Kentucky Country Day School seeks a passionate and capable Chief Financial Officer to lead the School’s finance and operations. The new CFO will report directly to the Head of School and work collaboratively with the Board of Trustees and Administrative Team.
Acting as Chief Accountant, oversee the accounting functions of the business office, including cash management, student billing and collections, accounts payable, credit card management, cash receipts, payroll and monthly ledger journal entries.
Prepare all financial reporting, including the development and approval of the annual operating budget, periodic reports of operating results compared to the budget, and bank covenant compliance
Serve as chief staff liaison to the Finance, Audit and Investment Committee (FAIC) of the Board of Trustees, working closely with the Committee chair, organizing agendas and meeting materials, and presenting at meetings.
With the Director of Facilities, oversee the physical plant, housekeeping, grounds, and construction functions; help plan and direct all replacements and renewals of the physical plant.
With the Director of Security, ensure that appropriate procedures are in place to provide a safe environment for students and adults.
With the Food Service Manager, maintain a nutritious, well balanced lunch program, with attention to allergen risks, and effectively communicate the same.
With the Human Resources Coordinator, provide sound and consistent employment policies, adequate staffing levels, compensation, and appropriate benefits programs for all facets of school operations.
With the Human Resources Coordinator, implement and administer all employee benefit programs including health insurance, retirement, worker’s compensation, life insurance, and other related plans.
Collaborate with the Head of School and other senior administrators on providing leadership regarding employee hiring, termination, compensation, and management.
Oversee the administration of the School’s endowment, acting as liaison between the Board FAIC and the school’s Outsourced CIO, ensuring effective communications regarding endowment allocations, performance, and reporting; coordinate updates of the investment policy statement.
Publicly represent the School in a positive and proactive way, collaborating with other School administrators, neighbors, and public officials.
Negotiate with lenders when necessary to ensure that funding is secured for new construction or other needs of the school and ensure compliance with loan terms.
Monitor and mitigate risks through a risk management program and appropriate insurance coverage.
Ensure that the School is in compliance with all local and state reporting requirements.
Build and/or maintain the School’s short- and long-term strategic financial models.
Oversee the annual financial, 403b plan and workers compensation audits, and filings of tax returns.
Provide transparent financial reporting and planning that builds trust among administrators, faculty, staff, students, alumni, parents, and trustees.
Bachelor’s degree required; MBA and/or CPA preferred.
10-plus years of financial and business leadership in a non-profit or for-profit organization(s).
Experience on senior administrative teams and working with non-profit Boards.
Demonstrated experience in measuring and improving organization-wide productivity.
Demonstrated experience in the development of analysis for strategic decision-making, such as key cost drivers, competitive analysis, market analysis, organizational strengths and weaknesses, etc.
Demonstrated ability to take complex subjects, distill them, and then communicate them to varied audiences.
Experience in human resource management, employee benefits (including pension plans), and payroll procedures, as well as operations and facilities management.
Ability to self-manage, and manage complex projects
Ability to think strategically about both finances and larger school concerns
Ability to balance and prioritize the needs of the School
Ability to manage and mentor staff
Superb communication skills; excellent written, verbal, and presentation skills
Confidence and ability to function well as a team player