The Controller reports to the Director of Finance. He/She is responsible for applying accounting principles and procedures to ensure all accounting transactions are accurate and timely and to ensure appropriate accounting control procedures are being followed. In addition, the Controller will be the day-to-day Human Resources resource for all employees.
Directly responsible for maintaining all aspects of the General Ledger
Maintain bookkeeping, accounts receivable/student billing, and accounts payable
Review bank and investment account reconciliations
Prepare monthly cash flow statements, actual and prospective
Reconcile contributions and pledges with the Development Office
Review detailed restricted fund accounts and supporting files
Prepare quarterly investment income allocations and annual spending calculations
Maintain detailed fixed assets records and related depreciation calculations
Work with ACDS store manager to reconcile budget, sales, and inventory
Prepare financial statements in accordance with GAAP and FASB rules
Coordinate the annual audits (School and 403(b) plan), preparing and reviewing schedules as necessary for auditors and actuaries
Prepare annual Forms 990, 5500 and ensure tax compliance
Act as liaison with third party providers, i.e. banks, auditors, investment consultants, actuaries, etc.
Ensure financial records are maintained in compliance with accepted policies and procedures
Assist in completing an accurate and timely monthly, quarterly, and year-end close
Assist with timely reporting of all monthly and quarterly financial information
Create, update and disseminate accounting policies and procedures
Additional duties as assigned by the Director of Finance and Operations
Responsible for the timeliness and accuracy of all Human Resource records, including preparation or review of Notices of Assignment and terminations, I-9’s, service records, Worker’s Comp., open enrollment, Employee Relations issues,W-2’s, 1099’s, and various reports
Approve and ultimately responsible for the accuracy of the monthly payroll, payroll tax deposits and 403(b) deposits, and healthcare payments
Manage employee files
Work for DFO to analyze benefit providers on yearly basis including items such as health care, disability, vision, dental, 403 (b)etc.
Manage enrollment for all new employees and any reenrollment due to change in carriers
Run background checks and other information needed for employment
Communicate employee information to third-parties as needed
Ensure accurate job descriptions and classifications (i.e. exempt, non-exempt)
Manage time-sheets for payroll as needed
Ensure that human resources policies and practices are clearly articulated, consistently applied, are in line with the School’s mission and conform to legal requirements
CPA with at least five years relevant work experience within an independent school or not-for-profit entity
Strong technical skills including Excel and accounting systems
Experience with bill.com, TADS, and Inacct a plus
Physical Demands and Work Environment
The physical demands and work environment characteristics described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions for the job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Physical demands: While performing the duties of this job, the employee is required to sit in on meetings and work on a computer for long periods of time; and is occasionally required to walk, reach with hands and arms, balance, stoop, talk, and hear. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 20 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by the job include close vision, distance vision, and the ability to adjust focus.
MISSION: Aspen Country Day School, through its commitment to rigorous academics, creative arts, and outdoor education, ignites curiosity, confidence, and critical thinking. In an inspiring mountain setting, our nurturing community encourages students to strive for individual excellence and instills in them a lifelong love of learning, sense of purpose, and responsible citizenship.
Aspen Country... Day School welcomes children from throughout the Roaring Fork Valley from pre-kindergarten through middle school. Located at a campus on Castle Creek, it is fully accredited by the Association of Colorado Independent Schools and is a member of the National Association of Independent Schools. Country Day is known for its high teacher-student ratio, its strong arts, outdoor education, and foreign language programs, and its traditional private-school environment of courtesy and friendship.
A rigorous curriculum emphasizes the importance of a personal approach to learning, giving each student the skills required to fulfill his or her potential. The academic program is traditional and well rounded. Language Arts, Mathematics, Science, and Social Studies are balanced by a complementary curriculum in Music, Art, Drama, and Physical Education. French and Spanish are introduced in the earliest grades. Technology is integrated into the daily learning of all students. The landmark Outdoor Education program takes students into the Western mountains and desert for lessons not only in skiing, rock climbing, and route-finding, but also in self-reliance and cooperation.