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Director of Finance

Center City Public Charter Schools
Washington, DC
  • Posted: April 13, 2022
  • Full-Time

The Director of Finance (DOF) supports the team in stewarding the fiscal resources in support of Center Citys strategy leading the work of the Finance team across the areas of budget, accounting, procurement, grants, and compliance


  • This team member will create the financial strategy to support effective budget planning, maximizing available funds, and ensure an equitable distribution of resources for the day-to-day operations to support campuses

  • Support the implementation of strategic financial strategies that maximize available funds and ensure equitable distribution of resources across campuses

  • Provide strategic leadership to develop the districts annual budget in conjunction with Central Office departments and campus leadership

  • Ensure compliance with requirements from the charter authorizer, financial institutions, and State and Federal laws governing the oversight of the organizations finances

  • Manage the successful implementation of financial and budget goals

  • Forecast short- and long-range cash requirements

  • Coordinate the preparation and presentation of monthly budget reporting and annual projections for all aspects of the budget; collaborate with the team and external support to ensure accuracy of analysis and data in departmental reports

  • Assist with the annual financial audit and reporting to external authorities as well as the completion of any required financial reports, including ongoing financial reports and grant reporting

  • Ensure the successful implementation of the finance teams productivity tools (QuickBooks, Procurify, etc.)

  • Implement adequate internal controls and ensures adequate accounting records to document compliance with relevant laws and policies

  • Serve as a critical thought partner and support department leaders on budgetary matters and build their capacity as fiscal stewards of the networks resources

  • Support staff to develop, implement, and evaluate project plans and strategies to achieve goals and objectives

  • Cultivate positive relationships among staff internally and within Center City as a whole


  • Lead and coach an effective team united around a common vision of operational excellence and support

  • Exhibit outstanding critical thinking skills, including the ability to analyze data, identify trends, pinpoint problems and root causes, ask probing questions, and develop innovative solutions

  • Bachelors degree and at least five years of accounting experience (required)

  • CPA (preferred)

  • School or nonprofit experience (preferred)

  • Proficiency in QuickBooks and Excel (required)

  • Solid organizational, analytical, and problem-solving skills

  • Strong verbal, written communication, and interpersonal skills

  • Proof of COVID-19 vaccination required


Center City PCS offers a highly competitive salary and benefits package commensurate with experience. Center City PCS is an equal opportunity employer.


Center City PCS offers the following benefits to all full-time employees.

  •  Medical, Dental, and Vision insurance premiums subsidized by the employer
  • 401k Retirement Plan with employer match

  • Pre-tax Flexible Spending Accounts

  • Life and Disability Insurance

  • Paid sick and personal time off

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