The Director of Finance is an integral part of the senior leadership team and is responsible for managing the financial resources of Webb School of Knoxville. The Director reports directly to the school President.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities
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.
Serve as chief staff liaison to the Board’s Finance and Endowment committees.
Maintain strong relationships with banks and lenders to ensure that funding is secured for the needs of the school and compliance with loan terms.
Provide financial reports to school leadership and the Board of Trustees.
Participate in the development of school strategy, providing recommendations, financial analysis, projections, and other data to inform the process.
Participate on the Financial Aid Review committee.
Collaborate with and assist the President and the Board of Trustees in meeting fiduciary responsibilities.
Understand the culture and climate of the school and the wider educational environment.
Update and publish Employee Handbook.
Manage, mentor, and develop business office personnel, providing constructive and timely feedback. 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.
Collaborate effectively with Development, Admissions, and other departments.
Ensure that human resources policies and practices are clearly articulated, consistently applied, and conform to legal requirements.
Oversee Camp Webb and Camp Webb Director.
Oversee Bookstore operations and Bookstore Manager.
Liaise with food service vendor and negotiate the annual contract.
Remain current with business management 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, (master’s degree preferred) in accounting or finance, MBA or CPA preferred
Ten years of experience in finance/accounting, preferably in an educational or non-profit setting.
Demonstrated experience in the development of analysis for strategic decision-making, such as key cost drivers, competitive analysis, and market analysis.
Experience in human resource management, employee benefits, pension plans, and payroll procedures.
Aptitude for high customer service standards.
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
Webb School of Knoxville is a Pre-K through 12th Grade independent, coeducational day school in the greater Knoxville, Tennessee area. Established in 1955, its mission is to inspire and nurture the full potential of each individual and to prepare students to serve as leaders of character in tomorrow’s world. Please go to webbschool.org to learn more about Webb School of Knoxville.