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  • Cambridge, Massachusetts, Harvard University 12-Sep-2023 Chief Financial Officer Faculty of Arts and Sciences 63780BR Job Summary Reporting to the Dean for Administration and Finance and in close partnership with other senior leaders, the Chief Financial Officer (CFO) leads the financial management and strategic financial planning efforts of Harvard's Faculty of Arts and Sciences (FAS) in support of its teaching, learning, and research mission. Position Description The CFO has direct responsibility for the overall financial management of the FAS including accountability for the school's $1.6 billion operating budget, fiscal policies and procedures, efficiency and effectiveness of financial systems, and fiscal compliance and control. The CFO is also directly responsible for the development and maintenance of financial models, and, in collaboration with partner offices, the development and implementation of financial strategies in support of all facets of strategic planning for the FAS, including overall long-term financial sustainability, tuition, and fee setting, financial aid, sponsored funding and research, fundraising, risk management, facilities and capital planning, faculty planning, and staff workforce planning. The CFO is also responsible for collaboration within the FAS and across the University on key strategic initiatives such as space planning, faculty planning, and financial sustainability. The CFO serves as a key advisor and partner to the Dean for Administration and Finance, and as a senior administrative leader in the FAS, has the opportunity to make a significant impact by improving operational efficiencies and enhancing processes and technology to support FAS. The CFO also serves as the leader of the financial management community in the FAS and will have the opportunity to build and support that community. The CFO also represents the FAS within the Harvard community, including faculty, students, alumni, and university leadership. This role is expected to convene diverse groups to inform the approach to addressing financial challenges facing the FAS and university-wide financial management and policy matters. The CFO represents the school at the university level on committees that consider financial policies, investments in information technology, and facilities and program development. Through interaction with university-level leaders, the CFO facilitates the implementation of operational improvements in the areas of budgeting, planning, forecasting, and financial and management reporting. In addition, the FAS CFO works collaboratively with the university CFO on a wide range of strategy, operations, and compliance issues. The CFO collaborates with fundraising staff to explain the finances of the FAS to staff, alumni, and donors, and to translate elements of strategic planning into fundraising initiatives. The CFO provides direct leadership to the FAS Controller and Budget Director, and a total staff of approximately 30 professionals. Responsibilities of the Controller include the creation and maintenance of financial systems/procedures, payrolls, general accounting, and interim and year-end closings. Responsibilities of the Budget Director include development of budget and spending policies, leadership of the annual budget process, regular and ad hoc analyses of budgetary trends, budget performance reporting, and support for financial leadership in departments as needed. As a manager, the CFO is expected to recruit, develop, and retain a diverse, high-performing professional staff. Working Conditions Hybrid office environment - This position will be based in Cambridge, MA and there is an expectation of 2-3 workdays per week on campus. Individual flexible and hybrid work options for this role will be discussed during the interview process. The health of our workforce is a priority for Harvard University. With that in mind, we strongly encourage all employees to be up-to-date on CDC-recommended vaccines. Additional Information A cover letter is encouraged as part of your application. We regret that we are unable to provide visa sponsorship for this position. Benefits We invite you to visit Harvard's Total Rewards website to learn more about our outstanding benefits package, which may include: Paid Time Off: 3-4 weeks of accrued vacation time per year (3 weeks for support staff and 4 weeks for administrative/professional staff), 12 accrued sick days per year, 12.5 holidays plus a Winter Recess in December/January, 3 personal days per year (prorated based on date of hire), and up to 12 weeks of paid leave for new parents who are primary care givers. Health and Welfare: Comprehensive medical, dental, and vision benefits, disability and life insurance programs, along with voluntary benefits. Most coverage begins as of your start date. Work/Life and Wellness: Child and elder/adult care resources including on campus childcare centers, Employee Assistance Program, and wellness programs related to stress management, nutrition, meditation, and more. Retirement: University-funded retirement plan with contributions from 5% to 15% of eligible compensation, based on age and earnings with full vesting after 3 years of service. Tuition Assistance Program: Competitive program including $40 per class at the Harvard Extension School and reduced tuition through other participating Harvard graduate schools. Tuition Reimbursement: Program that provides 75% to 90% reimbursement up to $5,250 per calendar year for eligible courses taken at other accredited institutions. Professional Development: Programs and classes at little or no cost, including through the Harvard Center for Workplace Development and LinkedIn Learning. Commuting and Transportation: Various commuter options handled through the Parking Office, including discounted parking, half-priced public transportation passes and pre-tax transit passes, biking