11 Apr 2018

Consulting Director of Financial Compliance

Uncommon Schools – Posted by post@uncommonschools.orgNew York, New York, United States

Job Description

Director of Financial Compliance
Reports to the Senior Director of Financial Management

The Director of Financial Compliance will serve as the overseer of all grant, loan and public fund compliance and reporting (including, private grants, federal grants, state grants, and loan compliance). The Director will develop and lead a Financial Compliance team, managing dedicated compliance managers and supporting their growth and development.

Private Grant and Federal Grant Oversight

  • Oversee entire grant reporting portfolio, including private grant portfolio (~$10MM in annual revenue) and federal grant portfolio (~$25MM in annual revenue) to ensure compliance with all reporting requirements, regulations, rules and guidance.
  • Support federal grant process stages including, application, budgeting, budget management, reporting, and compliance
  • Stay abreast of all federal grant requirements; lead adjustments to Uncommon’s processes and policies to ensure continual compliance
  • Review and assess grant opportunities identified by Development team to form concise but detailed cost/benefit analyses of grant opportunities
  • Collaborate with Development and Operations teams to create and maintain systems and processes for applying for, managing and overseeing reporting for all private and federal grants
  • Oversee all federal grant audits including annual uniform audit and ad hoc federal audits
  • Support preparation for federal program officer site visits

State Funding Compliance

  • Ensure compliance on spending of state and local funding from all sources (currently across three states)
  • Train appropriate Operations staff on compliance rules; establish compliance accountability monitoring systems

Loan Compliance

  • Ensure all financial covenants are met in collaboration with other finance team members
  • Oversee all reporting required in financial agreements

Management & Relationships

  • Manage and train compliance team members
  • Develop relationships internally and externally, including with auditors, federal grant program officers, peers and other grant resources in order to support financial compliance

Reports to Senior Director of Financial Management and works closely with Financial Management, Accounting, Development and Regional teams; interacts with all Home Office personnel and school based teams.

Required knowledge, skills & abilities:

  • A background in federal grant and/or procurement compliance
  • An obsessive attention to detail and follow-through
  • Strong organizational skills
  • Strong written and oral communication skills
  • Ability to create and maintain systems that enhance organizational efficiency
  • Strong problem-solving abilities
  • Ability to work well in a team
  • Ability to thrive in a fast-paced, entrepreneurial environment; flexible, able to work autonomously as well as take direction as needed
  • Strong computer skills (MS Excel, Word, Outlook, etc.)

Educational background:

  • Bachelor’s Degree preferred, but all candidates with appropriate skills and backgrounds will be considered


  • 7 years of finance and compliance experience, with at least 3 years of financial compliance experience (federal grant experience preferred)
  • Experience in K-12 public education preferred

How to Apply

Apply on our website: https://uncommonschools.secure.force.com/careers/ts2__JobDetails?jobId=a0x0G00001PpQukQAF&tSource=

Job Categories: Finance
Job Types: Consulting

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