Reporting to the Chief Financial Officer, the PSOE Controller oversees the Organization’s accounting function and liaises between executive management and the finance and accounting teams.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities include the following:
- Ensure quality control over financial transactions and financial reporting.
- Develop and document business processes and accounting policies to maintain and strengthen internal
- Manage a staff of 3-5 bookkeepers/staff accountants.
- Manage the Organization’s treasury management efforts.
- Keep the relevant staff informed about upcoming deadlines and deliverables, thereby ensuring a smooth
completion of work responsibilities.
- Collaborate with CFO to ensure the successful execution of grant process, including submitting applications, ensuring deadlines are met, managing grant budgets, and complying with grant agreements.
- Review accounting data for accuracy and compliance with SBOA. Reconcile accounts to detail. Determine required general ledger entries.
- Collaborate with CFO in preparing the Organization’s annual budget.
- Support month-end and year-end close processes.
- Assist the CFO in implementing a new accounting software.
- Seek out ways to improve financial processes. Demonstrate a desire to improve quality, speed, and
- Participate in meetings, as needed, to provide progress reports and receive instructions.
- Prepare work papers and provide information that supports the annual financial audit.
QUALIFICATIONS AND EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS
The Controller will be thoroughly committed to the PSOE mission and vision of the Finance Team. All candidates should have proven leadership and relationship management experience. Concrete demonstrable experience and other qualifications include:
- Bachelor’s degree in Accounting, Finance, or a related field. Education-related finance experience is highly
- CPA license required with at least 5 years of overall combined accounting and finance experience is
- Proven prior experience in managing high-functioning teams is required
- Prior experience with school and/or non-profit grants management and finance is preferred
- Prior experience implementing accounting software is preferred
- Ability to interpret complex grant funding requirements, submissions, and budget projections
- Possess good knowledge of planning and strategizing financial and budgeting issues
- Strong command over written and verbal communication
- Ability to learn industry-specific software
- Ability to work in a task-driven environment
- Exceptional attention to accuracy and detail
- Excellent organizational and proactive problem-solving skills
- Must be a team player with the ability to work independently
Working Conditions and Physical Requirements: The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodation may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk or hear. The employee frequently is required to stand; walk; use hands to finger, handle or feel; and reach with hands and arms. This position requires the ability to occasionally lift office products and supplies, up to 20 pounds.
The usual and customary methods of performing the job's functions require the following physical demands: some lifting, carrying, pushing, and/or pulling; and significant fine finger dexterity. Generally, the job requires 40% sitting, 20% walking, and 40% standing. This job is performed in a generally clean and healthy environment.
Work Environment: The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
The employee usually works in an office environment, but the mission of the organization may sometimes take them to non-standard workplaces. They work a standard workweek, but may occasionally work evenings, weekends, and any additional hours necessary to accommodate activities such as Board meetings and representing the organization at public events.
This job description in no way states or implies that these are the only duties to be performed by this employee. The employee will be required to follow any other instructions and to perform any other related duties as assigned
Paramount Schools of Excellence, Inc. is a nonprofit, public charter school network headquartered in Indianapolis, Indiana. We currently serve nearly 1,500 students in grades K-8 across four different campuses in Indianapolis. Our mission is to empower all students to persevere and achieve academic success in a culture of excitement, inclusion, and community collaboration.