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Business Manager

River Valley Waldorf School

Upper Black Eddy, PA, USA

Full time


Mar 14

Business Manager
The school is seeking an experienced, detail-oriented, thorough and organized business manager with the ability to multitask.

Position Title: Business Manager
Classification: 12 month position either full-time or 80% depending on employee preference

Daily Hours: Monday – Friday 9:00 AM – 5:30 PM

Flexible schedule, partial remote hours may be possible

Reports to Head of School (HOS)

Apply with resume to: info@rivervalleyschool.org

Position for Immediate Hire Open until filled


Under the direction of the HOS, manages the financial and business affairs of the school to include the maintenance of financial books and records including accounting, payroll, accounts payable, accounts receivable, and cash management. Establishes and maintains internal accounting controls and ensures financial compliance with state and federal requirements. Assists the HOS in strategic planning, policy development, and implementation of objectives.

Required Knowledge and Experience

High school diploma or equivalent
2+ years bookkeeping experience
Demonstrated proficiency in Microsoft Office applications (Word & Excel).
Experienced user of Quickbooks
Accounts receivable experience is a plus
Knowledge of non-profits is a plus
Detail-oriented, highly organized, and able to work independently
Ability to prioritize tasks and meet ongoing deadlines
Excellent customer service skills
High level of confidentiality regarding financial and employee information
Must be a perfectionist, with no tolerance for financial errors or oversights
Key responsibilities include participating in all functions related to, but not limited to the following:

Plans, organizes, directs, and controls the daily financial status of the school, and acts to protect, maintain, and improve procedures and processes where possible. Oversees internal audit procedures and controls.
Is responsible for accounting functions involving such duties as maintaining financial records, reports, ledgers and budgets, participating in internal controls, completing special projects, ensuring compliance with Generally Accepted Accounting Principles, and assisting the external auditor and accountant in the preparation of financial statements.
Manages cash management, including regular banking transactions and statement reconciliations.
Provides leadership, direction, and management of the finance and accounting team.
Plans, develops, and oversees the budget process, which includes developing overall budget strategy and long-range planning, obtaining broad range of input, prioritizing needs, allocating resources among priorities, and developing mechanisms for monitoring and evaluation of financial performance.
Oversees the preparation of financial forecasting and financial reporting.
Reviews and updates all formal finance and HR related procedures.
Responsible for business-related legal compliance in general with federal and state laws.
Attends Board of Trustee meetings to assist the treasurer in presenting and interpreting financial monthly reporting. Attends Finance Committee Meetings when scheduled.
Provides strategic recommendations to the Head of School and Board of Trustees.
Works to support and advance the commitment to equity, belonging, and anti-racism work within the school.
Must hold all company financial and personnel information in strict confidence.
Various other duties as assigned; please note that the above items are not designed to be a comprehensive listing of activities, duties, or responsibilities that are required for this position – these may change at any time.
Additional paperwork will be required prior to/upon hire, including but not limited to the following forms (current within one year): Act 24 (Arrest & Conviction Form), Act 34 (PA Criminal History Background Check), Act 114 (Federal Clearance – FBI Fingerprint Check), Act 151 (PA Child Abuse History), and Act 168 (Misconduct Disclosure Release Form) for current and previous school employers. Two professional references will be required, and past employment information will be verified.

Work Environment and Physical Demands
The duties of this position are performed primarily in an office setting. The position regularly requires standing, sitting, bending, and walking. The position also requires the ability to lift or carry items weighing up to 20 pounds.

Equal Rights and Opportunities Policy

As an equal rights and opportunities employer, River Valley Waldorf School will not discriminate in its education programs, activities, or employment practices, based on race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, pregnancy, age, national origin, disability status, genetic information, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. Announcement of this policy is in accordance with state and federal laws, including Title VI, VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, Sections 503 and 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990.

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