St. Andrew’s School was established in 1894 and is located in the Oregon Hill neighborhood of Richmond. The School is one of a handful in the country providing independent school education to children from families with limited financial resources through a full scholarship for every child. With a deep commitment to equity in education, we provide a whole-child approach that supports children’s academic, physical, emotional, and spiritual growth.
The Business Officer will be responsible for all financial and fiscal management aspects of the School’s operations; provide leadership and coordination in the business planning, accounting and budgeting efforts of the School; adhere to the NAIS Principles of Good Practice for Business Officers.
Coordinate, analyze and report the financial performance of the School to Head of School and Board of Directors on a monthly basis
Provide a monthly report of expenditures for use of each individual budget within the school.
Develop, implement and maintain accounting and administrative policies and procedures for a variety of activities including financial accounting and reporting, employee relations (hiring/terminating policies) and other school policies.
Complete monthly reconciliations for accounts payable and receivable, bank and investment accounts, and expense accounts.
Manage the payroll function with the school’s payroll firm, ensuring efficient systems, process and controls.
Manage all human resource activities including employee benefits, retirement plans, insurance and related activities.
Manage policies and requirements for the USDA school nutrition program, through processing paperwork and making submissions for Federal reimbursements.
Oversee all school purchasing, financial investments, banking activities, and benefits program.
Oversee the External Audit, review and analyze results, and recommend for approval the Audited Financial Statements
Oversee internal and external building upkeep, creating cleaning schedule for day and evening custodial staff
Oversee IT support to inform future budget and ensure technology reliably supports the school.
Support Advancement in developing grant specific budgets; track specific budgets and provide reports upon request; reconcile donation deposits; and oversee asset management and depreciation and maintain an accurate balance sheet.
Perform other duties as assigned by the Head of School.
Minimum BA/BS with sound knowledge of compliance regulations for non-profit organizations
Strong financial and administrative management skills
Bookkeeping and accounting experience
Experience with QuickBooks system
Exceptional Interpersonal skills, a collaborative style and the ability to communicate effectively with Administration, faculty and staff, families, and Board of Directors
Demonstrated initiative and the ability to work effectively within time constraints
Going up and down stairs, basement through third floor
Ability to carry up to 20 pounds
Generally Applicable School Competencies
Excellent communication skills with attention to detail
Punctuality and dependability
Ability to maintain accurate records
Adherence to all personnel policies, procedures and rules contained in the School Employee Handbook
Maintain productive relationships with other School staff and faculty
Leadership/Integrity – Effectively communicates the School’s shared purpose; builds trust among colleagues; is accountable; lives up to commitments.
Team player/ Commitment to Cause – Understands the big picture and manages position’s areas of responsibility in a manner consistent with the School’s agenda.
Interpersonal Skills – Relates to students, faculty and other staff members in a cooperative manner that helps others to achieve their best.
Productivity / Organizing/ Planning – Meets deadlines; demonstrates effective use of time; and handles multiple assignments simultaneously.
Willingness to Acknowledge areas for Growth – Understands need for growth and is receptive to constructive feedback.
Nothing in this Job Description restricts the School’s right to assign or reassign duties and responsibilities to this position at any time. This position is at will, which means that either the employee or the School may terminate the employment relationship at any time, with or without notice and for any reason or no reason.
St. Andrew's School transforms lives by providing quality, progressive education to children from families with limited financial resources through a full scholarship for every child. Our whole-child approach nurtures intellectual, creative, moral and spiritual growth, preparing students for success in school and in life.