|Senior Associate Director of Accounting (Newark)|
|Senior Associate Director of Accounting
Uncommon Schools starts and manages outstanding urban charter public schools that close the achievement gap and prepare low-income students to graduate from college. Uncommon is a non-profit network of 52 public charter schools in New York, New Jersey, and Massachusetts. Uncommon operates in six regions: Boston, Camden, New York City, Newark, Rochester, and Troy, with over 18,000 students, over 2,200 staff and more than 100 school leaders.
In all regions, Uncommon’s schools are outperforming their district counterparts. 82% of Uncommon’s high school graduates – the vast majority of whom are economically disadvantaged – have graduated or are on pace to graduate from college, a rate higher than the 12%, four-year college graduation rate among the most economically disadvantaged students nationwide.
The Senior Associate Director of Accounting is the team leader responsible for the day to day accounting of the growing network of 13 North Star Academy (NSA) schools. Initial responsibilities include managing payroll and accounts payable. However, the role will expand and transition to full responsibility for all of NSA’s day to day accounting responsibilities which including general ledger accounting, preparing monthly financial statements, audit support, training, project management and more.
S/He should have a growth mindset, be a strong manager, detail oriented and a hands-on, hardworking team player.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES:
Reports to Senior Associate Director of Accounting and works closely with the entire Accounting and Financial Management teams; interacts with all Home Office personnel and school-based teams.
Required knowledge, skills & abilities:
We offer a generous compensation package. All staff members are equipped with the tools needed to succeed, including a dedicated work space, laptop computer, email, high-speed internet access, and all necessary supplies.
As an equal opportunity employer, we hire without consideration to race, religion, creed, color, national origin, age, gender, sexual orientation, marital status, veteran status or disability.
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