Park Century School was founded in 1968 as an independent not-for-profit, co-educational day school to meet the needs of children who learn differently. Park Century serves students between the ages of 7 to 14, or grades 2nd to 8th, living in the Southbay to the San Fernando Valley and throughout the greater Los Angeles area. Park Century’s mission is to empower bright children with learning differences to reach their academic and personal potential. Students flourish within our individualized, evidence-based curriculum and supportive environment. In collaboration with their families, the school inspires students to develop into resilient self-advocates and builds a foundation for lifelong achievement.
The Director of Finance assumes managerial responsibility for the financial operations of the school. The Director of Finance is also responsible for safeguarding the assets of the school and ensuring that all financial and operations functions meet the needs of the School and its constituencies and for budgeting as well as contract oversight and audit procedures. The Director of Finance reports to the Chief Operating Officer.
Abides by the policies and guidelines contained in the Park Century School Employee Handbook
Directs and performs duties and tasks, as needed, associated with all aspects of finance, including: financial accounting and controls, budgeting, analysis and reporting, insurance, negotiation and financial management of contracts, and general administration
Is responsible for processing payroll
Partners with Human Resources in maintaining our 403(b) with One America
Is responsible for the timely preparation and distribution of all financial reports, and for ensuring that the school is in full compliance with all legal requirements
Collaborates with the Head of School, Chief Operating Officer, and division administrators to ensure that programs remain on budget and are scaled to financial means
As an Officer of the Corporation, serves as the financial and administrative advisor to the Head of School, and Chief Operating Officer, and provides appropriate access to the school’s financial information to the Board of Trustees through the Head of School, Chief Operating Officer, and the Chair of the Finance Committee
Monitors all financial obligations including the School’s Master Loan Agreement
Monitors all banking transactions and investments
Accounts for funds entrusted to the school; maintains current, accurate financial records of the operations and the financial position of the school
Provides all financial information necessary for current operations, assessments and future planning; analyzes the costs of all school departments
Prepares, implements and manages annual operating and capital budgets
Manages cash effectively; maintains an internal control structure
Oversees the administration of the financial aid process in FACTS and serves as a member of the financial aid committee
Partners with the Admissions Office in enrollment management and in the development of financial aid strategies
Partners with the Advancement Office in the establishment and maintenance of practice to enhance the work of the office
Serves on the Finance Committee of the Board of Trustees and works closely with that group on fiscal management, financial analysis, short- and long-term projections, major expenditures, and financial planning
Supports the Board appointed Finance Committee Chair with agenda planning, meeting material and budget recommendations to the board
Serves on the Investment Committee of the Board of Trustees
Coordinates relationship with school’s independent auditors and prepare financial records and documents needed for the annual audit and 990 tax return and responds to the management letter.
Monitors banking activities of the organization
Manages cash flows to maximize returns through appropriate management of payables and receivables and other fund sources
Ensures adequate cash flow to meet the organization’s financial needs
Oversees the endowment and investment portfolio in accordance with the school's investment policy
Oversees and handles legal activities, including letters of agreement, contracts, leases and other legal documents and activities
Supervises accounting assistant
Connects with students and participates in the life of the community through several ways that may occur during the school year and summertime operations.
Supports the Summer Programs and Community Outreach with rentals, summer camps, summer programs, budgets, etc.
Parental Liaison regarding billing issues
Fosters professional standards and development by participating in local and national organizations such as CAL-ISBOA and NBOA
Prepares and submits statistical information for annual surveys conducted by CAL-ISBOA, NAIS and CAIS
Bachelor’s Degree in accounting or business-related experience, preferably in independent schools.
Position requires knowledge of generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP).
Proficient MS Excel skills and Quickbooks required.
ADP Workforce experience preferred.
Must possess ability to multitask, attend to detail, organize work effectively, meet deadlines, and report status of work in a regular manner.
Ability to handle sensitive and confidential information.
Strong written and verbal skills.
Ability to work independently and collaboratively.
About Park Century School
Park Century School was founded in 1968 as an independent not-for-profit, co-educational day school to meet the needs of children who learn differently. Park Century serves students between the ages of 7 to 14, or grades 2nd to 8th, living in the South Bay to the San Fernando Valley and throughout the greater Los Angeles area. Park Century’s mission is to empower bright children with learning differences to reach their academic and personal potential. Students flourish within our individualized, evidence-based curriculum and supportive environment. In collaboration with their families, the school inspires students to develop into resilient self-advocates and builds a foundation for lifelong achievement.