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Director of Finance and Operations

Company: California Assosiacion of Independent Schools
Location: Crestview
Posted on: September 22, 2022

Job Description:

Crestview Preparatory School, an independent K-6 school located in La Canada Flintridge, is seeking a Director of Finance and Operations. To learn more about the school please go to

The Director of Finance and Operations is responsible for all financial operations of the School. The Director of Finance and Operations also maintains personnel files and provides in-put on Human Resources issues impacting personnel and the School. In addition, the Director of Finance and Operations is expected to work closely with the Finance Committee and the Board of Trustees on creating and monitoring the annual budget, cash flow and investment management, as well as manage requests from the outside auditor.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include but are not limited to the following:

--- Supervision and oversight of the Business Office and all of its functions including accounting, investments, cash flow, banking, billing, purchasing and collections.
--- Preparation and administration of the annual budget including proposed tuition and salary changes.
--- Management of the human resource function including payroll and personnel benefits package.
--- Coordination of the financial aid process and participation in distribution of awards.
--- Maintenance and negotiation of vendor contracts.
--- Coordination of the annual audit and compliance with auditor requirements and recommendations.
--- Compliance with necessary business liability insurance coverage requirements and risk management.
--- Preparation of monthly financial statements including management reports for the Head of School, Finance Committee and the Board of Trustees.
--- Represent the school at regional, state and national associations relative to the role.
--- Assistance to the Parents Association in its financial affairs.
--- Assistance to the Head of School in various projects including coordination of construction projects, renovation of facilities, improvement of employee benefits package, establishment of new policies, etc.

QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS: To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty to the satisfaction of the Head of School. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Minimum Qualifications:

Strong administrative and leadership skills. Ability to communicate effectively with a wide range of constituencies, including parents, faculty, staff, members of the Board of Trustees and the community surrounding the school. Compliance with generally acceptable accounting practices, timely reporting and accurate representation of school's financial position.Ability to demonstrate leadership, motivation and team building.Computer literate, working knowledge of accounting software. Degree in accounting, business, finance or equivalent.Experience as a controller or senior finance/accounting manager.

Preferred Qualifications:
Five years of experience in comparable managerial position. Master's degree in Business Administration or CPA. Experience with the non-profit setting, preferably an independent school.

Note: Position starts on October 1, 2022. CAIS is an organization of approximately 200elementary, middle and secondary schools in California. The Association serves and strengthens its schools by:

  • setting standards of academic quality and ethical conduct
  • facilitating the professional growth of faculty, administrators, and trustees
  • promoting ethnic and socio-economic diversity

Keywords: California Assosiacion of Independent Schools, Mobile , Director of Finance and Operations, Executive , Crestview, Alabama

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