Flintridge Sacred Heart Academy is a Catholic, Dominican, independent, college-preparatory day and boarding school whose mission is to educate young women for a life of faith, integrity and truth. We are currently seeking an experienced Controller to join our Business Office. Reporting to the Director of Finance, Planning and Operations (DFPO), the Controller is responsible for the day to day operations of the department and provides critical support to the DFPO on financial analysis and reconciliations, budget reporting and other special projects. The Controller also supervises the Senior Accountant, Staff Accountant and Accounts Payable Associate.
Primary Duties and Responsibilities:
OPERATIONS – Oversees day to day operations of Accounting Manager, Staff Accountant and Accounts Payable Administrator, including receivables, payables, cash receipts, payroll, etc.
STUDENT CONTRACT MANAGEMENT – Plans and oversees the update and distribution of student enrollment package, review of contracts for completeness and system update.
MONTHLY CLOSE – Responsible for ensuring a timely and accurate completion of the monthly close, including processing monthly and quarterly journal entries, account analysis and reconciliation, variance analysis and financial statement review.
BUDGET REPORTING – Compiles and issues monthly budget reports in a timely manner, addresses budget manager questions and monitors budget manager certification.
POLICIES & PROCEDURES – Identifies control weaknesses, prepares and updates policies and procedures, monitors and enforces compliance.
CASH FLOW MANAGEMENT – Monitors daily cash balances and initiates cash transfers to maintain appropriate balances.
AUDIT SUPPORT – Complete oversight. Prepares audit schedules, account analysis, addresses audit questions and assist in financial statement preparation.
TECHNOLOGY SUPPORT – Serves as the primary liaison for Business Office technology support and Blackbaud and Academy Technology department.
CUSTOMER SERVICE – Manages customer requests in a friendly, helpful and efficient manner.
Other Job Functions: Other duties as assigned, such as DFPO support in preparation for Board Committees, minute taking at Finance and Investment Committees, administration of the NAIS survey, special event cash management, financial aid administrative support, etc.
Education and Experience:
Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration, Finance, Accounting or related discipline is required.
Minimum 5 years of progressive experience in the management of accounting operations and experience sufficient to successfully performing the essential duties of the job.
Skills, Knowledge, and Abilities:
MICROSOFT OFFICE – Proficient in Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook functions; 10 key skills.
GENERAL LEDGER – Strong working knowledge of window based GL and reporting software packages such as Blackbaud, Great Plains and Peachtree. Exposure to QuickBooks preferred.
ACCOUNTING KNOWLEDGE – Strong knowledge of financial statement review and analysis, reconciliation skills, debit and credit accounting and ability to pass bookkeeping quiz.
TECHNOLOGY – Strong ability to apply technology solutions and make recommendations for use of technology to improve individual or small work group efficiency and effectiveness.
PROBLEM SOLVING & ANALYSIS – Strong ability to identify problems, conduct appropriate analysis and reach effective solutions commensurate with level of responsibility.
OFFICE ADMINISTRATION – Strong ability to process paperwork timely, maintain an effective filing system, alphabetic filing, etc.
Flintridge Sacred Heart Academy offers a rich, nurturing environment, competitive salary and benefits, and a chance to make a difference in this important position. To find out more about us, visit our website at www.fsha.org. Ideal candidates must be willing to work weeknight and weekend events as needed. If this sounds like the career move you’ve been looking for, please send your cover letter and resume to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please put the job title in the subject line.
Flintridge Sacred Heart Academy is an equal opportunity employer. We encourage minorities, females, disabled and qualified veterans to apply. We evaluate all applicants without unlawful consideration of race, color, age, religion, gender, marital status, disability, veteran status or any other characteristic protected by applicable law.