benefits, and more. Harvard Facilities Access, Discounts and Perks: Access to Harvard athletic and fitness facilities, libraries, campus events, credit union, and more, as well as discounts to various types of services (legal, financial, etc.) and cultural and leisure activities throughout metro-Boston. Commitment to Equity, Diversity, Inclusion, and Belonging Harvard University views equity, diversity, inclusion, and belonging as the pathway to achieving inclusive excellence and fostering a campus culture where everyone can thrive. We strive to create a community that draws upon the widest possible pool of talent to unify excellence and diversity while fully embracing individuals from varied backgrounds, cultures, races, identities, life experiences, perspectives, beliefs, and values. Department FAS Office of Finance Pre-Employment Screening Credit, Criminal, Education, Identity Schedule M-F 9-5 Work Format Hybrid (partially on-site, partially remote) Commitment to Equity, Diversity, Inclusion, and Belonging Harvard University views equity, diversity, inclusion, and belonging as the pathway to achieving inclusive excellence and fostering a campus culture where everyone can thrive. We strive to create a community that draws upon the widest possible pool of talent to unify excellence and diversity while fully embracing individuals from varied backgrounds, cultures, races, identities, life experiences, perspectives, beliefs, and values. EEO Statement We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, gender identity, sexual orientation, pregnancy and pregnancy-related conditions, or any other characteristic protected by law. Basic Qualifications Bachelor's Degree or equivalent experience is required 10+ years of experience with progressive financial management responsibility required Leadership & supervisory experience required Additional Qualifications and Skills The following job-related skills, experience, and competencies are preferred: Experience in a university, research facility, or academic medical center with working knowledge of sponsored program administration Advanced knowledge of financial principles and familiarity with technologies that impact financial functions as well as the overall operation and strong acumen in business analytics with a focus on deliverables. M.B.A., C.P.A., or expertise in fund accounting or other relevant technical areas, such as accounting for endowments, preferred. Demonstrated experience serving as a "thought partner" to senior leaders, adding value beyond the strict definition of the position; able to advise "beyond the math" on financial and strategic issues and build a succinct business case in relevant terms for each audience, balancing rigor, structure, and effectiveness. Proven success inspiring, developing, and leading a data-driven, mission-oriented, service-minded team. Approach work with meticulous attention to detail, and strong written and verbal communication skills The following cultural competencies are also preferred: Awareness of and aptitude to appropriately and effectively understand, respect, and adapt to cultural and identity-based differences within group environments Knowledge of and commitment to concepts and issues tied to social justice, diversity, equity, and inclusion Skills related to creating and supporting an environment that allows for inclusion, effective intercultural engagement, and personal humility and authenticity Experience fostering and reinforcing an environment that values unique experiences, cultures, backgrounds, and goals   Apply Here PI230601428
  • Middletown, Rhode Island, Middletown, RI PROFESSIONAL OPPORTUNITY JOB TITLE: Chief Financial Officer (CFO) OVERVIEW: St. George’s School, a boarding and day school located in Middletown, RI that educates approximately 380 students from across the US and around the world, seeks an experienced, effective leader and strategic thinker to serve as the Chief Financial Officer. The search will ideally result in a candidate to start on January 1, 2024, although the School might consider a start as late as July 1, 2024 for the right individual. Reporting directly to the Head of School, the Chief Financial Officer is responsible for the management of the fiscal assets of the School, working closely with the Head and other Leadership Team members to manage the School’s budget and finances and to plan strategically for the future resource needs of the School. The CFO is responsible for the overall operation of the Finance Office, while also analyzing data and initiating and developing financial models to ensure the short- and long-term financial health of the School. The CFO is a member of the School’s Leadership Team, supervising functions in the Finance Office (Controller, Senior Accountant, Accounts Payable, Accounts Receivable), Human Resources (Human Resources Manager, Human Resources Administrator), and the Campus Store. This position plays a key role in supporting the Board of Trustees as the administrative liaison to the Finance Committee, Investment Committee, and Audit and Risk Management Committee, while also supporting other Committees as needed. RESPONSIBILITIES:   Provide strategic guidance and analysis to the Head of School, Finance Committee, and Board of Trustees with regards to financial sustainability and financial strategies. Lead the organization and management of the Finance Office, including financial operations, accounting, accounts payable, accounts receivable (tuition and fees), cash management, purchasing, budgeting, financial reporting, investment, banking, human resources, payroll, employee relations, and compensation and benefits program. Ensure compliance with all government regulatory requirements. Serve as lead liaison to the Board’s Finance Committee, Investment Committee, and Audit and Risk Management Committee, executing instructions as related to risk management, investments, and financing and debt. Prepare