The Buckley School is a dynamic, nurturing learning community committed to equity and inclusion, and as such, seeks to hire talented employees with diverse backgrounds.
The Buckley School, Los Angeles’ oldest K-12 all-gender learning institution, has an opening for a Director of Finance. This position provides management of the day-to-day finance and accounting operations within the Business Office, including quality control, and staff supervision. The Director of Finance performs both review-level and transaction-level work. The Director of Finance supervises all accounting and auditing functions while preparing the monthly financial report package and variance analysis. This position oversees the finance and accounting function. This position reports to the Chief Financial Officer.
Maintain a system to ensure the timely accurate compilation of financial data for reporting the School’s financial position and operations to School Employees, Administrators and the Board of Directors
Oversee Enterprise Risk management function
Oversee the functions of tuition collections, financial aid, general ledger, cash receipts, cash management and accounts payable
Determine available cash and make arrangements for transfer into the Short-Term Fund account
Forecast expected cash receipts and expenditures and make cash transfers as needed, modeling cashflow
Model long term financial plan
Prepare financial and statistical analysis, as required
Develop the annual budget
Facilitate budget preparation process in cooperation with department managers
Develop budget projections throughout the fiscal year
Analyze budget variances and revise forecast of year-end results
Preparation of budget forecasts, or future budget projections using information from various sources
Conduct analyzes of the budget projections year and keep Administrators informed of the results
Assist with preparation of year-end financial audit, work papers, analysis and answer questions from the auditors
Database manager of Financial Edge NXT
Database manager of Camp Brain
Payroll analysis schedules for various purposes
Conduct employee performance evaluations as needed, with a minimum of once per year
Supervise the Accounting and Finance team in accordance with the school’s policies
Prepare various reports for the Budget and Finance Committee
Prepare cash analysis reports for the Budget and Finance meetings
Prepares all periodic surveys and reports
Other miscellaneous tasks as may be assigned in support of the CFO
Supervise all accounting functions and team members
Review annual 990 and 5500 reports
Review all ledger accounts for inconsistencies and unusual items
Prepare and assist CFO with financial reports
Authorize transfer of funds in coordination with the CFO
Review records of accounts receivable payment plans
Assist in the collection of delinquent accounts
Review cash disbursements and cash receipts
Assist in the preparation of the yearly operating budget and budget projections
Oversea risk management including application of insurance renewals, maintenance of policies, standard insurance language, releases and waivers.
Perform debt covenant calculations and ensure timely and accurate payment of debt service
EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCE
Bachelor’s Degree in accounting, finance or business administration
CPA is preferred
At least 5 -7 years of public accounting experience, not for profit accounting knowledge
At least 3 years’ experience supervising other people
Hands-on experience with at least one major accounting system. Knowledge of Blackbaud a plus.
SKILLS AND KNOWLEDGE
Demonstrated understanding of generally accepted accounting principles and non-profit, fund accounting principles
Technology skills to take initiative to determine how to apply technology to improve work flow process.
Risk management assessment and tracking
Proficient in internal controls testing and documentation
Strong analytical skills and ability to correlate financial and operational data
Strong GL accounting and report writing experience
Proven ability to develop salient reporting and analysis tools and/or join various data sources to manipulate complex data
Ability to manage moderately complex treasury portfolios
The ability to read, analyze and interpret financial reports, as well as the ability to respond to all financial inquiries from the Budget and Finance Committee, Administrators, and/or other members of the school community
Proficiency with accounting software (Blackbaud a plus)
Proficiency with computers and computer software, particularly Excel (advanced skill level), Word, Outlook, Google Suite, and Internet Explorer
Ability to build and maintain economic long-term modeling
Ability to learn new and evolving technology
Ability to perform basic and complex mathematical computations as required to perform proper financial analyses is required
The ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions
The ability to interpret an extensive variety of data and deal with several abstract and concrete variables in the course of day-to-day activities
Excellent verbal, written, and organizational skills
Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively with diverse populations, including students, parents, and faculty
Flexibility to occasionally work long hours, including attendance at weekend and evening events
Ability to work on confidential matters
$150,000 - $165,000 per year depending on experience.
The base salary is separate from fringe benefits, such as retirement contributions, daily lunch, on-site parking, contributions to medical, dental, vision, life/AD&D plans, our generous time off policy, or potential stipends (for eligible employees). Our pay ranges are reasonable estimates of what the School anticipates paying for a role but are not guaranteed. If hired at The Buckley School, your actual base salary will be determined by your education and experience.
Interested candidates should send their resume and cover letter to email@example.com. In the cover letter/email please explain how you have included diversity, equity, and inclusion in your work with students or colleagues.
ABOUT THE SCHOOL
The Buckley School, a K-12 college preparatory school with 830 students, is one of the most respected independent schools in the Los Angeles. Buckley is known for its unique educational philosophy and vision, outlined in the Portrait of a Graduate, Strategic Plan, Mission and Commitments, which marries a whole-child approach with elements of structure, as well as for its warm, intimate educational environment.
The school’s curriculum balances academics, the arts, athletics and moral education. Its creative, personalized approach to education emphasizes high academic standards for all students, and includes traditional touches that develop the character and discipline that unlock students’ potential.
The Buckley School, a K-12 college preparatory school with 830 students, is one of the most respected independent schools in the Los Angeles. Buckley is known for its unique educational philosophy, the 4-Fold Plan of Education, which melds a whole-child approach with elements of structure, as well as for its warm, intimate educational environment. The school’s curriculum balances academics, the arts, physical development and moral education. Its creative, personalized approach to education emphasizes high academic standards for all students, and includes traditional touches that develop the character and discipline that unlock students’ full potential.