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Finance Specialist

ORGANIZATIONAL OVERVIEW

The Mid-Atlantic Equity Consortium, Inc. (MAEC) was founded in 1991 as an education non-profit dedicated to increasing access to equitable educational opportunities so all students can learn and achieve at high levels. Our mission is to promote excellence and equity in education to achieve social justice.

We collaborate with the U.S. Department of Education, the Offices for Civil Rights, the Department of Justice, state departments of education, districts, and schools to ensure that students are treated equitably and are given access to a rigorous curriculum regardless of race, gender, national origin (English Learners), sexual orientation, socioeconomic status, or religious beliefs. We provide technical assistance and professional learning for state department personnel, administrators, principals, teachers, and families on culturally responsive pedagogy, violence and harassment prevention, prejudice reduction, family engagement, culturally proficient teacher training, compliance with educational laws and regulations, and other issues related to school improvement.


POSITION DESCRIPTION: 

MAEC is looking for a detail-oriented person who is comfortable prioritizing multiple tasks in a fast-paced environment. The incumbent will report to the Director of Finance and Administration.


RESPONSIBILITIES: 

  • Assists in developing organizational budget to handle multiple projects (funding sources) and overlapping fiscal years with projections
  • Handles bookkeeping (accounts payable/accounts receivable)
  • Assists with payroll processing and onboarding; drafts journal entries in QuickBooks; assists with monthly allocations
  • Designs and generates new monthly project budget reports for team leads
  • Generates monthly time analyses for senior staff
  • Develops graphic representation financial reports for Board of Directors; assists with quarterly Board reports
  • Maintains project level finance tracking
  • Participates in bi-monthly meetings with external accountant
  • When applicable, assists with annual federal single audit (formerly known as A-133)
  • Drafts, organizes, and tracks vendor and client contracts
  • Provides technical support for virtual events
  • Handles copyright filing and organization
  • Maintains and updates administrative processes and forms
  • Provides administrative support as needed (e.g., creating PowerPoint slides, planning events, supporting equity specialists, etc.)

 

QUALIFICATIONS: 

  • College degree plus five years’ experience or graduate degree and three years’ experience
  • High level of professionalism, flexibility, diplomacy, and strong interpersonal skills
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Experience with using financial software
  • Strong computer and technology skills; proficiency in Microsoft Office (Examples: Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Publisher), Google Docs, Zoom, and interest in and ability to learn new platforms (e.g., QuickBooks)
  • Outstanding organizational abilities, good judgment, and strong attention to detail

REQUIREMENTS: 

  • Understanding of basic accounting principles
  • Associate’s or Bachelor’s degree, preferably in finance or economics
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office especially Excel, QuickBooks, and other accounting software

 

COMPENSATION AND BENEFITS: 

Compensation will be commensurate with experience. MAEC offers a competitive benefits package including health, vision, dental insurance, and a 403(b) retirement program.

 

TO APPLY: 

Please send your resume and cover letter to jobs@maec.orgApplication documents must be sent as attachments and not in the body of the e-mail. Also please use “Application: Finance Specialist” in the subject of your e-mail. 

 

NO PHONE CALLS.

 

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