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Finance Director

Company: Shine Early Learning Inc.
Location: Philadelphia
Posted on: May 29, 2023

Job Description:

Are you a socially conscious, dedicated individual who is committed to building a better future for children, families, and their communities? If so, join us as we support early childhood education programs across the country to create positive outcomes for the children and families served. Job Summary:
The Finance Director is responsible for delivering high-quality, efficient, and professional financial services to Shine partners, wrapped in an exceptional customer experience. These services may include conducting in-person and online coaching, providing technical assistance, assisting in the completion of budgets for various grant submissions, providing training to support fiscal staff, serving as a financial strategic thought partner, and supporting the implementation of financial tools and processes. This role will support multiple projects simultaneously for programs that are at various implementation stages and
organizational maturity. Through strong collaboration, a successful Finance Specialist will be engaged with the development and exceptional delivery of fiscal supports agreed upon in individual scopes of work.Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
--- Assists or supports the completion of budgets for various grant submissions related to new funding award announcements, baseline applications, continuation applications, and enrollment or conversion applications.
--- Provides a series of trainings to support fiscal staff that will allow for an understanding of key financial Head Start regulations that will include topics such as:

  • a. Fiscal Laws, Rules and Regulations
  • b. Grants Administration
  • c. Cost Principles
  • d. Cost Allocation Methodology
  • e. Non-Federal Match
  • f. Administrative versus Programmatic Costs and Limitations
  • g. Regulatory Filings
  • h. Annual Reporting
  • i. Budgeting, Carryover and No-Cost Extensions
    --- Provides ongoing coaching for fiscal staff that will build upon the initial learnings.--- - Provides technical assistance services to Shine partners on budgeting, financial strategy, Head Start -and Early Head Start financial regulations or Performance Standards, early learning/child care fiscal regulations, and financial analysis and planning.
    --- Serves as a financial strategic thought partner supporting the partner on analysis, forecasting, and budgeting initiatives, including ad hoc projects.
    --- Provides strategic support and assists in the development of strong processes regarding program revenue dynamics, including the strategy for in-kind / non-federal share sources, state pre-K, CACFP, CCDF, and other state and local funding opportunities.
    --- Performs landscape and opportunity analysis in collaboration with executive leadership to explore new avenues for profitable growth for Shine Early Learning.
    --- Assists in developing and refining financial policies and procedures that are appropriate and compliant with contract funding sources.
    --- Supports implementation of reporting tools, fiscal management systems, budgeting tools and enhanced FP&A capabilities.
    --- Represents team and/or department at meetings, events, and training as required.
    --- Participates in assigned meetings, events, and training as required.Job Requirements:
    1. Bachelor's degree required; advanced degree preferred. Finance, business management or related fields not required but strongly preferred.
    2. Minimum of 5 years of Head Start fiscal experience and knowledge of Head Start Performance Standards.
    3. Experience submitting applications in the Head Start Enterprise System and Grant Solutions
    4. Minimum five (5) years experience in financial management/planning in a leadership capacity required.
    "Leadership capacity" here means responsibility for oversight and/or execution on the holistic financial management of a specific business unit or portfolio of business lines within an organization, as well as the direct supervision of one or more staff members.
    5. Bilingual English/Spanish preferred.
    6. Travel required locally or long-distance up to 10% of the time for work-related meetings and functions.
    7. Physical exam and background checks are required for this position.
    8. Must have a valid driver's license and/or reliable transportation.Salary : $100,000 - $100,000This position earns up to 100,000.00 AnnuallyWhy Acelero Learning or Shine Early Learning?
    - Ability to make an impact in the lives of the children, families, and partners we serve
    - Career growth and professional development opportunities
    - Supportive working environment
    - Average of 5 weeks of paid time off during 1st year of employment
    - Comprehensive benefits, including 401K matching and 100% vesting program

    We are an equal opportunity employer, committed to creating a diverse and healthy work place. Still have questions about this role or our company? Submit an anonymous question by copying and pasting this link, , into your browser. Or feel free to contact - . Thank you for considering employment with us! - Shine Early Learning is committed to proving that every child can succeed at the highest levels - and demonstrating that high-impact, evidence-based approaches can help early childhood programs truly make the difference in a child's life. Shine Early Learning offers dedicated resources and an integrated programmatic approach to help Head Start and early education programs reach their own ambitious goals.
    The Shine Early Learning approach is developed, implemented, and continuously refined at Acelero Learning, a high-performing Head Start and Early Head Start program serving more than 5,000 children across the nation. Acelero Learning was named an Exemplar Head Start provider by Bellwether Education Partners, a leading education research and consulting firm. Through the implementation of an integrated programmatic approach, Acelero Learning has produced some of the largest child outcome gains ever recorded at an individual Head Start program. Acelero Learning's evaluation study conducted by NIEER show children served for two years make twice the gain of average Head Start participants, as compared to the 2009 FACES data.

Keywords: Shine Early Learning Inc., Philadelphia , Finance Director, Accounting, Auditing , Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

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