Director of Finance

  • Canterbury School
  • Greensboro
  • Sep 15, 2022
Full time Business Other

Job Description

Canterbury seeks a hardworking and collaborative full-time Director of Finance for the 2022-23 school year. 

Specific Responsibilities for the Position

  • Prepare annual budgets in collaboration with the leadership team and present to the Finance Committee.

  • Prepare financial statements with comparisons to budget for review by the Head of School and finance committee.

  • Coordinate the annual audit with an independent accounting firm.

  • Continually review and enhance internal controls.

  • Recommend employee salaries to the Head of School in coordination with Human Resources for employee contracts.  

  • Work with the Endowment Committee and investment managers to ensure long term growth of endowment and provide reporting by fund.   

  • Oversee accounts payable.  


The ideal candidate is someone who:

  • B.S. in accounting and at least 5 years of accounting experience.

  • Working knowledge of Blackbaud Accounting software is preferred but not required.

  • Respects and interacts warmly and professionally with colleagues, students and parents. 

  • Possesses excellent organizational skills, attention to detail, and the ability to prioritize.

  • Efficiently handles more than one task at a time, meets deadlines, and can work with frequent interruptions.

  • Maintains confidentiality.

  • Maintains a positive attitude and approach.

  • Engages in other work-related duties as assigned by the Head of School or management.

  • Demonstrates a willingness and eagerness to learn, grow, and improve in their role.

  • Is self-motivated and comfortable working both independently and as part of a team.

  • Approaches problems with an open mindset and is able to think creatively and technically to find solutions.



To apply, please submit a resume and cover letter explaining your interest in and qualifications for this position, which begins in October 2022, to Human Resources Associate Ashley Atkins at