The role of the Controller is an integral part of the Business Office responsible for coordinating and assisting in the preparation of financial reports, such as income statements, balance sheets, and analyses of historical and future income and expenses, in addition to other special reports that may be needed. The Controller also oversees the functions of accounting, audit and budgeting.
Education and Experience:
The ideal candidate will have a bachelor’s degree in accounting with a minimum of five years of experience in non-profit accounting. The candidate must have experience in a similar role. Independent School experience is a plus. A working knowledge of nonprofit accounting is essential.
GENERAL ACCOUNTING AND FINANCIAL REPORTING
Responsible for managing the accounting function, ensuring accurate and timely financial information;
Preparing monthly financial statements, including variance analyses;
Supervising student billing and general accounting operations;
Reconcile bank and endowment statements on a monthly basis;
Providing support in the hiring, training of accounting department staff;
Ensuring timely, accurate payment of debt service;
Assisting the D.F.O. in the preparation and monitoring of departmental budgets and forecasts working with other administrators and department heads concerning budget performance;
Communicating accounting policies to affected employees and ensure compliance with such policies.
Supervising all incoming cash receipts and deposits;
Maintaining daily cash balances and provide weekly cash reports to D.F.O.
Assist in the preparation of schedules and work papers for annual audit (school and 403b plan).
Maintaining permanent office files for all audit schedules prepared by school.
SURVEYS AND PEER REPORTING
Preparing all periodic surveys and reports for the school’s trade organizations (e.g. NAIS and FCIS)
Preparing other similar data as requested
Other tasks as may be assigned in support of the D.F.O.
To perform the job successfully, an individual should demonstrate the following competencies:
Ability to Learn and teach others established processes - Recognizes the importance of learning and motivates others by own enthusiasm. Is able to learn and reproduce the current processes and recommend best practices to streamline them.
Time Management Skills - Manages many tasks and projects simultaneously while adhering to deadlines and promises. Maintains work/life balance without compromising expectations of others. Respected for ability to “find” or “make” time to get things done.
Organizational Skills - Creates action plans to meet divisional goals and objectives. Conducts periodic reviews of progress and measures against goals. Establishes broad policies for the office to ensure success.
Communications Skills - Effectively communicates accounting, financial and service issues that are complex in nature. Maintains open communication channels with peers, administrators, and customers at the School.
Written Communication Skills - Effectively communicates broad and very complex business issues.
Problem Solving Skills - Considers a broad range of internal and external factors when solving problems. Grasps complexities and perceives relationships among different problems or issues.
Accounting Software: Knowledge of Blackbaud is preferred.
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to listen, physically direct, and speak. The employee is required to stand; walk; use hands to finger, handle, or feel and reach with hands and arms. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision and ability to adjust focus.
Trinity Preparatory School is an Equal Opportunity Employer