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Chief Financial Officer

Company: The Association of Colorado Independent Schools
Location: Boulder
Posted on: June 12, 2022

Job Description:

ACIS accredits, supports, and advances the interests of Colorado independent schools. Reports to: Head of School Status: Full-time Start date: August 1, 2022 For nearly 25 years Boulder Country Day School has been at the forefront of education in the Boulder Valley. The hallmarks of our School - Community, Character, Academic Excellence, and Small Class Sizes - are the keys to our success and allow us to create an educational experience where children innovate, create, grow and thrive. We believe our children are our future, and, to that end, we offer a broad-based liberal arts education that focuses on developing lifelong learners and responsible global citizens. The Boulder Country Day challenge, Discover Your Excellence , recognizes that excellence is teachable, personal, and can be achieved in a variety of different disciplines - academic, athletic, community service, leadership, and more. We seek to provide just the right amount of nurture, structure, and latitude to live up to this challenge. THE POSITION Boulder Country Day's Chief Financial Officer (CFO) is an inspirational and visionary leader who oversees financial strategy and resource management operations of the School. The CFO plays an important role in the success of the School and is a key participant in the development of the School's strategic plan, is the School's primary analyst for financial decisions, and is the chief steward of the School's financial resources. KEY RESPONSIBILITIES - To illustrate the scope and significance of the position, broad areas of responsibility are listed below: - LEADERSHIP AND MANAGEMENT Provides School-wide strategic leadership, analysis, and management of the School's finances. Manages and actively participates in all Business Office Operations including budgeting and accounting, financial modeling and analysis, payroll/benefits, human resources, risk management, financial assistance, treasury and investment functions. In consultation with the Head of School, the leadership team and the Board of Trustees creates, administers, monitors, and adapts the financial plan, operating and capital budgets and other financial matters as needed. Serves as a member of the administrative leadership team, non-voting member of the Board of Trustees, member of the Finance and Facilities committees, and other related task forces as needed. Supports the chairs of these committees and prepares and presents management and board reports. Represents the School at various regional, state, and national associations relative to the role of being the CFO. ACCOUNTING, FINANCE, TREASURY Develops annual budgets in conjunction with the Head of School and the School's leadership team, for presentation to the Board Treasurer, the Finance Committee, and the Board of Trustees. Serves as the financial and administrative advisor to the Head of School and provides appropriate financial information to the Board of Trustees . Coordinates, manages and actively participates in the year-end audit process. Works with the auditors to ensure compliance with applicable accounting procedures and standards. Establishes policies, procedures, standards and strategies for areas of responsibility and provides adequate internal control capabilities and strengths to safeguard the School's assets. Manages the administration of the School's bank and investment accounts. Serves as the primary liaison for the School's banking relationships and asset managers. Manages the timely and accurate filing of all tax and fiduciary filings with the IRS and State agencies as well as stay in accordance with GAAP for financial reporting purposes. Evaluates and improves financial systems, operations and controls by adopting best practices and effectively utilizing technology. Supports the Development Office regarding the Annual Fund, Capital Campaigns, special events and all other donations. -Plays a key role in the School's Dining Commons construction project. Works closely with the Project Managers and Architects, provides assistance with obtaining required documentation and internally manages the billings, payments and cost tracking for the project. Will serve as liaison to food service operations once they commence. -Supports the re-enrollment process for students in conjunction with the Admission Office. Manages the Financial Assistance process including the review of applications, determining the awards, and distributing award letters. Collaborates with the Admissions Director throughout the process. - RISK MANAGEMENT Ensures the School maintains the appropriate levels of insurance to protect the property and cover the liability of the School by working with the brokers on the insurance portfolio, including workers compensation. Understands and responds to changes in School law and regulations. Coordinates required trainings for all employees per the employee handbook. -Ensures that background checks are up to date for all required constituents. Assists with the Crisis Management and Emergency Response Plan. HUMAN RESOURCES ADMINISTRATION Ensures the School's employment policies are fair and consistent for all employee groups, in compliance with Federal, State and Local laws and responsible for updating the Employee Handbooks. Plan Benefit Administrator for all employee benefit programs. Responsible for the annual benefit renewals and updates. Assists with the development and management of an employee wellness program. Manages the data collection for salary benchmarking and employment offers. Oversees and actively participates in the hiring, onboarding, and separation of employees. Maintains a relationship with legal counsel for personnel matters. SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES Business Manager Business Office Assistant EDUCATION AND QUALIFICATIONS Bachelor's degree in Accounting or Finance required; Master's Degree in Business Administration or CPA preferred 7 years of experience creating and executing financial planning and management strategies, non-profit and School environment experience desired Strong written and oral communication skills Outstanding leadership skills and the ability to work collaboratively and proactively with all members of the community, the Head of School, and the Board of Trustees. Successfully pass background checks required by the School. COMPENSATION: Salary range $130,000-$185,000-dependent on qualifications and experience. This is a fully benefited position including medical, dental and vision insurance, 403b match, long-term and short-term disability, life insurance, and vacation/sick leave. CHARACTERISTICS OF PROFESSIONAL EXCELLENCE Members of the BCD Administrative Leadership Team: Model balance, are deeply curious, and share their interests within and outside of School Believe leadership is a privilege; we act with integrity, transparency, and dedication in our service to others. Create and nurture a joyful, authentic, and balanced environment for faculty, staff, students, and families Cultivate trust; we are accountable and embody vulnerability, kindness, and respect Have a growth mindset; we are strategic, tactical, visionary, and proactive Support and encourage risk-taking and innovation in the pursuit of excellence Recognize strength in diversity; we actively foster a safe and equitable community Diversity, Equity, and Inclusivity Commitment Boulder Country Day School recognizes and values all forms of diversity and is dedicated to providing an inclusive environment which honors each member for their individual differences, experiences and strengths. Our intentional commitment to embracing and exploring issues of diversity, equity and inclusivity in support of social justice affords the freedom for all members of our School community to flourish as unique, confident, compassionate, and ethical individuals. BCD's CFO follows a full year School schedule and calendar. All interested candidates should send a letter expressing their interest along with a current resume and at least three appropriate references to jobs@bouldercountryday.org.

Keywords: The Association of Colorado Independent Schools, Boulder , Chief Financial Officer, Executive , Boulder, Colorado

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