A direct report to the President of the Academy, the Director of Finance and Operations is the Chief Financial Officer of the school and oversees all aspects of finance, human resources, and the physical plant. The Director is a member of the Senior Administrative Team and supports the Finance and Buildings and Grounds Committees of the Board, prepares and oversees the annual audit, and provides strategic and managerial oversight of the Business Office. The Director of Finance and Operations will be committed to the school’s mission of educating girls and young women. Strong finance, accounting, organizational, analytical, business and interpersonal skills are required for this 12- month exempt administrative position.
Areas of Responsibility:
Oversee and manage all Business Office operations including budgeting and accounting, financial analysis, payroll, human resources, financial aid, and risk management.
Ensure compliance with all applicable accounting procedures and standards.
Prepare and oversee the annual audit
Oversee the collection of all tuition to ensure that families do not fall behind in payments.
Prepare monthly cash projections and financial statements
In conjunction with the President, prepare and submit for approval the school’s annual operating budget, prepare monthly department budgets, and project year-end variances.
Assure the school is in compliance with all laws and regulations that govern its programs and operations.
Oversee all contracts and contracted services to ensure accuracy, compliance, and terms.
Serve as a liaison to the Board’s Finance and Buildings and Grounds Committee.
Maintain and update annually the Personnel and Policy Employee Handbook ensuring that policies conform to state and federal laws.
Oversee purchasing, payments, debt, financial investments, banking, payroll, and benefits.
In conjunction with the Head of Maintenance, oversee compliance with building codes, safety regulations, insurance requirements, and risk assessment.
Maintain a working knowledge of government regulations, policies, and related issues that may impact the school now or in the future.
CPA, or Master’s degree in Finance required, or equivalent level of experience.
5+ years’ experience in an independent school.
Proficient in Excel, Word, and automated general ledger. QuickBooks experience a plus.
Excellent oral and written communication skills
Excellent interpersonal skills and a commitment to working collaboratively on an administrative team.
St. Mary Academy – Bay View is an all-girl independent Catholic school serving a diverse population of girls from pre-school through grade twelve and is located in Riverside, Rhode Island. A sponsored ministry of the Sisters of Mercy of the Americas, St. Mary Academy – Bay View fosters academic excellence in an innovative and creative learning environment while striving to empower each student to be a confident, independent, compassionate and socially conscious faith filled young woman.
Potential candidates must send a statement of interest and resume to Sister Marybeth Beretta, President, at President.email@example.com and go to bayviewacademy.org/about-bayview/employment-opportunities and download the “Non-Teaching Application.”
About St. Mary Academy Bay View
St. Mary Academy - Bay View is an independent, Catholic school serving a diverse population of girls from pre-school through grade twelve.
In the tradition of the Sisters of Mercy, we foster academic excellence in an innovative and creative learning environment.
We are committed to empowering each student to be a confident, independent, compassionate and socially conscious young woman who fully lives her faith.