EdOps

EdOps Finance Team Manager

EdOps’ Finance Team Manager position is an ideal role for accounting or finance professionals interested in using their skills to manage a team of finance professionals and directly serve clients in a leadership role within a mission-driven context. The Finance Team Manager position is designed for individuals with significant experience managing professionals. As the manager of a team of finance staff, the Finance Team Manager provides quality control to ensure work best meets the needs of schools. The manager is also responsible for staff support, developing staff technical and soft skill competencies, and guiding staff career paths.

Reports to the Director of Finance Coaching and Development. Location flexible (this is a remote position). Part time arrangements possible for exceptional candidates.

Who we are:

EdOps is a Washington, DC-based B-Corp focused on minimizing the financial, operational, and compliance demands of running a school and supporting education leaders with data-driven insights to improve student outcomes. Simply put, we make it easier for school leaders to increase student achievement. We work with all the schools that need us. Our growing team of 100+ professionals work with over 100 schools and school networks nationwide. We are serious about being the best possible partners to schools, and it shows in our 99% annual client retention rate and rapid growth rate. We work hard at being a rewarding, enjoyable workplace where staff can grow professionally and make an impact, and we were recognized as a Washington Post Top Workplace 2020. We are looking for education focused, finance and accounting loving, collaborative people to join our team.

What you will do:

  • Manage a team of 6-8 finance analysts and finance specialists including:
    • Accountable for the team’s client facing work including, but not limited to, the annual fiscal audit, monthly financials, and compliance reporting
    • Provide necessary technical accounting support to ensure the team's work meets EdOps quality standards. This includes adapting processes and cadence as necessary for individuals on their team.
    • Guide and support staff’s career paths (e.g., develop and conduct performance reviews, address staff underperformance, decide on staff promotion timing).
    • Consult with internal experts as necessary for complex situations, rule clarification, or other expert level advice.
    • Create and maintain a team work culture that is inclusive and fair.
  • Serve as an outsourced controller for 1-2 of schools by overseeing all day-to-day full-cycle accounting and compliance aspects of the schools. This will include:
    • Close the books monthly/quarterly/annually and support the preparation of monthly financial statements.
    • Oversee federal, state, and local grants administration.
    • Serve as a school’s primary contact during annual financial audits and 990 preparation.
    • Support the annual budgeting process in partnership with School Finance Managers.
    • Liaise with a school’s state education authority (SEA), and the charter authorizer as needed.
  • Contribute to EdOps’ continual improvement of the finance service line efficiency and accuracy by making recommendations and collaborating with the Director of Coaching and Development for improvement of EdOps wide processes and standardizations.
  • Make recommendations, inform and collaborate with the Director of People Operations to optimize our people operations wide practices and approaches.
  • Play an active role in the ongoing recruitment process of new staff.

What you will accomplish:

  • By Year 1 you will have:
    • Sharpened your expertise in people management by leading a team of 6-8 accounting and finance professionals.
    • Contributed to the development of the finance team’s operational changes.
    • Solved small, real problems for schools on a daily basis.
    • Independently managed the annual financial cycle for 1-2 schools.
  • By Year 3 you will have:
    • Contributed to EdOps continual improvement of our finance service line by collaborating on internal process improvements for the finance service line.
    • Specialized in an area of your own interest such as new hire onboarding and training, quality control, tool design and development, or liaising with state education agencies and/or authorizers to ensure new compliance requirements are disseminated to the whole team.
    • Continue to manage a team of 6-8 accounting and finance professionals.
    • Continue to solve real problems, small and large, for schools every day.

Who you are:

  • Enjoy leading teams and helping them grow and navigate challenges they encounter in their work.
  • Accounting or finance professional who enjoys the work and is committed to delivering on the accuracy, clarity, and integrity that strong accounting and finance can bring to organizations.
  • Find meaning in applying your professional skills in support of mission-driven organizations.
  • Strong in independent problem solving. We are a very collaborative community that supports each other, but our Finance Team Managers are independent and solve new problems every day.
  • Energized by being in a customer service role. We are here first and foremost to serve our school clients.
  • Committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion. Open to learning and growing in these areas together so that each of us can contribute to building a culture of equity and support our schools in advancing these values. Please see more on EdOps' commitment here.

What you need:

  • Experience managing teams of finance or accounting professionals.
  • Strong organization and time management skills. Ability to prioritize and manage multiple responsibilities while meeting deadlines.
  • High attention to detail and commitment to accuracy.
  • Experience with accounting systems (e.g. QuickBooks Online) and capacity to learn new systems.
  • Ability to write and clearly document processes and procedures.
  • Intermediate Excel skills.
  • Ability to interface professionally with clients.
  • Typically, Finance Team Managers have 10+ years of work or post-secondary educational experience, including 3+ years of management or supervisory experience.
  • Experience working with schools or non-profit organizations is a plus.
  • Audit experience a plus.

What you get:

  • The chance to challenge and develop your management skills while using them to help our team be better.
  • Opportunity to work every day with colleagues who are committed to kids and supportive of each other’s efforts.
  • EdOps salaries are commensurate with relative experience and geographic location. The range for the Finance Team Manager position is $91,200-122,000/year.
  • Check out other perks of working at EdOps here. And some details on benefits here.

We know that a team from a wide range of backgrounds with different life experiences, identities, opinions, and talents makes us better able to innovate and deliver on our mission of supporting schools to improve student outcomes. Every day we work to build an inclusive company culture where everyone can be themselves at work and do their best work.

Apply:

If you are skilled in your field, excited by our mission, ready to learn, and looking for a place where you can be yourself, we want to hear from you!


What you can expect from the hiring process: