Reporting directly to the CFO, the Controller is responsible for coordinating and assisting in the preparation of financial reports such as statements of activities, statements of financial position, statements of cash flows, and analyses of historical and projected income and expense, in addition to other special reports that may be needed. The Controller supervises the accounting, purchasing, accounts payable, accounts receivable, financial aid and student billing operations as well as the functions of audit, enrollment, budgeting and reporting.
Role & Responsibilities
Recommend and administer all accounting policies and procedures, ensuring that strong internal controls and effective transaction processing routines are in place to protect the assets of the school and result in meaningful, timely and accurate financial reporting
Manage and lead the Finance & Accounting team while cross-training on all finance functions including payroll, accounts payable, budgeting, accounts receivable, enrollment, and student billing
Ensure accurate and timely financial information and reporting, including all financial statements, cash and variance analysis, and dashboard reports while maintaining general ledger chart of accounts
Ensure accurate and appropriate coding and/or approval of all revenue, expenditure and journal transactions to their appropriate accounts, including unrestricted, temporarily restricted and permanently restricted funds
Assist the CFO in preparation and monitoring of monthly departmental budget reports and forecasts while partnering with department heads to ensure budget performance expectations are being met; provide support for Finance Committee or other Board-related meetings
Plan, coordinate and oversee the annual financial audit for the School
Oversee and assist in administering the financial aid and re-enrollment processes
Analyze ancillary programs for profitability and effectiveness while reviewing key school factors and trends
Actively stay current on new regulations in GAAP and relevant non-profit accounting issues.
Ten or more years of experience leading accounting and financial reporting duties
Bachelor’s degree in Accounting or Finance
Certified Public Accountant (CPA) required
Ability to deliver quality work on tight deadlines, with strong organization and priority-setting skills
Exemplary history of financial project management
School and Fund Accounting experience preferred
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Established in 1972, The Mount Vernon School, serving students in preschool through grade 12, is located in the heart of Sandy Springs within the metropolitan Atlanta area on a 37-acre campus. Throughout the School's rich history, Mount Vernon remains committed to offering an innovative educational experience for students to lead the future with confidence as they confront a fast-paced digitally based global marketplace. Mastering 21st century skills, driven by a vigorous college preparatory environment, reflects the world-class education received by students at Mount Vernon. The School is a member of the National Association of Independent Schools and is accredited by Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS) and Southern Association of Independent Schools (SAIS).