Director of Finance and Human Resources

Before applying please read and carefully review our Statement of Faith as well as our Hope Academy Faith & Life Covenant. All board members, faculty and staff are joining a covenant community in serving here at Hope Academy.

The Director of Finance and H/R is responsible for leadership and direction of the Finance and Human Resource department at the school.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Establish accounting policies and procedures in accordance with GAAP
  • Facilitate annual audit by external auditors
  • Oversee school finances; including quarterly financial reporting, annual budget process, purchasing, payables, receivables, payroll and H/R.
  • Oversee school internal financial controls, regulatory compliance and outside reporting requirements
  • Serve as the primary check-signing authority
  • Maintain relationships with banks, investment institutions, auditors and any other external providers of financial services
  • Develop, recommend and oversee the implementation of tuition-related procedures and collections
  • Develop financial planning models and forecasts
  • Evaluate school systems for efficiency and quality control;
  • Manages relationships with vendors, evaluating contracts for cost savings, efficiency and effectiveness;
  • Serve as secondary authorized signer on all school matters including financial, physical plant, vendor contracts and other documents and contracts
  • Understand and abide by all labor laws
  • Oversee timecard processes, payroll and salary adjustments
  • Oversee health insurance renewals and all other employee benefits

Skills and Requirements:

  • Fully aligned with the mission and purpose of Hope Academy with a commitment to serve as a strong Christian role model
  • Accounting experience including general ledger, financial statements, budget preparation, investment management and financial reporting experience
  • BA degree required in related area; MBA or CPA preferred
  • Strong integrity and reliability
  • Excellent organizational and project management skills
  • Strong interpersonal and relationship-building skills
  • Effective team building, problem solving and analytical skills
  • Ability to multi-task, work independently and be attentive to details
  • Ability to work under pressure and meet deadlines
  • Excellent judgment, leadership and decision-making abilities
  • Self-starter, self-directed
  • Experience in non-profit environment preferred
  • Experience in faith-based, educational organization a plus
  • Computer proficiency with experience in PC platform computers, Microsoft Office, Quickbooks etc.

TO APPLY:
Print out and complete our Staff Application along with a cover letter.
Mail or email completed application and cover letter to:
ATTN: Human Resources
Hope Academy
2300 Chicago Avenue South
Minneapolis, MN 55404
Email: hr@hopeschool.org

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