DESCRIPTION: Lexington Christian Academy is accepting applications for a Controller. This position will be responsible for managing the School's Business Office in a manner that effectively supports our mission. S/he will ensure the Business Office complies with all applicable laws and regulations, represents a high degree of efficiency, and exhibits enthusiastic teamwork with school community. The Controller will report directly to the Chief Financial Officer and will be actively involved in achieving the general business and financial success of the School
Maintain the books and records of the school in accordance with Generally Accepted Accounting Principles.
Direct work of the Business Office including all aspects of finance and Human Resources.
Manage ADP payroll, accounts receivable and payable, tuition assistance administration, and general accounting functions.
Coordinate all aspects of the Financial Aid award process, including management of all on-line applications, postings, e-mail accounts and inquiries, including follow-up with any outstanding students/families.
Work with Admissions and Development on Scholarship Award process, ensuring compliance with disbursements of all school funds, both restricted and unrestricted, including endowment and financial aid funds.
Ensure appropriate cash balances are maintained for the operational needs of the school. Make cash transfers between accounts, wire transfer input, EFT payments, and bond finance tracking.
Serve as primary interface with auditors for the annual external audit; maintain the audit work files.
Produce timely and accurate financial reports to internal and external stakeholders.
Ensure compliance with all regulatory, tax and filing requirements.
Maintain data records for the enrollment and tuition assistance processes. Provide timely and accurate information to support the work of the Admissions Office.
Participate in vendor pricing agreements, coordinate the annual risk management process, including review and renewal of all insurance policies.
System administrator for the purchase card program for various faculty/staff.
Maintain accurate student and family financial payment records, and serve as a contact for providing information to families and resolving problems.
Maintain accounts receivable and ensure timely collection of accounts. Facilitate the resolution of collection problems in accordance with the sensitivities and mission of the School.
Participate in the annual budgeting process, ensure monthly reporting to budget managers, and oversee budget adherence by departments.
Oversee the financial aspects of fee generating endeavors such as food service, transportation and camps.
Identify areas for cost savings, increased productivity and efficiency, and reduced waste and financial risk.
Bachelor of Science in Accounting, Finance, or related field.
A minimum of seven (7) years' experience with accounting, preferably in a non-profit environment.
Supervisory experience is preferred.
Ability to handle confidential information
Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
Demonstrated ability to take full charge of the accounting cycle.