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Director of Accounting and Financial Reporting

Employer
Rocky Mountain Prep
Location
Denver, Colorado, United States
Closing date
Feb 23, 2024

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Job Role
Director/Board
Sector
Finance
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
About Rocky Mountain Prep

Rocky Mountain Prep is a growing network of innovative public charter schools, serving students and families in the Greater Denver Area. Rocky Mountain Prep (RMP) opened its first school in 2012 with 130 students and has grown to twelve schools, working with over 5,000 scholars in PreK through 12th grade across two districts. Grounded in our culture of rigor and love, our schools consistently outperform local districts academically, while also ensuring our scholars are developing in our PEAK values of perseverance, excellence, adventure, and kindness.

Who We Seek:

We seek teachers and staff who are interested in developing students into outstanding human beings in their academic and personal lives by role-modeling our culture of Rigor and Love. Work collaboratively with their teammates and seek feedback, coaching, and mentorship from their admin team and school community. Implement our data-driven curriculum with the tools they've gained from experience while they adapt to the needs of their students.

If you are mission-driven, humble in your reflections about your practice, smart in the ways you approach data, and results-oriented, we'd love to see you apply.

During the 2023-2024 school year, RMP is driving after five big goals:
  • Going Green on the Colorado School Performance Framework
  • 90% Student Persistence
  • 95% Average Daily Attendance
  • Fully Enrolled by October Count
  • Academics:
  • PreK Students demonstrate one year of growth
  • Kinder through 2nd Grade Students grow 1.25 years in ELA and Math
  • 40% of 3rd through 5th-grade students meet their Millionaire Goal (one million words read)
  • 40% of 6th through 8th grade students meet their millionaire goal (two million words read)
  • High school: 100% College Acceptance

  • Each member of the organization plays a part in achieving these goals. School-based staff members will work towards 2 or 3 metrics that are aligned to both their roles AND the Big 5. These metrics vary by position and are subject to change for the 2024-2025 school year. As Director of Accounting and Financial Reporting, you will be held accountable for some of these goals.

    Role Mission

    As Director of Accounting and Financial Reporting, you will report directly to the VP of Finance and Planning. You will be responsible for overseeing RMP's day-to-day accounting function, including AR, AP, Bookkeeping, Reconciliation, and Monthly/Annual Closing. You will partner with the VP of Finance and Planning to ensure data integrity and security in financial systems and ensure that RMP receives clean annual financial auditing and RMP is in compliance with tax laws, regulations, and financial reporting

    standards. You will implement fluent and efficient financial systems and tools to meet the operational financial needs of the network. You will lead, supervise, and train staff to assume all transactional accounting responsibilities.

    In this role, you will be responsible for the following aspects:
    Financial Reporting:
    • Prepare the monthly financial statements including the Balance Sheet, Income Statement, and Cash Flow Statement with the analysis of the fluctuations compared to the prior period.
    • Develop the monthly presentation for the capital assets depreciation schedule, investment earnings, cash trending chart, debt schedules etc.
    • Develop reports for ad-hoc financial analysis.
    Accounting
    • Being a learner of the accounting regulation updates and RMP's liaison with auditors to ensure RMP's compliance with the GASB and GAAP standards update.
    • Implement an effective accounting workflow to ensure the payment, bookkeeping, and reconciliation are completed adequately for the monthly and annual closing.
    • Formulated the checklist for monthly/annual closing, and other accounting projects. Efforts successfully ensured consistency for financial data integrity and compliance with regulatory requirements.
    • Oversee the month-end and year-end closing to capture the completed record of AR, AP, Payroll transactions, and Reconciliations.
    • RMP's liaison with the school districts for the accounting transactions record.
    Auditing and Tax Filing
    • Maintain the accounting record following the requirements of RMP's Financial Policies and Procedures, and ready for auditing through the year.
    • Lead the financial auditing preparation, responsible for creating the auditing plan, corresponding with the auditors, preparing the PBC files, and implementing the annual auditing.
    • RMP's liaison with tax consultants to complete the annual 990 filing for RMP and RMP's Building Corp.
    • Oversee the annual 1099 filings.
    Financial Systems and Tools
    • Proficient in RMP's and CDE's chart of accounts.
    • RMP's program administrator for the accounting system, automated payment system, credit card system, POS transaction system, etc.
    • Compose the procedures and user guides for the tools and systems, and provide training to the users.
    • Learn the evolution and development of financial systems and tools to improve operational financial efficiency and meet the operational requirements of the network.
    Leadership
    • Foster a culture of positivity, adaptability, collaboration, accountability, and continuous improvement to allow each team member to thrive.
    • Provide training and mentoring to the direct reports for them to understand the expectations of their jobs and to be equipped as the owners of their assignments and projects.
    • Provide periodical feedback to direct reports about their performance and identify the areas for improvement.

    Qualifications

    Required:
    • 3-5+ years of management experience in Accounting or/and Finance with at least one direct report;
    • Deep expertise and proven track record leading in domains such as: Financial Reporting, Grants Financial Management, Accounts Payable/Accounts Receivable, Cash Reconciliation, General Ledger, and Payroll;
    • Former project management experience in financial system and procedures implementation;
    • Experience in K-12 public education; school and/or CMO/District;
    • Bachelor's degree in Business Major.


    Preferred:
    • CPA preferred;
    • Master of Accountancy/MBA preferred.

    Salary

    This is a full-time, benefits-eligible position with a salary range of $100,000 to $110,000.

    Benefits
    • Health Insurance (medical, dental, vision)
    • Disability Insurance
    • Life Insurance
    • Retirement through PERA
    • Paid-Time-Off

    Closing

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    Demonstrate eligibility to work in the United States

    In compliance with federal law, all persons hired will be required to verify identity and eligibility to work in the United States and to complete the required employment eligibility verification form upon hire. Rocky Mountain Prep does not sponsor visas at this time.

    RMP is an equal opportunity employer. We seek applicants of diverse backgrounds and hire without regard to color, gender, religion, national origin, citizenship, disability, age, sexual orientation, or any other characteristic protected by law.

    We appreciate your interest in Rocky Mountain Prep and look forward to getting to know you!

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