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Financial Analyst-EVC Finance and Operations (4 Openings)

JOB SUMMARY/ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS: Under the direction of the Executive Director- Central Business Officer, the Financial Analyst provides high-level budgeting, accounting, and reporting support to the assigned units in the Division of Operations and Finance.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

Gathers, maintains, and analyzes financial data for units in the EVC office.
Tracks and reports on multi-year commitments (planned and actual).
Monitors and reports on actual expenditures of EVC unit accounts; reports accounting discrepancies.
Provides necessary support relating to monthly and year end close processes.
Assists with the preparation of annual budget submissions.
Reconciles ledgers for assigned units.
Prepares or provides support with periodic (monthly, quarterly, or annual) statements such as balance sheets, income statements, cash flow, fund balance reports, etc.
Prepares budget requests, maintains operating budgets, compiles data for legislative budget requests, and ensures completion of formal budget revisions.
Recommends budget level unit accounts during the annual budget planning exercise.
Provides support with financial analysis and forecasting for assigned units.
Provides financial support and problem-solving for EVC unit heads and stakeholders.
Performs other duties as assigned.

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS:

EDUCATION: Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting, Finance, or a closely related field (TRANSCRIPT REQUIRED)

EXPERIENCE: Five (5) years of accounting experience in a complex business environment performing budgetary and financial analysis; OR Master’s Degree and three (3) years of accounting experience in a complex business environment performing budgetary and financial analysis. (Higher education experience preferred.)

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES:

· Excellent interpersonal, verbal and written communication skills.

· Ability to multi-task and prioritize tasks.

· Advanced computer skills with MS Office Suite especially Excel.

· Knowledge of ERP computer skills.

· Excellent analytical and problem-solving skills.

· Ability to work independently with excellent organizational skills.

WORK SCHEDULE: This position may occasionally be required to work evenings and weekends. May require occasional overnight travel.

Finance Systems Analyst

Job Description:

The Finance Systems Analyst will lead and manage the Bank’s Deposit Management System (DMS). This position will work in multiple systems, perform financial reconciliations, and analyze and report the resulting data. The Finance Systems Analyst will be responsible for the accuracy and regulatory compliance of the DMS, collaborate with finance and IT departments, and enhance the controls to safeguard the DMS’s integrity. In addition, the position will take the lead to ensure all customers comply with Bank’s policies related to the DMS and its data sources.

Main Job Tasks & Responsibilities:

Oversee and validate the accuracy of data within the DMS.
Performing accurate and timely financial reconciliations.
Provide clear explanations for variances between expected and actual system outputs.
Communicate all findings to relevant stakeholders.
Collaborate with IT and finance teams to convey necessary system improvements and to implement strategic enhancements.
Develop and enforce internal controls to ensure the reliability and compliance of the DMS.
Proactively engage with customers to educate and ensure adherence to DMS policies to resolve compliance issues as they arise.
Maintain detailed documentation for DMS processes and controls, as well as procedures for system reporting.
Exhibit a strong capacity for learning and adapting to new financial systems and technologies.
Education & Experience:

Bachelor’s degree in Finance, Accounting, Information Systems, or a related field.
2-3 years of relevant experience preferred.
Demonstrated expertise in financial systems analysis with a focus on reconciliations and variance explanations.
Proficient in analyzing large complex data sets and financial reporting systems.
Key Competencies:

Strong verbal and written communication skills, with the ability to convey intricate information in a comprehensible manner.
High level of organizational skills and the ability to prioritize effectively in a dynamic environment.

Staff Accountant

Job Description:

Under general supervision, the Staff Accountant will provide financial support to designated operating areas regarding month-end close, account reconciliation, journal entry posting, financial analysis, and other projects as assigned.  The individual in this position must have the ability to work independently, analyze financial data and reach appropriate conclusions. 

 Main Job Tasks and Responsibilities:

Prepare and record daily and monthly journal entries.
Prepare monthly account reconciliations.
Prepare daily detailed cash account reconciliations.
Enter new vendors.
Responsible for fixed assets and prepaids monthly process.
Prepare reports utilizing financial and statistical data.
Ensure compliance with GAAP and internal policies.
Assist with various related projects as requested.

Education and Experience:

Bachelor’s degree in Accounting.
Knowledge of Generally Accepted Accounting Principles.
1-2 years accounting experience preferred.
Certified Public Accountant (CPA) certification or Masters preferred.

Key Competencies:

High level of accuracy, thoroughness, and orderliness in performing work assignments.
Strong oral and written communication skills with the ability to communicate confidently with superiors and peers.
Strong accounting skills.
Attention to detail and accuracy.
Analytical skills.
Judgment and problem-solving skills.
Demonstrate proficiency with Microsoft Excel.

