The CFO at Hebron Academy is responsible for all business operations of the school, including budgeting, overseeing the yearly audit, and contracts with outside vendors from insurance to food service. The CFO is a senior member of the schools leadership team who reports directly to the Head of School. This is an exciting opportunity for a CFO as Hebron enters a period of programmatic and enrollment growth. The ideal candidate will have independent school leadership experience and enjoy supporting the mission and vision of the school community.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities
Provide Academy-wide strategic leadership, analysis, and management of the Academy’s finances.
Establish financial and capital strategies that enhance the long-term value of the Academy and are consistent with the Academy’s strategic priorities.
In consultation with the Head of School and the Board of Trustees, create, administer, monitor, and adapt the Academy’s strategic financial plan, operating and capital budgets, and other financial matters as needed; with the Investment Committee, provide oversight of the management of the endowment.
Support the chairs of the Finance, Investment, Buildings & Grounds, and Audit Committees of the Academy’s Board of Trustees; prepare and present management and Board reports.
Evaluate and improve financial systems, operations, and controls by championing continuous improvement, adopting best practices, and effectively utilizing technology.
Manage and actively participate in all Business Office operations including budgeting and accounting, financial modeling and analysis, payroll, human resources, risk management, and benefits.
Serve on the Head of School’s Administrative Team and the Crisis Management Team.
Manage and make decisions regarding the Academy’s insurance programs: property, casualty, medical, workers’ compensation.
Work with auditors to ensure compliance with applicable accounting procedures and standards; oversee and actively participate in the annual audit process.
Manage the timely and accurate filing of all required financial reports in accordance with GAAP and in compliance with the IRS and other regulatory standards and requirements.
Support the Head of School and other senior administrators during accreditation reviews.
Work with colleagues to identify areas in which greater coordination or collaboration can improve the quality or cost-effectiveness of operations, services, and administrative support.
Collaborate effectively with and provide support for the Development Office.
With the Head of School to maintain positive relationships with the Academy’s neighbors and local town officials, including the town manager, police, and fire.
Complete annual surveys and reports for benchmarking purposes.
Work collegially; must be committed to working in a diverse community and have the ability to communicate effectively with diverse populations; must enjoy working with young people in a boarding school environment.
Demonstrate an interest in social justice, equity, diversity, and inclusion work and participate in professional development as related to justice, equity, diversity, and inclusion work.
Desired Qualities and Qualifications
Bachelor’s degree required, MBA or CPA preferred.
5 years of experience creating and executing financial planning and management strategies.
Outstanding leadership skills and the ability to work collaboratively and proactively with all members of the community, the Head of School, and the Board to evaluate and improve business processes and operations and to advance the mission of the Academy.
Hebron Academy, founded in 1804, is an independent, college preparatory boarding and day school for students in grades six through postgraduate. Hebron Academy’s prime location offers access to the best in outdoor recreation as well as a place apart from distraction, where students have time and space to discover oneself and make true friends. Professional, caring teachers and coaches are dedicated to inspiring and guiding students to reach their highest potential in mind, body, and spirit. Visit our website at www.hebronacademy.org.
About Carney, Sandoe & Associates
Carney, Sandoe & Associates has been placing financial leaders at independent schools since 1977.