The Swain School, a Preschool through grade 8 independent school located in the Lehigh Valley, seeks a dynamic and experienced business manager to be responsible for a wide range of financial and administrative management responsibilities. Reporting to the Head of School and working with other administrators and the Board of Trustees, the Business Manager must be a strategic thinker who will provide strong, innovative financial stewardship, oversee human resource procedures, and manage a staff of three.
Job Responsibilities Include but are not limited to:
Financial Management Manage cash flow and forecasting; direct all financial, project-based and departmental accounting Oversee and manage the annual audit Manage tuition receivables, payables, vendor relations, investments Work closely with the advancement staff to monitor and account for all fundraising activities and associated gifts
Strategic Planning Work closely with the Director of Operations on high-level planning and facilities financial modeling Conduct annual, long-term, and capital budget planning in alignment with the School’s mission For special situations, conduct financial analysis and projections, cost identification and allocation, and revenue/expense analysis; provide recommendations Hire, Mentor, Manage and Retain highly qualified business office staff
Human Resources Administration Act as the school’s primary human resource executive and supports the Head of School in all human resource activities Provide guidance in establishing appropriate benefits programs and recommends changes to enhance benefits and/or reduce costs Manage all payroll services, interfacing with outsourced functions as well as consult with the Head of School to determine compensation administration Manage group health insurance administration with provider, including overseeing and participating in administration of flex spending accounts Ensure the school’s personnel policies support its programs and that the school’s actions regarding hiring, compensation, training, promotion and separation comply with state and federal requirements Manage life and disability insurance programs Administer 401(k) accounts, arrange for employee education on same Conduct employee background checks
Prior experience of at least three years as a CFO, Director of Finance or Business Manager, with a minimum of a Bachelors degree, MBA preferred Strong accounting and technology skills Analytical and strategic thinking skills; ability to problem-solve Effective interpersonal communication skills; strong oral and written presentation skills Initiative and ability to work independently; strongly self-motivated and able to manage multiple functions or projects simultaneously; high competence with both detailed and big picture tasks Integrity and the desire to provide leadership in a mission-based organization