Position: Accounting and Budget Manager
Location: Boston, MA
Type: Full-time exempt
Start date: Immediate
ABOUT THE MATCH CHARTER PUBLIC SCHOOL
Match Charter Public School is a free, high-performing charter public school in Boston. We are a PreK-12 school serving 1,250 students. Our mission is to prepare students for success in college and careers in order to achieve economic security and mobility. Students gain acceptance to our schools via an annual blind public lottery open to all Boston residents.
Our families bring amazing racial and cultural diversity to the school community - they represent over 20 different countries of origin with over 20 different languages spoken at home. 94% of our students are people of color. Our students bring a diversity of needs to our school, and we are prepared to serve them. 21% of our students qualify for special education services; 30% of our student body are English Language Learners.
We strive to attract, develop, and retain a team that is diverse by race, ethnicity, culture, income background, gender, sexual identity, and a variety of other factors. See our statement on diversity here.
ABOUT THE OPPORTUNITY
We are accepting applications for an Accounting and Budget Manager to join the Match network support team. The Accounting and Budget manager will help manage the accounting, budget and financial functions under the supervision of the Chief Financial Officer (CFO). This role works closely with campus, central office operations teams, school leaders, consultants, vendors and our auditors to ensure the smooth operations of the finance function at Match. The position is based at the Match Network Support office, located on our middle school campus at 215 Forest Hills Street in Jamaica Plain, but will also require occasional work at our other school locations in Brighton and Hyde Park.
Accounting Oversight of accounts payable and receivable, monthly close and annual audit.
Financial Reporting & Budgeting Responsible for timely and accurate preparation of monthly financial reports to the School community. Prepare or update ad-hoc financial reports, including financial modeling and grant reports. Lead annual budget preparation. Be a resource to the school community in their understanding of accounting and budget information as well as Match financial systems.
Payroll Liaison to outsourced payroll provider for accurate and timely biweekly payroll processing.
Audit Coordinate audit process and preparation of Form 990 and Form PC with our audit firm.
Compliance and Government Contracts Manage entitlement grant required applications, tracking and reporting.
Supervision and Training Assist CFO in supervising and training of business office staff. Be a valued resource to help the school community with their understanding of financial information and systems.
Other Perform other related duties as requested. Contribute to and manage special projects as they arise.
Research has shown that people of color and women are less likely to apply for jobs if they dont believe they meet every one of the qualifications described in a job description. Our highest priority is finding the best candidate for the job. We encourage you to apply, even if you don't believe you meet every one of our qualifications described or you have a less traditional background.
A bachelors degree;
Deep belief inMatchs mission and core values;
Bachelors degree in accounting or related field; 3-5 years experience with an understanding of financial statements and generally accepted accounting principles;
Experience with accounting systems; QuickBooks a plus; adept at learning new systems. Google platform helpful. Interested in improving systems with a curiosity to find better ways of doing things;
Strong analytical thinker and problem solver;
Exceptional time management skills and self-direction. Can multi-task and meet deadlines;
Highly organized, responsive with exceptional attention to detail;
Flexibility to work both independently and as part of a team;
Strong interpersonal and communications skills; ability to communicate clearly with a friendly tone;
Professional, punctual, dependable, reliable, conscientious with a desire to learn; sense of humor a plus.
ABOUT MATCH EDUCATION
Match Education (www.matcheducation.org) is the shared brand name of The Match Charter Public School, The Match School Foundation, Inc., and The Sposato Graduate School of Education.
Match Education is an engine of discovery and applied innovation in education. We operate high-performing urban public charter schools and a unique graduate school of education that trains teachers for high-poverty schools. Out of this applied work, we refine, validate empirically, and eventually disseminate new ideas and practices on core questions in education reform.