Chief Financial Officer (CFO)

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POSITION TITLE: Chief Financial Officer (CFO)

DEPARTMENT: Finance / Accounting

REPORTS TO: CEO

POSITION SUMMARY:
Manage, oversee and perform duties related to the Financial and Accounting aspects of the School Group. Maintain and provide financial data and information about all company activities that will assist Management, the Board of Directors and other users in making educated economic decisions about the organization’s future. Accountable for leading and managing the organization’s financial and accounting policies, systems and processes, tax and regulatory requirements, as well as producing and maintaining the annual budget. Provide leadership and coaching to the Leadership Team.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following. Other duties may be assigned:

  • Manage and facilitate activities of Corporate Accounting ensuring the accurate and timely dissemination of financial management reports including, but not limited to, internal and external monthly financial statements, and annual audits and budgets and regularly communicating same with the Chief Executive Officer.
  • Analyze, prepare, and present financial reports in an accurate and timely manner; clearly communicate monthly and annual financial statements; oversee all financial project/program and grants accounting.
  • Manage and facilitate activities for general account practices including journal entry, general ledger account reconciliation, bank account reconciliation, organizational cash flow and forecasting and creating and maintain organization budget.
  • Manage and facilitate activities of the Disbursement ensuring the accurate and timely processing of accounts payable, purchase orders, petty cash, core employee expense reports, cash control, core payroll processing and total corporate payroll tax compliance.
  • Manage and facilitate activities of the Accounts Receivable to ensure the accurate and timely management of all Accounts Receivable aging components including billings, cash receipts application, etc.; funding service management which includes weekly funding reports and customer service; quarter and year-end payroll closing including federal and state reports; and check statistic management.
  • Manage and facilitate activities of credit card payable account reconciliation and credit card revenue account reconciliation.
  • Ensure corporate tax compliance to assure the accurate and timely completion of all corporate income tax returns taking full advantage of all favorable tax codes.
  • Establish and maintain systems and controls which verify the integrity of all systems, processes and data, and enhance the Company's value.
  • Participate in a variety of special projects and compile special reports.
  • Respond to Chief Executive Officer as assigned with accurate and timely work to facilitate his/her financial needs.
  • Communicate with co-workers, management, Board of Directors, and others in a courteous and professional manner.
  • Conform with and abide by all regulations, policies, work procedures, and instructions.
  • Coordinate and lead the annual audit process, liaison with external auditors and the finance committee of the Board of Directors; assess any changes necessary
  • Management/Supervision of Bookkeeping Service and Inventory Staff
  • Create Finance Department Policy and Procedure Guidelines
  • Manage, prepare, (if necessary), and facilitate all required Tax Filings in a timely and accurate manner.
  • Process (and / or supervise), bi-weekly payroll direct deposit, as well as prepare and file any payroll tax reports, and year-end W2/ W3 preparation.
  • Ensure compliance with, and hold staff accountable for, all MCFB personnel policies and procedures
  • Other duties as assigned

COMPETENCIES

To perform the job successfully, an individual should demonstrate the following competencies:

Problem Solving - Identifies and resolves problems in a timely manner; gathers and analyzes information skillfully; develops alternative solutions; works well in-group problem solving situations; uses reason even when dealing with emotional topics.

Communications - Expresses ideas and thoughts verbally; expresses ideas and thoughts in written form; exhibits good listening and comprehension; keeps others adequately informed; selects and uses appropriate communication methods.

Managing Customer Focus - Promotes customer focus; establishes customer service standards; provides training in customer service delivery; monitors customer satisfaction; develops new approaches to meeting customer needs.

Managing People - Includes staff in planning, decision-making, facilitating and process improvement; takes responsibility for subordinates' activities; makes self-available to staff; provides regular performance feedback; develops subordinates' skills and encourages growth; solicits and applies customer feedback (internal and external); fosters quality focus in others; improves processes, products and services.; continually works to improve supervisory skills.

Achievement Focus - Sets and achieves challenging goals; demonstrates persistence and overcomes obstacles; measures self against standard of excellence; recognizes and acts on opportunities; takes calculated risks to accomplish goals.

Planning/Organizing - Prioritizes and plans work activities; uses time efficiently; plans for additional resources; sets goals and objectives; organizes or schedules other people and their tasks; develops realistic action plans.

KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS REQUIRED:

  • Strong general ledger, accounts payable, accounts receivable, payroll, income tax and banking working knowledge.
  • Excellent computer skills (hardware and software) -- spreadsheet proficient.
  • Strong managerial abilities.
  • Excellent communication and relationship building skills with an ability to prioritize, negotiate, and work with a variety of internal and external stakeholders.

COMPUTER EQUIPMENT AND SOFTWARE REQUIREMENTS:

  • Microsoft Office Suite; Strong Excel experience.
  • Donor and Inventory software programs preferred.
  • Latest computer technology -- working connection with all of company's programs, systems and networks.

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE REQUIRED:

  • Bachelor's degree in Accounting or Finance.
  • Must have 7-10 years of hands-on accounting managerial experience.
  • 6 plus years of broad financial and operations management preferred.
  • CPA certification preferred

Who is School Group?

School Group (SG) is a startup international non-profit developing a cutting-edge global e-learning platform that will allow students around the world to connect for peer-to-peer collaborative learning and skills development - improving the accessibility and quality of education, while transforming lives and impacting future success. We need talented people to help us make our vision a reality. So, if you believe in the power of education, international development and community service - and have the time, skills and know-how to match - we want you as a School Group volunteer.

Why Volunteer With Us?

We are a community of people from different parts of the world who share a common belief in improving education which will eventually reduce poverty and improve the quality of life and living conditions globally. Volunteering with us will enable you to build your resume and gain invaluable experience in a supportive environment.

  • In the USA, School Group is a Certifying Organization, offering the President’s Volunteer Service Award (PVSA) to eligible volunteers.
  • School Group will provide a letter of recommendation to all volunteers who are able to showcase outstanding performance for professional references.

Other Information

This is a volunteer position. There will be no financial compensation. Our organization is 100% volunteer run. We welcome volunteers located anywhere in the world, as long as they can connect reliably to the internet.

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About School Group

Location:

1700 Atlas RD, Cedar Park, TX 78613, US

Mission Statement

To establish a leading global educational research and development organization with a goal to improve learning, performance, evaluation, and measurement in the educational sector.

Description

School Group is a platform that aims to connect schools from various parts of the world. Our goal is to provide an e-learning community that focuses on a cross cultural peer learning experience. In doing so, we hope to promote collaboration, communication and to bridge the educational gap in a rapidly changing 21st century generation. For more information, please visit our website www.schoolgroup.org.

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WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

This is a Virtual Opportunity, with no fixed address.

SKILLS

  • Financial Literacy
  • Financial Planning
  • Budgeting
  • Reporting & Dashboards
  • ETC / Tax Assistance
  • Accounting

GOOD FOR

N/A

REQUIREMENTS

  • Minimum 10 hr/week.
  • To apply: Please email your resume to apply@schoolgroup.org. We would love to hear from you!

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