St. Anselm’s Abbey School seeks a Chief Financial Officer to start April 1, 2024, or earlier.
The Chief Financial Officer is an integral part of the senior leadership team and is responsible for managing the financial and physical resources of the school. This role reports directly to the Headmaster and works closely with the senior leadership team and the Board of Trustees.
Develop and oversee financial policies, procedures, and internal controls to safeguard assets, protect confidential information, and ensure accurate financial reporting.
Oversee school business functions, including: tuition billing and collection, accounts payable, contracting, payroll, human resources, accounting and reporting, regulatory reporting and compliance, and other business administration activities.
Oversee the maintenance of the buildings, grounds, and equipment.
Administer the annual budget and multi-year forecasting process to align with the school's goals and mission and maintain account records related to the school’s budget.
Provide financial reports to school leadership and the board.
Participate in the development of school strategy, providing recommendations, financial analysis, projections, and other data to inform the process.
Collaborate with and assist the head of school and the board of trustees in meeting fiduciary responsibilities.
Oversee the Financial Aid Process
Understand the culture and climate of the school and the wider educational environment.
Manage, mentor, and develop direct reports, providing constructive and timely feedback. Model and foster high ethical standards, integrity, and respect for colleagues, alumni/ae, parents, and students in the conduct of the school’s business.
Communicate clearly and enthusiastically to all staff and stakeholders.
Ensure that human resources policies and practices are clearly articulated, consistently applied, and conform to legal requirements.
Remain current with business management trends and cultivate professional standards and development by participating in educational opportunities, reading professional publications, maintaining personal networks, and participating in local, regional, and national professional organizations.
Please send resume and cover letter to email@example.com under the subject line “Chief Financial Officer.” Applications will be considered until the position has been filled.
St. Anselm’s Abbey School is an equal opportunity employer and welcomes applicants from historically underrepresented backgrounds.
St. Anselm’s Abbey School is an independent, Benedictine, Catholic school serving approximately 250 young men in grades 6-12. Located on 40 wooded acres in Washington, DC, the school offers a fast-paced and engaging liberal arts curriculum and attracts talented, motivated students from across the Washington metropolitan area. The student body is comprised of thirty-seven percent students of color, and the average SAT score for recent graduating classes is over 1400.
Required Education and Experience
CPA preferred; bachelor’s degree required.
Five or more years of business office experience required; small school business office/ comptroller experience preferred.
A deep appreciation for and understanding of Catholic and Benedictine education.
Personal Characteristics and Skills
Possesses superior organization and prioritization skills.
Self-directed and self-motivated in completing work.
Be approachable, collaborative and possess effective communication and problem-solving skills.
Embody integrity, compassion and empathy, encouraging the trust and confidence of others.
Excellent written, verbal, and interpersonal communication skills.
Ability to interact comfortably with a variety of people even when having tough conversations.
Available to attend evening Board meetings and some weekend events.
Demonstrate an ability to function as a team player.
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