About the Position
Georgetown Day School (GDS) is seeking a strategic thinker, experienced manager, and collaborative visionary to lead the School’s financial and facilities operations. The Chief Finance Officer (CFO) will have the opportunity to build on the School living into its recently unified campus and support future planning efforts.
Reporting to the Head of School, the CFO serves as an essential support and strategic partner to the Head of School and the leadership team. Responsible for the annual operating budget as well as a PPRSM budget of $2 million, the CFO supervises the Business Office, the Health, Security and Transportation staff, data management, and the facilities. The CFO is a member of the senior administrative team.
Aside from building solid relationships with the Head of School and the Board, the new CFO will need to be someone who can quickly forge excellent partnerships with their direct reports, other senior administrators, and all faculty and staff at the School. The administration liaison to the Finance, Investment, Audit, Governance and the Facilities Master Planning committees, the CFO also chairs the Retirement and Benefits Committee. While the CFO works closely with the Board, and specifically the Finance Committee Chair, they report exclusively to the Head of School.
The new CFO will also work closely with the Director of Advancement and the Director of Admissions to ensure that the school’s fundraising and enrollment projections allow for responsible and accurate planning, effective stewardship, and clear communications to all constituencies about the fiscal health of the School.
Location: On campus
Status: Immediate start
Type of Opportunity: Full-time, permanent
The CFO will oversee and monitor specific responsibilities in the following areas:
Finance & Accounting
- Supervise the development, administration, and reporting of the operating and facilities master planning budget to the Head of School, the School’s Board of Trustees and Finance Committee, auditors, federal, state, and local authorities, lenders, donors, and various School administrative offices as appropriate.
- Prepare regular financial forecasts to project fiscal year operating results.
- Oversee and monitor financial investment.
- Administer grants from regional, state, and local grantor agencies and ensure compliance with grant requirements.
- Hold primary responsibility for the outcome of the annual financial statement and pension plan audits.
- Ensure effective financial policies, procedures, and operations in accordance with GAAP.
- Oversee the administration of the School’s endowment; execute endowment and investment policy; implement investment decisions of the Investment Committee; and coordinate with the endowment consultants, ensuring effective endowment allocations, performance, and reporting.
- Manage banking, debt, and lease agreements; receive, account for, and disburse monies and securities; work with the bank negotiate terms, rates and ensure covenant compliance.
- Oversee the annual financial audit and filings of tax returns.
- Provide transparent financial reporting and planning that builds trust among administrators, faculty and staff, students and alumni, parents, and trustees.
- Oversee all School operations including personnel policies, data management and survey data submission, maintenance, campus security, campus health, food services and dining, transportation neighborhood relations, etc.
- Oversee the physical plants, grounds, and construction functions with the Director of Facilities and Maintenance; help plan and direct all replacements and renewals of the physical plants.
- Partner with the Head of School, the Associate Head and the Director of Human Resources to establish sound and consistent employment policies, adequate staffing levels, compensation, and appropriate benefits programs for all facets of school operations.
- In partnership with the Director of Human Resources, supervise the administration of all employee benefit programs including health insurance, retirement, worker’s compensation, life insurance, and other related plans.
- Provide strategic oversight to auxiliary programs, including before/after school programs, summer programs, and facilities rentals.
- Keep the Head of School apprised of all business, operational, and financial matters.
- Work collaboratively with the Leadership Team to support the successful operation of the School.
- Serve as staff liaison for and collaborate with board committees: Finance, Investment, Audit, and Facilities Master Planning.
- Serve as the primary liaison in banking relationships and with the School’s investment managers.
- Maintain business relationships with consultants, vendors, and colleagues at other schools.
GDS uses the following systems and technology platforms: Blackbaud School Management Systems including Financial Edge NXT and Raiser’s Edge NXT. Concur is used for payables processing and UKG is used as a comprehensive payroll and personnel management system.
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Equal Employment Opportunity Statement
In order to provide equal employment and advancement opportunities to all individuals, employment decisions at GDS are based on merit, qualifications, and skills.
GDS is committed to a policy of non-discrimination and equal opportunity for all employees and qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, pregnancy or pregnancy-related condition, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, physical or mental disability, genetic information, marital status, personal appearance, family responsibilities, political affiliations, matriculation, veteran status, military service, application for military service, or any other status protected by applicable law. GDS complies with applicable state and local laws governing non-discrimination in employment. GDS will make reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with known disabilities in accordance with applicable law. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation, and training.
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