Performance & Accountability Manager in Houston, TX at BakerRipley

Date Posted: 1/6/2020

Job Snapshot

Job Description

BakerRipley provides an integrated holistic education system for families and their children ages six months through eighth grade. The Choices in Education division oversees the early childhood education programs and the BakerRipley Schools, including three community-based elementary schools, one middle school, and a “New Neighbor” school for refugee children – all of which reside within our community centers. Our holistic approach to educating the entire family allows us to create a stronger and more positive impact in the community. Both children and their parents gain access to education and broader community resources to prepare them for a successful degree and/or career.

Job Summary: 

Under the direction of the Senior Director of Early Head Start/Head Start, works in conjunction with the Financial Analyst to oversee and manage the program’s fiscal operations.  The Performance and Accountability Manager shall administer aspects of the program’s financial and business operations, following the general policies provided by the Financial Analyst.  The Performance and Accountability Manager, as a part of the Senior Leadership team, will be required to make a significant contribution to the overall organization, management, and direction of the program.    Managers to promote effective, developmentally appropriate classroom instruction individualized to the needs of each child and family.

Core Duties and Responsibilities: 

  1. Ensure compliance with all applicable laws, regulations and standards including, but not limited to: Head Start Program Performance Standards.
  2. Ability to communicate effectively in both written and oral forms with all levels of management, both internal and external to the agency.
  3. Assists with federal funding applications and ensures compliance reports are completed accurately and in accordance with established timelines.
  4. Conducts reviews and evaluations of program data to ensure accuracy in record-keeping and reporting are within regulations of HSPPS.
  5. Assists EHS/HS Senior Director in overseeing program budget development and program expenditures.  Works closely with Financial Analyst.
  6. Assists in analyzing the financial details of past, present, and expected operations to identify development opportunities and areas where improvement is needed.
  7. Advise the EHS/HS Senior Director on short-term and long-term financial objectives, policies, and actions. 
  8. Provide direction and assistance at all levels and departments regarding accounting and budgeting, policies and procedures, and efficient control and utilization of financial resources.
  9. Coordinate and direct the financial planning, budgeting, procurement, or investment activities of the program.
  10. Conduct fiscal planning to include forecasting expenditures and needs to ensure sound financial operations and no unexpected budget deficits.
  11. Develop reports as requested
  12. Attend and participate in meetings and committees as requested by the EHS/HS Senior Director.
  13. Manage monthly transactions related to purchased goods and services and all other program services.
  14. Develop consistent financial reporting to include monthly and yearly comparisons of expenditures, receipts, costs, and other transactions to adequately communicate the financial state of the program.
  15. Maintain confidentiality of information concerning staff, students, and parents in accordance to program and agency policies. 
  16. Perform other tasks or duties as assigned.


Job Requirements


  • Minimum of a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration, Accounting, Finance.
  • Experience in accounting, finance, and operations, in business, education, or governmental agencies.
  • Such alternatives to the above qualifications as the EHS/HS Senior Director may find appropriate and acceptable


• Excellent communication skills; both written and verbal.
• Ability to work with diverse populations – both internal and external to the agency.
• Computer proficiency.
• Possession of a moral and ethical compass.
• Early Head Start/Head Start experience strongly preferred.