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Chief Financial Officer

Location: West Chester
Posted on: January 26, 2023

Job Description:

Job Details

Job Location
PA Leadership Charter School (Main Office) - West Chester, PA

Position Type
Full Time - 12 Month

Education Level
Graduate Degree

Salary Range
$140,000.00 Salary/year

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Pennsylvania Leadership Charter School is a state-wide, public (tuition-free) K-12 online charter school with a substantial number of students. Our teachers are part of an educational team whose innovative approach to education is providing a dynamic learning experience for students across the state of Pennsylvania through cyber education. All teachers report to work throughout our various locations in Pennsylvania.

Click here for additional information about our school.

Job Summary:

The Chief Financial Officer oversees an approximately $65 million budget that encompasses local school district (statewide) and PDE per student revenues, federal funds, and other contributions, school business expenditures, investments, assets, and liabilities. This includes direct oversight for Accounts Receivable, Accounts Payable, bank accounts and reconciliations, investment management, and fiduciary responsibilities.

The Chief Financial Officer will have responsibility to the CEO and to the Board of Directors. The Chief Financial Officer will oversee the Accounting department, budget preparation, and audit functions. The Chief Financial Officer will direct the preparation of financial reports and summaries, and create forecasts that predict future growth.

Essential Duties:

  • Direct the preparation of all financial statements, including income statements, balance sheets, tax returns, and governmental agency reports.
  • Work with departments (IT, Student Services, Academics, etc.) to develop annual budgets.
  • Work with Federal Programs to ensure proper administration and reporting.
  • Develop a consolidated financial budget of anticipated revenues and expenditures, based on anticipated enrollment and enrollment trends.
  • Manage Accounts Receivable staff and processes.
  • Manage Accounts Payable staff and processes.
  • Compare actual figures and budgeted expenses to actual expenses; make any necessary adjustments to future projections and budgets.
  • Review the budget planning process and suggest improvements to current methods.
  • Analyze business operations to identify areas in need of reorganization.
  • Oversee investment of funds.
  • Post payroll to the general ledger
  • Other financial and accounting related projects and duties as necessary


    Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

    • Masters Degree in Business Administration, Accounting, or Finance
    • Certified Public Accountant designation, preferred
    • Significant experience in financial management
    • Proficient in database and accounting computer application systems
    • Strong knowledge of government accounting standards
    • Strong knowledge of child accounting and public school funding
    • Strong financial acumen and facility with budgets
    • Knowledge of Pennsylvania Department of Education (PDE) policies, procedures, and regulations, a plus
    • Deep understanding of the charter school movement in Pennsylvania, a plus
    • Knowledge of 501(c)(3) investment and tax policies, a plus
    • Excellent management and supervisory skills
    • Excellent analytical and organizational skills
    • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
    • Team-oriented, collegial leadership style
    • Supportive, mentoring demeanor with effective communication and interpersonal skills
    • Good motivator and leader by example
    • High degree of confidentiality

      Physical/Mental/Environmental Demands:

      • Physical: Normal vision, speech, hearing, walking, sitting, standing, lifting, stooping, bending, grasping, keyboarding, and filing ability
      • Mental: Positive Attitude, analyzing, problem solving, decision making, and writing.
      • Environmental: Online, office, blended school environment
        To Apply:

        Please apply at the link provided. Please note that we will only contact you in the event that we wish to schedule an interview. Review of applications will continue until the position is filled.

        PA Leadership Charter School is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Keywords: PENNSYLVANIA LEADERSHIP CHARTER SCHOOL, Wilmington , Chief Financial Officer, Other , West Chester, Delaware

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