Sonoran Schools Inc
20 Apr 2019
21 Apr 2019
Job role
Contract type
Full time
Sonoran Schools has been a leader in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) K–12 education since 2001. With schools in the greater Phoenix and Tucson metro areas, our commitment is to provide a superior academic environment, accessible to a diverse population. Through a comprehensive, integrated STEM curriculum and abundant extracurricular opportunities, we instill a life–long love of learning and an understanding of each individual's responsibility to be a productive member of society. As a member of the Sonoran Schools' Leadership Team, the CFO will provide leadership and direction on matters pertaining to policies, strategic decisions, and long–term planning. The CFO will oversee all of the financial aspects and will take the lead in identifying opportunities to achieve financial sustainability, through maximizing use of available public funds and cost efficiencies. The CFO will lead the annual planning and budgeting process for the school by working with the principals to anticipate revenues and by assisting the school in annual budget planning. The CFO will provide leadership and oversight of the school's compliance function assuring the school has the support needed to remain in compliance with all state and federal requirements and stays apprised of ongoing changes. The CFO will provide leadership and oversight with respect to the integrity and accuracy of financials and data collection. The CFO will focus on revenue and cost efficiency opportunities and address the timing of cash flows as well as the capital required to support the school program.
Responsibilities 1. Maintain financial best practices, utilize standard operating procedures, and generally serve as a point of reference for Sonoran Schools' financial systems and planning – for both short and long–term goals; 2. Serve on the Sonoran Schools' Executive Team and serve as an internal consultant to the CEO, COO, Board, and other key stakeholders on Sonoran Schools financial matters, making recommendations and suggesting pro–active strategies to keep Sonoran Schools aligned with its financial targets, programmatic growth, and organizational strategic plans; 3. Participate in high–level internal planning regarding Sonoran School's expansion, to ensure alignment of program with financial projections; 4. Support accounting, general ledger and operations functions, ensuring that systems are in place to guarantee timeliness, accuracy, and controls; 5. Provide oversight for and manage all budgets, audits, internal financial plans and processes, and work with key stakeholders to collaborate on financial forecasting for Sonoran Schools; 7. Utilize technology to optimize all reporting, budgeting, forecasting, and analytical functions; 8. Establish annual priorities and benchmarks, measuring projections against actual performance, and conduct regular reporting to both internal and appropriate external stakeholders; 9. Generate weekly, monthly, quarterly and annual reports as needed to monitor, evaluate and optimize cash–flow and liquidity, and keep the senior leadership team, Board, staff, and key external stakeholders up–to–date on Sonoran Schools' financial status; 10. Ensure that Sonoran Schools meets critical legal compliance benchmarks and annual audit reviews pertaining to public school finance laws and regulations for charter schools, including applied knowledge of the Arizona public education funding system 11. Partner with CEO, COO, and other senior leaders to execute Sonoran Schools' strategic plans ensuring the organization is operationally prepared, spreading best practices and efficiencies across the organization; 12. Build relationships with key internal and external stakeholders including banks, donors, vendors, outside consultants and others as needed to keep close to and understand Sonoran Schools' major expenditures and sources of revenue; Education Master's in Business Administration (MBA) and a Bachelor's Degree in Accounting, Finance, or Management Preferred CPA certificate is preferred Qualifications

A minimum of seven (7) years' experience in financial management. Experience in managing the finances of a complex, or multi–site corporation. Excellent computer skills and knowledge of spreadsheet programs and accounting software. Excellent interpersonal and client relationship–building skills. Excellent writing and oral communication skills Experience with Infinite Vision SIS Preferred Ability to work occasional long hours and weekends when necessary. Ability to work on multiple high–stakes, deadline–driven projects simultaneously. Ability to work independently with minimal supervision. Strong critical and analytical skills. We have an outstanding medical package with employer contributions, vision, and dental coverage. Life insurance and short and long–term disability plans are also available. We also offer a 401K plan with a generous employer match, including both pre–tax and ROTH options. Interested in joining our dedicated and talented team? Complete an application at: Sonoran Schools is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate in employment or in educational programs, services or activities on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, age, disabilities, marital status, genetic information or Veteran Status. Category: Finance , Keywords: Chief Financial Officer (CFO)