and manage the School's annual budget and long-term financial model, reviewing, monitoring, and controlling the disbursement of funds as planned therein. Monitor and report on the budget throughout the year to ensure the School remains financially stable. Compile operating budget and capital expenditure requests from School departments. Supervise the design, implementation, and maintenance of internal controls relevant to the preparation and fair presentation of financial statements and the detection and prevention of fraud. Secure an annual external audit of the School’s financial records and manage preparation of U.S. GAAP financial statements and tax returns for the School. Approve all agreements concerning financial obligations, such as contracts for products or services and other actions requiring a commitment of financial resources. Provide oversight and implementation of risk management strategies relating to the financial health of the School, including but not limited to accident prevention, fraud and cyber threats, contractual risk, internal fraud, and financial liquidity, and report regularly on all such risk matters to the Audit and Risk Management Committee. Seek new sources of revenue and obtain cost savings using effective competitive purchasing, control, and review. In collaboration with the Audit and Risk Management Committee, ensure proper insurance coverage in all areas of the School and serve as liaison to insurance companies. Maintain relationships with financial institutions. Administer banking arrangements and other financial arrangements. Receive, have custody of, and disburse monies and securities in conjunction with the Controller. Ensure compliance with bond covenants, audit standards and with all regulatory and funding agencies and the rules of accrediting bodies by continually monitoring operations, programs, and physical properties; initiate change where required. Oversee all School accounts receivables and indebtedness, including students, staff and vendors. Ensure that all families are current prior to the start of school each year. Prepare and manage re-enrollment contract holds. Oversee the Human Resources function of the School. Ensure that personnel policies conform to state and federal laws. Through regular staff meetings, professional development, and annual evaluation, support and monitor the administrative staff. Oversee the accurate and timely execution of all payroll and benefits related operations. Conduct the annual medical insurance re-enrollment process to insure best terms possible and to thoroughly communicate the benefits to employees. Work with the Leadership Team to steward a diverse, supportive, inclusive workplace culture. Provide information, empathy, and support when employees have questions or concerns about workplace policies or experiences. Analyze employee compensation by category and function within the School to ensure strategic institutional objectives are met. Perform cash management duties including payroll transfers, retirement account and HSA account electronic funds transfers. Partner with the Advancement Office on financing strategy and managing the appropriate allocation and disbursement of donations to the School. Collaborate with the Director of Operations and Campus Planning on the financial management of capital projects. In consultation with the School’s legal counsel, maintain a working knowledge of government regulations, policies and related issues of importance. Where designated by the Head of School, serve as the School’s representative in legal matters with appropriate legal counsel as needed. Participate in strategic planning efforts as directed by the Head of School. Manage and lead other projects as assigned by the Head of School. Serve as an active and visible member of the St. George’s community. PERSONAL AND PROFESSIONAL SKILLS AND QUALIFICATIONS:   Bachelor’s Degree required. Advanced degree preferred in Business Management, Finance, Accounting or related field Ten-plus years of experience in accounting, financial analysis, and budget formulation, ideally in education Experience/knowledge of independent schools, and particularly boarding schools, is extremely beneficial Knowledge of financial/business analysis techniques with the ability to analyze, organize, and forecast financial data Strong organizational, interpersonal, communication, and management skills Extensive working knowledge of technology and database systems with a track record of creating efficiencies through the sophisticated use thereof Working knowledge of federal and state employment law Must convey a positive attitude and project a confident demeanor Ability to solve a wide range of problems Ability to use independent judgment to manage and impart information to a range of constituents Successful hands-on leadership experience within a progressive, diverse, multicultural learning environment with proven ability to work well with a variety of constituents Exceptional analytical skills, with a collaborative yet clear and decisive leadership style Patience and persistence, with an eagerness to set ambitious, challenging, and tangible goals and a relentless drive to achieve them Must have excellent integrity and demonstrate good moral character and initiative with a professional demeanor, in all contexts including with students, faculty, staff, and School partners Must have a strict sense of confidentiality ABOUT ST. GEORGE’S SCHOOL: Founded in 1896 in Newport, RI, St. George’s School has been a leader in secondary school education for students in the United States and the world for over 125 years. St. George’s moved to its current location in Middletown, RI in 1901, and serves approximately 380 students grades 9-12 on its iconic oceanside 125-acre campus. St. George’s - or SG as it is affectionately known - is a close-knit community of 220 employees, including 70 faculty members, 80 percent of whom have