Phillips Academy seeks a Director of Finance and Comptroller. Reporting to the Dean of Administration and Finance, the Director of Finance and Comptroller is a key member of the financial leadership team with primary responsibility for strategic oversight and direction of the Comptroller’s Office and Academy-wide financial planning, budgeting, reporting and analysis. Primary responsibilities include management of all aspects of the annual operating budget across the Academy, leadership and management of a team of eleven individuals, providing guidance, direction and professional development to staff on matters relating to financial and accounting policies and procedures.
Additional essential functions include oversight of capital budgets and all academy accounting functions, management of debt issuance, oversight of debt maintenance and compliance, investment and one-billion dollar endowment accounting function, the auditing process, payroll, accounts payable, and tuition billing (the Bursar function). In addition, maintaining, developing, and communicating formal financial accounting policies and procedures to the broader Academy community, and management of financially related strategic projects for trustees and administration as necessary. This position works collaboratively and collegially throughout the Academy community on matters related to financial transactions and related accounting and tax compliance.
Bachelor’s degree required, MBA in Finance/Accounting preferred. CPA required. 7-10 years of progressive financial analysis and accounting experience with increasing scope and responsibility, preferably in a school or non-profit environment. Excellent managerial, financial, analytical, organizational, communication, and problem solving skills are required. Expertise in financial statements in educational or non-profit environments. 5-10 years of proven office leadership, management, and team development skills. Expert level Excel spreadsheet skills and Microsoft office required. Ability to manage multiple projects and priorities simultaneously. Complete background check is required.
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