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Finance Director Position Available


The Finance Office at JCHS is growing! If you are interested in applying for the new Director of Finance position, please read below.

Finance Director
Full-time job

Job Summary:
Responsible for planning, coordinating, executing and reporting on all financial activities of the school. Ensures compliance with school and diocesan policies and procedures.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
- Provide accurate and timely accounting, payroll and financial reporting for the school utilizing the uniform school chart of accounts and standardized reporting formats
- Ensure the appropriate and timely distribution of financial reports to the principal, finance committee and diocese with a full command of account differences and explanation of variances
- Establish guidelines for budget and forecast preparation, and prepare the annual budget in consultation with department heads, principal, finance committee and diocese
- Continuously analyze and be prepared to report on cash flow using best estimates of cash receipts and disbursements.
- Provide guidance on cash flow implications for operational liquidity, debt service, major repairs and capital projects
- Prepare all finance committee meeting packages, including agenda, minutes, financial statements, budget, variance explanations and other topics as needed. Attend and report on finances at the all committee meetings.
- Oversee the timely preparation of all student billing using SAGE applications and the effective management of accounts receivable using FACTS payment services.
- Ensure that accounts receivable are current and properly reconciled and can be reported upon regularly
- Assist with the documentation and determination of student financial assistance, allocating amounts within budget. -
- Prepare reports for annual financial aid and scholarship award meetings with Administration.
- Review all expenditure requests for proper approval, coding and within budgeted amounts.
- Manage accounts payable within cash flow availability and review the monthly reconciliation of AP Aging with GL account balance
- Oversee all payroll preparation and maintenance, along with appropriate communication and compliance with Diocese Payroll and HR/Benefits
- Ensure compliance with all State and Federal filings, to include complete and accurate W-9/1099, W-2/W-4, I-9 and unclaimed property filings while maintaining complete documentation of all related efforts
- Coordinate all required audits with an approved independent accounting firm and the Diocese Finance Office and oversee the preparation and completion of all supporting information required for the annual financial statement audit as well as the diocesan biennial entity audit
- Review with the principal all leases, contracts and other financial commitments
- Manage the acquisition of capital assets and ensure that assets are properly recorded, valued and ultimately disposed of as appropriate
- Monitor investments and endowments to ensure funds are being invested consistent with policy and cash flow needs
**This is a sampling of duties. Other tasks, responsibilities, and duties may be assigned as needed by the principal or his designee.

- Bachelor’s degree in Accounting or Finance required
- 3-5 year experience on senior administrative teams and working with progressive financial responsibility
- MBA preferred
- Experience working in an educational setting or another non-profit organization
- Proficiency in MS Office Suite, including Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, and Internet
- Sage 50 experience a plus
- Excellent and professional telephone manner, interpersonal skills, confidentiality
- Demonstrated ability to both understand the “big picture” as well as willingness to dig in a “hands on” manner when necessary
- Proven leadership skills with emphasis on ability to understand and work effectively with different constituencies across the School
- Ability to work effectively with diocesan employees, department heads, representatives of other agencies and the general public
- Ability to multi-task, work independently and make responsible judgment calls
- Ability to respect confidentiality and consistently exercise discretion and good business judgment
- Adhere to the Diocese of Palm Beach Code of Conduct with emphasis on confidentiality

Physical Requirements:
- Occasional light lifting and carrying of under 15 pounds
- Occasional moderate carrying and lifting of 15 – 44 pounds
- Frequent use both hands and fingers (i.e. typing)
- Frequent extended periods of sitting
- Occasional periods of standing, kneeling, and climbing
- Occasional ability of minimal hearing (i.e. loud noises, sirens) and routine hearing (i.e. listening to others in conversation)
- Occasional time spent working closely with others

Applications are being directed to the Diocese of Palm Beach. To apply, download and complete the "Employment Application" from the following link:

Please forward the employment application, resume, list of references, and salary requirements to the attention of Gretchen Wood, Human Resources Coordinator

Via US Mail: Diocese of Palm Beach
9995 North Military Trail
Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33410-9650

Via Fax: (561) 775-9575

Via Email:

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