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Martha O'Bryan Center

Director of Finance – Charter Schools

Martha O'Bryan Center


Job Summary

The Director of Finance for our Charter Schools directs all accounting, financial statement preparation, financial compliance reporting, and financial management for East End Prep and Explore Community School, two Nashville charter schools serving over 1400+ students and with an annual budget of $25+ million.  This includes complete general ledger accounting, A/R, A/P, monthly financial statement preparation, annual budgeting, multi-year modeling, revenue management, compliance activities, and financial analysis for our two fully enrolled K-8 charter schools. 


Martha O’Bryan Center (MOBC) is an anti-poverty non-profit organization with a longstanding history and deep community roots, grounded in tradition and strengthened by innovation.    Located in Cayce Place in east Nashville, we partner with low-income families to open doors of hope and possibility, create a culture of attainment, and positively shape future generations. Our k-8 schools, East End Preparatory and Explore Community School, are a central part of our strategies to end generational poverty. 

Solving the root causes of poverty, Martha O’Bryan Center serves 9,000 people annually with its programs in early learning, parent empowerment, youth development, adult education, food security, crisis counseling, and public charter schools East End Prep and Explore! Community School.

Mission Statement 

On a foundation of Christian faith, the Martha O’Bryan Center empowers children, youth, and adults in poverty to transform their lives through work, education, employment, and fellowship.


NOTE: Please include a cover letter with your application.

Job Responsibilities


  • Complete responsibility for the accurate maintenance of each school’s general ledger, fixed assets, liabilities, bank reconciliations, payables, receivables, etc.
  • Produces timely and accurate monthly financial statements, bank reconciliations, comparisons to budget, supporting analyses, and annual year-end statements.
  • Oversees and directs all budgeting, fund management, and activities related to audit, tax, accounting, purchasing, and corporate records.
  • Supports the annual audit process and prepares all client-produced schedules to ensure timely completion of annual audits and tax returns.
  • Establishes and directs a strong system of internal control, creates procedures and systems necessary to maintain proper records and to ensure adequate accounting controls, purchase approval procedures, contract/bid reviews, effective P Card systems, and safeguarding of all school funds, investments, and assets.
  • Oversees all financial compliance reporting activities, communicates with state, federal, and local education authorities, and prepares, analyzes, and disseminates financial reports for both charter schools. 
  • Collaborates with school staff to manage vendor relationships including major recurring vendors for food service, E-Rate (technology), transportation, custodial, substitutes, clinical services, etc.
  • Communicates effectively with the leadership of each school and supports their efforts to successfully lead their respective campuses.  
  • Monitors the agency’s financial position, issues periodic financial and operating reports, and directs appropriate activities to ensure fiscal stability.
  • Provides leadership and support to Martha O’Bryan School Advisory Committee, committee/Center treasurers and board finance/investments committees, and agency management staff in areas that relate to budgeting, financial and asset management, fiscal policies, and procedures.
  • Works with each School Director, the VP of Schools, and the Martha O’Bryan Center CEO on short and long-term financial and strategic planning.
  • Contributes to the team effort by effectively participating in meetings, functions, and special activities of the organization.
  • Other duties may be assigned.



Bachelor’s Degree Required and 7-10 years related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience. Preference for a degree in accounting or finance, experience in charter schools or other growing organizations.  Public accounting or CPA experience is a plus and demonstrated ability in maintaining a complete general ledger and performing financial analysis of financial statements is essential. 

Additional Information


Full-time employees are eligible for a full range of benefits, including medical, dental, and vision, as well as company-paid Life Insurance, Short Term and Long Term Disability, Paid Time Off, and 11 paid holidays. 

How to Apply

Apply online HERE


  • Date Posted: June 5, 2024
  • Type: Full-Time
  • Job Function: Accounting / Financial Management
  • Service Area: Education