Chief Financial Officer
Company: California Assosiacion of Independent Schools
Posted on: February 20, 2021
How To Apply:
Additional information about Chadwick School is available on the
School's website: www.chadwickschool.org
Please apply on website.
Applicants should submit a current r--sum--, letter of interest,
personal statement/statement of philosophy and a list of 5
references by e-mail to: Marcus Hurlbut, Educators' Collaborative
at firstname.lastname@example.org. No calls please.
Chadwick School seeks a Chief Financial Officer to assume duties as
soon as possible.
Chadwick School is a K-12 coeducational, independent day school
located on a beautiful 45-acre hilltop in Palos Verdes, California.
Founded in 1935 by Margaret, Chadwick, the school was from the very
beginning committed to serving a diverse group of students from a
broad geographical reach in greater Los Angeles. Today, Chadwick
enrolls 865 students from more than 50 different neighborhoods. The
school allocates more than $5 million in financial aid serving 20%
of the student body.
Chadwick is fully accredited by the California Association of
Independent Schools (CAIS) and the Western Association of Schools
and Colleges (WASC), and holds institutional memberships in the
National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS).
The Chief Financial Officer (CFO) works directly under the
supervision of the Head of School and is a member of the senior
Leadership Team. Specific areas of responsibility include finance,
facilities and operations, risk management, IT, and human
resources. The CFO works closely with Board committees such as the
Finance and Investment Committee. The Head of School may assign
--- Oversee all aspects of financial transactions, financial
reporting and external auditing
--- Enhance and drive financial controls for the organization
including Delegation of Authority, Contract and Vendor Management
and Asset Tracking.
--- Create and maintain a long-range financial plan supporting the
--- Develop a financial reporting regime which effectively informs
the Leadership Team and Board of the organization's financial
health and operational performance.
--- Working in conjunction with the Board's Fulfillment Committee,
establish KPI's to drive financial and operational excellence
--- Attend Board meetings and serve on the Finance, Investment,
Development, Audit, and Facilities Committees of the Board, and
other ad hoc committees as required by the Head of School
--- Provide supervision and direction to the Controller and members
of the Business Office team
--- Lead the annual budget preparation and approval process
--- Reconcile and track investment activity, to include
contribution income, capital gains/losses, and changes in market
--- Develop and implement a Cash Management Program given
guidelines established by Head of School
--- Ensure that quarterly budget vs. actual reports are accurate
and available for review
--- Coordinate compliance reporting relating to school operations
and debt management
--- Work with Head of School to determine school tuition, annual
faculty and staff compensation, and financial aid.
--- Coordinate with Director of Development on all matters related
to fundraising and stewardship of donors including gift accounting,
compliance, management of restricted investments and preparation of
an annual report.
--- Serve as directed by the Head of School on any other project
related committees related to short-term and long-range financial
and operational planning
--- Review accounts receivable against and collect past due
--- Update all relevant Benchmark Reports as they relate to
--- Provide oversight and guidance for Parent organizations on
--- Oversee the enterprise risk management program (ERM)
--- Work with the school's insurance advisor and brokers to ensure
that adequate, appropriate and cost-effective insurance is in
force, including public liability, property and casualty, directors
and officer, Workers Compensation and bonding.
--- Coordinate with various government and insurance inspectors to
ensure that the school is operating consistent with health and
--- Maintain vigilance for situations that could pose a safety or
health hazard and recommends appropriate remedial action.
--- Establish, effectively communicate and test an extensive
emergency response system
--- Insure that all safety systems are fully functional and that
the security systems are operating at the level specified and
within the expectations of the School community.
--- Work in conjunction with the Director of Planning, Design and
Construction to ensure proper risk mitigation plans are in place
for all projects.
--- Advise the Head of School of any situations which might have
adverse safety or legal consequences for the school.
--- Provide supervision and guidance to Director of Planning,
Design and Construction to plan and budget facility maintenance and
minor repairs and update long-term repair schedule
--- Ensure code compliance, proper permitting, and neighborhood
relations for all facility and property management, including
compliance with the Conditional Use Permit (CUP)
--- Serve as school liaison with legal counsel on facilities
--- Provide supervision and guidance to the Director of Human
--- Provide supervision and guidance for the Director of
Desired experience and qualifications include:
--- 10 years of progressive responsibilities in accounting,
finance, operations and/or general business management (prior
management experience with a private school or non-profit
--- BA Degree in accounting, finance, business management, or
related area of study (MBA and/or CPA, preferred)
--- Ability to think and plan strategically and creatively
--- Broad-based operations and project management experience
--- Strong organizational skills and ability to multi-task
--- Excellent communication and presentation skills and work well
in team environment
--- Strong Excel skills and proficiency with accounting and
Screenings - TB Assessment and Livescan Background check
Chadwick School is a 501c3 non-profit corporation which does not
discriminate on the basis of race, color, national and ethnic
origin or sexual orientation in administration of our educational
policies, admissions policies, scholarship and loan programs,
employment, and athletic and other school administered
CAIS is an organization of approximately 200elementary, middle and
secondary schools in California. The Association serves and
strengthens its schools by:
- setting standards of academic quality and ethical
- facilitating the professional growth of faculty,
administrators, and trustees
- promoting ethnic and socio-economic diversity
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