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Finance Director

ASSOCIATION OF WASHINGTON SCHOOL PRINCIPALS

Olympia, WA, USA

POSITION SUMMARY:

The Director of Finance leads all responsibilities related to financial operations, reporting, budgeting, forecasting, and accounting for the Association of Washington School Principals. This position is responsible for monitoring and updating financial policies and procedures, in addition to establishing, maintaining and assessing internal controls for a healthy and growing organization.

About AWSP

The Association of Washington School Principals is a professional association serving principals and assistant principals. Formed in 1972, the Association now includes more than 3,400 members from public and private elementary, middle and high school statewide. It also includes three component boards representing principals, assistant principals and principal interns at the elementary, middle and high school levels.

AWSP MISSION:

Supporting principals and the principalship in the education of all students.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Lead all financial operations for the AWSP
  • Direct Association financial planning and structures
  • Regularly review monthly revenue and expenses
  • Coordinate, analyze and report the financial performance to the senior executive team and Board of Directors (financial performance, projections and other special projects required).
  • Maintain short and long-term financial forecasts of financial performance for use with internal management and external parties
  • Lead audit and tax functions, and coordinate activities with outside audit firms and review firms’ performance
  • Ensure the Association’s compliance with all financial statutory requirements
  • Improve and maintain financial accounting procedures for cash management, accounts payable, accounts receivable and fixed assets, using generally accepted accounting principles
  • Oversee the accounting functions including maintenance of the general ledger, accounts payable, accounts receivable and payroll
  • Payroll taxes, quarterly/yearly reports (including Ws’s, 1099s, 941, 940, SUTA, L&I, FUTA)
  • Oversight Responsible for banking activities, including reconciliations
  • Review and improve policies and procedures to ensure that personnel and financial information is secure, including Payment Card Industry (PCI) regulations
  • Periodic review of all FASB statements to ensure compliance
  • Other duties as assigned

 

SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITY:

This position oversees all fiscal activities in the office, and therefore provides support, training and ongoing professional learning to maximize the skills and talents within the organization. The Director of Finance does not evaluate support staff, but will provide input into the evaluation process in order to support ongoing professional learning for all staff.

QUALIFICATIONS:

To sustain the mission of AWSP and support principals, the principalship and all students in our state, the Director of Finance must be able to work collaboratively with all stakeholders in a complex organization and perform the above-mentioned duties with confidence and collective efficacy. AWSP is looking for someone who can add to the strengths of the organization and also demonstrate knowledge, skills and abilities as described below:

Education:

Bachelor’s degree in Accounting and/or finance is required, with a minimum of 5 years of progressive work experience in the field as a Director of Finance; not-for-profit accounting and/or government contracts experience. CPA experience highly preferred.

Skills and Abilities:

  • High-level attention to detail and accuracy
  • Knowledge of state/federal/non-profit and other grant requirements
  • Confidence and experience using various technologies and tools of the trade
  • Excellent analytical, data inquiry and problem-solving skills
  • Excellent organizational skills
  • Strong interpersonal skills and willingness to support the professional growth of staff
  • Work collaboratively with all stakeholders
  • Lead with curiosity and forward thinking
  • Ability to communicate with tact, discretion, and courtesy with all stakeholders both within and outside the Association

Compensation/Benefits

  • Competitive salary dependent on qualifications
  • Medical, dental, vision, life and salary insurance available
  • VEBA
  • Simple IRA

Association of Washington School Principals

Why Work Here?

We've got a great team dedicated to supporting students and the professionals who lead them. Your work will make a difference here.

About AWSP | The Association of Washington School Principals is a professional association serving principals and assistant principals. Formed in 1972, the Association now includes more than 3,400 members from public and private elementary, middle and high school statewide. It also includes three component boards representing principals, assistant principals and principal interns at the elementary, middle and high school levels. AWSP's Mission | Supporting principals and the principalship in the education of all students.

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