Acelero Learning is a pioneering provider of early childhood education and family engagement
services. We are focused on closing the achievement gap for thousands of Head Start children and families across the country. With over $80 million dollars in revenue and unparalleled child outcome data, we are both one of the largest and one of the most innovative companies in our space.
Acelero Learning has two divisions:
Acelero Learning , is a direct provider of Head Start services in New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Nevada and Wisconsin.
Shine Early Learning partners with local organizations to support the delivery of high quality services through our Shine Assist and Shine Implement programs.
We are seeking a strategic and collaborative leader to join our Acelero Learning team as Director of Finance for our Wisconsin Delegate. This role will be responsible for providing strategic guidance to the Executive Director while maintaining the organizational Finance system in accordance with Federal and State regulations. This position will effectively track all funds received and spent by the agency, and will be conversant with respect to the underlying causes of changes to financial results versus prior periods. The Director of Finance will also ensure fiscal integrity and compliance with Head Start Performance Standards and OMB circulars through the implementation of sound internal controls and adherence with fiscal policies and procedures.
-Serve as a financial strategic lead for the Acelero Learning, Wisconsin program, supporting the Executive Director on analysis, forecasting and budgeting initiatives.
-Contribute to an organizational environment and culture ensuring compliance with all fiscal policies and expected timelines.
-Provide strategic support and ensure strong processes around program revenue dynamics, including the strategy around in-kind / non-federal share sources, state pre-K, -Extended Day profitability and collections, CACFP, and other state and local funding opportunities.
-Collaborate closely with centralized Finance team, including controllers, budget leads, and executive leadership.
-Provide fiscal data to centralized Finance team and assist in the preparation, review and finalization of monthly financial statements.
-Lead the development of local program budgets prior to submission of individual program grant applications, in close collaboration with the central budgeting team. Ensure appropriate involvement and input from the Executive Director and key senior leadership team members on the development and refinement of all programmatic budgets.
-Stay abreast of all grant requirements (e.g. Dept. of Education, Dept. of Human Services, Head Start, etc.).
-Ensure all reports and records are maintained accurately and promptly.
-Audit payroll reports each pay cycle to ensure accuracy and compliance across funding sources.
-Engage and train field staff to institute accurate and timely processes for tracking and approving employee time in compliance with all contractual requirements (AZ).
-Maintain proper documentation of all expenditures for reimbursements, petty cash, and purchase orders (e.g. receipts).
-Maintain fiscal documentation files for all required monthly and quarterly financial reports.
-Forward accurate accounts payable and accounts receivable records to the Shared Services team for processing and track processing.
-Compile documentation for all audits.
-Maintain documentation of all insurance.
-Ensure that all procurement and accounting transactions are done properly and in accordance with Federal and State regulations.
-Review all purchase requisitions, purchase orders and reimbursements from employees to ensure that they are completed accurately.
- Process check requests with the Finance team and track completion of all requests to ensure that all invoices and employee requests are completed accurately and timely.
-Manage petty cash system by distributing petty cash to employees as needed and ensuring sufficient funds for all requests in accordance with fiscal policies and procedures.
-Review all Extended Day documentation to verify accuracy and work with center-based leadership to address discrepancies.
-Ensure all extended day funds are collected and submitted in a timely manner.
-Participates in assigned meetings, events and training as required.
-Supervise assigned department personnel. Includes the following responsibilities, but are not limited to: hiring, training, scheduling, evaluating, and ensuring accuracy, timeliness, and the completion of all work performed by direct reports.
-Educate direct reports on all department and company policies and procedures.
-Meet with assigned staff regularly to identify and resolve problems, manage projects, track goals, and review work processes and procedures.
-Represent team and/or department at meetings, events, and training as required.
-Perform any and all other duties (or functions) as needed in relation to position.
-Bachelor's Degree in accounting, business, fiscal management, or a related field, required; CPA, preferred.
-Minimum of five (5) years of progressive experience in account analysis/reconciliation and financial reporting; public accounting experience a plus.
- Minimum of two (2) years of supervisory experience, required.
-Head Start experience, or experience in a similar tightly-regulated, compliance-driven environment, preferred.
-Experience with MIP or similar software and report generation, preferred.
-Ability to produce GAAP basis financials via financial software.
-Physical exam and criminal background check are required for this position.
-Travel required locally or long-distance up to 10% of the time for work-related meetings and functions.
-Must have a valid driver’s license and reliable transportation.
Demonstrated record of success in supervision and capacity-building within and across teams.
- Ability to interact effectively with people from diverse backgrounds.
-Strong English speaking communication skills, verbal and written, bilingual a plus
-Demonstrated computer literacy skills, especially Excel and basic data systems in MS Office and internet navigation.
-Honest, dependable and deadline driven.
-Self-motivated, self-directed, able to work autonomously, but also in a team environment
The mission of Acelero Learning is to bring a relentless focus on positive child and family outcomes to close the achievement gap and build a better future for children, families, and communities served by the Head Start program. Our values: Embracing Diversity, Follow-through, Data-Informed Learning, Open Communication, and Teamwork & Community.
We are an equal opportunity employer committed to creating a diverse and healthy workplace.
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