Virginia Beach Friends School (VBFS), located in Virginia Beach, VA, seeks a full-time Chief Financial Officer and Human Resources Manager for a May 1, 2019 start date.
This position requires a bachelor’s degree, with an MBA or equivalent advanced degree preferred, and a minimum of 10 years of broad based financial experience gained through positions of increasing responsibility in complex settings.
Bachelor’s degree required; MBA in Business or Accounting or CPA certification preferred
At least five years of experience in non-profit accounting
Extensive experience at a managerial level, preferably in an academic environment
Strong communication skills, both written and verbal
The ability to work independently, as well as with committees
Strong computer skills with an expert-level background in Excel and QuickBooks
The ability to be calm and proactive with multiple deadlines and complex situations
Reporting to the head of school and serving as an integral member of the senior management team, the Chief Financial Officer and Human Resources Manager provides leadership and management to ensure that VBFS has the proper operational controls, administrative and reporting procedures, and people systems in place to guarantee the School’s financial strength and operating efficiency. Specific duties include:
Serving as a high-level strategic advisor and partner to the head of school on fiscal, facilities, property and administrative matters.
Providing counsel to the board of trustees with regards to finance, investments, audit & risk, faculty compensation and facilities, and serving on the ad hoc strategic planning committee and others as needed.
Directing and managing the School’s general business function, including budget preparation, financial reporting, accounting, payroll, general ledger, payables, receivables, investments, insurance, coordination with legal representatives and human resources.
Playing a lead role in long-range planning, facilities planning and energy conservation, including creating financial and operational models that balance current reality and future aspirations.
Ensuring that technology is integrated into the business office and the School’s operations in a way that optimizes effectiveness and allows for the accurate and timely reporting and analysis of financial and operational data.
Coordinating the annual disruption of re-enrollment, enrollment, and financial aid contracts to current and new families while working in conjunction with the VBFS Admissions Director.
Developing and maintaining strong working relationships with faculty, staff and parents, and cultivating an ethic of high-quality customer service among staff members.
Partnering closely with the advancement office to guarantee the thorough reporting of all gifts to the School and with the admissions office in the determination and distribution of financial aid.
Collaborating with peers at other independent schools across the state and the nation in order to share best practices and to stay abreast of relevant topics and trends in the field.
Overseeing all human resources protocols, insurance plan supervision, retirement fund coordination.
Maintain integrity, honor, responsible citizenship and respect for the rights of others in accordance with the VBFS Faculty Handbook and in accordance with the Quaker testimonies of Simplicity, Peace, Integrity, Community, Equality, and Stewardship.
Interested candidates should send a cover letter, resume, and two letters of recommendation to Michael Barclay, Head of School, at email@example.com.
About Virginia Beach Friends School
Virginia Beach Friends School (VBFS) is a Quaker co-educational independent school serving students ranging from Pre-K through Grade 12. Located just miles from the Chesapeake Bay yet situated in the heart of the bustling Hampton Roads metropolitan area, our school's unique location allows students to learn by doing. Whether harvesting oysters in local riverbeds for environmental science or creating a curated art show as a Senior Project - VBFS students see their learning come to life. Plus, our balanced student to teacher ratio allows instructors to deliver an unprecedented level of attention to each individual learner, ensuring student success no matter the age or academic level.
Founded in 1955, Friends continues a 350-year tradition of Quaker educational principles committed to an inquiry-based curriculum and experimental learning. VBFS is as much of an idea as it is a location. We have progressed from a simple gathering of children to the thriving community that it is today. We not only serve students from the greater Virginia Beach area, but students from Chesapeake, Norfolk, Suffolk, and even exchange students from Europe to Asia and even South America.
But above all e...lse, VBFS is a community that values diversity and inclusivity, as our student body represents a wide variety of religious faiths, backgrounds and cultures. In keeping with the Quaker philosophy of honoring each individual, students representing different ethnic, cultural, religious and socioeconomic backgrounds are challenged daily to respect and learn from one another.