Good Reason Houston is seeking a skilled and experienced Director of Finance who will support the increasingly complex financial functions of the growing organization. The organization partners with school districts, community leaders, families, and educators to achieve its mission of increasing the number of students learning in high-quality schools.
This person will lead the day-to-day budgeting work as well as yearly budget planning, reporting and contract management. This person should be passionate about building systems, managing complex projects and be an innovative problem solver. In addition, experience and ability to communicate financial information to a variety of audiences is key.
ABOUT GOOD REASON HOUSTON
Good Reason Houston’s vision is that every child, in every neighborhood, excels in a world-class public school and thrives in the Houston of tomorrow. To grow more great schools in every neighborhood in Houston, the organization focuses on four key strategic levers:
Driving System Innovation
Developing Game-changing Educators
Advancing Equitable Access
Engaging the Community
Financial Reporting & Budgeting/Planning
Develop and support the annual budget building of a fast-growing, multi-million dollar organization
Cultivate strong day-to-day financial health through the creation and execution of fiscal management policies and practices, as well as training and partnership with colleagues as necessary
Lead the auditing process and partnership with external auditors
Manage monthly, quarterly and annual reporting and filings
Select a new financial management system and lead the transition from Quickbooks to the new system
Manage the Finance & Operations Associate to complete day-to-day accounting functions
Work closely with the Development team, both in the creation of financial materials for fundraising proposals, as well as ensuring all grant reports have the proper financial reporting elements
Support the Board of Directors by providing information relevant to fiscal oversight and budgetary planning
Contract & Partnership Management
Lead the contract management process for Good Reason Houston’s complex network of partnerships
Communicate compellingly about the impact and context surrounding key financial information to a variety of audiences (both internal and external) in a manner in which the information is both understandable and actionable
Continuously evaluate and improve upon current financial systems, with a focus on partnership and constituent management
Consult and support on financial issues for the broader team
We are on a mission to increase the number of students succeeding in high-quality schools today and thriving in the workforce tomorrow. To do this, we work in partnership with many others to increase the number of school-ready children; increase the number of children learning in high-quality schools; and increase the number of young adults who earn a postsecondary credential.