Friendship Public Charter School operates a thriving network of college preparatory public charter schools. Headquartered in Washington, DC. Friendship serves over 4,800 students in preschool to grade 12 and guides a growing network of alumni to college completion annually. Our mission is to prepare students to become ethical, literate, well-rounded and self-sufficient citizens by providing a world-class education that motivates students to reach high academic standards, to enjoy learning, to achieve success, and to contribute actively to their communities. For 25 years, with the support and guidance of our exceptional faculty, our students have risen to the challenge with high graduation rates, college acceptances and unparalleled success academically and socially.
Reporting to the Deputy Chief Financial Officer (Deputy CFO), the Comptroller is responsible for the oversight of all accounting and reporting activities for Friendship’s Community Office which supports all Friendship campuses; 15 campuses; and all bond, finance, tax, and real estate transactions. The Comptroller works closely with the Deputy CFO and CFO and supports the development of presentations and reports for the finance team, board, executive team and campus leaders, auditors and lenders. This individual also works with the entire Financial Management team, Community Office personnel, and campus-based teams.
The Comptroller will lead the day-to-day accounting operations of the Community Office and 15 campuses with a total operating budget of more than $100 million. The Comptroller is responsible for overseeing the accounting for all real estate and financing transactions. The Comptroller has functional responsibility over all accounting operations, including accounts payable, accounts receivable, payroll, and grants administration. The Comptroller has two direct reports and supervises a team of two (2) staff members with external support.
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