Dublin School, an intentionally small 9-12 co-ed college preparatory boarding school located in beautiful, rural southwestern NH, seeks a Controller to join our community.
Working with the Business Manager and other senior administrators, the Controller:
Maintains the financial integrity of Dublin School;
Directs and coordinates all financial operations including accounting and reporting;
Monitors and maintains systems of internal control and safeguards the School’s assets;
Provides, both internally and externally, reports of fiscal operations; and,
Promotes a service-oriented process while exercising prudent fiscal judgment.
The Controller is responsible for maintaining accurate accounting records and performing accounting procedures in accordance with standard accounting rules and regulations for all the of the school’s financial activity.
Dublin School celebrates the diversity of our school and its wider communities, including diversity in race, religion, national or ethnic origin, gender, sexual orientation, and gender identity. We welcome and encourage candidates representing the diversity of the world in our community. Experience in a boarding school environment is not essential.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities
Plan, coordinate and oversee the annual financial audit, ensuring audit timeliness and completeness.
Manage annual preparation and filing of Form 990.
Prepare and monitor periodic departmental budget reports and forecasts, assist the Business Manager in the annual budget preparation and working with administrators and department chairs regarding budget performance.
Provide support for the Business Manager in preparation for Finance Committee and/or other Board-related meetings.
Serves on the Finance, Audit, Building and Investment Committees.
Prepare annual and interim financial statements, including balance sheet, income statement and all supporting schedules and notes to the statements.
Ensure accurate and timely financial information and reporting, cash and variance analyses, all balance sheet reconciliations and revenue and expense account analysis.
Monitor and assist accounts payable, student billing and other accounting personnel in the Business Office as needed, including conducting follow-up account receivable calls as necessary.
Manage finance functions including general ledger journal entries, payroll, accounts payable, budgeting, accounts receivable, and student billing.
Prepare, post and reconcile all investment activity and related accounting entries, and prepare all associated spreadsheets and analyses.
Prepare all periodic surveys and compliance reports for various school industry organizations, as well as other internal and external information requests for financial data.
Reconcile all cash, stock and in-kind gifts from Raiser’s Edge module of the Blackbaud accounting system, working in conjunction with the Advancement Office.
Ensure accurate and appropriate coding and/or approval of all revenue, expenditure and journal transactions to their proper accounts, including unrestricted, temporarily restricted and permanently restricted funds.
Maintain accurate and appropriate general ledger chart of accounts.
Provide support in the hiring, training, and review of accounting department staff.
Communicate accounting policies to employees and ensure compliance with such policies.
Actively stay current on new regulations in GAAP and relevant non-profit accounting issues.
Four-year degree in Accounting and Certified Public Accountant (CPA Required, MBA optional). Must have strong knowledge of accounting software systems. Experience with Blackbaud software products preferred but not required.
Excellent analytical, verbal and written communication skills.
Ability to prioritize, organize, and manage multiple projects efficiently.
Must have strong attention to detail.
Must have strong mathematical skills and reasoning ability.
As a residential school, Dublin School is committed to attracting and retaining the highest quality faculty and staff through a substantial compensation plan, including competitive salary, TIAA-CREF retirement benefits, full medical coverage, and optional dental, life insurance and long-term disability, on-campus housing (as available) and tuition remission to Dublin students of faculty/staff members.
Certificates, Licenses, Registrations
Certified public accountant. Proof of authority to work in the United States, full time.
About Dublin School
Dublin School is a small community dedicated to the education of adolescents, with high-quality academics, a strong commitment to the arts, and a love of the natural world and athletics.
At Dublin School, we strive to awaken a curiosity for knowledge and a passion for learning.
We instill the values of discipline and meaningful work that are necessary for the good of self and community. We respect the individual learning style and the potential each student brings to our School.
With our guidance, Dublin students become men and women who seek truth and act with courage.