The Finance Manager has broad financial oversight of the high school’s finance and accounting functions associated with the annual standard funding allocation it receives through the Boston district as well as special programming funded and supported through the school’s non-profit organization. The manager is responsible for administering all finance, accounting, and tax reporting activities relating to both entities. The individual works closely with Boston Public School and its central services groups. Additionally, the individual works with Fenway’s Head of School and Office of School Development and Partnerships to administer its special programming supported by grant funders, individual donors, university and professional volunteers, community organizations and sponsors.
The Finance Manager reports directly to Fenway’s Head of School and works with administration, faculty, and board members to develop and execute a financial plan and annual operating budget aligned with the school’s goals and program initiatives. The Finance Manager also partners with Fenway High’s independent board and its various committees and serves as primary liaison between the school and its external auditors that support the non-profit organization.
Collaborate with administration, faculty, and board members to develop and execute an annual school operating budget and financial plan.
Work with Boston Public Schools central finance, budget, and purchasing groups to ensure standard funding allocation is properly allocated and expended to support the educational needs of the school.
Perform all accounting and recordkeeping duties supporting the non-profit organization including the recording and distribution of donor gifts and grants, vendor management, account payables and year-end tax reporting activities.
Administer a budget control for all school departments and programs and maintain a continuous internal audit program of all school accounts.
Perform monthly reconciliations of the school’s bank and investment accounts.
Prepare, analyze, and distribute monthly summary of financial operating results and investment management reports to administration and board committee members.
Provide periodic updates of school financial results at bi-monthly board meetings.
In collaboration with external auditors, coordinate all deliverables and requests related to the preparation and review of the non-profit’s annual financial statements and 990 tax filings.
A Bachelor’s Degree in a related field
Strong background and training in accounting or finance preferred.
Proficiency with Intuits QuickBooks or comparable financial software.
Technology skills including Microsoft Office and Google products.
Minimum of three to five years of successful financial management experience preferably in a school or non-profit organization.
Demonstrated ability to work independently as well as collaboratively with school personnel and board members.
Ability to communicate clearly and effectively, both orally and in writing.
The Finance Manager has broad financial oversight of the high school’s finance and accounting functions associated with the annual standard funding allocation it receives through the Boston district as well as special…