Director of Finance

Employer
Bishop Blanchet High School
Location
Seattle, Washington State (US)
Salary
$135,980 - $166,197
Closing date
Mar 2, 2024

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Job Role
Director/Board
Sector
Education & Training
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
Level of qualification
CPA, Degree, CPA: Director/Executive

 

Bishop Blanchet High School

 

Director of Finance

Reports to the President

Start date: This position is expected to begin no later than June 16, 2024.

 

Bishop Blanchet High School is a 9-12 grade Catholic school located in Seattle, WA., one of the fastest growing cities in the country. Our city has a vibrant culture, a rich history and is close to many attractive destinations. We offer a fun, supportive work environment and ample opportunities for personal and professional growth.
 

Mission Statement: 

Bishop Blanchet is a Catholic, college preparatory high school established by the Archbishop of Seattle. Rooted in Gospel Values, we educate students within a challenging, positive and diverse learning environment. We inspire students to transform the world around them through a lifelong commitment to faith, scholarship and service.

Position Overview

Bishop Blanchet is searching for an experienced Finance Professional to serve as their Director of Finance. The Director of Finance is a full-time, on-site, year-round, exempt position that reports to the President and is responsible for providing financial oversight and support of school operations and goals.  

Essential Functions: 

  • Oversees preparation and management of the annual operating budget and capital project budgets.
  • Responsible for monthly financial reporting and analysis as well as the annual financial audit.
  • Manages cash and financing needs for both operations and capital projects.
  • Works directly with the Archdiocese of Seattle on matters of insurance, benefits, payroll, and other services provided by the archdiocese.
  • Responsible for the annual re-enrollment process and supports the Admissions department in the enrollment of new students.
  • Administration of Financial Aid awards and appeals including setting policies and procedures.
  • Oversees Accounts Receivable, Cash Receipts, Accounts Payable and Payroll.
  • Works with the Human Resources Department to administer compensation, benefits, and personnel policies.
  • Monitors Endowment investment performance and administers Endowment spending in accordance with School’s spending policy.
  • Responsible for the completion of the annual audit.
  • Approves vendor contracts and financial obligations.
  • Maintains and utilizes financial systems including FACTS tuition management system and FACTS aid management system, Sage accounting software, Biz Insight report writer, and Finalsite enrollment system.
  • Provides business and operational functions in support of the International Student program.
  • Oversees the administration of student transportation bus program in collaboration with the Facilities Department.
  • Attends Board of Directors meetings.
  • Serves as School Liaison and coordinates Finance Committee meetings and attends Facilities Committee meetings.
  • Serves on the BBHS Leadership Team.
  • Supervises the Director of Food Services, Controller and Staff Accountant.
  • Performs other duties as assigned by the President.

Qualifications:

  • BA/BS Accounting degree required.
  • CPA preferred but not required.
  • 10 years experience required, 5 years minimum in managerial role in a complex organization.
  • Non-profit experience preferred.
  • Proficiency with MS Office and Google Docs.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities – May be representative, but not all-inclusive, of those commonly associated with this position:

  • Leadership skills including: visioning, active listening, coaching, facilitation, and using data for decision making. 
  • Thorough knowledge of school operations. 
  • Ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing - presenting financial data with clarity to a broad audience to include staff, BBHS community, Board members and families served.
  • Ability to work collaboratively with the community and with staff at all levels. 
  • Ability to operate with a high degree of confidentiality. 
  • Ability to maintain excellent interpersonal relationships with superiors, peers, and subordinates. 
  • Extensive knowledge of vendor contract administration, service agreement negotiations, etc. as well as development and implementation of financial/accounting systems policies and workflows in line with industry best practices.
  • Ability to bring diverse cultural and ethnic perspectives to the school and/or a commitment to serving as a mentor for traditionally underrepresented staff and students. 


Compensation and Summary of Benefits: 

  • Salary Range: $135,980 - $166,197
  • Medical, dental, life insurance
  • Pension plan
  • Access to 403(b) retirement match program
  • Access to HSA match program 
  • Access to fitness center
  • School funded professional development opportunities
  • Continuing education and/or in-building child tuition support
  • Opportunities to help with our robust co-curricular programs, including our competitive athletic programs, clubs and performing arts
  • Committed faculty and staff that value community
  • 9-acre campus two blocks from Green Lake that boasts an outdoor athletic stadium, a fitness center, sports medicine training room, three gymnasiums, three performing arts spaces including a black box theater, and a recently renovated student commons

Bishop Blanchet High School is committed to attracting and retaining outstanding individuals to better reflect the racial, cultural, and gender diversity of our student population. We actively seek candidates of different backgrounds who are devoted to engaging and inspiring a high-achieving and well-rounded student population to be leaders, in and out of the classroom.

At Bishop Blanchet High School we strive to embody the example of Jesus Christ and live out Catholic Social Teaching by employing empathy, finding dignity in all people, and fostering a true sense of community. We believe it is important to provide a safe space for courageous conversations, exchange of ideas and problem solving, while welcoming our differences and respecting our unique life experiences.
 

Application Process: 

Interested and qualified applicants must complete an application in Frontline through the Archdiocese of Seattle and email a cover letter and resume to:

Tony DeSapio, President

Bishop Blanchet High School

adesapio@bishopblanchet.org


Inquiries about the position or application process may be directed to:

Antonella Bartel, Human Resources

Bishop Blanchet High School

abartel@bishopblanchet.org

 

Applications will be accepted through March 1, 2024 or until this position is filled.

 

 

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