The Kiski School (www.kiski.org) seeks a Chief Financial Officer beginning July 1, 2021. The CFO reports to the Head of School, serves as a member of the school’s senior leadership team, and oversees all aspects of the school’s finances and $13.5M annual budget. The CFO manages the Business Office, staffed by two other individuals.
Kiski is a private, non?profit educational organization founded in 1888 and enrolling young men from all over the world who wish to prepare themselves for college. The school’s 350?acre campus overlooks the town of Saltsburg, Pennsylvania, located approximately 30 miles east of Pittsburgh. About 180 boys and 40 faculty and staff live on campus.
Administrative control and supervision of all business and financial operations of the school
Leading the financial relationship with Board of Trustees committees: Finance, Investment, and Audit
Partnering with the Head of School and the Board Finance Committee to develop the annual operating budget and structuring and maintaining a long-range financial model for the school
Administering employee insurance and benefit programs
Serving a key role in the employee and vendor contract processes
Managing relationships with banking partners and overseeing loan and lease agreements
Maintaining appropriate levels of insurance to protect school property and liability
Day-to-day management of cash-flow and working with all school departments to ensure expenses are managed efficiently and the budget is achieved
Processing the monthly faculty & administrative payroll through ADP
Preparing for the annual audits of the school’s finances and pension plans
Monitoring regulations and preparing annual report for the Pennsylvania Educational Improvement Tax Credit Program
Anticipating potential budget variances and identifying opportunities to increase revenue
Preparing financial models to inform and support leadership decision making
Qualifications & Skills:
Degree in business and/or accounting required; advanced degree or CPA certification preferred
Highly effective hands-on management skills coupled with an ability to set priorities and complete projects in a timely fashion
Strong personal skills, approachable, and team-oriented
Proven sound business judgment, financial acumen, and effective analytical and problem-solving skills
Excellent verbal and written communication skills
Kiski offers a competitive salary structure commensurate with experience. Benefits include 403(b) retirement plan, health, vision, dental, and life insurance. Qualified candidates are invited to apply by submitting a resume and cover letter to:
Chris Brueningsen, Head of School
The Kiski School
1888 Brett Lane Saltsburg, PA 15681
About The Kiski School
Kiski has a long history and a rich heritage dating back to 1888.
The educational philosophy of Kiski’s founder, Dr. Andrew Wilson, was greatly influenced by the preceptorial system he experienced as a Princeton University student. Today, this teaching method – based on small classes and individualized tutorial sessions – remains the defining element of the Kiski experience. A traditional college preparatory curriculum is enhanced by diverse offerings in the arts and a robust technology program. Small classes allow our teachers , almost all of whom live on campus, to model the habits we expect our students to learn and practice: honesty, civility, tenacity and open-mindedness. Our teachers are experts in the education of boys . They understand their unique learning needs, they know how to reach and teach young men, and, most importantly, they love what they do. Moreover, our faculty is committed to helping our students develop what many have termed 21st century skills - the proficiencies they will need to survive and thrive in college and beyond.