The community of St. Mark's Episcopal School celebrates the uniqueness of each child. We are stewards of our students' intellectual curiosity, faith, and passion for discovery. We cultivate joy, playfulness, and growth in a child-centered environment. St. Mark's is known as a community environment and second home to over 330 families. The school is committed to its positive relationship with families, believing strongly in the power of a fully engaged dynamic between school and home.
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Director of Finance & Accounting
St. Mark’s Director of Finance & Accounting is an integral part of the Business Office responsible for coordinating and preparing financial reports. The Director also oversees the functions of accounting, audit, cash management and budgeting. The role is a supervisory one, reporting to the Director of Operations.
General Accounting & Financial Reporting:
Responsible for managing the school’s accounting department, ensuring accurate and timely financial information.
Prepares monthly financial statements, including analysis.
Supervises AP/AR functions, with focus on student billing.
Reviews account reconciliations on a monthly basis.
Prepares and monitors departmental budgets and forecasts, working with administrators and department heads regarding budget performance.
Assists in developing accounting policies and ensuring compliance.
Prepares annual surveys, compliance reports, and requests for financial data.
Assists in preparation of board reports.
Works closely with Admission Office to ensure accuracy in forecasting enrollment and enrollment contracts.
Works closely with Development Office to ensure accuracy in gift reporting and reconciliation.
Maintains up-to-date knowledge of accounting processes, GAAP and accounting software.
Willing to search out, investigate, and learn new compliance standards as well as take additional training to remain proficient in accounting and financial management .
Cash & Audit:
Supervises all incoming cash receipts and deposits.
Reviews bank activity daily.
Provides weekly cash reports to the Director of Operations.
Leads preparations of schedules and work papers and maintains permanent office files for all audit schedules.
Provides general back-up and support to the Director of Operations and Headmaster.
Oversees payroll function, including proper assignment of benefits.
Maintains fixed assets schedule and prepares quarterly/annual depreciation schedule.
Develops and maintains SOP for Business Office functions.
Assumes other responsibilities as assigned by the Headmaster and/or Director of Operations.
Requires strong interaction with all faculty and staff, families, church community and occasional interaction with Board members.
Receives guests and visitors as well as faculty, staff, and administration in a friendly, courteous manner, and is sensitive to how her/his demeanor is reflective of the School.
Communicates issues, questions, and circumstances to the Director of Operations in a timely manner.
Works in a sometimes highly stressful environment dealing with a wide variety of challenges.
Has ability to sit and stand for extended periods of time.
Has physical agility to lift up to 25 pounds; to bend, stoop, and reach overhead.
Some evening and weekend work may be required to meet deadlines and attend events.
Bachelor’s degree in accounting or finance is required. CPA, MBA or other advanced training is preferred.
Experience in private school sector and/or non-profit industry is preferred.
About St. Mark's Episcopal School
The community of St. Mark's Episcopal School celebrates the uniqueness of each child. We are stewards of our students' intellectual curiosity, faith, and passion for discovery. We cultivate joy, playfulness, and growth in a child-centered environment.
Located in the West University Place neighborhood of Houston, St. Mark’s serves 490 students from two-year-olds through 8th grade. St. Mark's is an engaging community of learners where the school partners with its families in preparing each student for the path that lies ahead through a stimulating, whole-child school experience. Through offerings in athletics, performing and visual arts, technology, Spanish and a robust curriculum, St. Mark's prepares its graduates for the many high school options Houston offers, and successfully places its students in high schools which best fit each.
St. Mark's is an Episcopal school, and as part of the St. Mark's Episcopal Church parish, is known as a community environment and second home to over 320 families. The school is committed to its positive relationship with families, believing strongly in the power of a fully engaged dynamic between school and home. As a place where children are ...known, teachers understand what it means to meet children where they are, which plays a crucial role in fostering each child's spirit.