Website San Domenico School

K-12 Private School

F/T Controller

Year Round Position

Who We Are

At San Domenico, we believe that what students do with their education is as important as their academic performance. Every day we encourage our students to not just study, but also to reflect on their learning, find their purpose, and celebrate in community, because an exceptional education, where values and academics join together, creates more than just great students – it develops great people. San Domenico is a K-12, co-ed school, with international boarding and day students in our Upper School.

Purpose Statement:

The role of Controller is an integral part of the Business Office and is responsible for the day-to-day accounting operations of the School, managing the annual audit and supporting the Chief Financial Officer.  The Controller oversees all financial aspects of our organization; playing a key role in ensuring the financial health and sustainability of our organization while adhering to the highest ethical standards. The Controller works in the Business Office and reports to the Chief Financial Officer.

Responsibilities of a Controller:

Financial Reporting: Prepare and present comprehensive financial statements, budgets, and forecasts to the CFO, executive team, and relevant stakeholders on a monthly basis. Manages endowment investment accounting and net asset roll forward

Budget Management: Work closely with the CFO and leadership team to develop, monitor, and manage the annual budget. Provide variance analysis and recommendations for corrective actions.

Financial Compliance: Ensure compliance with all relevant accounting standards, tax regulations, and nonprofit reporting requirements. Make necessary adjustments to organizational practices as per current best practices.

Cash Flow Management: Work closely with the CFO to manage cash flow, optimize working capital, and oversee investment strategies to maximize returns while minimizing risk.

Audit and Tax: Coordinate, lead, and manage the annual financial audit and tax filings (i.e. Form 5500, Form 990, sales tax, business property tax, etc.)

Financial Policies: Develop and implement financial policies, procedures, and internal controls to mitigate risk, safeguard the organization’s assets, and maintain fiscal responsibility.

Financial Analysis: Conduct financial analysis, including cost analysis, to support decision-making and provide strategic recommendations to the executive team and board.

Supervise the A/P specialist, and the Payroll & A/R manager.

Collaboration: Collaborate with program managers and other departments to provide financial insights and support for program planning, evaluation, and grant proposals.

Research technical accounting issues for compliance and stay current on pertinent accounting pronouncements

Required Qualifications

Minimum 5 years of progressive experience in the management of accounting operations and experience sufficient to successfully perform the essential duties of the job.
Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration, Finance, Accounting or related discipline is required.
Thorough knowledge of accounting principles and procedures
Demonstrated skills with spreadsheet, word processing, database and accounting software applications.
Ability to work independently, analyze business data, and arrive at sound recommendations.
Manage many tasks and projects simultaneously while adhering to deadlines and managing projects from start to finish.
Excellent written, oral, and organizational skills.
Must be detail-oriented, organized, and willing to take initiative.
Demonstrated supervisory skills to manage staff and provide leadership.

Preferred Qualifications



The salary range is $130,000 – $160,000 annually and is commensurate with experience, plus an excellent benefits package including medical/dental/vision/life/matching 403b retirement plan, and daily lunch.

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