The Park School is a college-preparatory day school serving approximately 300 students in prekindergarten through grade 12. Through a rigorous and progressive curriculum, the school develops in students the habits of mind and essential skills that lead to success in college and life.
The Park School is an equal opportunity employer and welcomes applications from all qualified professionals regardless of race, color, creed, national origin, ancestry, gender, marital status, disability, religious or political affiliation, age, or sexual orientation.
Additional information about The Park School can be found at http://www.theparkschool.org/
Director of Finance Job Summary
The Director of Finance is an integral part of the senior leadership team and is responsible for managing the financial and physical resources of the school. S/he reports directly to the Head of School.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities
The Director of Finance 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, contracting, payroll, human resources, 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 school leadership 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.
Manage, mentor, and develop direct reports, providing constructive and timely feedback in order to build a cohesive team environment.
Model and foster high ethical standards, and embrace the School’s core values of respect, responsibility, honesty and kindness when conducting the school’s business.
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.
Staff the Finance Committee and participate with the Board of Trustees and Park School Foundation activities and meetings.
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.
Minimum bachelor’s degree in accounting or finance
Five years of experience in finance/accounting
Three to five years of supervisory experience
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
Ability to work collaboratively with coworkers and other school community members
Keen analytical skills and a detail-oriented work style
Ability to adapt to a changing environment and handle multiple priorities
Commitment to the mission, core values, and principles of The Park School
Three to five years human resources experience
Work in a school or with a non-profit organization strongly preferred
Proficient use of computer programs for accounting, databases, spreadsheets, word processing, email, and Internet
** The Employer retains the right to change or assign other duties to this position as needed.
Please include your resume and three letters of recommendation.
About The Park School of Buffalo
Founded in 1912, The Park School of Buffalo has the distinction of being one the oldest Progressive schools in the country. Park is an independent, co-educational school serving approximately 300 students enrolled in prekindergarten (3 and 4 year olds) lower school (kindergarten through grade 4), middle school (grades 5 through 8), and upper school (grades 9 through 12). Park is uniquely situated on 34 beautiful acres in Amherst, New York. The School’s campus – formerly a farm – includes a pond, marsh, gardens, and a greenhouse while being located just minutes from downtown Buffalo and easily accessible from many communities throughout Western New York. Park School’s educational philosophy embraces active, student-centered learning, delivered by exceptional teachers who design and continuously update a robust curriculum. Park faculty members approach each student as an individual within the context of a kind and respectful community. From the preschool years through college preparation, The Park School of Buffalo helps learners realize their own unique potentials and prepares them to be confident, successful, life-long learners.
The Park School is an equal opportunity employer a...nd welcomes applications from all qualified professionals regardless of race, color, creed, national origin, ancestry, gender, marital status, disability, religious or political affiliation, age, or sexual orientation.
Additional information about The Park School can be found at www.theparkschool.org