Chief Financial Officer

$85,000 - $110,000 yearly
  • Benedictine Military School
  • Savannah, GA, USA
  • Apr 25, 2024
Full time Other

Job Description

Benedictine seeks a dynamic Chief Financial Officer (CFO).  The CFO provides leadership, oversight, and stewardship for all aspects of the school’s financial operations.  The CFO is a member of the schools’ senior leadership team, reports directly to the headmaster, manages five staff, works closely with the Board and Finance committee, and helps develop the long term strategic and financial planning for the school.  The CFO ensures institutional integrity on fiscal matters and will have the following job responsibilities:

·        Provide the Board of Directors and Administration with leadership, vision, evaluation, and reporting on long range and annual plans.

·        Provide critical recommendations on financial and operational strategies.

·        Manage business office operations, business office personnel, and cash flow.

·        Comply with formal financial reporting requirements.

·        Oversee school financial records and prepare reports to the Headmaster, Senior Leadership team, Finance Committee, and Board of Directors.

·        Prepare financial records and reconciliations for the annual, independent audit.

·        Manage and oversee all Human Resource activities to include payroll, benefits, 403(b) retirement plan and plan administrator, personnel policies, employee handbook, and other matters related to human resources.

·        Oversee the financial aid process, awards, and awardee compliance with financial aid policy.

·        Serve as a strategic team member with the senior leadership team: Headmaster, Principal, Assistant Principal, and the directors of Advancement, Enrollment, Facilities, Athletics, and Curriculum.

·        Provide risk management and ensure adequate insurance coverage for liability and asset protection.

·        Support Advancement team by providing financial reports and data as needed; ensure compliance with donor designations.

·        Oversee endowment activities and performance. Work with Investment Committee to ensure proper management of the portfolio.

·        Negotiate, issue, and oversee contract management services for leases, loans, and office equipment.

·        Work with department heads on zero-based budgeting and tracking.

·        Manage and evaluate five immediate employees:

o   Accounts Payable Manager

o   Manager of Student Accounts and Financial Aid

o   Staff Accountant

o   Business Office Associate

o   Manager of Cadet Shop (retail store)

Benedictine Military School believes that each employee makes a significant contribution to its success.  The CFO is asked to be both visionary and hands-on in the trenches.  The CFO must desire to be part of a team, have a strong sense of ethics and integrity, and work with the mindset that nothing operates in a silo.

Desired Qualifications:

In addition to financial expertise, including significant knowledge of fund accounting, the desired candidate must possess exceptional interpersonal skills and at least seven years of experience in a position of financial leadership in a non-profit organization.  Experience in an educational organization and capital projects is very beneficial.  A strong understanding of complex financial instruments as well as proven experience developing financial strategies that support the strategic priorities are essential. Proficiency with non-profit accounting software is essential, preferably Blackbaud’s FE/FENXT.


Salary commensurate with experience

Health Insurance – employer pays 65% of premium

Employee Pd:  Dental, Vision, Short Term Disability, Additional Voluntary Life Insurance, Flexible Spending, Dep Care, various Aflac and TransAmerica policies.

Retirement Plan 403 (b) – 4.25% match after 2-years full-time at Benedictine

Vacation and Sick Leave

100% Tuition Remission

To Apply:

This is a full-time position with comprehensive benefits and a competitive salary based on experience. Interested candidates should forward a cover letter and resume to Barbara Evans ([email protected]) and Father Frank Ziemkiewicz ([email protected]) with the subject line Benedictine Military School CFO.  All inquiries will be confidential.