Director of Finance and Comptroller Phillips Academy
Phillips Academy is pleased to announce a search for a new Director of Finance and Comptroller. Reporting to the Associate Head for Operations and Finance, CFO, the Director of Finance and Comptroller, is a key member of the financial leadership team with primary responsibility for strategic oversight and direction of the Comptroller’s Office and Academy-wide financial planning, budgeting, reporting, and analysis. Primary responsibilities include management of all aspects of the annual operating budget across the Academy, leadership and management of a team of eleven individuals, providing guidance, direction and professional development to staff on matters relating to financial and accounting policies and procedures.This opportunity is available immediately and will be filled following a comprehensive national search and the candidate of choice identified. Founded in 1778, Phillips Academy is an independent, coeducational secondary school with an expansive worldview and a legacy of academic excellence located in Andover, Massachusetts. www.andover.edu
Additional essential functions include oversight of all academy accounting, budget, and financial reporting functions, management of debt issuance, oversight of debt maintenance and compliance, investment operations for one-billion-dollar endowment including accounting and custody functions, gift accounting and reporting, the auditing processes, payroll, accounts payable, and tuition billing (the Bursar function). In addition, maintaining, developing, and communicating formal financial accounting policies and procedures to the broader Academy community, maintaining strong relationships with the Academy’s designated financial institutions, and management of financially related strategic projects for trustees and administration as necessary. For a full search description of the responsibilities, duties, skill sets, work experiences and required academic credentials, please view: https://deerfieldassociates.com/phillips-academy/
Phillips Academy offers a dynamic and supportive work environment, competitive salaries and a generous benefits package including a retirement plan, paid vacations and the full complement of health and welfare plans. As the COVID-19 pandemic persists, our top priority is safety. Accordingly, the Academy will require, subject to disability and religious accommodation exceptions under federal and state law, that all employees be fully vaccinated against influenza and COVID-19.
Phillips Academy is an equal opportunity employer. Phillips Academy is an intentionally diverse and inclusive residential community “committed to creating an equitable and inclusive school in which students from diverse backgrounds, cultures, and experiences—including race, ethnicity, nationality, gender, socioeconomic class, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, and ability—learn and grow together.” The ideal candidate supports the inclusive and diverse nature of the community. Any offers of employment will be contingent upon successful CORI/SORI and fingerprinting background checks as well as unrestricted authorization to work in the United States.
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Established in 1778, Phillips Academy is a co-educational, boarding secondary school located just north of Boston and which educates students of intelligence and integrity from diverse cultural, racial, socioeconomic and geographic backgrounds. Our motto, Non sibi, not for self, was forged by Paul Revere into the original seal 240 years ago. The school's residential structure enables faculty to support students in their personal, social and intellectual development. The academic program fosters excellence in all disciplines within the liberal arts tradition. Faculty members guide students in mastering skills, acquiring knowledge and thinking critically, creatively and independently. The school strives to help young people achieve their potential not only intellectually, but also artistically, athletically and morally, so that they may lead responsible and fulfilling lives.
The Academy embraces equity, inclusion, and wellness and is committed to establishing a community that encourages people of diverse backgrounds and beliefs to understand and respect one another and to embrace differences of race, gender, gender identity, ethnicity, class, sexual orientation, national origin..., and religion. In its programs, the school seeks to promote a balance of leadership, cooperation and service, together with a deeper awareness of the global community and the natural world.
Andover's 1778 Constitution charges the academy to prepare "Youth from every quarter" to understand that "goodness without knowledge is weak...yet knowledge without goodness is dangerous." This obligation challenges students, faculty, and staff in mind, body and spirit to see beyond themselves and to go beyond the familiar; to remain committed to developing what is finest in themselves and others, for others and themselves.