Finance and Operations Director @ The Lerner Jewish Community Day School

Finance and Operations Director

The Lerner Jewish Community Day School, a SAIS-accredited school in Durham, NC, seeks a Finance and Operations Director. The position will work collaboratively with the Head of School to steward the robust business, operations, and financial functions of the school.

Reports to: Head of School

Job Functions and Responsibilities:

Accounting & Finance:
• Maintain complete and accurate accounting records using QuickBooks and GAAP, and provide regular updates to Head of School (HOS) and Treasurer on the financial state of the school
• Lead budgeting process and long-term financial modeling in conjunction with HOS and assist Head of School & Finance Committee in setting tuition & developing tuition setting strategy
• Provide external auditors and accountants with required accounting data
• Accounts Receivable & Accounts Payable
• Work with staff department leaders to track departmental spending and maintain oversight
• Support Board of Trustees by attending board and committee meetings, generating accurate financial reports and projections, and advising the Board and HOS on financial matters
Business Operations & Management:
• Maintain Human Resource Records and fully manage payroll process start to finish using an online database
• Keep financial documents in order and easily accessible; implement and maintain electronic file redundancy system (via secure digital methods as well as hard copy paper versions when required by law or unavailable by other means)
• Work with Head of School and Admissions Director to track student recruitment, enrollment and retention markers, and generate enrollment projections
• Manage and oversee Financial Aid process, enrollment contracts, and supplemental program billing
• Manage and oversee benefits package for Faculty and Staff in conjunction with HOS, including retirement plan, insurance options, and paid-time-off
• Handle all matters regarding employment including preparing contracts, on-boarding and dismissal of personnel, and maintaining employee handbooks
• Advise school leadership on best practices with regards to DOL, FLSA, and FMLA
• Create and review all vendor and partnership contracts organization-wide, negotiate terms of service, regularly assess quality of services received and price/quality ratio
• Capital planning, including capital budget monitoring and updates, depreciation and amortization
• Advise HOS on major business decisions
• Oversee all general facilities matters & large scale facilities projects
• Supervise Facilities manager and custodial staff
• Primary POC with IT contractors

Required technical skills

• Bachelor’s degree in Accounting, Business, Economics, or related field
• Strong demonstrated technological skills including: Microsoft Office (Word & Excel), Google Suite (Mail, Calendar, and Drive), and QuickBooks
• Strong experience managing financial records, accounting and budget processes.
• Experience managing benefit programs and working with outsourced vendors for payroll and benefit programs
• Experience supervising staff & handling conflict

• Five or more years as manager/director in a finance function
• Experience with non-profit accounting
• Experience with private school operations
• CPA, MBA, or advanced degree in business or related field

Personal and Communication Skills
• Integrity
• Team player
• Ability to multi-task
• Willingness to ask for help
• Comfort with transparency and handling conflict

Application Instructions

Job Summary

  • Duration: full-time
  • Benefits: paid vacation, sick leave, parental leave, medical, dental, retirement plans
  • Preferred Experience: Professional (6-10 years)
  • Preferred Degree: Bachelors
  • Job Posted: 2020-02-25
  • Times this job has been viewed: 179 times
  • Job is posted for: 60 days
  • Job Categories: Accounting & Finance, Business Manager
  • Organization Type: Education & Schools
  • Grade Level:
Job Location
The Lerner Jewish Community Day School
1935 West Cornwallis Road
Durham , North Carolina 27705


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