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Accounting Manager

Company: Charter School Business Management Inc.
Location: New York
Posted on: May 28, 2023

Job Description:

Why -Join Us:
We believe our team members are our greatest company asset and value them as such! Our staff are all strong team players who thrive in an entrepreneurial environment.
CSBM: - -believes every child deserves a quality education. Recognizing the potential of the charter school movement to remedy our country's educational inequalities, we are dedicated to empowering the charter sector with financial education, services, and resources. Our clients work tirelessly to provide great opportunities for the students they serve, and we are committed to helping them succeed!
The Accounting Manager will be assigned to work with a variety of clients from both charter schools and non-profit organizations. The role serves as the day-to-day Accounting Manager for our clients and requires strong communication skills, project management skills, knowledge of accrual and cash accounting, as well as being organized and team-oriented. The Accounting Manager actively manages all aspects of finances for multiple clients. In this consulting role, the Accounting Manager regularly exercises independent judgment on client financial matters.
Although the scope of work is different for every client, the Accounting Manager will be responsible for the team's day-to-day Work Assignments, Team Management, and Client Consulting activities as well as other tasks and duties outlined below.
Your Duties:
1) Accounting
Monthly Close

    • Monitor and analyze revenue and expenses.
    • Collect, consolidate, and evaluate financial data.


        • Review, consolidate and prepare the schedules for annual audits in collaboration with outside audit firms.


            • Review and approve payroll

              2) Finance
              Analysis and Reporting

                • Summarize and report on the current financial status.
                • Review and analyze financial forecasts, balance sheets, profit and loss statements, and other financial data.
                • Draft annual budget.
                • Draft financial reports

                  3) Team Management

                    • Manage the work of the accounting team responsible for day-to-day accounting, payroll, financial analysis and reporting, and audits.
                    • Support client team by coordinating work assignments and answering questions.
                    • Conduct on-the-job training.
                    • Provide performance feedback for assigned client resources.
                    • Escalate changes in organizational leadership, the scope of work, and financial trends to the CSBM client lead.
                    • Maintains internal controls and guidelines for accounting policies and procedures, transactions, and financial data.

                      4) Client Consulting

                        • Manages multiple clients both virtually and on-site as required.
                        • Engage and consult with client leadership and their staff on financial management.
                        • Participate and present at Board meetings.
                        • Serve as the point of escalation and resolution for day-to-day client service and delivery matters.
                        • Manage and execute the full scope of audits for multiple clients.

                          Getting In:

                        • Must include a resume with a cover letter tailored to this specific position.
                        • We encourage people of all backgrounds to apply.

                          You Should Know:

                        • Microsoft Office 365
                        • Proficient in Excel
                        •, Anybill
                        • QuickBooks, Intacct, FundEZ, or similar accounting software
                        • Payroll Management Software (ADP, Paychex, or similar)

                          Your Competencies / Skills:
                          1. Core Competencies - These competencies are identified by leadership and should be demonstrated by all employees across the company.

                            • Accountability - Set clear and reasonable expectations for self and others and follow through on progress. Show up and set out to accomplish tasks and assignments and take personal responsibility for work. Is responsible for delivering measurable, high-quality, timely, and cost-effective results.
                            • Communications - Articulate thoughts and express ideas effectively using oral, written, visual, and non-verbal communication skills, as well as listening skills to gain understanding. The ability to deliver information in person, in writing, and digitally.
                            • Decision-making - Use data to identify and analyze problems weighing the relevance and accuracy of available information. Generates and evaluates alternative solutions and makes effective and timely decisions.
                            • Problem Solving - Able to solve problems with multiple criteria that need to be met. Asks the "right" questions to size up or evaluate situations.
                            • Quantity/Quality of Work - Pay close attention to detail. Strive to achieve accuracy and consistency in all tasks.
                            • Service Orientation - Apply effective interpersonal and problem-solving skills when responding to clients and team members.
                            • Computer Skills - Use computers, software applications, databases, and automated systems to accomplish work.

                              2. Position-Specific Competencies - These competencies are specific to the Finance Manager role and need to be demonstrated to achieve performance goals.

                                • Consulting - Anticipates client needs and recommends potential solutions, seeking to understand service needs from the client's perspective and ensuring that the client's standards are met.
                                • Critical Thinking - Make decisions and solve problems using sound inclusive reasoning and judgment. Gather and analyze information from a diverse set of sources and individuals to fully understand a problem. Proactively anticipate needs and prioritize action steps. Accurately summarize and interpret and effectively communicate actions and rationale.
                                • Task Management - Prioritizes competing deadlines to execute client deliverables and meet established goals, as well as team or leadership priorities.
                                • Delegation - Assign tasks, responsibilities, and accountability to the right team members taking their skills, experience, and capabilities into account. Set clear and reasonable expectations, hold the team member accountable, and follow up on the execution of work.
                                • Project Management - Effectively keeps projects on course through relationship management, ensuring others have a clear understanding of the projects, and identifying and addressing challenges or roadblocks.
                                • Team Management - Acts as a team player and supports the learning of others, showing appreciation for others' contributions, and proactively stepping into coworkers' tasks to help when needed. Employ personal strengths, knowledge, and talents to complement those of others. Exercise the ability to compromise and be adaptable. Collaborate with others to achieve common goals. Build strong, positive working relationships with team members.
                                • Confidentiality - Maintains client confidence by keeping financial information confidentialy

                                  Your Education & Experience:

                                • Bachelor's degree required.
                                • 6+ years of accounting, financial reporting, and financial management experience.
                                • 3+ years prior experience managing and prioritizing the work of direct reports or project team members.
                                • Prior management of multiple projects and clients is preferred.
                                • Prior experience working in a non-profit required.
                                • Prior experience working in a school, or socially responsible organization is preferred.

                                  The Perks:

                                • Health, Dental, and Vision.
                                • Flexible spending accounts - Medical and Transit.
                                • Discretionary Annual Bonus.
                                • 401k Match.

                                  CSBM is headquartered in NYC; this position is remote.

Keywords: Charter School Business Management Inc., New York , Accounting Manager, Accounting, Auditing , New York, New York

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