Solebury School seeks a highly qualified Director of Finance to direct the school’s business operations, including: all internal and external business and financial matters, all contracts, purchasing and sales arrangements, legal and regulatory requirements, the human resources function, and all business/personnel related compliance requirements. Oversees all financial functions and activities including: audit, accounting, budget, credit, insurance, tax and treasury. This position will report directly to the Head of School. The anticipated start date is on or around July 1, 2024. The school has retained Big Back Pack to execute a national search for this key leadership position. For more information, contact Hacker Burr at email@example.com.
Oversees and/or directs budgeting, audit, tax, accounting, treasury, purchasing, real estate, long range forecasting, risk management, human resources, compliance and insurance activities for the school.
Appraises the school’s financial position and issues periodic reports on its financial stability, liquidity, and growth.
Ensures compliance with school policies and procedures, and state and federal regulations.
Oversees the development and maintenance of the school’s personnel policies and procedures, employee handbook, personnel forms and recommends changes to school administration.
Oversees the administration of employee benefits, manage costs, and ensure effective communication.
Oversees and assures the reliability of internal financial reporting systems, financial controls and management information systems, and oversees all external reporting.
Oversees the preparation of reports of disbursements, special analyses, and information reports for school administration and the board; presents recommendations for changes and/or improvements, monetary control and adherence to the budget.
Directs and analyzes studies of general economic, business, and financial conditions and their impact on the school’s policies and operations.
Establishes and maintains contacts with board members, key donors, financial institutions, and the investment community.
Bachelors’ degree in finance or accounting; masters degree strongly preferred, and a minimum of ten years of relevant experience.
Ability to communicate effectively with board members, school representatives, parents, students, and representatives from the business and financial services communities.
Working knowledge of business accounting and financial planning policies, procedures, practices and software programs.
Ability to think and plan strategically and creatively.
Ability to supervise and manage multiple functions and activities.
Physical Requirements and Work Environment:
Occasionally lift up to 30 pounds
Generally works in standard office conditions and climate
Works in a highly stressful environment dealing with a wide variety of challenges, deadlines and a varied and diverse array of contacts
May work at a desk and computer for extended periods of time
The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee may encounter while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Solebury School offers competitive wages and comprehensive benefits to all eligible employees, including:
Medical & Vision Insurance (free option for employees and employee plus children)
403 (b) defined contribution retirement plan
Generous Paid Time Off (PTO) and School Holidays
Short and Long Term Disability insurance, life insurance
As part of the terms for employment and in accordance with state law, all employees undergo national, state and local background checks before starting. Employment is also contingent on the ability to establish eligibility for employment in the United States by providing appropriate documentation to complete the I-9 form and required certifications. All employees must have reliable transportation to and from school, and a valid driver's license is required.
Since its founding in 1925, Solebury School has been a leader in progressive education. We are an all-gender boarding and day school serving more than 240 students in grades 9-12.
Solebury is an Equal Opportunity Employer.