Detail of : Finance Director Business Manager Job Opening in New Lebanon
Job Title: Finance Director & Business Manager Classification: Staff Employment Status: 12-month/Full-Time/Exempt Reports to: Head of School
The Darrow School, a small, independent, co-ed boarding/day school for grades 9-12, located on the New York State side of the Berkshires, offers an innovative, individually-focused college-preparatory curriculum featuring a unique combination of dynamic classroom instruction, active learning, and environmental stewardship. Students learn within an atmosphere that supports intellectual curiosity, creativity, and experimentation. The School emphasizes differentiated instruction and student-centered, active learning as key teaching philosophies.
The Business Manager is responsible for the management of the Business Office and financial operations within the general outlines established by the Head of School and the Board of Trustees. This position also works with the Senior Leadership Team to develop and implement appropriate policies for the long-term viability of the School. The Business Manager reports directly to the Head of School.
This position could potentially include on-campus housing for the right candidate.
This position is responsible for but not limited to the following:
Managing Business Office Resources: staff (Controller; Accounts Payable Specialist; Payroll Specialist; Auxiliary Revenue Coordinator) and third-party service providers.
Bookkeeping: Overseeing all bookkeeping responsibilities in the daily operation of the School, including cash flow and cash management, parent billing, posting and collecting accounts receivable, posting and paying accounts payable, recording and depositing checks and cash as received, balancing bank accounts, maintaining necessary software enabling the preparation of monthly statements, preparing and distributing payroll.
Budgeting: Assisting the Head of School and Finance Committee with the preparation of the annual operating and capital budgets.
Reporting: Monthly financial statements for the Head of School and Finance Committee and quarterly reports for distribution to the Board of Trustees as well. Monthly accounting for each department head to help manage spending and budget. Serving on the Finance Committee and attending all Finance Committee and Board of Trustees meetings. Overseeing/completing state and federal reports (e.g., W2, 1090, and 990) and school licensing/accreditation filings (e.g., NAIS, NYSAIS, BEDS). Periodic donor reporting (restricted fund donors) regarding investment performance and use of funds.
Auditing: Compiling financial data to provide audit trails and supporting material in preparation for the annual audit; this information must also be made available for IRS and Worker’s Compensation audits
Purchasing: Processing purchase requisitions as received, within departmental budget limitations
Revenue Administration: Includes, but not limited to, billing tuition, fees, and ancillary revenue; managing tuition insurance; monitoring and collecting receivables and, as needed, keeping in touch with parents about individual account problems.
Human Resources: Overseeing the School’s Human Resources operations; ensuring the accuracy of the bi-weekly payroll process, the data stored in the HR system, and employee files.
IT and Data Protection: Overseeing all hardware, software, and system management in conjunction with support from outside vendors.Insurance. Overseeing all property, casualty, liability, D&O, and healthcare insurance.
Banking and Loans: Opening, maintaining and administering all banking and borrowing facilities
Project Supervision: Serving as the point person for third-party contractors; working out contracts; overseeing performance; etc.
Continuing Education: Staying abreast of all federal, state and local tax laws as they affect the school to ensure compliance
Bachelor’s degree in accounting, business, business management, or other related fields
At least 3 years of experience in a management position
Advanced knowledge of principles of non-profit accounting and business office practices; broad and deep knowledge of general accounting principles
Proficiency with QuickBooks, MS Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint), Outlook, Adobe, Google Workplace (Sheets, Docs), Blackbaud, ADP, Internet tools- Outstanding leadership abilities
Effective oral and written communication skills, with excellent interpersonal skills
Ability to clearly and concisely present complex financial data to various audiences and experience levels
Strong database and spreadsheet experience; high level of accuracy in preparing and entering financial information
Ability to maintain confidentiality concerning financial and employee files
Ability to work in a team environment
Ability to meet deadlines and function effectively in a complex organizational environment that demands a high energy level, discretion, patience, flexibility, and enthusiasm; thrive in an environment of diverse responsibilities and finite resources
Flexibility, maturity, enthusiasm, and a sense of humor
A deep appreciation for the vision, mission, and values of the school
Proficient in relevant advancement technology and database management
A life-long learner who engages in his/her own professional development
Physical Demands The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential responsibilities of this position.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk or hear
The employee is required to sit, stand, walk; use hands to find; handle or feel and reach with hands and arms
Must frequently lift and/or move up to 25 pounds
Must be able to work in the heat and cold as well as environments with adverse conditions including dirt, dust and pollen, odors, sun, wetness, humidity, rain, and noise
Job Type: Full-time
Pay: From $65,000.00 per year
Health savings account
Paid time off
8 hour shift
Monday to Friday
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Only qualified candidates that meet with the above requirements would be processed in this recruitment.
Only candidates that meet the above qualification will be shortlisted.
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