Canterbury seeks a hardworking and collaborative full-time Director of Finance for the 2022-23 school year.
Specific Responsibilities for the Position
Prepare annual budgets in collaboration with the leadership team and present to the Finance Committee.
Prepare financial statements with comparisons to budget for review by the Head of School and finance committee.
Coordinate the annual audit with an independent accounting firm.
Continually review and enhance internal controls.
Recommend employee salaries to the Head of School in coordination with Human Resources for employee contracts.
Work with the Endowment Committee and investment managers to ensure long term growth of endowment and provide reporting by fund.
Oversee accounts payable.
The ideal candidate is someone who:
B.S. in accounting and at least 5 years of accounting experience.
Working knowledge of Blackbaud Accounting software is preferred but not required.
Respects and interacts warmly and professionally with colleagues, students and parents.
Possesses excellent organizational skills, attention to detail, and the ability to prioritize.
Efficiently handles more than one task at a time, meets deadlines, and can work with frequent interruptions.
Maintains a positive attitude and approach.
Engages in other work-related duties as assigned by the Head of School or management.
Demonstrates a willingness and eagerness to learn, grow, and improve in their role.
Is self-motivated and comfortable working both independently and as part of a team.
Approaches problems with an open mindset and is able to think creatively and technically to find solutions.
To apply, please submit a resume and cover letter explaining your interest in and qualifications for this position, which begins in October 2022, to Human Resources Associate Ashley Atkins at email@example.com.
Canterbury School is part of a long Episcopal school tradition of strong academics, an inquiry-based approach to learning, and a diverse environment. We give a central place to both the life of reason and the life of faith, and we believe that the ultimate purpose of education is to prepare students to become contributors to and leaders in an ever-changing world. Our preschool-8th grade structure concentrates on the learning needs and development of young children and middle school adolescents, without the added complexities of the high school experience. Since our founding in 1993, we have stressed that the most complete education develops the whole child: mind, body, and spirit.
Canterbury maintains a staff of approximately 70 employees, and its teaching faculty are a healthy mix of veteran, mid- and early-career educators who enjoy small class sizes where every child is known, cared for, and loved. Students of color comprise about 20 percent of our student body of 325. Our school is situated on a beautiful 35-acre campus with a natural area, ropes course, and pond – and also a well-equipped science center. From chess to outdoor exploration, faculty are encouraged to share the...ir passions, and students and teachers participate together in service learning as well. Canterbury Cougars are active in Greensboro, and we’re told that our students are some of the most polite in town – but they’re also still kids who love to have fun in a community that challenges their minds and nourishes their spirits.
Greensboro, NC is the birthplace of the Sit-In Movement, a progressive community full of religious and ethnic diversity. It offers outstanding universities, wonderful restaurants, beautiful parks and trails, minor league baseball and basketball teams, and a new 3,000-seat performing arts center opening this year.