advanced degrees. Domestic students hail from 31 states and 16 percent of students come to the School from abroad, representing 23 countries spread across the Americas, Asia, Europe, and the Middle East. Rooted in the School's Episcopal identity, St. George’s is committed to fostering an inclusive community where the rich diversity of perspectives and experiences enhances the living and learning of all community members. Students at St. George’s are well-known by the adults within the community, whether in the classroom, in the dormitory, or in the many co-curricular and extracurricular activities the School supports. The five academic departments are interdisciplinary in nature - STEM, Humanities, Language and Culture Studies, Visual and Performing Arts, and Connected Learning. Connected Learning encompasses a number of experiential and contextual learning opportunities, including the School’s service opportunities, marine science program, and Geronimo , the School’s 70-foot sailboat and teaching vessel. St. George’s is in a strong and enviable position by almost any metric. Over the past five years, the School has experienced a more than 50 percent increase in the number of students applying. The School has also made major strides in fundraising, setting record highs year after year despite the pandemic; last year’s annual fund raised just over $3.8M. Having recently completed a renovation of its historic Memorial Schoolhouse, the completion of two new faculty housing units, and the opening of the Schmaltz Family Wellness Center, the School is in the midst of its largest construction project to date, a $30.5M renovation of the Arden/Diman/Eccles dormitory complex, scheduled for completion in 2025. The physical transformation of the campus - and the work that lies ahead in the School’s facilities master plan - are transforming the physical living and learning space for generations to come. FOR CONSIDERATION: Interested and qualified candidates should submit a formal letter of application, current resume, and a list of three references with contact information to: Carolyn Stiles Creative Independents Please do not contact the school directly. Applications will be considered until the position is filled.  
  • Wellesley, Massachusetts, Dana Hall School seeks candidates for the position of Billing Specialist. The individual in this position will be accountable for: • Handling all student billing accounts: billing, statements, and collections • Assisting families with billing questions and providing excellent customer service • Maintaining external contracts and billing accordingly • Preparing journal entries for gift accounting • Preparing monthly account reconciliations • Assisting with month-end and year-end close tasks • Preparing schedules needed for year-end audit • Performing other duties as assigned This individual will work closely with and support the Director of Finance to manage critical aspects of the Accounting and Finance Department with a particular focus on accounts receivable. Candidates should also have the ability to assist, as necessary, in other general ledger management tasks Successful candidates will have excellent data management and analysis skills, proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite or related software, strong verbal and written communication skills, and an ability to handle confidential data and information with discretion, professionalism, and tact.  Other requirements include a strong understanding of journal entries and accounting principles, a basic understanding of collection practices, as well as an ability to manage multiple tasks and be a positive team player. Candidates must have a Bachelor’s degree in accounting or equivalent experience in accounting or other business-related field, experience as a staff accountant, as well as 3-5 years of relevant accounting experience.   This is a full-time, twelve-month position reporting to the Director of Finance. Dana Hall seeks candidates who will contribute to and are committed to diversity and multicultural educational practices.
  • Manhattan, New York, Because of these exciting growth plans, they are looking for a Financial Controller to join the business and steer the overall direction of the US arm of the business. You will report directly to the Group Finance Director and assume responsibility for all of the corporate financial matters in the UK (hotel and investment groups). This will involve elements of compliance, controls & processes, managing third parties, tax, M&A, treasury cashflow, and partnering with the investment & development team on acquisitions. This is a unique opportunity for a qualified accountant to step into an extremely established and successful business. Its unique, entrepreneurial environment embraces innovation and collaboration throughout. We are ideally looking for a Qualified CPA accountant with extensive Real Estate experience. You will be driven and hungry for a challenge, be able to engage and liaise with senior stakeholders and be comfortable working in a very commercial environment. Salary: Flexible for the right candidate, $180,000 - $230,000+ with a generous bonus and other benefits In our company values we aim for equity at all stages of the recruitment process, please let us know if we can do anything to make the process more accessible to you.
  • Boston, Massachusetts, Responsibilities - Financial reporting (compliance with GAAP, financial statements, cash flow statements, income statements) - General accounting (payroll, accounts receivable/accounts payable) - Financial analysis (variance analysis, financial budget, forecasting) - Collaboration with internal departments to lead business initiatives and provide insight into decision-making process Qualifications - Bachelor's degree in finance or accounting, CPA preferred - 3-5 years of accounting and finance experience - 3-5 years of public and private company experience