The Director of Finance and Operations is responsible for the strategic vision and implementation of the school’s budget, as well as the overall business operations of the school. This position oversees the finance and operations of the entire school, Parenting Center through eighth grade: Business Office, human resources, student registration, financial aid, endowment reporting, and information technology. The Director of Finance and Operations reports to the Head of School and works closely with the School Board, the Temple Executive Director and the Temple Director of Finance. The Director of Finance and Operations supervises the Human Resources Manager, the Payroll Administrator, the Student Account Manager, the Operations Manager, the Tuition Assistance Associate and the Director of Information Technology.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Budgeting, Accounting, and Financial Analysis • Prepares budgets and works with the Head of School in developing proposed budgets and budget projections. • Serves as staff officer to the school budget committee. • Monitors budget performance, notifying Head of School and budget committee of potential overages and other variances. • Prepares budget reports for the Head of School and budget committee, and summary reports for school administrators. • Reviews and analyzes general ledger detail, endowment and restricted fund reports, and other financial documents. • Monitors the accounts payable process completed by the Temple and approves check requests, purchase orders, reimbursements and invoices. • Manages the accounts receivable process, in coordination with the Temple Finance Department. • Ensures that collection and exclusion notices are sent as necessary. • Provides management, human resources and budget analysis for both short term and long range strategic planning. • Assists school administrators and various sub-committees with budget planning, financial analysis, and research. • Provides information to the Temple Finance Department for the annual financial audit. • Oversees expense reporting and credit card usage. Tuition Assistance Administration • Oversees the administration of the school tuition assistance program. • Serves on the Tuition Assistance Committee. • In conjunction with the Tuition Assistance Associate, creates financial aid documents and forms and establishes policies and procedures for program administration. • Coordinates the review process for tuition assistance applications and appeals. • Monitors tuition assistance budget. Endowment Administration and record keeping • Prepares annual statements and cover letters. Student Re-enrollment • Oversees the annual student re-enrollment process. • In conjunction with the Student Account Manager, monitors accounts receivables and collects outstanding tuition and fees. Human Resource and Payroll Administration • Implements Temple human resource policy and develops procedures to assure school compliance. • Coordinates the employment agreements process and oversees related payroll and benefits administration for school personnel and salary spreadsheets. • Prepares and obtains approval on all employee status change and salary authorizations for school personnel. • Oversees school payroll processing and approval of time sheets. • Ensures that organizational structure and employee classifications are properly designated in payroll system. • Maintains records for the Department of Justice (DOJ) site and is listed as a Custodian of Record with the DOJ. This is for purposes of background checks for prospective employees. Insurance Administration • Administers claim processing for student accident and tuition refund insurance programs. • Provides necessary claim forms for personnel and business insurance and ensures they are processed by the Temple Human Resources and/or Finance Department in a timely fashion. • Sits on the Insurance Committee. Legal and Compliance • Administers school legal affairs, contract approval, and regulatory compliance. • Completes all surveys as required by NAIS, CALISBOA, Builders of Jewish Education (BJE), the Jewish Federation of Los Angeles, and other organizations. • Conducts research, prepares various reports, summaries, and analyses for accrediting agencies and regulatory bodies.
Bachelor’s degree in Accounting, Business, or a related field. CPA license and/or MBA in Accounting, preferred. Minimum of five years working in an accounting or business office, with supervisory experience, preferably in a nonprofit environment. Dedicated work ethic. Strong financial and analytical skills. Ability to lead a team and work collaboratively with colleagues. Strong executive functioning skills and ability to multi-task. Strong written and oral communication skills. Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite, with particular emphasis on Excel, and other relevant software programs. A commitment to professional development and continued growth.
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