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3175Job Opening: Charter School Business Manager (finance focus) – Emeryville, California

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  • bwilliams.edtec
    Sep 3, 2012
      EdTec Inc. is a private company that provides business and operational development assistance to not-for-profit charter schools in California. We assist charter schools in ensuring accountability for all financially related aspects of school administration, including full service accounting, payroll, accounts payable, budget development, cash management, and state financial and attendance reporting. EdTec also assists schools in strategic planning, charter development, facilities acquisition, business problem solving, governance, and district negotiations.

      EdTec is a growing, profitable company that currently has a staff of thirty. Our headquarters are in Emeryville, and our Southern California office is in Los Angeles. Ideal candidates will have an entrepreneurial approach, be a self-starter, and have comfort with fast-growing organizations.

      While we are a private company, we are motivated by the mission of helping to improve public education through the support of charter schools. Currently we provide services to 10,000 students and 40 school sites, many of them in low-income, inner-city areas and/or with high English Language Learner populations. Ideally the Business Manager will share our enthusiasm for helping to make a difference in these students' lives.

      We are looking for business-oriented individuals who excel at working with clients in diverse organizations. The position involves working in partnership with a Client Manager to assist multiple charter school clients with their fiscal management and compliance with charter school law. As a Business Manager, you will be supported by our staff of thirty business and education experts, including payroll specialists, A/P staff, CPAs, attorneys and MBAs.

      This is an excellent opportunity for a motivated self-starter who also likes to work within a team environment.

      Responsibilities include:
      • Prepare budgets, monthly financials statements, including YTD income statements, cash flow statements, and variance analysis (including payroll) for 4-5 school clients.
      • Serve as a secondary contact person for 4-5 school clients, supporting the Client Manager.
      • Analyze, model, and solve problems for clients on a wide range of business issues.
      • Ensure that all school reports and disclosures comply with applicable governmental regulations, professional standards, and organizational policies.
      • Engage in frequent communication with clients, charter school boards, the CDE and other state and government agencies.
      • Develop a functional expertise in one or more areas of school business operations.
      • Lead special projects including but not limited to drafting charter renewals, implementing budget model improvements, and updating charter school manuals.

      • 2 to 5 years of work experience, preferably in a related field
      • Strong MS Excel skills and financial modeling (familiarity with accounting software a plus)
      • Financial analysis and problem solving skills
      • Strong client communication and interpersonal skills
      • Thorough, detail-oriented and quality-conscious individual who can balance multiple assignments
      • Commitment to education and knowledge of charter schools a major plus
      • Ability to travel occasionally and work non-standard hours to attend evening board meetings, etc.

      Competitive salary based on experience + performance bonus. Excellent Benefits (health, dental, vision, flexplan, 401k).

      Please send resume with cover letter to Beth Williams at beth@....
      Subject line: Business Manager - Emeryville

      EdTec Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer
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