Director of Finance

Alpha Public Schools - San Jose, CA - Full time

Alpha Public Schools - San Jose, CA - Full time

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Director of Finance, Network Operations Team

The Director Finance will provide exceptional service and support to all of Alpha’s schools and ensure school leaders use their financial resources effectively to reach their school’s educational and strategic outcomes. The Director Finance will be responsible for managing the full-scope accounting, financial, and payroll function across the organization.

What you’ll do:

  • Financial Planning: Create the annual budgeting process that allocates resources in the best interest of our scholars.
  • Reporting and Compliance: Evaluate, document and implement fiscal policies and practices for the network. Provide accurate, complete, and timely financial information to all stakeholders including school leaders, department heads, funders and lenders.
  • Accounting and Payroll: Manage our Bookkeeper and work in close collaboration with our back office team

What we’re looking for:

  • MBA or MA (advanced degree required, preferably in Accounting, Finance, Business or related field)
  • 5+ years of professional work experience
  • Knowledge of GAAP, business principles and standard operating practices
  • Advanced knowledge of Microsoft Excel (familiarity with accounting software a plus)
  • Strategic-thinking and creative problem-solving skills
  • Ability to communicate complicated financial information in a simple, accessible manner, which enables leaders to successfully manage their resources

Join our team:

  • To apply for this position, please submit a resume and cover letter online
  • Questions? Contact us at


Salary is competitive and compensation includes a comprehensive benefits package.

Note that in our fast-growing organization, specific functional responsibilities of the role may change depending on staff capacity and organizational need.

Incomplete applications or those with errors will not be considered. As an equal opportunity employer, we hire without consideration to race, religion, creed, color, national origin, age, gender, sexual orientation, marital status, veteran status or disability. We are strongly committed to hiring a diverse and multicultural staff and encourage applications from traditionally under-represented backgrounds.

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Experience Level

Mid Level

Alpha Public Schools

Alpha Public Schools believes that all children have a fundamental right to an excellent education and ensure that all of our scholars develop the academic skills and leadership habits required to succeed in college and live with integrity.

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