Culver Academies, one of the leading private college preparatory boarding schools in North America, is seeking a dynamic professional to serve as their Controller in Culver, Indiana.
ABOUT CULVER ACADEMIES
Culver Military Academy and Culver Girls Academy, together known as the Culver Academies, make up one of the leading private college preparatory boarding schools in North America. Located in Culver, Indiana, they share a beautiful 1800 acre campus on the shores of Lake Maxinkuckee in Northern Indiana.
The Culver Mission for both The Culver Academies and the Culver Summer Schools and Camps reads:
"Culver educates its students for leadership and responsible citizenship in society by developing and nurturing the whole individual - mind, spirit, and body - through an integrated curriculum that emphasizes the cultivation of character."
Consistent with that mission of educating students for leadership and responsible citizenship in society, we believe what distinguishes Culver from other fine secondary schools is that while it offers academics, athletic, and other extracurricular opportunities second to none, Culver is the leader in delivering practical experience and instruction in leadership for all students and emphasizing high expectations for personal responsibility and integrity. We seek to teach and develop the leadership principles that apply to leaders in all walks of life.
The Controller is responsible for recommending and administering all accounting policies and ensuring that strong internal controls and cost-effective transaction processing routines protect the school's assets and result in efficient, meaningful, timely, and accurate financial reporting.
Essential duties include obtaining proficiency in using all applicable software systems used in the Business Office and possessing the ability to train others to use the software, and preparing, monitoring, and reporting on the general ledger, annual budget, and the capital budgeting process. Assists and acts as back-up monitoring checking account cash balances. Coordinates and gathers data for audits, taxes, compliance reports, and risk management.
In addition to regular duties, the Controller is expected to participate in various clubs and activities, coach athletic teams, perform student supervisory and chaperone duties, and engage in other duties as may be assigned by the proper authorities.
Must possess a bachelor's degree in accounting or equivalent business experience. Certified Public Accountant licensure preferred.
Prior experience in a not-for-profit environment, especially gift and endowment management is desirable.
Must have excellent people leadership and managerial experience and demonstrated passion and experience coaching and developing staff.
Excellent analytical and organizational skills.
Highly developed computer skills using Microsoft Office Suite with strong Excel skills.
Must possess the ability to work under the pressure of many priorities and deadlines in a fast-paced environment.
Culver offers a comprehensive benefit package for full-time employees immediately upon hire. Benefits include Medical/Vision, Dental, a Flexible Spending Account, Life Insurance, a 403b retirement account with a very generous company match, use of our on-site Fitness Center, a FREE on-site Health Clinic including various FREE generic medications, FREE meals in the Dining Hall, limited laundry and dry cleaning services, 10 paid holidays, 200 hours of paid vacation time, and a discount at the Campus Store and at the Uniform Shop.
The Culver Academies is an equal opportunity at will employer and does not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of age, race, religion, color, disability, sex, sexual orientation or national origin.