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Manager, Head Start Finance and Operations

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Alexandria, LA, USA

The Manager, Head Start Finance and Operations, will act as a program financial point person and fiscal advisor to the Program Director. They will manage program finances and processes at a local level and ensure responsible stewardship of Head Start funding throughout the life of the award. They will work with both local and national level staff and have supervision over the local Fiscal Assistant.

Areas of Responsibility: 

Program & Budget Holder Support (25%)

  • Financial advisor to the Program Director and sits on Head Start Finance team
  • Develop spending projections and plans to ensure timely spending of funds and meeting programmatic goals
  • Prepare monthly financial information and reports financial results in monthly meetings and to policy council.
  • Support program on all coding related questions and adjusting entries for his/her Head Start program portfolio, including timesheet coding.
  • Develop and deliver trainings on financial and operational policies and procedures to field-based staff

Financial Management (55%)

  • Responsible for staying abreast of federal regulations, Head Start standards and Save the Children policies and procedures and ensuring effective implementation and compliance within the Head Start program.
  • Lead development of the Head Start program budgets and fiscal year budget
  • Lead development of all program applications for funding, including state and federal funding as well as private funding
  • Manage the Award Management Systems for all assigned areas of financial oversight
  • Prepare financial reports for federal grants
  • Prepare weekly drawdown of funding from the Payment Management System
  • Monitor spending against the program and fiscal year budgets as well as tracking against meeting Non-Federal Share match requirements and other required financial metrics.
  • Monitor, manage, review and approve timely submission of expenses, employee advances, credit card reconciliations and vendor invoices for payment.
  • Maintain ongoing budget verses actual expenses.
  • Review donor billing and reimbursement requests for state and private funds.
  • Monitor timesheet completion and provides monthly labor distribution files for local Human Resources to review.
  • Complete financial approval for personnel requisitions, ensuring adequate budget availability.
  • Perform necessary accounting and financial analysis/reporting tasks as needed and assigned.
  • Prepare Gift In Kind entries for accounting.
  • Participate in monitoring reviews and audits including self-assessments, Office of Head Start reviews, external audit reviews and internal monitoring as needed and where applicable.

Operations & Staff Management (20%)

  • Manage the local Head Start Fiscal staff
  • Meet weekly with the Fiscal staff to review current workload and provide general staff support
  • Problem solve escalated items from the Fiscal staff
  • Provide Professional Development opportunities for fiscal staff. Create and meet team goals and objectives throughout the year
Educational Background: 
High School diploma or equivalent relevant experience required. Bachelor’s degree is preferred.
  • A minimum of 3 to 5 years’ finance or operations experience. Nonprofit or Head Start experience a plus.
  • Strong skills in excel
  • Exceptional organizational skills and attention to detail
  • Professional level of specialized knowledge to manage complex tasks, programs or projects
  • Adept skills and experience in a high level of accountability, timeliness, and responsibility

Preferred Qualifications

  • Strong strategic skills
  • Strong interpersonal, team building and communication skills
  • Aetna Medical and Dental insurance with a concierge service
  • Health Care and Dependent Care Flexible Spending Account
  • Vision Insurance
  • Life insurance
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Vacation and Sick leave
  • Paid holidays

What makes us special!

  • Generous Retirement Savings with matching company contributions of up to 8%
  • Family Leave – 10 additional days of paid time off for you to use to care for your family members
  • Additional Maternity and Paternity Leave – 30 days where parents can take additional paid leave (beyond short-term disability and FMLA) at the birth or adoption of a child during that critical first year!
  • Critical Child Illness Leave – We hope you never have to use it, but we will provide an additional 30 days of paid leave per year should your dependent child be faced with a critical illness.
  • Pet Insurance, Critical Illness Insurance, Identity Protection, Home, Auto and additional Life insurances
  • Summer Fun Fridays – During the summer months, early release at 1:30 pm every other Friday!
  • Volunteer Day – One paid day a year to support the causes that matter to you!
  • Leadership and Employee Development Training, including:
  • Our remarkable in-house CORE, Senior Management Development, and Leadership Development Programs
  • Language learning opportunities
  • Continuous Improvement skill development programs
  • Brown Bag information sharing sessions
  • Work hard/Play hard! We make sure there’s ample opportunity for fun, engagement, and celebration while you work, such as networking events, March Madness, World Cup, Dodgeball Tournaments, Take Your Child to Work Day, Founder’s Day, and our annual Day of Service
Job Function: 

Organization Info

Save the Children US

Fairfield, CT, United States
Annual Budget : 
More than $500M
About Us

Save the Children is the world's leading independent organization for children in need, with programs in nearly 120 countries, including the United States. We aim to inspire breakthroughs in the way the world treats children, and to create immediate and lasting change in their lives by improving their health, education and economic opportunities. in times of acute crisis, we mobilize rapid assistance to help children recover from the effects of war, conflict and natural disasters. Save the Children is a member of the International Save the Children Alliance, a global network of 30 independent Save the Children organizations working to ensure the well-being and protection of children in more than 120 countries.

Listing Stats

Post Date: 
Jun 8 2019
Active Until: 
Jul 8 2019
Hiring Organization: 
Save the Children US