Benefits include housing, use of a school car, health insurance, life insurance, annual home leave, shipping in and out allowance, retirement contributions and professional development funds.
Employer will assist with relocation costs.
The ideal candidate will have a proven record as a dynamic, approachable leader, with excellent communication, interpersonal and collaborative skills and cultural sensitivity. He/she will demonstrate a firm knowledge of finance, business services functions and will inspire employees to excel and further build upon their successes.
The Director of Finance and Operations will provide expertise and leadership in all business service areas as well as other non-instructional operations. He/she will provide direct and indirect oversight in the following functional areas/departments consisting of 7 managers and 150 staff:
Strategic financial planning and budgeting
Financial modeling and forecasting
Leading the annual budgeting and planning process; monitoring progress and changes.
Ensuring Accounting processes as per national and international standards
Proficiency in financial software and data driven financial solutions.
Recording and tracking of all donations/gifts on the general ledger
Oversee all audit and internal control operations
Manage organizational cash flow and forecasting
Ensure appropriate tax compliance
General ledger activities
Provide strategic thought partnership to the head of school and Board Finance Commitee
Business Service Operations:
The School Store
Contractual Agreements with external entities
Risk Management and Insurance
The ideal candidate will have a proven success record in the areas of communication and management. Specific expectations include:
Communicate effectively with students, faculty, parents, colleagues, and thebroader community.
Exhibit effective listening skills and cultural sensitivity.
Develop collaboration and seek the input of students, faculty, staff and parentsas needed in the major decisions affecting the school.
Assume responsibility for sound financial management including accurate program budget planning and fiscal accountability.
Demonstrate the willingness to seek constant professional learning an professional growth as a committed life-long learner.
Establish annual goals and work plans that are consistent with the school's
Strategic Plan and accepted program direction.
Serve as a contributing member to the school's administrative team.
Perform other duties and responsibilities as delegated by the Superintendent.
Prepare and present reports for committees.
Primary responsibility for financial and facility compliance and establishing/maintaining good government relations.
Experience, Qualifications, Attributes
Have a successful track record, preferably 5 years or more, in a senior finance & operations leadership capacity.
Preference will be given to candidates with international school experience
Experience in both the not-for-profit and profit sectors is acceptable.
A Bachelor’s Degree with a major in accounting or finance is the minimum qualification required. Possessing an MBA, or CPA/CA credential or other appropriate Master’s Degree in a related field from an internationally accredited institution would be preferred.
Applicants must have a demonstrated capacity to operate in a multi-cultural environment.
Possess a working knowledge of organizational management, facilities management, and non-profit financial administration.
Demonstrate excellent interpersonal and communication (listening, written, and oral) skills as well as strong analytical, decision-making, and planning skills.
Be open, approachable, positive, and of strong moral character.
Have demonstrated excellent organizational and managerial skills and the ability to work collaboratively with faculty and the administrative team to ensure the goals and plans of Cairo American College are achieved.
CAC has about 970 students this year (the number varies as families come and go) and we are proud of our diversity: CAC students come from over 55 different countries. Our teaching team is also international (10 countries represented), and together this wonderful mixture produces incredible learning each day.CAC is a robust school with a storied history. Serving the international population of Cairo since 1945, CAC has grown from its early roots into a vibrant learning community of 970 students, PreK-12th grade. Our outstanding academic programs consistently earn students spots in top universities around the world, and our comprehensive extra-curricular programs include championship sports teams, outstanding performing, and visual arts programs, and a full slate of service learning activities that engage students in the world outside our walls. We are extremely fortunate to be located in Egypt, a country that provides incredibly rich offerings for exploration, from paleontology to archeology, geology to marine biology, there is more to explore than most people will be able to see during their time posted in Cairo. CAC's field trips and Egypt Culture curriculum aim to expose CAC st...udents to the wonders of this incredible nation. Currently, residents of Cairo are able to witness the birth pangs of democracy--an amazing educational opportunity in itself. We would love to have you visit our campus and learn more about what CAC has to offer. We are not only the oldest international school in Cairo; we believe we are the best! Come and have a look!