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Business Manager

Washington Waldorf School

Bethesda, MD, USA

Full time


Dec 17


The Washington Waldorf School is accepting applications for the Business Manager position effective immediately. The Business Manager is responsible for maintaining all financial matters of the school’s operations including, overseeing all school purchasing, and tuition assistance and scholarship programs. The Business Manager collaborates with the Head of School, the Finance Committee, and the Board of Trustees in overseeing the financial and operational elements of the school.

Primary responsibilities include:

Oversees development and maintenance of the chart of accounts, establishment of accounting policies, and ensures internal financial control and financial regulatory compliance.

Provides reliable and accurate financial information and reporting.

Collaborates with the Development Team for the school’s endowment and investments and provides appropriate information on invested funds.

Directs all fiscal activities including all general ledger activities, accounts payable, accounts receivable, payroll, bank deposits, account reconciliations, and financial reports.

Maintains budgetary and financial oversight for all auxiliary programs.

Collaborates with the Enrollment Team in the preparation and distribution of enrollment contracts.

Works with the Head of School and Human Resources to prepare and budget for employment contracts and benefit programs.

Supports and adheres to school policies in all areas of the school’s operation.

Establishes and maintains relationships with banks, auditors, school attorneys, other financial institutions.

Takes responsibility for the details of cash control and management and reports fraud.

Prepares annual tuition and fee schedules (approved by Finance Committee and Board).

Participates in the financial assistance awarding process and the resulting preparation and distribution of financial assistance enrollment contract addenda.

Attends Administrative and Faculty Meetings.

Keeps the Head of School informed of all the school's financial affairs and condition.

Other duties and responsibilities as assigned by the Head of School.

Disclaimer: The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to this classification. They are not to be considered as an exhaustive list of responsibilities, duties, and skills required of personnel so classified. All personnel may be required to perform duties outside of their normal responsibilities from time to time, as needed.

Minimum qualifications:
Bachelor’s degree in business administration, accounting, or finance.

5 years of experience in financial, accounting, or operational management.

Advanced knowledge of Excel, QuickBooks, and other financial/accounting software

Strong Excel skills required.

Preferred Skills:

CPA or MBA with familiarity with GAAP nonprofit accounting.

We offer a competitive salary and outstanding benefits, including full health, life, and disability insurance, paid personal and sick & safe leave, dental reimbursement, school sponsored retirement plan, and tuition remission for children of full-time salaried employees.

Washington Waldorf School is located on a beautiful 6-acre campus in Bethesda, Maryland, a short distance from Washington DC, and within walking distance of the Potomac River. Our enrollment is about 300 students, from infancy through grade 12. We are fully accredited by the Association of Waldorf Schools of North America and the Association of Independent Maryland & DC Schools. Typical class size ranges from 18-25 students. We completed an extensive renovation of our building in 2015, and are planning additional improvements in the coming years.
If you would like to join our exceptional faculty and lively community, please email a cover letter and resume to employment@washingtonwaldorf.org - attn: Claudia Berg. No phone calls, please.

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