Tower Hill School, located in Wilmington, DE, is a day school serving students ages 3 - Grade 12. As per the mission of the School, Tower Hill prepares students from diverse backgrounds for full and creative engagement with a dynamic world. Each student is provided with an educational experience that emphasizes the development of an inquisitive, discerning and critical mind while focusing on the growth of character.
Tower Hill seeks a Controller who will be under the direct supervision of the Chief Financial Officer. The Controller will be responsible for managing the general ledger, processing payroll, and providing oversight of all finance, accounting and reporting activities. The Controller will oversee day-to-day finance operations of a budget of approximately $22 million and have functional responsibility over accounting, accounts payable, student billing, and payroll.
In addition, s/he will partner with the CFO, senior leadership and information technology (IT) staff to enhance and better integrate finance, HR and IT functions.
Maintain all accounts and reporting systems with appropriate GAAP standards and requirements
Maintain internal safeguards for revenue, cost and program budgets
Coordinate all audit activity
Assist with the annual budget
Support for the Board Audit, Finance and Investment Committees
Oversee all financial and program accounting
Manage organizational cash flow forecasting
Manage and track the performance of invested assets
Record all investment activity from the endowment, ensuring that activity is consistent with investment guidelines and donor intentions.
Oversee the reporting of all capital activities related to physical plant and IT.
Work closely with Development on gift accounting and reporting, ensuring that all activity is compliant with donor restrictions.
This is an excellent opportunity for a mature leader with seven to ten years of non-profit accounting and finance experience, ideally beginning in accounting and audit, followed by experience gathering, evaluating, presenting and reporting financial information to executive teams and external stakeholders. S/he will ideally have experience in the independent school sector or, alternately, experience in a complex nonprofits with multiple programs and expanding operations.
-Minimum of a BA in accounting. CPA and/or MBA preferred.
-Experience in independent schools strongly preferred
-Solid experience coordinating audit activities and managing reporting, budget development
-Technology savvy with advanced knowledge of accounting and reporting software. Experience in Financial Edge or similar package required
-Commitment to recruiting, mentoring, and retaining a high-quality team with diverse strengths
-Keen analytic, organization and problem solving skills which allows for strategic data interpretation
-Provide leadership in strengthening internal communications with staff at all levels throughout the organization; create and promote a positive and supportive work environment
-Personal qualities of integrity, credibility, and unwavering commitment to the school’s mission; a proactive, hands-on strategic thinker who will own, in partnership with the CFO, the responsibility for finance
This position is classified as exempt from the Fair Labor Standards Act and is not eligible for overtime pay.
Tower Hill School welcomes students and employees of any race, religion, gender or nationality. The school does not discriminate in its administrative policies or in the administration of its program.
About Tower Hill School
Tower Hill School is a coeducational private school for age 3 through Grade 12, dedicated to living our motto "Multa Bene Facta"- Many Things Done Well. With a beautiful 44-acre campus located in northwest Wilmington, Tower Hill has the reputation as one of the top academic schools in the region. Our unparalleled resources include excellent faculty, state-of-the-art facilities and individualized learning support.