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Associate Director of Finance

Company: St. Paul's School
Location: Lowell
Posted on: July 21, 2021

Job Description:

The Associate Director of Finance is responsible for the day to day monitoring of operations through analysis and reporting. They will assist the Director of Finance in various financial functions as directed including accounts receivable, accounts payable, payroll, projections, statistical reporting, and budgeting. The Associate Director of Finance must possess a thorough understanding of Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP).

This position requires the ability to review, analyze, maintain accurate general ledger accounts, and prepare and analyze financial management reports for the monthly reporting package.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities include the following (other duties may be assigned at any time at the discretion of the employee’s supervisor):

  • Ensure the integrity and proper documentation of transactions within the accounting cycle
  • Ensure that proper internal controls are in place at all times, and reviewed routinely
  • Ensure proper recording of investments and proper reporting of endowment
  • Treasury management and review, monitor liquid cash, and initiate transfers when necessary
  • Internal monthly budget reporting, monitoring, and review with managers
  • Assist with the preparation of financial statements in accordance with GAAP
  • Ensure all accounts are reconciled
  • Assist in the preparation of monthly reporting package
  • Perform a monthly analysis of the data to ensure integrity, accuracy and critical review for process improvement
  • Liaison for annual audit
  • Assist in preparing and reviewing year-end entries
  • Assist with preparation of materials for governance meetings
  • Other duties as assigned by the Director of Finance or Chief Operating and Financial Officer

Qualification Requirements:

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily.  The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Bachelor's degree in accounting or closely related field required.
  • CPA or advanced degree in accounting or finance required.
  • Education or non-profit industry experience preferred.
  • Supervisory experience preferred
  • Strong organizational skills and ability to manage multiple tasks in a timely manner.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office Software (Word, Excel, Powerpoint, and Outlook).
  • Comfortable multitasking and working independently with flexibility/adaptability.
  • Must possess excellent interpersonal and communication skills with strong attention to detail.
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality
  • Possess team-building, consensus-building, decision making, and meditation skills.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships
  • Willing to work extended hours when necessary including weekends.

Physical Demands: 

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • While performing the duties of this job, would occasionally be required to stand, walk, sit, reach with hands and arms, climb or balance, stoop or kneel, talk and hear, and use fingers and hands to feel objects, tools or controls
  • Specific vision abilities required include close vision, distance vision, depth perceptions, and the ability to adjust focus
  • Must be able to climb stairs and be capable of using visual display keyboard with continuous wrist movement on a keyboard
  • Must frequently lift and/or move up to 10 pounds

Work Environment: 

The work environment is a typical office.  Routinely a Monday through Friday, regular business hour schedule.  However, evenings and weekend responsibilities can be frequent based on the needs of the department. 

Please submit a cover letter, resume and three (3) professional references with your application.

St. Paul's School is proud to be an equal opportunity employer and has a strong commitment to the principles of diversity. St. Paul's School does not discriminate on the basis of race, creed, ethnic origin, disability or sexual orientation, and complies with applicable laws for the protection of civil rights.


  • Bachelors or better in Accounting

Licenses & Certifications

  • Cert. Public Accountant

Keywords: St. Paul's School, Lowell , Associate Director of Finance, Other , Lowell, Massachusetts

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