Finance Manager

Job Type

Part Time



Application Deadline



1520 Locust Street
Suite 901
United States


Play On, Philly! (POP) seeks to enrich the lives of Philadelphia youth by providing daily, after school musical instruction in communities that have little access to music education. Over 300 K-12 students participate in Play On, Philly! programs across the city. Students receive tuition-free instrumental group lessons as well as general music, ensemble practice, and composition. All students participate in both large and small ensembles and master classes with world-class musicians. POP is based on the El Sistema philosophy of using music education to develop the academic, cognitive and social skills need for success in life.

Play On, Philly! requires an experienced individual to serve as a Finance Manager for the organization. This position will perform a wide range of administrative, human resources and accounting duties at the central business office. The position also provides support to the organization by completing all aspects of financial accounting and administrative record keeping, providing administrative support to the Office Manager and Operation Director. The Finance Manager will support the work of the human resources consultants, including file maintenance, on-boarding document processing, payroll preparation, and employee data entry. This individual will report to the Operations Director and should have strong communication and interpersonal skills, high attention to detail, ability to make decisions, lead the organization and have experience in the following:

Financial Duties - Approximately 25 hours/week

  • Initial four - six months will be spent drafting and receiving approvals for in-house accounting transition
  • Perform daily accounting functions such as accounts receivables and payable, payroll and financial report preparation
  • Responsible for processing month end close of the books and records, including review and proper recording of expense entries, preparation of account reconciliations and review of credit card reconciliations
  • Maintains internal control policies and records of financial transactions
  • Perform complex accounting entries involving non-profit accounting, correcting/adjusting entries and closing journal entries
  • Perform audits of operating reports, vouchers, invoices, requisitions, purchase orders, and similar statements
  • Assist staff in gathering financial information and responding to ad hoc requests
  • Meets accounting financial objectives by forecasting requirements, preparing an annual budget with staff input, scheduling expenditures, analyzing variances, and initiating corrective actions
  • Track and process parent payments
  • Financial liaison in tracking the accounting aspect of federal funds, grants, etc.
  • Maintain professional relationships with auditors and other external financial constituencies
  • Updates job knowledge by keeping current with financial regulations and accepted practices
  • Other duties as assigned

Human Resources Support – Approximately 3 hours/week, 8 during busy months

  • Serve as the in office touch point for Converge, POP’s HR consultants, concerning administrative tasks, such as compiling and completing on and off boarding documents
  • Track all necessary information and prepare payroll for final approval and submission
  • Maintain relationship with health insurance brokers and retirement account managers

Specific Requirements

  • 5+ years of full-time experience in accounting principles, practices, and procedures required. 
  • Public and/or non-profit accounting experience preferred.
  • Minimum two years handling payroll
  • Bachelors degree in Accounting required
  • Experience with accounting systems such as Quickbooks, SAGE, etc.

Professional Level


Minimum Education Required

4-year degree

How To Apply

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