Barnesville School of Arts & Sciences seeks a dynamic professional to join our staff in the capacity of Business Manager. We understand that some candidates may currently be obligated under an existing employment agreement. Therefore, we will entertain a flexible start date even though our need is immediate.
The Business Manager works strategically with the Head of School and the Board of Trustees to ensure the fiscal health of the School by maintaining the integrity of internal funds and other valuable documents; managing controls of cash flow through the organization, and overseeing relations with third-party asset managers. They are also responsible for managing the daily financial resources of the School in a manner consistent with the mission, standards, and policies of the School.
The Business Manager plans and directs the work of the Business Office, which includes but is not limited to management of financial operations and administrative functions as determined by the Head of School. Ensuring compliance with regulations and statutes, they will be knowledgeable regarding all federal, state, and local regulations and statutes as they affect the School.
Reporting directly to the Head of School, the Business Manager supervises and oversees the Director of Facilities & Transportation, works collaboratively with senior administrators and human resources, and acts as liaison to the Board of Trustees. The Business Manager sits on the Finance Committee of the Board as an ex officio member and attends Board Meetings regularly as needed or requested by the Head of School or Board of Trustees.
Finance Duties & Responsibilities:
Apply Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP) to keep an accurate and continuous record of the cash and financial positions of the School
Process bi-weekly payroll
Prepare the annual operating budget
Provide monthly operating statements and monthly reports of expenditures for both the Head of School and the Finance Committee of the Board
Meet monthly with all budget holders to review prior months spend and update 12- month forecast; report to Finance Committee on deviations and mitigation plans to ensure adherence to budget
Maintain and update long-term operating projections (e.g., cash flow analysis, year-end budgeting, etc.) Oversee all School purchasing including accounts payable, banking activities and accounts, capital budgets, payroll, and benefits programs
Serve as the School’s Compliance Officer regarding post-issuance tax compliance for tax exempt funding
Secure the annual audit of the School’s financial records and positions
Provide support to the Finance Committee and Investment Subcommittee as well as other appropriate Board committees and subcommittees
Manage risk and maintain appropriate levels of insurance to protect the School’s personnel, students, and property
Ensure School compliance with all government regulations and reporting
Education and Experience: minimum requirements include a 4-year degree; 5+ years direct experience in a financial or business manager role, including budget formulation and oversite; and previous experience in developing and interpreting financial statements. Preference will be given to candidates who possess an MBA or are licensed Certified Public Accountants. Nonprofit experience is preferable but not a prerequisite.
Skills and Characteristics: ability to organize and strategically analyze financial data in an accurate, timely, and efficient manner; mastery of database and accounting software systems; and proficiency in QuickBooks is a requirement. Familiarity with Blackbaud a plus. Additional requirements include:
Strong communication and computational skills
Experience in the use and management of technology systems
Collaborative, adaptive, and collegial style with an approachable manner
Strong organizational, managerial, and time management skills
Attention to detail
Ability to manage multiple priorities in a dynamic, fast-paced environment
Enthusiasm for the mission of the School
Commitment to Diversity: In a world of shared borders, knowledge and empathy for multiculturalism are essential to a Barnesville School education. As our students enter the global community, our School encourages them to embrace diversity with an open mind and generous spirit. We strive to introduce our students to all aspects of diversity which include acceptance of diverse intelligences and learning styles; awareness of differences in socioeconomic status; compassion for mental and physical impairments; and understanding of differences concerning age, appearance, gender, race, sexual orientation, and spiritual beliefs.
We support a safe and secure environment for all members of our Barnesville family and make respecting differences a school-wide goal. This builds a community true to our mission of joy, support, and excellence.
Physical Requirements: Daily desk work including computer time; as part of daily routines, mobility around a campus with uneven pavement and managing stairs; standing, bending, and squatting as required; lift/carry boxes up to 15 pounds; frequent walking inside and outside as part of general job duties.
Barnesville School of Arts & Sciences does not discriminate based on race, color, religion, national or ethnic origin, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or a person's status as a qualified candidate with a disability in administration of its educational program, admission policies, financial aid program, staff hiring and other school-administered programs.
Interested candidates should should complete an application on our website here. Forward your completed application along with a letter of interest, resume, and three professional references via email to the attention of Susanne Johnson, Head of School. firstname.lastname@example.org
Barnesville School of Arts & Sciences is an accredited coeducational independent day school for students in grades EC-8. Barnesville’s 30-acre campus consists of two school buildings, a full gymnasium, athletic field, and two playgrounds. Our mission is to provide a joyful and supportive learning environment for the development of excellence in each of us.
As a School of Arts & Sciences, we seek to provide meaningful cross-curricular activities across disciplines for our students. The School, founded in 1969, is a proud member of AIMS (Association of Independent Maryland Schools), and NAIS (National Association of Independent Schools).