The Director of Finance and Administration is responsible for the day-to-day activity in the Business Office. Reporting directly to the Head of School, and as a member of the Senior Administrative Team, the Director of Finance and Administration represents the school and its mission to incoming employees and current parents. The Director of Finance and Administration is responsible for managing all facets of the Business office, including finance, budgeting, payroll, benefits, financial reporting, account payable, and accounts receivable and the audit process with the Schools outside CPA audit firm. The Director of Finance and Administration is an “ex-offcio” member of the Finance Committee of the Board of Trustees.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities
The Director of Finance and Administration will:
Develop and oversee financial policies, procedures, and internal controls to safeguard assets, protect confidential information, and ensure accurate financial reporting.
Oversee school business functions, including: tuition billing and collection, accounts payable, accounts receivable, re-enrollment, contracting, payroll, rentals, annual audit accounting and reporting, regulatory reporting and compliance, and other business administration activities.
Administer the annual budget and multi-year forecasting process to align with the School’s goals and mission and maintain account records related to the school’s budget.
Provide financial reports to the Head of School, the Finance Committee of the board and the board.
Participate in the development of school strategy, providing recommendations, financial analysis, projections, and other data to inform the process.
Collaborate with and assist the Head of School and the board of trustees in meeting fiduciary responsibilities.
Understand the culture and climate of the school and the wider educational environment.
Communicate clearly and enthusiastically to all staff and stakeholders.
Ensure that human resources policies and practices are clearly articulated, consistently applied, and conform to legal requirements, including filings of the ACA, 1099’s, HIRD, FMLA, CORI, and fingerprinting
Perform onboarding and exit interviews with employees
Manage all employee benefits which include: Health Insurance, Dental Insurance, 403 (b) Plan, Life Insurance, Long-Term Disability Insurance, Voluntary Life Insurance, Over-time for Non-Exempt Employees, Employee Assistance Program, Car Insurance, Medicare, COBRA, Flexible Spending Plan, and the Health Reimbursement
Remain current with business management trends and cultivate professional standards and development by participating in educational opportunities, reading professional publications, maintaining personal networks, and participating in local, regional, and national professional organizations.
The Director of Finance and Administration is a member of the Senior Administrative Team, Finance Committee, Financial Aid Committee and the Building and Grounds Committee.
Common Qualification Requirements
A bachelor’s degree, accounting or finance preferred
Five years of experience in finance/accounting in an independent school
Proven success in a senior administrative role, preferably working with a board
Demonstrated leadership qualities – organizing people and processes
High ethical standards
Excellent oral and written communication skills
The ability to work collaboratively with coworkers and other school community members
Keen analytical skills and a detail-oriented work style
Qualified candidates should send a letter of interest, resume, completed application, and references, with the position in the subject line to: Cambridge Friends School, Human Resources, 5 Cadbury Road, Cambridge, MA 02140 FAX 617.876.1815 or email to email@example.com.
About Cambridge Friends School
Cambridge Friends School is a Pre-K through Grade 8 independent school founded in 1961 by the Friends Meeting at Cambridge, Religious Society of Friends (Quakers). True to Quaker principles, students at CFS engage in thoughtful exploration of the world around them with a focus on learning skills that will create success throughout their lives. Our students develop their intellectual and creative potential to become active and lifelong learners. CFS graduates are well prepared both academically and socially to take on the rigors of high school and beyond.
The Cambridge Friends School offers a competitive compensation package.