Chief Financial Officer (CFO) Job Opening

Chief Financial Officer (CFO)

St. Thomas Episcopal Parish School

Coral Gables, Florida

The Chief Financial Officer is responsible for administrative and business management support of all non-academic school and church operations. This includes all financial matters, budget preparation, insurance, employee benefits and support staff supervision. The Chief Financial Officer serves on the Finance Committee of the Board of Trustees.


  • Prior educational administration experience preferred
  • Bachelor’s and/or Master’s in Accounting or Business Administration


  • Ensure compliance with School policies and procedures, as well as county, state and federal regulations and other requirements
  • Act as adviser to the Head of School on all questions relating to the business and financial affairs of the school
  • Prepare and present the school budget to the Head of School after soliciting needs/input from the school community
  • Analyze past expenditure patterns and project budgetary expenses
  • Oversee monthly budget reviews and communications with budget authority personnel
  • Prepare regular budget status reports for the Finance Committee and Board of Trustees
  • Prepare and analyze reports to be presented to the Head of School, Finance Committee and Rector on a monthly basis
  • Establish and maintain sound relationships with financial institutions, including commercial and investment banking
  • Negotiate and execute contracts, drafts and agreements, and other documents necessary to provide for the functioning of the school with assistance of legal counsel as necessary
  • Serve as a member of various committees, including but not limited to, Finance, Financial Aid, Endowment and Facilities
  • Maintain salary records for the school (both faculty and staff) and administer benefit programs for employees, from a budgetary point of view
  • Oversee the school’s insurance programs including workmen’s compensation
  • Arrange for the school and church year end audit
  • Work closely and cooperatively with independent auditors
  • Notify the Head of School and finance committee of the progress of the audits and supply copies of the audits upon completion
  • Obtain comparative prices and quotations for purchase and delivery of goods and services
  • Approve invoices
  • Keep an accounting of the shared expenses between the Church and School
  • Conduct cost analysis, financial, salary and wage, and fringe benefits surveys
  • Supervise and monitor closely the activities of two business office assistants, who carry out all accounting functions, as well as Human Resource
  • Perform all duties related to the administration and maintenance of the Endowment fund

Job Type: Full-time


  • Accounting: 5 years (Required)
  • Educational Administration: 3 years (Preferred)


  • Master's (Required)