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Open Positions

Faculty and Staff

Posted: 11/18/23

Chief Financial Officer

The Williams School

Job Summary

The Chief Financial Officer is an integral part of the senior leadership team and is responsible for managing the financial and physical resources of the school. The person in this position reports directly to the Head of School.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • 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, contracting, payroll, human resources, accounting and reporting, regulatory reporting and compliance, and other business administration activities.
  • Oversee the School’s endowment and investment policy.
  • Oversee the School’s annual audit and all compliance therein.
  • Work with the Director of Facilities to oversee the maintenance of the buildings, grounds, and equipment.
  • Support the Assistant Head for Enrollment and Advancement on enrollment contract and financial aid processes.
  • Support the Director of Development on annual fund and capital campaign processes pertaining to reconciliation of development reports and business office accounts.
  • 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.
  • Work with the leadership team to develop and oversee annual departmental budgets.
  • Provide financial reports to school leadership and the Board of Trustees.
  • Participate in the ongoing development of the strategic plan, 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.
  • Ensure timely and accurate filings of all state and federal documents required by a non-profit organization and otherwise. 
  • Oversee Business Office staff to ensure that all policies and practices are clearly articulated, consistently applied, and conform to legal requirements.
  • Manage, mentor, and develop direct reports – providing constructive and timely feedback (including annual reviews). Model and foster high ethical standards, integrity, and respect for colleagues, alumni/ae, parents, and students in the conduct of the School’s business.
  • 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.
  • Understand the culture and climate of the School and the wider educational environment.
  • Communicate clearly, positively, and enthusiastically to all staff and stakeholders.
  • Perform additional duties from time to time as assigned by the Head of School that may be required for operation of the School.

Qualification Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree, accounting or finance preferred
  • Five years of experience in finance/accounting
  • Proven success in a senior administrative role, preferably working for a non-profit organization governed by a Board of Trustees
  • Demonstrated leadership qualities – managing people and processes
  • High ethical and confidentiality standards
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills with all stakeholders
  • The ability to work collaboratively with coworkers and other school community members
  • Keen analytical skills and a detail-oriented work style

Interested candidates should send a resume and cover letter to: Head of School Mark Fader – mfader@williamsschool.org.

 

The Williams School does not and shall not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion (creed), gender, gender expression, age, national origin (ancestry), disability, marital status, sexual orientation, or military status, in any of its activities or operations.

All employees of The Williams School are required to be fully vaccinated for the COVID-19 virus.