Bishop McGuinness Catholic High School Director of Finance and Operations
Position Open January/February 2024
Responsibilities: Bishop McGuinness Catholic High School is seeking a qualified and experienced Director of Finance and Operations to join our administrative team. The Director of Finance and Operations will play a crucial role in overseeing and managing the financial operations of the school, ensuring fiscal responsibility and compliance with relevant regulations. The ideal candidate will possess strong financial acumen, leadership skills, and a commitment to the mission and values of Bishop McGuinness Catholic High School.
The director provides direction and guidance to the head of school and advisory board and is responsible directly to the head of school. This is a 12.0-month, exempt position that requires occasional evening and weekend hours.
Develop and implement financial strategies, policies, and procedures to maintain the fiscal integrity of the school.
Prepare and manage the annual budget, providing regular updates and financial reports to the head of school and board of advisors.
Oversee and prepare financial audits and ensure compliance with regulatory requirements.
Oversee payroll and employee benefits on-boarding.
Assist the head of school in maintaining criteria and procedures of the school’s tuition assistance program(s), including processing for such assistance and recommendation of individual awards.
Manage facilities, including maintenance, security, and capital improvement projects.
Collaborate with other departments to ensure seamless day-to-day operations, including collection and supervision of distribution of all funds and maintaining record-keeping systems.
Identify and assess potential financial and operational risks, developing and implementing mitigation strategies.
Ensure compliance with relevant laws, regulations, and best practices.
Lead and mentor a team of finance and facilities professionals, fostering a collaborative and high-performing work environment.
Provide guidance on financial matters to other departments and staff.
Contribute to the development and execution of the school's strategic plan.
Analyze financial and operational data to provide insights for decision-making.
Qualified candidates should send a letter of interest, resume, and list of three-five professional references to Dr. Jared M. Rashford, Head of School, at firstname.lastname@example.org. References will only be contacted for finalist candidates.
Applications will be reviewed and evaluated in the order they are received.
Bishop McGuinness Catholic High School’s primary mission is to develop students holistically and equip them to live and serve in a complex world in need of peace, love, and justice.
Bachelor's degree in finance, Accounting, Business Administration, or a related field. Master's degree or CPA certification preferred.
Minimum of 7 years of progressive experience in financial management, with at least 3 years in a leadership role.
Experience in an educational or non-profit setting is highly desirable.
Strong financial analysis and budgeting skills.
Knowledge of fund accounting principles and practices.
Proven experience in optimizing operational processes.
Familiarity with facilities management and capital projects.
Excellent leadership and team management skills.
Ability to communicate effectively and work collaboratively with diverse stakeholders.
Demonstrated ability to think strategically and contribute to the development and execution of organizational strategies.
Proficient in financial software and Microsoft Office Suite.
Alignment with the mission and values of Bishop McGuinness Catholic High School
Bishop McGuinness Catholic High School is a coeducational, secondary school located in the heart of the Piedmont Triad and the Diocese of Charlotte, North Carolina. The mission of Bishop McGuinness is to develop students holistically and equip them to live and serve in a world in need of Christ's peace, love and justice. The school currently serves more than 450 students from the cities of Winston-Salem, Greensboro, High Point and surrounding areas and seeks to provide an exceptional, secondary education centered on Christ and the rich traditional of the Catholic Faith.