Madison Country Day School is located on an extraordinarily beautiful campus north east of Madison, Wisconsin. We are currently celebrating our 20th year. MCDS is Dane County’s only independent, private PreK-12 school. We offer a challenging and comprehensive college-preparatory education, including the area’s only International Baccalaureate program.
We are looking for a seasoned finance professional to join our leadership team as a Director of Finance & Operations. If you like the fast paced world of independent schools, this position may be just right for you.
The Director of Finance & Operations reports to the Head of School and is a member of the school leadership team. This position is responsible for the planning, control, accounting and reporting of income, expense, and contributed funds of the school. The Director of Finance & Operations manages all activities designated as business office responsibilities including but not limited to all accounting functions; employee compensation and personnel policies; city, state and federal government compliance; risk management and insurance; transportation; and facilities leasing.
The Director of Finance & Operations generally attends all regular business meetings of the Board of Trustees, in order to provide full, accurate, and complete management and financial information as necessary to assist the board in meeting its fiduciary responsibilities. The Director of Finance & Operations also attends all Finance and Audit Committee meetings. The Director of Finance & Operations maintains professional relationships with the school’s banks, lawyers, auditors, insurance carriers, contractors, vendors, and government regulators.
The Assistant Business Manager, the IT Coordinator and the school nurse reports to the Director of Finance & Operations.
These duties and responsibilities are intended to be illustrative only; actual job responsibilities may include other tasks, as assigned and appropriate.
- Finance and Cash Management
- Fiscal Budgeting
- Accounting & Audit
- Personnel and Benefits Management
- Student Billing & Financial Aid
- Risk Management
- Auxiliary Services - Transportations & Facilities Rental
Education, Experience Requirements
Four-year financial or business degree. Accounting degree/CPA certification preferred. Accounting, finance, general management or equivalent experience with minimum of five years. Experience in managing private school business operations preferred.
Essential Skills, Knowledge, and Abilities
- Financial analysis and budgeting
- Contract negotiation
- Verbal and written communication skills
- Management of hourly personnel
- Project planning and management
- In-depth knowledge of MS Office Suite and the ability to learn new accounting software
- Knowledge of school operations and confidentiality standards
- Ability to relate to and work closely with diverse school constituencies.
To apply please send cover letter, resume and three references to Caitlin Stade, Assistant to the Head of School, firstname.lastname@example.org.
For more information about Madison Country Day School please visit our website at www.madisoncountryday.org.
Madison Country Day School complies with the law regarding reasonable accommodation for disabled persons. Applicants requiring reasonable accommodation in order to participate in the application process are requested to contact the Madison Country Day School Director of Finance and Operations in order to arrange such accommodation. We are an equal opportunity employer and make all employment decisions, including those related to recruitment, hiring, training, promotion, and recognition of individuals on the basis of their ability and job related qualifications and without discrimination based on race, religion, color, sex, national origin, age, disability, or any other classification proscribed under applicable federal, state, or local law