Weiss School
Palm Beach Gardens, FL
Grades PK - 8 with 300 students

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The Chief Financial Officer/Chief Operating Officer is a key member of the Weiss School executive corporate leadership team.  The CFO/COO, working at the direction of the Weiss Head of School, is responsible for overseeing the financial functions, reporting, and controls of the school. In addition, the CFO/COO is responsible for core administrative functions of the school including human resources and all functions related to maintaining the school’s physical plant. The CFO/COO reports to the Weiss Head of School.
Key Responsibilities
  • Perform day-to-day financial responsibilities, including:
Develop the school’s annual budget and present to the school’s board
Securing approval of the annual budget from the school’s board
Tracking the annual budget on a month-to-month basis throughout the budget year including interfacing with the school auditor
Dynamically managing the school budget to offset unbudgeted expenses
  • Work directly with the school’s director of business
  • Prepare 1099 - annual 501c3 reporting and compliance
  • Work with CPA to furnish documentation for the school’s annual certified audit and monthly financials
  • Oversee the school’s financial compliance with FCIS requirements  
  • Work directly with the school’s banks and vendors with loan and lease agreements
  • Create and present the school’s monthly performance deck, in coordination with school’s HOS, to the school’s Board of Directors
  • Secure Federal, State, and Local grants, as applicable
  • Work directly with the advancement team to secure donations from individuals, institutions, and corporations, including annual fundraising targeting the school’s parent community 
  • All day-to-day administrative functions that support the school’s physical plant including: 
Food services (Vendors Only) We do not have a kitchen
Technology in coordination with the school’s IT staff
Maintenance and construction in coordination with the facility manager
Compliance with all local zoning requirements
Future school plant planning including:
End of life infrastructure requirements
Future expansion requirements
  • HR issues and compliance including:
Recruitment and hiring of candidates
Employee training (annual sexual harassment training, etc.)
Complaint process, resolution, and integrity
Coordination with school outside legal counsel, as required
  • Master’s degree, preferably in School administration, Finance, or Business Administration
  • 7+ years’ experience as an administrator with demonstrated increasing responsibility track record. Prefer experience in private school institutions 
  • Extensive financial management experience including:
Blackbaud Financial Edge
Blackbaud Raiser’s Edge
Budget creation/ management
Bank relationships including securing and managing debt
Financial security controls
Audit management
Vendor process including multiple vendors’ bid process and management 
Demonstrated ability to secure and manage grants and scholarships: FEMA and FLDOE (FTC, Gardiner, Hope, and McKay)  
  • Demonstrated ability to recruit and supervise personnel 
  • Demonstrated track record as a key decision-maker 
  • Demonstrated ability to manage projects from concept to completion
  • Knowledge of current IT technologies and software including Blackbaud Suite
  • Ability to project an executive presence and interact with board of directors, financial institutions, parents and staff, key vendors, and City, State, and Federal agencies and personnel
  • Experience with FCIS, or equivalent accreditation institution 
  • Possess exceptional written and verbal communication skills, including the ability to articulate recommendations in a concise and timely manner

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