Blue Ridge School is an all-boys, all-boarding college preparatory school for 180 boys on a stunning 750-acre campus along the eastern slope of the Blue Ridge Mountains. Blue Ridge is only 20 miles from Charlottesville, Virginia, a vibrant community and home to the University of Virginia.
Blue Ridge educators gain the added satisfaction of working with students inside and outside the classroom which gives them a greater influence in shaping a student’s mind and character. Our teachers have the opportunity to lead athletic and outdoor activities based on their own passions.
The school provides an interactive learning environment in which teachers have a great amount of autonomy in their classrooms and still have the support of a collaborative faculty. Using a college-preparatory curriculum with a high-degree of individual support, teachers can better prepare their students for college and careers in the 21st century.
Most teachers live on campus in homes provided by the school. On campus housing helps give our safe, family-oriented community the sense of a small village in which students and families live and work together.
Blue Ridge School is a 501(c)3 entity that must comply with all reporting requirements from outside agencies that have authority over non-profit organizations. The Business Manager must oversee a $10M operating budget, ensure bond related debt is paid, and maintain oversight of a $20M endowment. This position supervises the school’s Accounting Manager. The Business Manager will also coordinate and communicate with the Advancement and Enrollment Offices.
The Business Manager must direct the daily operations of the Business Office. This includes preparing and maintaining Annual Operating Budget, checking account maintenance, petty cash, journal entries, A/R, and A/P.
Bachelor’s degree in business administration, finance and accounting, or related field; MBA or related advanced degree preferred
Minimum of 5 years of experience in a Controller or Assistant CFO/Business Manager role
Strong background in finance, budgeting, investing, and cash management
Previous leadership and supervisory experience
Experience with non-profits or schools preferred
Outstanding communication skills; regular, open communication with the Board of Trustees
Advanced technology skills including Word, Outlook, Excel and database management software
Ability to analyze and organize financial data
Skill in budget preparation and fiscal management
Ability to develop and deliver presentations
Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
Prepare and maintain Annual Operating Budget
Prepare and publish monthly reporting requirements to the Finance Committee of the Board of Trustees
Coordinate with Finance Committee and Chairman of Finance Committee as necessary
Serves as the principal liaison with the School’s banks, endowment managers and all other financial interests/transactions
Manage all supplier and vendor contracts that the school enters into
Oversee all aspects of the School’s food service including RFP, contract, budget, quality, etc.
Work with the Headmaster and Board of Trustees to ensure the school has adequate insurance coverage, files claims and conducts periodic RFP’s.
Conduct periodic RFPs for services (accounting, insurance, food service, etc.) and purchases that are overseen by the Business Office
Lead the initial planning and budgeting for all capital projects
Facilitate the annual financial audit
Ensure internal controls of Business Office are followed on a daily basis
Make certain all monthly reconciliations occur on time and discrepancies are reported and corrected immediately
Manage delinquent accounts in accordance with School policy
Collaborate and coordinate with Advancement Office to ensure proper recording of gifts and pledges
Assist Enrollment Office with enrollment contract process
Ensure compliance with all regulations, laws, and policies of outside agencies, including TABS, NAIS, SACS, SSATB, VAIS & IBSC, and the Commonwealth of Virginia
Teach one trimester elective or coach one season of sports
Demonstrate continued professional curiosity and growth
Participate on weekday and weekend duty teams
Certificates, Licenses, Registrations:
Certified Public Accountant (CPA) preferred.
Physical Demands and Working Conditions:
The usual and customary methods of performing the job's functions require the following physical demands: occasional lifting, carrying, pushing, and/or pulling; some climbing and balancing; frequent stooping, kneeling, crouching, and/or crawling; and significant fine finger dexterity. Generally the job requires 70% sitting, 20% walking, and 10% standing. The job is performed under minimal temperature variations and under conditions with some exposure to risk of injury and/or illness.