School Business Manager

CSMC Los Angeles, CA, USA



$75,000 to $90,000 Annually

Benefits Offered

401K, Dental, Life, Medical, Vision

Employment Type


About the job

We are seeking a sharp individual with CPA/High-level accounting experience or a Business/Fiscal Director at a large charter school or school district to join our team as a School Business Manager for the Southern California Area. This highly organized, detail-oriented, self-starter with a passion for Charter School education and account management will seize this opportunity to contribute to a highly professional Charter School management team. The right person will apply his or her professional expertise and customer relations skills in traditional and unique ways within the burgeoning Charter School movement. The successful candidate will work with specific client schools providing advice and direct work product on strategic financial decisions, accounting, budget development, cash flow planning, and charter business compliance. At CSMC, we are searching for the right team member to secure a successful career path while helping Charter Schools and CSMC succeed together.

What the School Business Manager will do:

Foster communication, quality control, and excellent customer service in their territory.

Manage defined clients ensuring they are properly serviced. From accounting compliance, back- office, and operational compliance, the School Business Manager will marshal the necessary resources to ensure 100% satisfaction throughout the territory.

Prepare and maintain accurate financial reports and business files for budgeting and planning purposes. Typical tasks include creating monthly annualized budgets, preparing and analyzing monthly cash flows, analyzing ongoing financial budget to actual performance of client schools, and preparing authorizer mandated external financial reports.

Analyze, consult, and problem solve in collaboration with clients on matters related to business, finance, and operations.

Directly interface with clients for inquiries and information gathering.

Assist internal CSMC personnel in providing information requested by year-end auditors.

Understand and be able to discuss the financial condition of all clients. This is especially critical in the regular presentation of financials and analysis to the client’s executive staff and governing boards.

Assist in other business services related activities such as insurance renewals, compliance reporting, etc.

What our School Business Manager Needs

CPA, high level accounting experience or Business/Fiscal Director level experience at a large charter school or school district

Excellent Finance and Accounting Skills

Strong Communication and customer relationship skills

Excellent analytical and written communicative skills

Knowledge of GAAP, business principles and standard operating practices, and a strong accounting, budgeting, and finance background.

Knowledge of Regional K-12 public education system including accounting and policies

Computer skills and proficiency in Microsoft Office (Word & Excel).

Ability to work as a member of a team. Ability to self-start, prioritize and multi-task.

Excellent organizational skills with attention to detail.

Ability to travel regularly within region

Demonstrated ability to initiate and maintain effective and cooperative relationships with stakeholders.

Interest and commitment to education reform, particularly regarding the Charter School movement.

The individual should be a self-starter who possess a flexible schedule with strong time management skills. This position is a remote position which will require the individual to meet with clients and attend their respective Board of Directors Meetings at the time that is convenient to the client. Given the nature of the business, the individual will need to work, plan, and schedule around meeting the needs of multiple clients and their respective concurrent deadlines.

Additional Information

We provide business back-office services to the charter school market (bookkeeping, finance, compliance, etc...).

1) Write a short explanation as to why you think you are right for this position.

2) Provide a PDF copy of your resume

3) What is your availability for a phone conversation and what is the best number to reach you at

4) What is your current employment status?

Compensation for the School Business Manager role is commensurate with experience. Benefits for School Business Manager role include medical and dental insurance.

CSMC is an equal opportunity employ


About CSMC:

About CSMC

CSMC is the nation's premier business back-office provider to charter schools. We are committed to helping charter schools overcome the challenges they face by offering our expertise and solutions at an affordable price. Our charter school services include charter development, payroll, governance, finance, back-office, and a full range of business services. It is CSMC's mission to attack the number one cause of charter school failure, namely, poor business planning and execution. CSMC manages charter school business, so the charter school can focus on high-level student achievement through the medium of community-centered public charter schools.

CSMC is an equal opportunity employer.

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Posted date: 13 days ago

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