Position overview: Park City Day School, a small, independent PS-Grade 8 school located in Park City, UT, seeks an experienced and energetic business manager to join our senior administrative team.
Position summary: The business officer is an integral part of the senior leadership team and is responsible for managing the financial and physical resources of the school he or she serves. He/she reports directly to the head of school.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities
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.
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.
Attend Board and Committee meetings as needed, to serve as a source of financial information to inform discussions at these meetings.
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
Experience managing school budgets and finances
Evidence of strong understanding of finance software such as QuickBooks
Demonstrated knowledge of school funding allocation and strategic financing
Experience working in Blackbaud Merchant Services and Smart Tuition
Demonstrated ability to collaborate with Development and Admissions to achieve financial goals
Knowledge of essential human resource needs and negotiations
Evidence of strong organizational, written and oral communication, and interpersonal skills
A bachelor’s degree, accounting or finance preferred
Five years of experience in finance/accounting
Proven success in a senior administrative role, preferably working with a board
Demonstrated leadership qualities – organizing people and processes
High ethical standards
Excellent oral and written communication skills
The ability to work collaboratively with coworkers and other school community members
Keen analytical skills and a detail-oriented work style
Additional Salary Information: Commensurate with experience
Internal Number: BuM1
About Park City Day School
An independent, non-sectarian, non-profit coeducational school, Park City Day School enrolls approximately 200 students in Preschool (3 year olds) through 8th grade.
A full member of NAIS (The National Association of Independent Schools) and grounded in NAIS best practices, Park City Day School is accredited by NWAIS (The Northwest Association of Independent Schools) and by AdvancED.