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Job Summary

Essential Associates Ltd
Bronx, NY
Job Type
Full Time

Director of Finance/Controller (Charter School)

About the Job

Charter School in the Bronx is seeking a Director of Finance to be accountable for the leadership, strategic direction, management, quality control, and evaluation of all financial operations, programs, and activities.

  • Ensure proper recording of all transactions in QuickBooks.
  • Prepare regular reports for the Executive Director and the Treasurer of the Board of Trustees, including the preparation of monthly financial statements for presentation at the monthly board meetings.
  • Manage the yearly closing process.
  • Manage all financial audits and determine the need for an OMB Circular A-133 audit on a yearly basis.
  • Coordinate tax filings with external accountants.
  • Issue tax notices (1099's) to vendors and contractors yearly, as required.
  • Implement accounting policies and internal control procedures.
  • Prepare and monitor the annual budget.
  • Process purchase order approvals and requests.
  • Prepare reports for the NYS Education Department, the NYC Department of Education, and a range of governmental oversight agencies (compliance reports, annual reports, renewal application, program reports).
  • Ensure proper documentation and implementation of government-funded grant programs (e.g. NCLB, e-rate).
  • Establish minimum vendor requirements (e.g. insurance) and evaluate vendors and contractors to insure they meet the minimum requirements to work in the school.
  • Establish employment files/database and ensure employment laws and regulations are followed.
  • Ensure compliance with teacher certification regulations and staff and vendor criminal clearance.
  • Draft new and revise existing personnel policies, revising staff manual as needed.
  • Provide guidance to the Head of School for staff disciplinary and termination actions.
  • Perform staff exit interviews and recommend ways to use the feedback constructively.


Director of Finance Role Qualifications

  • Degree in Business and/or Management and at least five years of experience in a management/operations/finance role
  • Experience in nonprofit setting preferred, experience in a school setting required.
  • At least three years of supervisory experience


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