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Fund for Public Schools


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Published 6 days ago

$100,000 - $110,000

ABOUT THE ROLE

The Fund for Public Schools is seeking a highly skilled and seasoned accounting and finance professional to serve as Controller. Reporting to the Chief Financial Officer (CFO) and supervising two finance associates, the Controller is responsible for accounting functions relating to the general ledger, banking, internal controls, grants management, program expenses, investments, as well as the production of internal and external reports as required by funder agreements. The Controller works with the Portfolio Development and Portfolio Operation teams and supports the CFO with budget, forecast, audit, board activities, as well as other special projects.

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PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Supervise all accounting functions, including payroll, A/P, A/R, HR benefits, general ledger, bank accounts, and investment portfolios.
  • Assist CFO with annual budget and strategic planning.
  • Oversee compliance with GAAP, internal controls, and promote best practices.
  • Supervise Senior Finance Associate and Finance Associate
  • Serve as point of contact for banking activities and relations.
  • Assume ownership for FundEZ general ledger, budget codes, chart of accounts, as well as ensure audit and data integrity.
  • Assist Portfolio Development team with program budget and modifications, as well as provide guidance in compliance with fiscal and funder restrictions.
  • Review grant agreements, record revenue, and maintain receivable schedule.
  • Oversee spending and reporting compliance with grant agreements.
  • Manage and update monthly Excel budget files for all funded programs and endowments with activities from general ledger.
  • Manage the process of grant and program life cycles.
  • Supervise the monthly accounting close process and related general ledger activities.
  • Supervise monthly update of restricted and unrestricted Net Asset Analysis from operating activities and reconciliation against balance sheet accounts.
  • Update quarterly Grants Spenddown Analysis for Portfolio Operation team.
  • Reconcile and update monthly investment portfolio statements to general ledger.
  • Update Accounting and Finance Standard Operating Procedures (SOP) manual, as needed.
  • Generate financial statements, trial balance, supporting documents, and schedules for annual audit and tax return filings, as required.

QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS:

  • Five or more years of full-time professional experience in non-profit accounting, grants management, and/or financial reporting.
  • Graduation from an accredited college with a B.S. in Accounting, Finance, or related field. MBA and/or CPA preferred.
  • Experience formatting financial statements, general ledger maintenance, and month-end/year-end close.
  • Extensive experience and proven success in managing annual audit and tax return filings.
  • Familiarity with FundEZ general ledger system preferred.
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills across a wide range of audiences and in leading cross-functional tasks.
  • Technology savvy with attention to details, especially in Excel and enterprise database applications.
  • Demonstrated managerial experience.
  • Ability to multitask, work independently, and prioritize diverse tasks.

ABOUT US

The Fund for Public Schools (The Fund) is a 501(c)(3) that has consistently and rigorously dedicated itself to supporting New York City’s public schools since 1982. The Fund has secured unprecedented investment from foundations, businesses, and individuals, raising more than $509 million for the city’s 1,800 public schools and 1.1 million students.

As a partner to the NYC Department of Education (NYC DOE), The Fund supports some of the most innovative programs in 3K-12 education at the largest school district in the country. Private funding raised through and managed by The Fund enables the NYC DOE to pilot innovative projects; accelerate promising, outcome-driven initiatives for improving student achievement; and respond strategically to emerging needs across the school system.

The NYC DOE’s privately supported initiatives managed by The Fund span a robust portfolio of education programs, from those that focus on district-level policy and system-wide infrastructure to those that focus on teaching and learning at the classroom level. Importantly, Fund staff liaise between NYC DOE leadership and private funders so that the NYC DOE can focus on implementing its programs, while private donors have a one-stop point of contact to learn about the City’s educational priorities and how private funding can best support them. 

An Equal Opportunity Employer: The Fund for Public Schools provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, gender identity and/or expression, housing status, marital status, employment status, military or veteran status in accordance with applicable federal, state or local laws.

ABOUT THE ROLE

The Fund for Public Schools is seeking a highly skilled and seasoned accounting and finance professional to serve as Controller. Reporting to the Chief Financial Officer (CFO) and supervising two finance associates, the…

Details at a glance

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

Benefits

Comprehensive and competitive benefit package, including 5% contribution to 403(b) retirement plan. Collaborative and professional work environment with an emphasis on work-life balance.

Comprehensive and competitive benefit package, including 5% contribution to 403(b) retirement plan. Collaborative and professional work environment with an emphasis on…

How to Apply

Submit resume and a cover letter with Controller in the subject line to:

Kurt Sung

Chief Financial Officer

The Fund for Public Schools

KSung2@schools.nyc.gov

Submit resume and a cover letter with Controller in the subject line to:

Kurt Sung

Chief Financial Officer

The Fund for Public Schools

KSung2@schools.nyc.gov

Location

52 Chambers Street, Room 305, New York, NY 10007

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