The Institute for Innovation in Development, Engagement, and Learning Systems (IDEALS) is a Center within the Johns Hopkins School of Education committed to ensuring everyone has lifelong access to high-quality care and education.
With partners across the spectrum of child and adult care, education, health and social services, we improve the efficiency and efficacy of systems that govern and deliver services to children, families, and vulnerable adults. At the same time, we work directly with individuals to positively improve their lives by defining new evidence-based practices and services; developing and providing training; inventing beneficial technologies; engaging stakeholders through effective communication strategies; and developing and operating large-scale public policy initiatives in partnership with government, business, and other constituent organizations.
Our team of researchers, practitioners, and experts at the IDEALS Institute work to understand the complexities of large systems and transform their operations into actions that improve the lives of the people who depend on those systems.
We are seeking a Financial Manager who will report to the Director of Business Operations and will work closely with the Executive Director in determining long-term financial goals and developing strategies to achieve the financial objectives of the IDEALS Institute. This is a tremendous opportunity for a finance leader to maximize and strengthen the internal capacity of a well-respected organization. The Financial Manager will manage the Center's financial operations, including oversight of accounts payable and receivable, budgeting, production of financial statements and reports, and advisement of the senior management team on financial decisions. The Financial Manager is responsible for monitoring and maintaining internal controls, while overseeing financial systems and related compliance requirements. This is a new role at IDEALS.
Specific Duties & Responsibilities:
Responsible for the overall financial health of the Center and day to day directing the day to day accounting operations including oversight of accounts payable and receivable and maintenance of allocation of staff effort and budget adherence.
Oversee the creation, analysis and presentation of financial reports monthly, quarterly, annually and clearly communicate those reports to executive management.
Support the Director of Business Operations in the annual budgeting and planning process, administer and review all financial plans and projections, monitor progress and changes and produce monthly, quarterly and annual budget vs. actual reports.
Develop a financial strategy aimed towards long term growth and positive IDC generation and oversee its implementation.
Produce financial reports for the Center's grants and sponsored projects, including all required financial deliverables per grant awards and contracts.
Update and implement all necessary business policies and accounting practices; periodically updating the Center's standard operating procedures.
Remain up to date on best practices in nonprofit finance, business systems and internal control measures, and state and federal law regarding non-profit operations.
Oversee the finance department ensuring:
Develop financial projections and supporting finance strategy for the Center's stated objectives and overall growth strategy
Conduct financial risk assessments on proposed sponsored projects and initiatives
Establishing grant budgets
Accurate monthly, quarterly and annual financial reporting of sponsored project spend down
Build financial models to predict / forecast grant spend downs and advise executive leadership of the impact of strategic choices
Accurate tracking of all accounts payable and receivable
Supervise, coach, and mentor a finance staff of two to grow their abilities and build depth on the team
Minimum Qualifications (Mandatory):
Bachelor's Degree in Finance, Accounting, or other related field
Five years related financial/accounting and financial management experience, e.g., planning, directing, monitoring, organizing, and controlling the monetary resources of a department, center, or unit
Additional education (Master's in a related field) may substitute for required experience and additional related experience may substitute for required education, to the extent permitted by the JHU equivalency formula.
JHU Equivalency Formula: 30 undergraduate degree credits (semester hours) or 18 graduate degree credits may substitute for one year of experience. Additional related experience may substitute for the required education on the same basis. For jobs where equivalency is permitted, up to two years of non-related college course work may be applied towards the total minimum education/experience required for the respective job.
Master's in Finance, Accounting or related field
7+ years financial management experience, ideally working with a non-profit organization
Special Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:.
Sound knowledge of GAAP, audits and regulatory requirements in the financial field (ideally with specific experience with a non-profit)
Impeccable mathematics and analytic skills
Able to meet tight deadlines and work evenings as needed
Excellent computer skills, including MS Office suite with advanced proficiency in Excel
Experience with SAP preferred
Demonstrated team building and mentoring
Ability to work in a fast paced and entrepreneurial environment
Excellent organizational and interpersonal skills
Superior written and verbal communication skills
Administrative Supervisor who is accountable for the day to day operations of the office to include supply inventory, space scheduling, purchase orders, purchase card expenses.
Senior Grants and Contracts Analyst who is accountable for financial reporting, staff effort allocation, grants and contracts submissions.
Classified Title: Financial Manager Working Title: Financial Manager - Ideals Role/Level/Range: ATP/04/PE Starting Salary Range: $69,140 - $95,005 annually- Commensurate with Experience Employee group: Full Time Schedule: 37.5/ Monday - Friday Exempt Status: Exempt Location: Homewood Campus Department name: IDEALS Personnel area: School of Education
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