Marist High School seeks FINANCE OFFICER to begin immediately.
Marist High School seeks FINANCE OFFICER to begin immediately.
The Finance Officer will be a strategic partner, reporting to the Head of School. The successful candidate will be a detail-oriented, hands-on, communicative manager who can create and develop plans related to general finance, payroll activities, business planning and budgeting, strategic planning, and human resources. Responsibilities also include preparation of financial statements and periodic reporting to the School Board. The candidate must have no less than a bachelor's degree in accounting, business, or related field, with work experience in the area of finance. Candidate must be proficient in QuickBooks 2018 and Excel. Preference will be given to candidates having experience with schools or non-profits, particularly FACTs Tuition Management Program. This is a salaried position with full benefits.  Please email cover letter with salary requirements along with resume to by Wednesday, April 18. 
Job Description
The Finance Officer maintains accounts of all finances in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP). The Finance Officer reports to the Head of School and is directly responsible for:
1.                  Accounts Payable
  • Manages vendor contracts;
  • Manages the payment of bills.
2.                  Accounts Receivable/Tuition/Advancement
  • Assists returning families in the application for tuition assistance;
  • Reviews eligibility for financial aid, makes recommendations, and mails letters of awards to returning students;
  • Manages and reports overdue accounts to the Head of School according to pre-arranged suspension dates;
  • Communicates with parents whose tuition accounts are in arrears and, when necessary, helps them devise an adjusted payment plan;
  • Monitors Advancement Office revenues;
  • Processes cash as collected by the various departments.
3.                  Personnel
  • Generates teacher contracts and detail sheets;
  • Supervises vetting and other paperwork for new hires vis-a-vis government policies and archdiocesan requirements;
  • Processes payroll;
  • Processes all benefits.
4.                  Management
  • Serves as a Member of the Cabinet and Finance Committee;
  • Provides quarterly reports to all supervisors who have been assigned financial oversight responsibilities;
  • Prepares the annual budget in conjunction with the Head of School and the Finance Committee of the School Board;
  • Prepares the financial reports requested by Head of School and Finance Committee Chair at least one week in advance of the scheduled Finance Committee meetings;
  • Assists in long range planning;
  • Prepares Annual Financial Reports for the annual review conducted by the independent certified public accountant;
  • Supervises and evaluates Finance Office personnel;
  • Serves as a Notary for school transactions.
5.                  Government Programs
Oversees application and reporting of but not limited to:
  • Free and reduced lunch;
  •  Transportation reimbursement;
  •   E-rate.
6.                  Banking
  • Reconciles all banking and investment statements within ten business days of receipt;
  • Manages the cash flow;
  • Maintains banking relationships;
  • Manages and controls the various investment accounts.
7.                  Risk Management
  • Maintains and evaluates all insurance policies to ensure that the coverage is adequate and the policies are up to date ;
  • Reports all losses, accidents, and injuries to the insurance company.
8.                  Performs other duties as assigned by the Head of School.