Controller

Employer: 
St. Gabriel's Catholic School
Email Address: 
hr@sgs-austin.org
Job Description: 

Mission: St. Gabriel’s Catholic School educates children in a Christ-centered environment that fosters character formation through scholastic excellence and physical, emotional, and spiritual growth.
St. Gabriel's does not discriminate on any basis protected by law.

Duties: 

Essential Duties include, but are not limited to:
Supports and upholds the philosophy of Catholic education and the Mission of the School
Supports and adheres to the Code of Conduct and policies and procedures of the School and the Diocese of Austin
Maintains confidentiality regarding all school matters
Must have advanced knowledge of fund and not-for-profit accounting, including FASB changes
Supervises and confirms the accuracy and productivity of day-to-day activities of accounts payable, cash disbursements, cash receipts, billing and collections, payroll, and fixed asset records
Responsible for the timeliness and accuracy of all Human Resource records, including preparation or review of Notices of Assignment and terminations, I-9’s, service records, Worker’s Comp., open enrollment, Employee Relations issues,W-2’s, 1099’s, and various reports due to the Austin Diocese and others
Approves and is ultimately responsible for the accuracy of the bi-weekly payroll, payroll tax deposits and 403(b) deposits, which are prepared by the Accountant
Preparation and presentation of accurate and timely monthly financial records for monthly Finance Committee meetings, which include the Head of School and Board Members. Reports include explanations regarding variances of the approved budget and forecasts
Member of the Financial Aid Committee, which provides direction and final decisions on distribution of the Financial Aid budget
Assure financial expenditures are consistent with budget constraints and are issued within the parameters approved by the Board of Trustees
Provide financial analysis tools to evaluate special projects, programs, capital expenditures, cost accounting by department when relevant to the overall financial well-being of the School
Ability to understand and interface with commercial banking partners during the preparation of debt refinancing
Work closely with the outside audit firm in the preparation of audit work papers, confirmations, and footnotes
Prepare feasibility studies of individual projects by preparing projected cash flows for individual projects
Preparation of cash flows for major capital expenditures and for the entity, as a whole
Preparation of a multi-department budget, including projected tuition increases and enrollment
Interfaces with the Leadership team and Head of School on a daily basis
Ability to work collaboratively and professionally with the Leadership team and all Faculty, Staff and parents in the school community
Able to handle multiple tasks simultaneously, organize and relay information in an understandable format, and use job appropriate technology
Strong critical thinking and analytical skills
Serves as an ex-officio member of the Finance Committee and Audit Committee
Other duties as necessary
Supervisory Responsibility
Manages the overall direction, coordination, and evaluation of the Accounting/Finance and Operations Department and HR Department
Carries out supervisory responsibilities in accordance with policies and applicable laws

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities: 

Language and Mathematical Skills
Ability to read, analyze and interpret general business periodicals and professional journals
Ability to respond professionally and effectively to the most sensitive inquires and complaints
Effective and persuasive presentation skills on complex topics to the Leadership Team, Head of School and the Finance Committee
Must be able to calculate financial figures for all bookkeeping, payroll, budgets and statistical analysis
Controller must use the utmost discretion in all correspondence to staff, faculty, Head of School and the Finance committee

Minimum Qualifications: 

Bachelor’s Degree from a four-year college or university and five or more years of related experience
Prior experience in an academic or not-for-profit organization is preferred
CPA license is preferred
Advanced Excel knowledge is required, Blackbaud (Financial Edge) software and Paychex knowledge is beneficial

How to Apply: 

Please email cover letter, resume and list of references to hr@sgs-austin.org