The Partnership for Los Angeles Schools’ Manager of Finance & Business Affairs (Manager of F&BA) is primarily responsible for building the relationships and culture necessary to scale the internal financial operations of the Partnership, with many cross-functional and stakeholder-facing touchpoints. In the most recently audited fiscal year, the Partnership earned $13M in revenue, booked $9.5M in expenses, issued 126 W-2s and 289 1099s, and held net assets of $10M. The Manager of F&BA is responsible for hitting ambitious targets, in both quantity and quality, as the work is inherently high stakes/high impact and foundational to the success of the organization and the network. The abilities to give and receive feedback gracefully, continuously learn and incorporate the best ideas, generate buy in, and build others’ capacity are key levers to being successful in the role.

The Manager of F&BA manages and/or executes all processes related to finance and accounting, interfaces with both internal and external parties, and provides guidance to other staff for contracts, legal concerns, human resources, administrative procedures, and other functions related to the Partnership’s operations and the needs of stakeholders. Guided by the Partnership’s mission, the Manager of F&BA continuously improves existing policies and procedures; serves as a hub of information, counsel, and direction; and executes a myriad of transactions with the highest integrity (i.e. OMB Circulars, GAAP, ACA, 501(c)(3), etc. compliance). The Manager of F&BA’s work affects all departments of the organization to varying degrees and the position requires a nuanced understanding of the organization’s mission, initiatives, pertinent compliance requirements, etc., to resolve issues and conflicting priorities.

PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES
  • The Manager of F&BA’s key duties and responsibilities include the following areas:
    Finance & Accounting
    • Support the organization to maximize efficiency and minimize cost, escalating issues to Sr. Director of F&BA as needed
    • Support the Sr. Director of F&BA in management of the Partnership’s finances, including budget development, research and data analysis necessary for reporting monthly and annual financial statements and reports, preparing the annual audit and tax return, and ensuring continued financial health of the organization
    • In coordination with stakeholders, build processes and procedures to accommodate shifts in accounting and payroll, and roll out to home office and school site staff with continual training and support; then manage a part-time Associate to execute accounts payable, accounts receivable, budget adjustments, etc., accordingly
    • Manage and/or execute all processes involving confidential information including payroll, retirement account testing, fielding compliance requests (e.g. EDD, Franchise Tax Board), etc.
    • Oversee and manage external accounting firm as well as relationships with brokers and vendors
    • Ensure the Finance & Business Affairs perspective is presented in various meetings, identifying opportunities to streamline, pointing out inefficiencies, etc.
    • Support multi-party financial transactions across the network
       
  • Contracts, Vendor Management, & Legal Concerns
    • Manage all vendor relationships
    • Provide historical input and recommendations to guide MOU and contract creation, development, and execution, with continuing work streams pursuant to reporting, billing, etc. of the same
       
  • Human Resources
    • On/offboarding, maintaining compensation and time reporting records, and compliance
      (e.g. 403(b) testing)

       
  • Administrative Procedures
    • Ensure regulatory filings are completed and submitted
    • Compliance with appropriate federal and state law (e.g. FLSA, minimum wage increases, etc.)

QUALIFICATIONS:

Minimally qualified applicants:
 
  • have a Bachelor’s degree (required, MBA/MA preferred);
  • can demonstrate 3+ years of professional experience with:
    • finance and fund accounting (CA 501(c)(3) preferred) for an organization with a $3M+/year budget;
    • federal and/or public agency grant reporting;
    • HR processes and procedures including implementing recent ACA requirements;
    • MS Office Suite required, and Paycom, Gusto, T Sheets, Bill.com, and Xero (preferred).
  • are passionate about the Partnership’s mission;
  • are intellectually curious and open to cage-busting, with good judgment;
  • have a strong sense of integrity and discretion;
  • have strong interpersonal and collaboration skills with a wide variety of people;
  • communicate effectively;
  • enjoy the challenge of working through the constantly morphing puzzle of balancing a large scope of work, competing priorities, and timelines;
  • approach work with a growth mindset, seeking opportunities to thrive and grow in a results-oriented environment; and
  • can quickly analyze the relationship between the big ideas and the minute details

COMPENSATION AND BENEFITS
This is a full time, year round position. Compensation will be commensurate with experience. The Partnership offers a robust benefits package including health and dental insurance, and a 403(b) retirement program.
 

Department: Operations
This is a non-management position
This is a full time position

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