Innovative school seeking innovative leader. Mount Vernon Presbyterian School is accepting applications for the position of Chief Financial Officer (Available October/November 2017).
The high-performing position of Chief Financial Officer at Mount Vernon plays a strategic leadership role in advancing the mission of the School: We are a school of inquiry, innovation, and impact. Grounded in Christian values, we prepare all students to be college ready, globally competitive, and engaged citizen leaders.
As a key analyst and strategist, the Chief Financial Officer reports directly to Head of School, and as a part of the investor relations team, the CFO collaborates with the Chief of Philanthropy and interfaces with the Chief of Risk Management and Operations.
Current Conditions and Future Focus
Mount Vernon Presbyterian School serves 940 students in Preschool through grade 12. Established in 1972, the School has two campuses. The Founders Campus encompasses the Early Learning Center, the Preschool, the Lower School (grades K-4), and half of the Middle School (grades 5-6). Grades 7-8 round out the Middle School on the Glenn Campus, which is also the home of the Upper School (grades 9-12). Mount Vernon is located in the heart of Sandy Springs, Georgia, within the metropolitan Atlanta area.
We live in a world of exponential change. Learning in the future, how might we multiply our influence, increase our value, drive and design innovation, inspire one another, expand our reach, and deepen our impact? We have been building something exceptional.
During the past five years, Mount Vernon has experienced a period of transformation, propelling the School to becoming a leading, innovative school in the country, evidenced by the:
emergence of brand identity in Atlanta, throughout the United States, and internationally;
and growth in inquiries, applications, and enrollment in the midst of a recession.
To continue to set the conditions for learners to excel in college, career, and citizenship, there is still much work to be done. As a school of inquiry, innovation, and impact, we see three essential questions--design drivers--guiding our future work in our next strategic iteration known as MVx:
How might we make school more reflective of real life?
How might we empower all learners to be seekers and explorers?
How might we inspire one another -- and the larger world -- through the world we undertake together?
Major Roles and Responsibilities
Driven by the School’s strategic plan, MVx, the Chief Financial Officer:
analyzes the financial needs of the School, architects the financial forecast, and engineers the School’s financial strategy;
assists the School in reimagining financial and compensation frameworks;
manages the financial capital requirements and funding implications of all capital projects;
supervises the finance and accounting team and manages the financial stability of the School, overseeing the purchasing, tuition billing and receivables, banking relationships and activities, and payroll and benefits program;
collaborates with the Executive Committee and Finance Committee of the MV Board of Trustees, preparing monthly operating statements, securing an annual audit of the School’s financial records and position, overseeing financial investments, and developing the annual budget;
coordinates with the Chief of Risk Management and Operations to implement a financial risk management policy and maintain appropriate levels of insurance to protect the property and cover the liability of the School;
develops partnerships with the corporate sector, non-profit community, and civic organizations; and
represents the School at various regional, state, and national associations.
An entrepreneurial mindset, strategic thinker, strong oral and written communication skills, attentive to detail, and servant-leadership qualities are important components for success in the position. A finance background with degree, 5+ years of experience in developing comprehensive business relationships, and an MBA in accounting, finance, or business is preferred.
Additional Salary Information: competitive salary, insurance, and retirement benefit package