Director of Finance and Administration

Classroom, Inc. - New York, NY (30+ days ago)4.0


Title : Director of Finance and Administration

Immediate Supervisor : President

Salary : Commensurate with experience

About Classroom, Inc.

Classroom, Inc. is a nonprofit Ed Tech organization. By creating digital learning games and curriculum set in the professional world we help struggling readers develop the literacy and leadership skills they need to succeed in school, career, and beyond.

When students take on the role of the boss in a virtual workplace, they have to make big decisions, solve problems, and gain critical thinking skills. Along the way, they gain the confidence they need to succeed. Our research-based learning approach combines innovative learning games, data-driven tools and educator resources to personalize learning for all youth in grades 5-9.

Thanks to our generous individual, foundation, and corporate supporters, this year we will reach 40,000 students nationwide, and through our deep partnerships with 75 schools and Community Based Organizations provide hands-on support and professional development to hundreds of educators.

About You

You are an experienced nonprofit finance professional. You care deeply about equity in education and are excited to join a growing organization as one of the key team members who will help achieve growth and economic sustainability. You have strong accounting and controller skills; you are excellent at all facets of financial control. You have solid management experience. You are equally adept at financial planning and creating strategic approaches to viable business models. You are an excellent communicator and collaborator.

About the Role

The Director of Finance and Administration is responsible for all financial operations of the organization. As the senior financial leader, the Director is responsible for all general accounting and financial controls as well as financial planning, budgeting, reporting and analysis; investment management; and the corporation’s annual audit. In addition, the Director handles administrative responsibilities including physical plant and supervising office management.

Principal Responsibilities

  • Administer financial systems and update as needed for the growing organization; ensure appropriate financial controls are in place
  • Oversee all controller’s functions, including financial accounting, cash management and payroll; supervise Finance Manager.
  • Prepare budgets and financial plans:
  • organizational budget
  • project-specific budgets for Development, Program and Product Development
  • Report on the financial status of the organization:
  • monthly balance sheets and income statements
  • monthly reports on spending versus budget for each department to facilitate decision making, highlighting areas of concern.
  • Reports as needed for funders
  • quarterly reports at Board of Directors meetings.
  • Work with department heads to manage costs and develop accurate monthly forecasts
  • Conduct ongoing business analysis to identify and address organization-wide issues:
  • Review financial statements to assess the health of the organization and identify potential difficulties
  • Develop financial projections.
  • Work with President and senior team to evaluate current and potential business models
  • Partner with V.P. Digital Strategy on identifying and executing new business development opportunities including licensing content and tiered pricing structures.
  • In collaboration with Development, track donations and pledges; generate budgets for proposals and financial reports to donors.
  • Schedule and coordinate the corporation’s annual audit; ensure records are maintained in a manner to facilitate a satisfactory audit report.
  • Coordinate preparation of annual tax return (990).
  • Oversee administrative functions, including facilities maintenance, supply inventories, and administrative task support; supervise Office Manager.

Ideal Candidate Profile

  • Commitment to organization’s mission
  • Strong non-profit finance experience, including overseeing audit
  • Minimum four years’ experience in finance and management, including either direct accounting/controller experience or close supervision of accounting and controller functions
  • Experience with not-for-profit corporations and fundraising required
  • Experience managing staff
  • Excellent quantitative, analytic, oral and written communication skills
  • Interest in and experience with K-12 education preferred

Job Type: Full-time