Business Manager - Other, Business Manager – Accounting
2 Year Degree
DEDICATION. PERSEVERANCE, INTELLIGENCE. EXCELLENCE. INTEGRITY. Do these five words describe you? These Five Traits codify what makes Natomas Charter School a special place to work, and the values embodied in these traits underpin the organization.
We are currently seeking a motivated and committed professional to fill an opening in our dynamic and fast-paced Business Office filling the role of: Business and Accounting Manager. Employment at Natomas Charter School will offer you the opportunity to experience the special culture we have built within each of our five Academies.
The Business and Accounting Manager performs a variety of technical, complex specialized accounting and analytical duties in the areas of budgetary analysis and development, accounting and financial management, payroll and other business serves functions including student body accounts, tax reporting, and attendance accounting. Please click on the link for a copy of the complete job description.
Charter School and/or experience in education encouraged to apply.
Under the administrative direction of the Finance and Budget Director, the Business & Accounting Manager supervises, plans, organizes, coordinates, and directs the various charter school business and accounting activities requiring independent judgment and analysis. The Business and Accounting Manager performs a variety of technical, complex specialized accounting and analytical duties in the areas of budgetary analysis and development, accounting and financial management, payroll, and other business services functions including student body accounts, tax reporting, and attendance accounting. He/she serves as a business and accounting specialist in preparing various related reports as required internally and by local, state and/or federal sources; recommending and assisting in the formulation and implementation of policies and procedures related to fiscal activities; providing work direction and training to Business Office staff; and evaluating the performance of assigned staff.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: (Note: These examples are intended only as illustrations of the various types of work performed in positions allocated to this class. The examples of work performed are neither restricted to nor all-encompassing of the duties to be performed under this job title.)
Coordinate and perform complex, advanced level accounting and budget duties requiring independent judgment and analysis; maintain various financial records, ensuring all accounting entries and budget entries and transfers are completed and reconciled.
Assure compliance with various local, state and/or federal reporting requirements, guidelines, rules and regulations, as well as, charter school policies and procedures.
Serve as business and accounting operations specialist in assigned areas; providing work directions to others, including training to customer charter schools in areas of specialization.
Analyze complex, advanced level technical accounting procedures; review and maintain records and prepare reports including graphics.
Analyze advanced level processes and procedures and implement appropriate accounting and budgetary control systems.
Analyze revenues and expenditures to ensure proper balancing within resources and working capital allowances.
Monitor assigned budgets to assure compliance, identify and rectify discrepancies, respond to questions, and provide detailed instructions.
Research and compile advanced-level statistics as wells as perform a variety of budget and fiscal simulations, analyses and calculations; identifying trends and concerns and recommend solutions.
Plan and perform a variety of budget and fiscal simulations, analyses and calculations.
Assist Director with developing and revising Business Office board policies, administrative regulations, systems and procedures for budgetary and fiscal management.
Perform internal financial and operations audits as assigned.
Analyze and evaluate automated financial systems designs, computer-generated financial reports and other automated programs integrated with the primary financial system.
Prepare special financial reports and statistical analyses as directed including cash flow, legality of expenditures and budget procedures.
Perform high-level year-end closing transactions.
Supervise train and evaluate assigned Business Office staff; may provide work direction to Human Resources relating to position control maintenance.
Prepare extensive, frequent, detailed, summary, and accurate reports; assemble confidential and sensitive financial information on individual charter school customers.
Provide excellent customer service by establishing positive relations with charter school personnel, representatives from customer charter schools, external organizations and others; respond to phone calls, emails, letters and other communications within a 24-hour period.
Prepare, reconcile and validate monthly, quarterly, annual and ad hoc financial reports including Statements of Activities, Balance Sheets, and Cash Flow Analyses for charter schools for general operations as well as special projects.
Reconcile a variety of monthly and quarterly bank statements and various accounts.
Examine a variety of payroll documents, records, procedures and systems of internal control to determine compliance with existing laws, policies and best practices. Identify potential areas of risk exposure in existing payroll practices in charter school operations.
