Green Hedges School seeks an experienced full time Director of Finance to start January 2023 or July 2023. Green Hedges is a private independent school serving ages 2 through Grade 8 with approximately 185 students in Vienna, VA, which is fourteen miles west of Washington, DC.
The Director of Finance will provide visionary direction for all financial areas of the School, including but not limited to: budget development and reporting, financial projections, accounts payable and receivable, investments, capital projects, and human resources.
As a member of the School’s Leadership Team, the Director of Finance works closely with the Head of School, other senior administrators, and the Board of Trustees to ensure fiscally responsible and mission-aligned decision-making. A strategic, collaborative and creative leader, the Director of Finance guides the School in developing innovative approaches to institutional sustainability and operational excellence, and in realizing the goal of a flexible and sustainable organization.
Duties and Responsibilities:
Prepare the annual budget and long range financial plan. Monitor performance against financial targets.
Oversee the annual financial audit and filings of tax return.
Oversee accounting functions: billing, collections, receipts, purchasing, and disbursement.
Oversee financial activity for the Parent Association and financial aid.
Ensure compliance with all federal, state, and local regulations and School policies.
Participate in Board meetings and work closely with Board Finance, Buildings and Grounds, and Investment committees.
Process Accounts Payable, Cash Receipts, and Accounts Receivable using Blackbaud NXT and Blackbaud Tuition Management.
Maintain relationships with external parties including financial consultants, auditors, investment advisors, bank representatives, etc.
Oversee Human Resources, and advocate for and implement consistent employment policies, adequate staffing levels, competitive compensation, and appropriate benefits programs for all School employees; collect, analyze, and present benchmarking data on an annual basis.
Administer salary and wages, benefits, maintain associated reports and records.
Process payroll and administer medical, dental, vision, group life, and disability.
Engage positively and communicate effectively with families, donors, and volunteers.
Remain knowledgeable and current about trends in the independent school landscape, taking advantage of professional development opportunities whenever possible.
Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
Bachelor’s degree required, advanced degree in finance or relevant field preferred
Five years of financial leadership experience required. CPA preferred.
Establish and implement sound financial policies and procedures.
Experience in senior management or governance-level leadership required, with proven success as a member of a collaborative team.
Experience in a school setting and/or non-profit organization desired.
Familiarity with key policies and parameters related to legal, risk management, and school safety management.
Excellent communication, listening, mediation and facilitation skills.
Strong interpersonal skills and ability to interact positively and productively with all School staff and faculty as well as students, parents, and vendors.
Ability to problem-solve, think critically, and develop creative solutions.
Strong collaboration skills with an ability to work with multiple teams to accomplish complementary and simultaneous goals for common purpose.
Strategic thinking, ability to balance day-to-day operations with big picture.
Highly organized and detail-oriented with the ability to manage time-sensitive projects.
Highest ethical standards, integrity, and judgment and ability to handle confidential and/or sensitive information with utmost discretion.
HOW TO APPLY:
Interested and qualified candidates should submit the following materials
A cover letter
A current résumé
A list of five professional references with name, phone number, and email address of each. (References will not be contacted without first notifying the candidate.)
Please send your materials electronically in one email and as a single PDF document to:
Green Hedges School does not discriminate in employment opportunities or practices on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, or any other characteristic protected by law.
All children embark on their own educational journeys brimming with potential, informed by nature, and nurtured through personal experience. We believe each journey is better and more nourishing if, during these formative years, it takes place within a deeply-connected and diverse community. Such a community provides children a supportive, physically- and emotionally-safe environment where they become confident learners who take risks and actively engage in their world. Green Hedges is this community.