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 he or she serves. 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.
Model and foster high ethical standards, integrity, and respect for colleagues, alumni/ae, parents, and students in the conduct of 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.
Remain current with Director of Finance 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.
A bachelor’s degree in accounting or finance preferred, or equivalent work experience
Five years of experience in finance/accounting
Experience with FACTS Tuition Management, FACTS Giving and FACTS SIS is a plus
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
The ability to work collaboratively with coworkers and other school community members
Keen analytical skills and a detail-oriented work style
Odyssey School provides holistic, heart-centered education with an emphasis on strong academic standards. We are a community-centered Integral institution spanning Pre-K through High School with low student-teacher ratios. Our mission is preparing students, families, and educators to lead lives of intention and purpose with an authentic sense of self, and we invite faculty and administration to deepen their practice, connect with their peers, and guide our students in developing a lifelong love of learning.