Finance Associate

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Published 19 days ago

Organization Overview

Excel Academy was founded in 2003 with the mission to provide a high-quality education to students in East Boston and Chelsea. Over the years, we have grown from one middle school to a network of four schools with 1,400 students in grades 5 to 12. At Excel Academy Charter Schools, we believe that when a student has the support and tools to pursue a productive post-secondary pathway aligned to their personal identity and values, it can fundamentally change their life trajectory. 

We present our students with educational experiences that allow them to grow and discover their best selves so that when they leave our halls, they can successfully navigate all of the post-secondary options available to them. You can read more about the impact of the Excel Academy model here.

At Excel Academy we learn from our students, families, and staff and make improvements. We have increasingly adapted to provide a holistic education that values our community as collaborators in the learning process, social-emotional support, equity for diverse learners, and fosters identity development. We prioritize an approach that is both rigorous and inclusive. Our team of passionate, intelligent, driven, and loving staff are at the core of the work we do. 

Growth Happens Here.

About the Role

The Finance Associate position represents an outstanding opportunity for an individual with exceptional attention to detail, strong process orientation, and dedication to serving our mission to develop valuable skills and build a career. Excel Academy is growing rapidly, and outstanding performance in the Finance Associate role could lead to additional opportunities over time in accounting, budgeting, and financial management and analysis.

This role is expected to operate primarily in-person in East Boston. A limited degree of remote work will be possible once the Finance Associate demonstrates full mastery of their responsibilities.

Duties and Responsibilities

Handle full-cycle invoice processing and accounts payable monthly closes across multiple campuses and accounts

  • Serve as the primary point of contact for many of our most important vendor relationships
  • Maintain master vendor list and ensure information is accurate and consistent across all platforms
  • Reconcile monthly credit card charges,
  • Review employee expense reports for compliance with internal policies and process
  • Research and reconcile records to respond to inquiries both internally and externally
  • Verify cash counts and record deposits
  • Handle full-cycle accounts receivable processing
  • Prepare and file annual 1099 forms
  • Perform other tasks as necessary as part of Excel’s culture of collaboration and ownership


  • At least one year of professional work experience
  • Exceptional attention to detail and strong process orientation
  • Ability to process high-volume work timely and accurately.
  • Consistently strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Able to own and drive tasks and meet deadlines with significant independence
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Excel
  • Comfort with learning, using and implementing new tools and systems
  • Motivated by the mission of achieving excellence with our students

Preference will be given to applicants who also: 

  • Have experience in a public or charter school setting;
  • Speak Spanish, Portuguese or Arabic fluently;
  • Can speak to the importance of rigorous classroom instruction and culture; 
  • Can speak to the importance of diversity, equity, and inclusion

Excel Academy Charter Schools is committed to its work as an anti-racist organization. One critical element of that commitment is building and empowering a diverse staff that reflects the community that we serve.. We strongly encourage applications from candidates whose experiences share important points of intersection with those of our students. Staff who demonstrate fluency in Spanish, Portuguese or Arabic (languages spoken widely by our diverse community of families) will receive additional compensation, as will staff who are alumni of our schools.

Excel Academy Charter Schools do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, creed, sex, ethnicity, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, age, ancestry, athletic performance, special need, proficiency in the English language or a foreign language or prior academic achievement.

Applications will be reviewed as they are received and candidates are encouraged to apply as soon as possible.

Organization Overview

Excel Academy was founded in 2003 with the mission to provide a high-quality education to students in East Boston and Chelsea. Over the years, we have grown from one middle school to a network of four schools with 1,400…

Details at a Glance

  • Time Commitment
    Full Time Schedule
  • Job Type
  • Professional Level
    Entry level


Work must be performed in or near Boston, MA
Associated Location
East Boston, Boston, MA, USA

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