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Job Title: Chief Financial Officer (download)
Reports to: Chief Operating Officer
FSLA Status: Exempt (salaried)
Status: Full-time year-round staff position
This position is a leadership position and will report directly to the Chief Operating Officer (COO).
The position will:
- Lead and manage the School’s Business Office to ensure appropriate financial controls and procedures.
- Manage school resources consistent with the budget.
- Develop and implement best practices to maximize effectiveness and efficiency.
- Review all agreements concerning financial obligations, such as contracts for products or services and other actions requiring a commitment of financial resources; assess suitability to meet the School’s strategic plan and ensure proper execution.
- Control the flow of cash through the organization and maintain the integrity of funds, securities, and other valuable documents and assets.
- Work in conjunction with the COO to manage the School’s human resources and benefits functions as well as the St. Andrew’s Preschool.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
- Supervise all finance personnel and provide timely, accurate monthly budget reports to all departments.
- Manage cash flow to meet the needs of the School.
- Establish, coordinate, and administer a plan for the financial control of operations including monthly review of budget to actual, forecasts, revenue, and expense budgets together with necessary controls and procedures to effectuate the plan.
- Maintain banking and investment relationship with financial institutions according to the investment policies/strategies established by the Finance and Audit Committee.
- Coordinate the preparations of reports to government agencies, including tax filings; administer financial policies and procedures to ensure compliance with any local, state, and federal government requirements. Provide safeguards to insure continuation of tax-exempt status.
- Manage general ledger maintenance, bank reconciliations, accounts payable and receivable.
- Assure protection of the School’s assets through internal control, independent external audits, and ensure adequate insurance coverage. Assist with the school’s enterprise risk management.
- Develop and deliver with the COO a balanced budget based on parameters set by the Board of Trustees.
- Develop and deliver with the COO the long-range financial plans of the School in accordance with the school’s strategic plan.
- Develop, implement and update Business Office and human resources policies and procedures; ensure ongoing training of office staff concerning general procedures and specialized knowledge.
- Provide advice on all financial and human resources matters and assist in the formulation of overall objectives.
- Represent the School when requested at various local, state, and national meetings and conferences.
- Develop and deliver executive reporting on business affairs of the School to its leadership in a clear and concise manner.
- Review and assist in managing health, retirement and other benefit programs.
- Be the primary point of contact for the School’s auditors, bankers, insurance brokers, and other professional service providers where appropriate.
- Administer, manage, and supervise tuition, fee receipts, and student billing and collections.
- Prepare for the annual audits of the School’s finances and school retirement plans.
- Serve as lead member of the Financial Aid Committee.
- Partner with the Advancement Office on financial strategy and managing the appropriate allocation and disbursement of donations including recognition of and adherence to donor restrictions on contributions.
- Serve as the financial and administrative advisor to the COO and provide appropriate access to the School's financial information to the Board of Trustees through the COO, Head of School and the Chair of the Finance and Audit Committee.
- Foster professional standards and development by participating in and providing information to local and national organizations such as NBOA, PAISBOA, ABOPS, NAIS, and others.
The successful candidate will:
- Be a strategic leader;
- Be an open communicator;
- Be a good collaborator who values operational effectiveness;
- Have a history of accomplishment with financial and administrative systems and operations;
- Have a proven experience with data management and analysis;
- Have the ability to work with faculty and professional staff colleagues;
- Have proven experience working with a governing board, internal, and external constituents;
- Have passion for continuous process improvement, accuracy, and detail;
- Have the ability to build common purpose in a diverse community through effective collaboration and information sharing;
- Be highly analytical and able to multitask and complete projects in a timely manner;
- Have a collaborative leadership style: must be a team player, with a positive attitude;
- Be detail oriented and organized; and
- Be able to employ flexibility and creativity in the execution of duties.
- Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university in a relevant field.
- At least five years of proven managerial, problem-solving, and planning capability.
- Significant experience in responsibly managing financial, administrative, and day-to-day business operations.
- Excellent spreadsheet and database skills.
- Demonstrated ability to interpret and explain complex issues and their financial/operational implications.
- Strong, hands-on experience in financial management including analysis and reporting, budgeting, asset management, audit compliance, federal and state tax regulations and reporting procedures.
- Demonstrated fluency in generally accepted accounting principles and fund accounting.
- Demonstrated ability to strategize and develop mechanisms to manage expenses.
- Excellent interpersonal, written, oral communication skills with a demonstrated ability to communicate effectively and relate well to students, parents, staff, faculty, trustees, and others in a collaborative administrative team.
This job description is intended to describe the basic, critical elements of the job and should not be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, skills, efforts or working conditions associated with the job. A thorough background check, inclusive of fingerprinting, is required as a condition of employment.
Interested candidates should send a letter of interest and resume to:
Ann Visalli, Chief Operating Officer
350 Noxontown Road
Middletown, DE 19709
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