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CPA/ Senior Accountant

4th Sector Solutions

This is a Contract position in New York, NY posted November 24, 2021.

Company Services: 4th Sector Solutions provides shared services, including financial management and reporting, operations, start-up, human resources management and foodservice administration, to charter schools and educational nonprofits currently operating in Louisiana, New York, Washington DC, and Texas.

Company Location: Based in New Orleans satellite office.

Work will be based in New Orleans with some travel to Baton Rouge (travel will be reimbursed).

Job Description: Liaise with external auditor and manage, coordinate and integrate the work of the Accounting, Accounts Payable and Payroll to a successful audit conclusion.

Respond to auditors comments concerning finances and operations and address any deficiencies.

Ensure that payroll, accounts payable and purchasing documents are processed efficiently, accurately and in a timely manner.

Ensure that disbursements of funds are within budgetary authorization limits.

Prepare and submit periodic grant drawdown requests, following all applicable federal, state and local requirements, to ensure the receipt of all monies owed to clients.

Reconcile general ledger accounts.

Establish and maintain internal controls to ensure compliance with financial legislation, policies and procedures.

Research, prepare and submit the annual budget as well as prepare monthly school budgets.

Build forecast models to accurately predict the outcome of a potential or proposed transaction.

Analyze and implement best practices in public financial accounting policies and procedures to improve school efficiency and productivity.

Present the annual budget to the Governing Board.

Manage accounting and financial systems and maintain full and accurate accounting records.

Conduct financial analysis and prepare detailed financial reports and statements.

Compile and analyze monthly and annual special financial reports on school budgets.

Recommend actions to ensure compliance with program requirements, while ensuring maximum impact to support teaching and learning.

Present monthly reports to Governing Board.

In-state travel required for client meetings.

Perform other duties as assigned.

Qualifications: Education and Experience: Bachelors Degree in Accounting or Finance.

CPA strongly preferred, MBA preferred.

Preferred Skills and Work Experience: Five years of previous work experience of public or government accounting experience, and demonstrate knowledge of financial reporting and budgeting, payroll, procurement, and internal controls.

Strong analytical ability.

Demonstrated ability to work under pressure and make deadlines.

Demonstrates good judgment; strong interpersonal skills; solid problem solving skills; ability to handle multiple tasks; self-motivated; well organized.

Company Culture: We are dedicated to a social mission of helping our clients create successful, high-performing charter schools serving traditionally disadvantaged populations.

We accomplish our mission by providing best-in-class finance, human resources and operations services from a team that is zealous about great customer service.

Experience: Accounting : 5 years (Required) by Jobble