Salary will be commensurate with level of experience in the profession and educational field.
Internal Number: 11182022
Commonwealth Academy is currently seeking a Director of Finance & Operations to join its team in mid-2023.
The Director of Finance & Operations (DFO) plays a strategic leadership role at Commonwealth Academy in advancing the mission of the school. The DFO is a key strategic partner to the Head of School and Board of Trustees in all aspects of school finance and operations. The DFO leads all aspects of Finance (Accounting), Operations/Facilities, Human Resources, and Risk Management.
The DFO is a member of the Leadership Team, attends all Board of Trustees meetings, and is the primary staff member of the Finance & Facilities Committee of the Board.
Education and Experience:
Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited four-year college or university in Business administration, Accounting, or a related field is required.
MBA or related advanced degree strongly preferred
5+ years of experience in a CFO, Controller, Assistant controller, or Business Manager role required.
Experience with non-profits or independent schools is highly desirable.
Strong background in finance, budgeting, and cash management required.
Previous supervisory experience required.
Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
Ability to simultaneously manage a wide variety of issues, situations, and people.
Detail-oriented, with excellent time management skills.
Ability to be autonomous, self-motivated, and driven, as well as being a team player.
Outstanding communication skills - ability to communicate well with all constituents including the Board of Trustees, faculty/staff, parents, students, maintenance staff, vendors, and the general public.
Advanced technical skills including Google Suite, Word, Excel, Powerpoint, accounting software (Quickbooks a plus), and data management software.
Ability to master common automated systems and confidently learn new technology.
Open and collaborative management style.
A high degree of integrity and ethics, with an unwavering commitment to confidentiality.
Strong customer service orientation and ability to represent Commonwealth Academy in a professional manner.
Commonwealth Academy is a coeducational, college preparatory day school for students grades 3-12 located in the Del Ray section of Alexandria, VA. C/A serves bright students who benefit from small classes and rigorous instruction, as well as students who have been diagnosed with ADHD and/or a learning difference, and that benefit from instruction addressing various learning styles. Commonwealth Academy offers employees a comprehensive benefits package that includes: health/dental, long-term and short-term disability, 403b plan, tuition remission, and professional development reimbursement. Commonwealth Academy recognizes and values the wide range of voices and perspectives in all spheres of academic enterprise. Through this exchange of views and experiences, our students gain the skills, knowledge, and attitude that will prepare them to be leaders in an increasingly multicultural world. The school honors its commitment to inclusion through admission policies, hiring practices, professional development, and curriculum. The Board, administration, faculty, staff, parents and students are committed to a positive, pluralistic environment where the academic and social well-being of all s...tudents is affirmed and assured, as well as to policies that promote inclusiveness, social justice, and respect for all, regardless of race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, age, national or ethnic origin, physical or mental disability, and gender identity/expression.