Reporting to the Head of School, the Director of Finance and Operations works in collaboration with other administrators to support the mission, vision and strategic direction of the school, including embracing the school’s commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion. The new Director of Finance and Operations handles all operational systems and aspects of school nance as well as the strategic level of partnering with a dedicated senior leadership team.
Friends Academy is in a strong financial position with stable (and increasing) enrollment and low debt, enabling the school’s leadership to plan proactively. Friends Academy’s incoming Director of Finance and Operations will have the opportunity to lead strategic financial planning to support a robust educational program. Friends Academy’s mission to “provide each student with an educational foundation that will instill the academic knowledge, skills, and understanding; responsible citizenship; respect for diversity and differences; and sense of well-being needed for a lifetime of learning and personal growth” will need a forward-thinking Director of Finance and Operations as part of the school’s leadership team.
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QUALITIES OF THE NEXT DIRECTOR OF FINANCE AND OPERATIONS
The Director of Finance and Operations will be a highly competent, organized, detail-oriented and strategic financial professional driven by the school’s mission and a collaborative problem solver with other school leaders.
The Director must possess a sense of humor, optimism, humility, empathy, excellent emotional intelligence and interpersonal and communication skills.
Education, experience and skills:
• Bachelor’s degree in accounting or related field
• 5 years experience in a professional accounting environment.
• Handle sensitive, confidential information appropriately.
• Knowledge and experience with fund accounting, accounts payable, accounts receivable and payroll.
• Proficient in Microsoft Word and Excel; Google Docs.
• Knowledge and/or experience with building management and building codes
• Ability to work with detailed information with a high degree of accuracy
About Friends Academy
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