The Hockaday School seeks a full time Director of Finance and Human Resources to manage and lead the Business Office and Human Resources functions, liaise with various Board Committees, and assist the CFO with data analysis and special projects related to accounting, finance and other operational matters.
Abiding by Hockaday’s Code of Ethics and Conduct
A commitment to the ideals expressed in Hockaday’s Tenets of Staff Excellence
Providing expertise, advice and solutions in the areas of finance, accounting, tax, risk management, insurance, employment law, human resources, contracts, endowment and investments
Supervising, leading and developing the business office, reception, and campus store teams
Reviewing all internal financial statements, reports, and reconciliations; working with the Controller to research and resolve issues
Preparing and analyzing the annual budget and multi-year financial projections, investigating variances, and working with internal constituents to support strategic and sustainable programs
Overseeing audits of the School and 403(b) retirement plan financial statements and all related tax and regulatory filings (e.g., IRS Forms 990, 990-T, 926, 5500, etc.)
Acting as a staff liaison with reporting and presenting responsibilities to the Finance and Administration, Investment, Employee Benefits, and Audit and Ethics committees of the Board of Trustees
Preparing and submitting annual surveys with various types of financial and operational information for organizations such as NAIS, ISAS, NBOA, S&P, Commonfund, and Cambridge
Collaborating with the Development and External Affairs office to determine appropriate classification, recording, and treatment of charitable gifts
Managing the school’s insurance coverage, policy renewals, and claims, including property, casualty, liability, etc.
Supervising the Human Resources Manager and Payroll Clerk
Collaborating with the Assistant Head of School on employee recruitment, reference and background checks, and new hire onboarding
Developing and presenting various employee training initiatives related to finance and business office operations, employee benefits, performance management, and supervisory skills
Review, update, edit, and solicit management input on employment policies and procedures detailed in the Faculty and Staff Handbook, ensuring compliance with employment law and consistency with best practices
Supporting management and employees in a wide variety employment issues including, but not limited to, conflict resolution, mediation, advising supervisors in managing difficult conversations, performing interviews and investigations, and maintaining an appropriate commitment to confidentiality
Providing guidance to the Human Resources Manager and researching and resolving various employment law matters such as FMLA, FLSA, PPACA, ERISA, etc.
Other duties as assigned
Must have a bachelor’s degree in accounting, Master’s degree preferred
Must be a Certified Professional Accountant (CPA) and preferably have a relevant Human Resources certification (e.g. SHRM, PHR, etc.) or the education and experience qualifications to obtain these certifications within a year
At least five years of experience in public accounting with an emphasis in not-for-profits and/or at least five years of experience as a manager at a not-for-profit. Prior experience at an independent school is preferred.
Advanced understanding of US Generally Accepted Accounting Principles
Advanced understanding and ability to use computers and technology including Microsoft Windows and Office products, basic office equipment, and prior experience working with ERP systems (e.g. Senior Systems, Blackbaud) and HRIS systems (e.g. ExponentHR, Paycom, ADP)
Well-developed interpersonal, written, and verbal communication skills, including the ability to communicate effectively with all constituents in a school environment, including students, co-workers, parents, alumnae, volunteers, trustees, and the public
Problem-solving and analytical skills, adaptability, honesty, self-reliance, teamwork, dependability, flexibility, willingness to listen and learn, work ethic, determination, persistence, loyalty, and congeniality are essential
Well-developed and demonstrated skills in public speaking and conflict resolution are preferred
Must successfully complete background screening and verification
Physical Requirements and Work Environment:
Regularly works in standard office conditions and climate
Regularly uses close and distance vision; works at a computer screen for extended periods of time
Occasionally required to move around the office; works at a desk for extended periods of time
Ability to occasionally move items weighing up to 30 lbs. across the office or campus
Regularly works in a stressful environment, effectively dealing with a wide variety of challenges, deadlines, and a varied and diverse array of contacts; stamina to maintain attention to detail despite interruptions
Ability to periodically (and seasonally) work flexible hours to meet deadlines
Qualified candidates should complete an online application for employment and attach a cover letter and résumé. You will receive an email confirming receipt of your application. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.
The Hockaday School is an equal opportunity employer. It is our policy not to discriminate, and to comply with all applicable state and federal laws prohibiting discrimination in employment based on race, color, sex, sexual orientation, creed, religion, national origin, ethnicity, age, disability, veteran status or other applicable protected classification.
About The Hockaday School
The Hockaday School is an independent, college preparatory day and boarding school for girls of strong potential
and diverse backgrounds who may be expected to assume positions of responsibility and leadership in a rapidly
changing world. With an enrollment of more than 1,000 students, The Hockaday School is the nation’s largest prekindergarten through grade 12 independent girls’ school. Ranked among the country’s finest college preparatory
schools, it was founded over a century ago and continues today to build on its original four cornerstones: Character,
Courtesy, Scholarship, and Athletics.