Sign Up






About the Position

Job Title: Controller
Reports to: Chief Operating Officer 
Job-Type: Full Time, Exempt Employee
Hours: Typically, Monday - Friday, 9 am to 5 pm

The Texas Public Charter Schools Association is the voice of public charter schools in Texas. We’re on a mission to support and advocate for a policy and regulatory climate that ensures every student in Texas has access to ever-improving public school options. We work closely with our sister organization, Charter Schools Now.

A. Job Summary
The Controller is responsible for the daily accounting operations for TPCSA.  This is a hands-on position ideal for someone who thrives in a fast-paced environment and is able to manage the day-to-day details as well as big picture concepts. This position requires a high level of attention to detail, organization and impeccable interpersonal and communication skills.  

B. Essential Job Functions
     • Preparation of monthly financial statement packages includes but not limited to: creating and posting journal entries recorded to the general ledger, fixed asset depreciation and amortization roll-forward, in-depth review of general ledger and income statement, in-depth budget variance comment review, and balance sheet reconciliations
     • Preparation and posting of monthly bank reconciliations including follow-up and correction of outstanding items
     • Cash management for multiple bank accounts, including credit cards 
     • Process Accounts Payable
     • Process Accounts Receivable 
     • Process semi-monthly payroll
     • Assist with the preparation of annual budget
     • Assist with annual audit and tax returns
     • Prepare financial analyses as needed, including financial reports needed for grants 
     • Implementation and maintenance of internal controls over accounting transactions
     • Documentation and maintenance of accounting policies and procedures
     • Maintain MIP and other financial systems essential to the financial functioning of the Association 
     • Other responsibilities as delegated by management

    Other Expected Behaviors
     • Maintain regular and punctual attendance
     • Ensures internal and external deadlines are met and utilizes experience and industry knowledge to complete assignments in a timely and accurate manner
     • Work cooperatively with others
     • Work in an office environment
     • Comply with all company policies and procedures

C. Qualifications

      Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
      Excels at working with a diverse group of people
      Intermediate knowledge of MIP 
      Intermediate Excel knowledge, including macros, vlookup and pivot tables
      Advanced understanding of accounting principles and ability to apply same to assignments, interaction with vendors, and team members
      Displays a high level of self-motivation, ability to multi-task and thrives in a deadline-oriented environment
      Ability to take initiative in solving routine/advanced problems
      Knowledge of charter schools and the charter movement desired, but not required
      Proficient with Google Drive and Google Sheets

     • BS degree in accounting or finance. In lieu of accounting or finance degree a BA/BS degree from a four accredited institution and extensive prior work experience in a related field
     •  7+ years experience in nonprofit accounting is required
     • Masters degree is desired, but not required

D. Benefits
      Competitive Salary (actual salary is dependent on qualifications)
      Health Insurance, including medical, dental, vision, and life insurance
      Paid holidays and PTO
      Matching Plan for 401(k) contributions

F. Disclaimer
This job description is not an employment agreement or contract.  Nor is it an exhaustive list of all functions that the employee may be required to perform, and the employee may be required to perform additional functions.  TPCSA reserves the exclusive right to revise the job description at any time without notice.  Employment with TPCSA is at-will. An at-will employment relationship can be terminated at any time with or without reason or notice by either the employer or employee. This at-will relationship exists regardless of any statements made to the contrary.  The employee must be able to perform the essential functions of the position satisfactorily, with or without accommodations.  If requested, reasonable accommodations may be made to enable employees with disabilities to perform the essential functions of their job, absent undue hardship.

G. Instructions for Application 
Qualified candidates should submit the following application materials in one PDF document:

      Resume describing your relevant experience and education
      Cover letter expressing your interest in this job and detailing how you embody TPCSA’s core values of optimism, drive, hustle, and excellence

The PDF should be emailed to

512-584-8272 | 3005 S Lamar Blvd, Suite D-447, Austin, TX, 78704