Business Clerk - IDEA San Benito College Prep (Immediate Opening)
Company: IDEA Public Schools
Location: San Benito
Posted on: June 9, 2021
Position at IDEA Public Schools
About IDEA Public Schools :
At IDEA Public Schools, we believe in college for ALL and we are
committed to ensuring that all our students graduate from college.
IDEA Public Schools has grown from a small school to the
fastest-growing network of tuition-free Pre-K-12 public charter
schools in the United States sending 100% of our students to
college. 50% of our students graduate from college in 6 years -
that's 3 times the national rate for students in our
IDEA was founded in 2000 as a single school with 150 students in
the Rio Grande Valley. When interest exceeded building capacity, to
meet the demands, IDEA's co-founders committed to serving more
students in the Rio Grande Valley of Texas and beyond. We now serve
over 65,000 students across Texas and Louisiana. Be on the lookout
for IDEA schools opening near you-with continued growth in our
current regions an d new launches in Tampa Bay , FL (2021) , and
Jacksonville, FL (2022) !
When you choose to work at IDEA, you are part of our IDEA Team and
Family. You will work alongside team members who set and reach
ambitious goals every day, are excited to continue to grow with
IDEA, and work relentlessly to make college for all a reality.
To learn more about IDEA, check out this video .
About the Rio Grande Valley:
Since 2000, IDEA Public Schools has grown from a school of 150
students in Donna, TX, to the fastest- growing family of
tuition-free, public charter schools in the United States. In the
Rio Grande Valley, we are a nucleus of four counties (Cameron,
Hidalgo, Starr and Willacy Counties) that work as one unit to
support our children academically and holistically.
RGV is home to a population of just over 1.3 million residents.
Children across the region truly benefit from IDEA's mission of
college for all, as only 1 out of 17 students currently graduate
college ready. Our mission holds true as we have over 5,000 IDEA
alumni that currently attend, or have graduated from, 300 colleges
and universities across the country.
Join our passionate team of changemakers in south Texas as we
prepare to expand our home region to 55 schools, serving over
38,000 students in 2022.
Role Mission: Business Clerks serve as a financial steward for
their campus. This includes managing $600K-$1.4M across two
Principal budgets, procurement through purchase orders and leader
purchase cards, school-based activity accounts central to local
fundraising, supporting student recruitment, enrollment and average
daily attendance. Business Clerks are essential to ensuring
students and staff have the resources they need to accomplish our
ambitious student achievement goals.
1. Build and manage school budgets.
Submit 100% accurate campus discretionary budget requests overall
and by fund in IDEA's enterprise resource planning system, Tyler
Munis, by April 4, 2019.
Manage $600K-$1.4M in Principal discretionary budgets which support
student and staff across both schools of a campus. Ensure school
leaders are informed regarding the financial state of their school
through consistent monthly check-ins and robust report sharing.
Reconcile negative discretionary budget accounts by the 8th
business day every month.
Partner with the Financial Planning Team to accurately forecast
results by school to ensure local financial goals are met and
schools end the year with a surplus or on target.
2. Procure goods and services in compliance with IDEA policies and
Enter 100% of requisitions in Tyler Munis within two business days
of the initial request from campus staff.
Ensure timely vendor payments by receiving 100% of all goods or
services in Tyler Munis within one business day of delivery and
include all appropriate documentation such as packing slips.
Procure all goods or services with an approved purchase order (with
the exception of purchase card expenses).
Reconcile all assigned purchase cards by the 2nd business day of
the following month. Ensure all corresponding purchase card
receipts are shared by the 3rd business day of the following month
and include an accurate transaction summary report.
Assist school leaders in delivering training sessions to campus
staff regarding procurement policies and procedures, including
student travel for field lessons, short-term rentals, and food for
students and staff.
3. Manage local campus and student activity accounts.
Support precise fundraising balance reporting by submitting
accurate and complete cash receipt documentation for all campus and
student activity fund deposits by the last day of the month.
Enter 100% of local account requisitions in Tyler Munis within two
business days of the initial request from campus staff.
Assist school leaders in delivering training to campus staff
regarding campus and student activity fund policies and
Ensure all staff managing fundraising efforts have completed cash
4. Complete an annual physical inventory.
Locate and scan 100% of campus capital assets and 90% of inventory
items by the provided deadline.
Tag all new assets with a per unit cost greater than $1,000 with
the correct label.
5. We look for Team and Family who embody the following values and
Believes and is committed to our mission and being an agent of
change: that all students are capable of getting to and through
Has demonstrated effective outcomes and results, and wants to be
held accountable for them
Has a propensity for action, willing to make mistakes by doing in
order to learn and improve quickly
Works with urgency and purpose to drive student outcomes
Thrives in an entrepreneurial, high-growth environment; is
comfortable with ambiguity and change
Seeks and responds well to feedback, which is shared often and
freely across all levels of the organization
Works through silos and forges strong cross-departmental
relationships in order to achieve outcomes
We believe in education as a profession and hold ourselves to high
level of conduct, professionalism and behaviors as models for our
colleagues and students.
Mission Focus - focuses on IDEA's core purpose of getting all
students into college
Record of Results - holds high expectations for self and others to
achieve and surpass intended goals
Problem Solving - able to synthesize, analyze, and prioritize data
and opportunities to develop strategies for achieving quantifiable
Communication - effectively conveys information using a variety of
channels and techniques
Continuous Improvement - proactively identifies opportunities to
improve and consistently reflects on past actions to guide future
Education: HS diploma or GED required
Experience: 1-2 years of accounting experience preferred
Knowledge and Skills:
Knowledge of basic accounting procedures. Ability to utilize
Enterprise Resource Planning System databases and analyze data in
Ability to communicate effectively communicate financial goals,
recommendations and results.
Salaries for this role typically fall between $14.56 and $18.20,
commensurate with relevant experience and qualifications. This role
is also eligible for a performance bonus based on individual and
organizational performance and goal attainment.
IDEA Public Schools does not discriminate on the basis of race,
color, national origin, age, sex or disability, in admission or
access to, or treatment of employment in its programs and
activities. Any person having inquiries concerning the
organization's compliance with the regulations implementing Title
VI of Civil Rights Act of 1964 (Title VI), Section 504 of the
Rehabilitation Act of 1973 (Section 504), or Title II of the
Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA), may contact IDEA
Human Resources at .
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