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The Colorado League of Charter Schools is a great place to work. Employees are passionate about working to meet the League's vision of ensuring that all children have access to a high-quality public school option. 


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Job Title:                    Accounting Manager


Reports to:                 Vice President of Finance & Operations


Essential Job Duties:

The Colorado League of Charter Schools has 21 staff members, a statewide membership of 255 schools with 120,000 students, a distinguished 20-year history, a prominent 13-member board of directors, and a strong fiscal position. The League’s mission is to improve student achievement by supporting Colorado’s public charter schools, positively reshaping the public school landscape, and advancing opportunities for innovation and expanded high-quality public school choice. The League’s vision is for all Colorado students to have access to high-quality, publicly-funded school options. The League’s expectation is that all employees of the organization will champion its mission and vision with passion and dedication.


Position Summary:

Reporting to the Vice President, Finance and Operations, the Accounting Manager will process all accounting revenue and expense transactions, and will manage Accounts Receivable collections and assist the Vice President, Finance and Operations with general ledger management including account reconciliations, budgeting, forecasting, and financial reporting.  The Accounting Manager will process payroll and benefits and closely manage event registration and sponsorship processing for all organization-wide and program-specific events, including creation of profit and loss reports for each event.


Overall Responsibilities

Present and represent the League’s mission and vision, values, priorities, strategic choices and points of view to internal and external stakeholders.

  • Participate in all aspects of Member Service initiatives and communications
  • Keep regular daily office hours with a high level of timeliness, professionalism & productivity within the parameters set by the management team.
  • Uphold effective organizational norms and operations, including financial practice, staff culture, team routines, healthy communication, transparency, & performance accountability.
  • Demonstrate responsible fiduciary and fiscal decision-making.
  • Demonstrate good judgement and maintain confidential and/or sensitive information in a confidential, appropriate and sensitive way.
  • Promote integration across program areas through joint planning, coordination and an overall commitment to keeping each other fully informed and including others in the work.
  •  Ensure superior customer service to member schools
  •  Other priorities & tasks as requested.




Specific Position Responsibilities


Accounting Responsibilities:

  • Perform all billing and accounts receivable operations, including invoicing, credit card and payment processing, credits and refunds, deposits, and customer collections in a precise and timely manner.
  • Perform all accounts payable operations, including management of approval process, account, event, and grant coding, check processing, and vendor interface in a precise and timely manner.
  • Manage the preparation and processing of accurate semi-monthly payroll via our PEO payroll system, ensuring compliance with annual tax reporting.  Serve as the main point of contact for the League’s payroll provider.
  • Manage the financial processing of employee benefits including insurance and retirement including reconciliation with payroll and reporting.
  • Responsible for annual membership billing and tracking, including regular communication and coordination with staff and management on the process and progress, updating the member database with accurate pupil counts and membership expiration, the generation of renewal invoices, and calculation of renewal rates.
  • Process event registrations and sponsorships, ensuring accurate transfer from our CRM system into the accounting system.  Track event revenue and expenses and produce profit and loss reports for each event.
  • Successfully manage special project contracts/sub-contracts for administrative and accounting services.
  • Accurately process non-employee compensation including contract interpretation and annual tax reporting.
  • Perform accurate financial tracking and reporting for contracts, grants and restricted funds as assigned.
  • Prepare assigned journal entries using generally accepted accounting principles.
  • Prepare timely general ledger and bank account reconciliations as assigned.
  • Preparation for and participation in the annual audit as assigned.
  • Manage electronic and manual filing/record keeping in order to ensure that financial transactions are properly documented.
  • Accurately record transactions related to grants, programs, events, and projects, providing scheduled reporting to each colleague who is responsible for managing the grants, programs, events, and projects.  Coordinate with colleagues to reconcile reporting as needed.
  • Assist the Vice President of Finance & Operations in other accounting and budgeting duties and reporting as needed, including development of policies and internal controls to comply with generally accepted accounting principles, tax requirements, management reporting, and interpreting financial results.
  •  Ongoing accounting projects including development and documentation of improved systems, reporting processes, and procedures; data correction; and other projects as assigned.


Operations Management:

  • Assist the Vice President of Finance & Operations with ongoing management of office operations, systems, policies, and procedures. Proactively identify ways that the League’s office and operations could be improved to better meet the needs of members and employees.
  • Assist the League’s Onboarding Team in assimilating new employees.
  • Back up for Administrative Assistant in handling light incoming phone calls.
  • Assist with management of grants, contracts, licensing, and other activities as assigned.
  • Assist with maintaining the member database as it relates to financial functions and information.
  • Maintain an organized filing system for all payables, grants, contracts, and other business documents.
  • Assist with federal, state and local business and tax licensure and reporting on a timely basis as assigned.
  • Assist with board meeting preparation as assigned.
  • Participate as a support person in major League events such as Annual Conference and Leadership Summit.


Position Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting
  • Minimum, three years accounting experience, non-profit and grant management experience desired.
  • Working technical knowledge of Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP) and the ability to apply accounting principles and government/fiscal reporting regulations
  • Intermediate knowledge and skills in Quickbooks and Microsoft Excel
  • Database experience
  • Demonstrates strong expertise in financial concepts, practices, and procedures
  • Ability to work with and process confidential and sensitive information with complete discretion
  • Ability to apply mathematical concepts such as fractions, percentages, and ratios to practical situations
  • Demonstrated knowledge of program and organizational budgets
  • Knowledge of human resources and employment practices desired
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Strong organizational and analytical skills; ability to collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions
  • Ability to work independently and accept responsibility for a variety of complex organizational functions
  • Strong oral and written communication skills; ability to communicate effectively and work with diverse groups
  • Ability to prioritize projects and demands and work under time constraints and pressure
  • Strong commitment to customer service
  • Comfortable and resourceful within a small, growing nonprofit organization
  • Enjoy working in a dynamic, fast-paced environment where change is embraced
  • Strong work ethic with a commitment to maximizing organizational excellence
  • Commitment to the charter school movement and the mission and vision of the League
  • Passionate about ensuring that all families and students have access to high quality educational options



The position will be paid competitively.  This is a full-time position and will include the opportunity to earn an annual performance bonus, generous paid time off, attractive health, retirement and life insurance benefits, and the opportunity for upward mobility.


How to Apply:
Please send a cover letter and resume to Teresa Tate, Vice President of School Services, at with a subject line that reads: Accounting Manager.  Applications are requested by December 7, 2018.  The position will be filled as soon as a highly qualified candidate can be identified.


The Colorado League of Charter Schools is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment.



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