Finance Manager

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Finance Manager For more than two decades, Navitas has accelerated the internationalization of university campuses around the globe, providing international students greater opportunity and access to high-quality learning experiences. Our North American university partners include Simon Fraser University, University of Manitoba, University of Massachusetts Lowell, University of Massachusetts Dartmouth, University of Massachusetts Boston, University of New Hampshire, Florida Atlantic University, University of Idaho, Richard Bland College of William & Mary, and Virginia Commonwealth University.

Navitas is seeking to employ a Finance Manager to join our North American team in Boston, MA.

To Apply Please send cover letter and resume to [email protected]. Reference job code 0418NVTFM in the subject line of your email. Successful applicants will be subject to relevant pre-employment checks, which may include a Criminal Background and/or a Multi-State Sex Offender Registry review.

About the Role The Finance Manager, in conjunction with the Financial Controller is responsible for the maintenance and accuracy of the Financial Statements and Student Financial Information for the UPD Business units. The Finance Manager is also responsible for assisting and training of the finance team in the shared services office lead by the Director of Finance North America.

Key Responsibilities 

Prepare monthly financial statements including Monthly and Quarterly reporting, variance analysis and explanations.

Prepare / Manage/ Supervise the General Ledger including preparation of journal entries and monthly reconciliations.

Prepare end of year accounts and schedules as required by the Financial Controller North America and Director of Finance North America.

Maintain and manage Oracle E-Business Suite, and Blackline.

Maintain and ensure compliance with Group and US policy and controls.

Supervise Finance Officer(s) responsible for assigned Business Unit(s).

Oversee student information system (Maze) and student financial transactions.

Oversee process of Scholarship documentation, invoicing, and reporting.

Assist with student liaison re account queries at the Business Unit(s).

Monitor and control outstanding student tuition fees and closely monitor debt collection.

Oversee the student refunds, accounts payable and commission payable process.

Manage payroll for all states.

Other duties as required.

24 Federal St. 2nd Floor T +1 617 279 0030 Boston, MA 02110 F +1 617 279 2449 United States of America

Essential Skills, Knowledge and Experience •

Legal right to work in USA

Degree in Accounting and CPA designation, with a minimum of 5 years financial management experience

Demonstrated knowledge and understanding of professional accounting principles and practices (US GAAP) and the ability to apply the knowledge

Experience with external financial reporting

Knowledge and experience with corporate financial, accounting and administrative information systems

Demonstrated ability to lead and supervise staff, with a proven ability to motivate and develop a team to achieve positive client service in the context of competing deadlines

Customer-focused with an understanding that all students, staff, and vendors are your customers

High level of analytical skills with demonstrated ability to synthesize financial and non-financial information in order to develop activity-based costing tools and methodologies

Highly developed interpersonal, negotiation, presentation and communication skills, including the ability to work effectively with, and within, a team

Demonstrated capacity to identify and implement internal controls and process improvements

Desirable Skills •

Understanding of higher education sector.

US tax and audit experience an asset

Experience with Oracle E-Business Suite

What We Offer Navitas is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We offer a competitive compensation and benefits package, and are a values-driven employer.