Christian Brothers High School is a Lasallian Catholic coeducational college preparatory high school. We are dedicated to inspiring and empowering young men and women with a challenging, relevant, and diverse academic program and co-curricular activities. Students thrive in a Christ-centered community that fosters faith, integrity, global citizenship, leadership, and service, preparing students for college and life.
Summary of Position: The Director of Finance is a key educational leader of the school and is responsible for the school’s financial and operational programs in collaboration with the school’s Catholic identity, mission and vision. Reporting directly to the President, the Director of Finance/CFO manages the day-to-day operations of the School’s Business Office, and provides financial strategic advice to the President, Cabinet and Board of Trustees and its Finance Committee. Managing a staff of three, this role ensures accurate and timely accounting systems, financial reporting, internal controls and policies. Oversee the Facilities and IT Departments.
CPA or relevant heavy accounting experience, experience leading accounting teams, closing books, reporting financials, reconciling balance sheet, working with nonprofit and fund accounting, working with technology to improve processes, controls, and efficiencies, MBA preferred, 5 to 10 years experience, tech-savvy (Blackbaud, FACTS, Microsoft Teams, QuickBooks, Concur, ERP/CRM, Intacct, Office Suite, Forms/Power Automation, Excel Super User, etc.); Strong leader, top-notch ethics, ad trustworthy.
Provides financial strategic advice to leadership, administration, Board members, and the Finance Committee to determine current and future planning and projections.
Establishes policies, procedures, standards and strategies for areas of responsibility and provides adequate internal control capabilities to strengthen and safeguard the School’s assets.
Ensure that the school follows all appropriate FASB and GAAP accounting standards, and complies with all relevant state and federal tax reporting requirements.
Prepares and develops annual and monthly budget and forecast, in addition to budget variance analysis reporting.
Coordinates relationship with the School’s independent auditors and is responsible for the preparation of work papers for the annual audit.
Responsible for ensuring a timely and accurate completion of the monthly and annual close, including processing journal entries, account analysis and reconciliation, and financial statement review.
Management of the Business Office general accounting operations including cash management, accounts payable, accounts receivable (tuition and fees), and bank depositions.
Maintains fixed asset ledgers, capitalizing acquisitions, recording depreciation and disposals. Prepares fixed asset reports and posts entries to the general ledger.
Performs adequate and appropriate financial systems and establishes procedures to meet the financial needs of the School and its administration.
Reviews all expense reports for accuracy and proper expense classification.
Oversees and administers petty cash accounts.
Maintains grant accounting and recording of revenue as restrictions are satisfied.
Coordinating and reconciling with Development Staff in maintaining adequate records for donations and pledges.
Oversees updates to School’s information management system for independent tuition billing and collection systems.
Participates in the tuition assistance process, including preparation of materials, distribution of award decision, and compilation of data for the tuition assistance committee, record keeping, notification and follow-up.
Administration of annual surveys, including Cal-ISBOA, CAIS and DASL.
Oversees the school’s facilities, including planning for expanded facilities and the repair and maintenance of the school’s campus.
Oversees the procurement and operation of the school’s cafeteria food service.
Qualifications Knowledge and Skills
Experience with Blackbaud Accounting system, FACTS, QuickBooks/Intacct, ERP/CRM implementation, etc. strongly preferred
Expert knowledge of generally accepted accounting principles and experience with automated accounting systems.
Ensure all financial records and statements are in line with laws, regulations, and generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP).
8+ years of managerial level accounting/financial business management experience, preferably in an academic/school or nonprofit environment.
Need to be technically savvy with expert understanding of Office Suite, particularly Excel (pivot tables, vlookups, macros, etc.)
A clear understanding of bookkeeping/accounting terms and practices
Comfort with Microsoft Teams applications good to have
Comfort with fund accounting and endowments preferred (restricted vs unrestricted)
Outstanding communication and multitasking skills
The ability to work in a fast-paced team environment
Desire to learn and understand the business process from beginning to end
Strong leadership ability and competency in guiding, building, and evaluating team
Strong work ethic with respect for work/life balance and positive work environment
Good people skills and strong backbone to stand firm in a changing environment
Ability to work autonomously without being micromanaged and trustworthy
Consistently exhibit a positive attitude, to be self-motivated and to be able to cope successfully with stressful situations, schedules and deadlines.
Demonstrated collaborative leadership ability.
Ability to sit, walk, stand, bend, squat, climb, kneel, and twist on an intermittent or sometimes continuous basis
Ability to grasp, push, and/or pull objects
Ability to reach overhead
Ability to operate telephone
Ability to lift up to 25 lbs.
Ability to operate a computer
Ability to process written, visual, and/or verbal information
Ability to operate basic office equipment and tools PC, Fax Machine, Telephone, Calculator, Copier, Printer.
Qualified individuals must be able to perform the essential duties of the position with or without accommodation. A qualified person with a disability may request a modification or adjustment to the job or work environment in order to meet the physical requirements of the position. Christian Brothers High School will attempt to satisfy requests as long as the accommodation needed would not result in undue hardship.
Those interested should submit a resume and cover letter to firstname.lastname@example.org Along with your submission in the subject line please list the title of the position you are interested in applying. This position is open until filled.
Please note: COVID-19 vaccinations will be required as a condition of employment for all CBHS faculty and staff..
This document in no way constitutes an offer of employment nor act as terms and conditions of employment. Christian Brothers High School is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer. Minorities/Women/Veterans/People with Disabilities.
Mission of Christian Brothers
Christian Brothers High School is a Lasallian Catholic coeducational college preparatory high school. We are dedicated to inspiring and empowering young men and women with a challenging, relevant, and diverse academic program and co-curricular activities. Students thrive in a Christ-centered community that fosters faith, integrity, global citizenship, leadership and service, preparing students for college and life.
We, as members of Christian Brothers High School, are inspired by Jesus Christ and the vision and wisdom of St. John Baptist de La Salle, Universal Patron of Teachers. In La Salle’s spirit we have created and desire to enhance a learning community of students and adults that:
-Represents the best of Lasallian Catholic education today and in the future, and
-Believes the Presence of God is found within all students and other members of the learning community, and
-Recognizes that we are continually moving from excellent to extraordinary in terms of our college prep curriculum and all programs associated with student life, and
-Believes that administrators, faculty and staff are Ministers of Grace as we fulfill our... designated roles, and
-Celebrates individual and academic program innovation that focuses on supporting today’s students, and
-Recognizes our obligation to embrace a concern for the poor, and
-Promotes high standards of personal conduct among our students, administration, faculty, and staff, and
-Believes in celebrating our Lasallian Catholic identity by inspiring each other to grow in and to demonstrate our love of God and neighbor, and
-Is committed to being an educational leader in the region and to building a better community.