Flatbush communities of Brooklyn, NY. Our network office is located in DUMBO, Brooklyn. This role is based in our network office, but may require some travel to our schools.


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 Associate

Brooklyn, New York


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…

Details at a glance

  • On-site Location
  • Full Time Schedule
  • 4-Year Degree Required

How to Apply


Brooklyn, NY

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