Whittle School & Studios is seeking an enthusiastic, self-starter multi-tasker for the position of Finance Director. This position will be located in Washington, DC, and is accountable for all finance functions from inception to full ramp up. These functions include, among other things: accounting operations; financial planning and analysis; Treasury cash management, AP/AR management; Tax planning and filing; and management of local third-party vendors.
This individual, Finance Director, will report to the CFO of Whittle School and Studios and to the COO of the Washington, DC campus.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities include the following:
Support the build-out of a well-designed financial ERP system and campus billing system by providing local market requirement inputs and assistance in local implementation
Develop and maintain a documented system of sound campus accounting policies and strong control procedures
Serve as strong business partner to the school leadership team by providing critical financial information, operating metrics and in-depth analysis for results, budget/forecasts, business initiatives and local contract negotiations.
Recruit and build the campus finance team, oversee the department’s operations.
Oversee local procurement together with the COO
Manage third party vendors where needed
Manage campus working capital and cash flow cycles: