The Sage School Mission is to prepare gifted students to excel, by providing a comprehensive program of academic rigor and social growth inspired by passionate teachers within a nurturing community.
Visit us online at www.sageschool.org.
Position Type: Full-time, Immediate Opening
The Controller is responsible for key operational areas including accounting, reporting, budgeting, and business practices and operations. S/he oversees the school's day-to-day financial operations. They provide the Director of Finance and Operations with detailed and relevant reporting and build capacity to manage finances by creating or streamlining systems.
The Controller reports to the Head of School and is a member of the Senior Administrative Team and supports the Board, the Finance Audit and investment.
Responsibilities include but are not limited to:
Responsible for monthly account reconciliations, closing processes, transaction review, and verification, general ledger accuracy
Manage budgeting processes and report on expense budget components such as wage and salaries, fringe benefit programs, departmental expenses, operational expenses, and capital projects
Monitor and forecast cash needs of the School
Reconcile all balance sheet accounts monthly
Reconcile and update endowment investments with the school’s general ledger accounting records
Reconcile all general ledger gift records with the Advancement Office and ensure consistency and timeliness in reporting of incoming pledges and new gifts
Monitor and analyze monthly operating results against budget
Monitor and analyze monthly operating results against budget and highlight for management team members any issues with their budgets or spend rates
Provide financial analysis as needed
Assist with annual audit which includes coordination with auditors
Assist with annual audit which includes coordination with independent auditors and School personnel regarding timing and completion of responsibilities
Prepare compliance reports and internal and external information requests for financial data
Assist with contract renewals, negotiations
Prepare accounting reports as needed
Prepare ad-hoc accounting reports as needed
Maintain fixed asset schedule and depreciation schedules
Provide administrative support to the Director of Finance and Operations as needed
Required Knowledge and Critical Skills:
Ability to communicate clearly in writing and orally
Ability to share knowledge and information
Proficiency in Microsoft Office products, with demonstrated strong skills in Excel
Demonstrated self-starter, with strong analytic, problem solving, critical thinking and research skills
Demonstrated organizational, time management, and multitasking skills
Thorough knowledge of Blackbaud Financial Edge
Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting
Knowledge of finance, accounting and budgeting principles including Generally Accepted Accounting Principles.
A high degree of computer literacy and strong skills in spreadsheet-based financial analysis.
Ability to analyze and organize financial data and ability to make accurate computations.
Ability to self-motivate, and problem solve.
Excellent administrative and organizational skills.
School experience required
The Sage School is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Underrepresented groups and all persons that value the free expression of ideas, the individual contributions of its members, and all types of diversity are strongly encouraged to apply. The Sage School is committed to having a diverse faculty and staff and strongly encourages applications from people of color, women, and people who are multilingual and share our commitment to the core values of Passion, Excellence, Respect, and Collaboration.
Interested applicants should submit a resume, cover letter, and three letters of reference to:
The Sage School
171 Mechanic Street
Foxboro, MA 02035
About The Sage School
The Sage School’s mission is to prepare gifted students to excel, by providing a comprehensive program of academic rigor and social growth inspired by passionate teachers within a nurturing community. The Sage School educates children in grades Pre-Kindergarten through Grade 8 from around the Greater Boston and Providence areas.