Reporting to the Chief Financial Officer, the Controller directs and manages the school’s
accounting and financial processes.
Manages all daily accounting functions including but not limited to; student billing, accounts payable and receivable, fixed asset accounting, 1099 preparation, tax reporting and other general accounting operations.
Supervises Business Office employees and maintains adequate staffing levels.
Prepares reports that summarize and forecast school business activities and the school’s financial position in areas of income and expenses, based upon past, present and projected performance.
Develops and implements systems and processes to establish and maintain records and ensure accurate and timely financial information.
Insures that necessary supporting documentation and justification of budget proposals is maintained.
Coordinates the preparation of reports of disbursements, special analyses, and information reports for school administration and the Board; presents recommendations for changes and/or improvements, monetary control and adherence to the budget.
Coordination of the annual Financial Audit process, including the internal preparation of documents and records; the Controller will be the primary contact for the auditors during the audits and coordinates the audit schedules.
Develops financial reporting and tracking procedures for school events and fundraising campaigns, and periodically determines that Business Office records are in agreement with other school departments.
Reconciles all banking and financial accounts in a timely manner.
Establishes relationships with banks and other financial institutions.
Manages property accounting and inventory records.
Tracks and reports capital expenditures.
BS degree in business or accounting, and a minimum of five years of relevant experience in a non-profit or independent school environment preferred.
Demonstrated proficiency with Excel and knowledge of Blackbaud, Education Edge or Raiser’s Edge or other accounting software required.
Ability to communicate effectively and work collaboratively with a diverse group of faculty, staff, students, parents and other constituents.
Prior management or supervisory experiences required.
Knowledge of business accounting policies, procedures, and practices.
Ability to supervise and manage multiple functions and activities in a busy office environment while maintaining the highest professional standards.
Strong organizational skills, attention to detail, and ability to multi task will be necessary for success in this role.
Physical Requirements and Work Environment:
Occasionally lift up to 30 pounds.
Generally works in standard office conditions and climate.
May work at a desk and computer for extended periods of time.
Founded in 1888, The Baldwin School is a non-sectarian college preparatory, independent day school, PreK -12, dedicated to a tradition of excellence in all-girls education. In a nurturing atmosphere that reflects socioeconomic, ethnic and religious diversity, our girls strive to develop scholarship, leadership and citizenship within a community that emphasizes intellectual rigor, ethical integrity, and independence of thought.