Reconcile charter payroll and employee benefits reporting to general ledger and position control documents. Identify errors or omissions of payroll calculations.
Coordinates and reviews for accuracy all annual and quarterly tax reports 1099 and W2 data and transmits to proper authorities.
Promote teamwork by sharing knowledge, cooperating with others, participating in meetings and work groups, and supporting the goals and objectives of the charter school and its school customers.
Conduct routine written and oral communications, providing and maintaining effective customer service to school personnel, parents, vendors and others.
Adhere to all department, federal, state, and county deadlines.
Understand and apply the vision and mission of Natomas Charter School.
Model and support the Five Traits of the Natomas Charter School Professional.
Drive occasionally for department business.
Perform other duties as assigned that support the overall objective of the department.
Principles and procedures of public agency budgetary and fiscal management.
Financial and/or budgetary procedures, reports and statements for Charter School Funds.
Applicable federal, state, local and school laws; regulations; and the California School Accounting Manual, as it relates to charter schools.
Financial and statistical record keeping techniques.
Auditing and financial research and analysis procedures.
Effective verbal and written communication and telephone skills.
Proper English usage, grammar, spelling, punctuation, proofreading/editing, and mathematical skills.
Knowledge of QuickBooks, Excel, and Word.
Computer applications, particularly electronic spreadsheets and databases.
Plan, coordinate and perform a variety of complex, advanced-level accounting, budget, payroll and fiscal operations.
Effectively supervise and train assigned Business Office Staff.
Analyze, generate, evaluate and implement financial, accounting and/or budgetary procedures for effectiveness and efficiency.
Read, interpret, apply and explain rules, regulations, policies, and procedures in assigned areas.
Communicate effectively with a diverse base of individuals, demonstrating appropriate interpersonal skills using tact, patience, and courtesy.
Prepare and present clear, concise and comprehensive reports and recommendations verbally and in writing.
Demonstrate proficiency in the use of computers including electronic spreadsheets and database utilization.
Handle multiple tasks, work under pressure, and work with priorities and deadlines subject to frequent change, and work efficiently under stringent time deadlines.
Exercise analytical and independent judgment.
Work confidentially with discretion.
Promote a team environment.
Analyze situations accurately and adopt an effective course of action.
REQUIRED EXPERIENCE AND EDUCATION:
Combination of education and training equivalent to an BA/S degree in accounting or business management with four years experience in related field or a minimum of eight(8) years of experience with a focus in advanced level accounting, budgeting, financial management; and computer application principles and practices; increasingly responsible advanced level accounting, budgeting, payroll oversight, preferably with charter or school district experience.
WORK SCHEDULE AND SALARY:
An NCS Business and Accounting Manager is placed on the NCS Management and Supervisory Salary Schedule according to his/her training and experience and is on a 220 day work calendar.
The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. This position will include office and school site environments.
Visual acuity and depth perception to read a variety of materials and inspect work in progress.
Sufficient hearing to conduct conversations in person and over the telephone.
Normal physical strength and endurance for standing, sitting, bending, reaching, walking, and lifting and carrying of lightweight materials.
Hand/eye coordination and manual dexterity to keyboard 10-key, operate a telephone and business office machines.
Physical, mental and emotional stamina to endure long hours under sometimes stressful conditions.
Speaking in an understandable voice with sufficient volume to be heard in normal conversational distance and on the telephone
Contact with dissatisfied or abusive individuals.
Email letter of introducion, resume and 3 (three) recent letters of recommendation to Anita Schwab at firstname.lastname@example.org. Please call 916-928-5335 x 1015 with questions.
Must hold a valid California Driver License and must provide proof of automobile insurance coverage. Testing of tuberculosis (skin test or chest X-ray) is required upon employment and every four years thereafter. Clearance from the Department of Justice (DOJ) and Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) required upon employment.
Natomas Charter School We are proud of our twenty-five year history of providing quality, public education programs for the Natomas and greater Sacramento community. We hope that you will enjoy getting to know our staff, students and parents and experiencing the special culture we have built within each of our academies.