Executive Director – EVC Business Office

HIRING RANGE: $137,159.67 – $160,019.61/annually

JOB SUMMARY/ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:  Under the direction of the Executive Vice Chancellor (EVC) Operations and Finance, the Executive Director- EVC Business Office plans, implements, and directs fiscal and human resources activities for all units that report to the Office of the EVC. This position reviews and evaluates complex budgets and staffing needs for all EVC units and makes recommendations to unit leaders and the EVC for change as needed. This position assists the unit leaders within the Office of the EVC navigate financial, budgetary and HR processes through the ERP and related software systems.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  1. Leads, manages, directs, and consults with appropriate EVC Unit leadership and staff regarding their respective budgets.
  2. Prepares budget reports and documents to provide financial management support to the EVC units.
  3. Provides guidance, reviews, and approves budget documents prepared by units reporting to the EVC Office ensuring compliance with applicable policy, procedure, and budget strategies.
  4. Completes short and long-range financial analyses to provide decision support on the allocation of financial and personnel resources; makes recommendations for the reallocation of resources to align with division priorities.
  5. Prepares justifications or alternatives for cost containment and/or reductions to meet department and campus mission and priorities.
  6. Evaluates, develops, implements, and monitors internal policies and procedures relating to fiscal and HR activities for EVC Units to ensure efficient and effective operations.
  7. Plans, implements, and directs the business activities relating to procurement, payroll, inventory, and employee benefits, to ensure that business services activities are completed in compliance with university and office policies, procedures, and strategic objectives.
  8. Provides leadership, supervision and oversight, and manages and directs training for staff in the Central Business office who have responsibility for financial and HR activities.
  9. Provides oversight and collaborates with hiring managers in the units providing consultation, recommendations, and direction as needed in relation to staff hiring, performance reviews, improvement plans, and terminations.
  10. Develops, manages, and directs training across all EVC units for financial and human resources functions.
  11. Accurately interprets and complies with federal and state laws impacting business operations and university policy.
  12. Prepares and completes annual fiscal control questionnaires and annual space surveys.
  13. Performs other duties as assigned.

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS:

EDUCATION: Bachelor’s Degree in Business, Management, Finance, Accounting, or a related field.  (TRANSCRIPT REQUIRED)

EXPERIENCE: Seven (7) years of progressive experience in an upper management setting with responsibility for finance and/or human resource management; OR Master’s Degree and five (5) years of progressive experience in an upper management setting with responsibility for finance and/or human resource management. (Experience in Higher Education industry is preferred.)

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES:

Ability to develop business reports and plans.
Skills in supervision and the ability to identify training as well as professional development needs and create a plan to meet identified needs.
High-level skills in position-related software and personnel/financial systems including word processing, spreadsheets, and enterprise resource management systems.
Knowledge of best practices for budgeting, accounting, and forecasting.
Ability to adapt to change and work independently, strong initiative.
Skills in managing complex budgets and translating complex financial data  into understandable business reports  for executive leadership
Technical knowledge of entity-wide financial statements, financial statement components and their impact on key financial ratios.
Skill in identifying opportunities and implementing Business Process Improvement.

WORK SCHEDULE:  This position may occasionally be required to work evenings and weekends. May require occasional overnight travel.

Accounting Specialist

Freedom Preparatory Academy Charter Schools (www.freedomprep.org) is a K-12 charter school in Memphis, TN and Alabama. Our mission is to prepare all students in grades K-12 to excel in college and in life. Freedom Preparatory Academy opened in August of 2009 with a class of 96 6th graders. We now serve over 2,000 students in grades K-12 and launched in Birmingham, AL with K-1 to grow to a K-5 campus. In the fifteen years we have been operating, our students have exceeded local and state averages in math and local averages in English language arts on the state exam.

We have three core beliefs that drive our mission: Every child deserves the right to a high quality public education, a foundation in character development is essential, and direct exposure to an array of opportunities and experiences provides each child with the self-confidence and social knowledge to compete globally. We will accomplish our mission through a highly structured, academically rigorous environment where students will master the core subjects, develop advanced academic skills, and demonstrate the school’s core values of: Respect, Responsibility, Integrity, Excellence, and Community.

 

Freedom Preparatory Academy seeks an Accounting Specialist to work collaboratively with the Sr. Accounting Manager. This role is responsible for maintaining the day-to-day accounting functions, including but not limited to, accounts payable, accounts receivable, fixed assets, and month-end close.

RESPONSIBILITIES

*Input network recurring invoices daily / weekly, reconcile ghost card weekly, among other accounts payable duties

*Collaborate with Special Projects Manager – Finance and Deans of Operations to ensure accurate and timely bill payment

*Collaborate with Special Projects Manager – Finance and Deans of Operations to ensure accurate and timely deposits and recognition of revenue

*Input, monitor, and audit transactions in the asset management system (Asset Tiger, import into Intacct)

*Support Sr. Accounting Manager with month-end close process

 

QUALIFICATIONS

*Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting, Finance or a related field

* 1-3 years of experience (will consider intern/externships acceptable) as accounting clerk/specialist position, preferred

*Microsoft Office proficiency including Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint. Testing in proficiency may be required

*Energy and entrepreneurial spirit for a transformation charter network

*Generally accepted accounting principles

*A/P, A/R, and G/L procedures

*Problem-solver, resourceful, reflective, creative

*Effectively communicate in oral and written form

*Ability to multitask and work under very tight deadlines

*Ability to work independently with minimum supervision

*Strong analytical skills and attention to detail

*Establish effective working relationships with management and school operations teams

*Demonstrated commitment to the educational mission, vision, and goals of Freedom Preparatory Academy