6410 South Dante Avenue, Chicago, IL 60637
Phone: 773-324-1020      Fax: 773-324-9235
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Director of Finance
Position Summary: The Director of Finance is responsible for maintaining and monitoring the financial status of the school.  The Director of Finance will coordinate with each department manager the preparation of their budget and hold monthly reviews to ensure compliance to budget.  In addition, the Director of finance will generate monthly financial statements, including cash flow, for Leadership review.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities
  • Coordinates the total operating budget for the upcoming school year and maintains a running three year budget with input from the various departments, with the aim of producing and achieving a balanced budget. This process begins in December and the budget is modified until the final enrollment is fixed;
  • Manages expenditures not to exceed budgeted amount;
  • Manages the operation of established purchasing policies and procedures; coordinates vendor bidding and selection for major purchases and for capital projects; reviews and negotiates food service and janitorial service contracts; reviews, assigns purchase order numbers, and approves purchase orders to control spending in accordance with the budget and with changes in enrollment and cash flow; requires purchase requests for all expenditures; assigns proper and reasonable account numbers for charging the proper department and insuring spending accountability;
  • Acts as liaison with vendors and suppliers on all matters, paying vendors according to terms;
  • Assumes overall responsibility for the total ledger, including the general operation ledger, the plant and fixed asset ledger, and the restricted funds ledger; direct duties include proper control of plant funds and restricted funds, the related entries, transfers between funds and release from restriction;
  • Prepares and reviews financial reports on a monthly basis, including a variance from budget for P&L, balance sheet and cash flow statements and financial forecast;
  • Prepares monthly reporting of capital campaign pledges, collections, and cash forecast;
  • Prepares all client-prepared working papers and provides access to requested documentation and information for the annual audit;
  • Properly records and safeguards fixed assets, and prepares and files any required tax reports and risk management; acts as liaison with school property and liability insurance carriers, and submits claims;
  • Attends Finance Operation Committee meetings and Investment Committee meetings with the purpose of informing committee members about any significant items contained in the financial reports, as well as trends and future changes;
  • Develops financial long-range plans and determines fiscal requirements for capital improvements and deferred maintenance projects;
  • Acts as school liaison with attorneys, real estate interests, local government liaisons and other external parties to facilitate management details following the acquisition of real estate properties;
  • Acts as a liaison with bank to prepare quarterly covenant compliance certificates, prepares and updates the financial portion of the construction budget;
  • Monitors cash position of bank accounts and investment account to ensure maximum amount invested; arranges fund transfers as appropriate; reviews fund performance and consults with fund investment manager regarding optimum investment choices;
  • Promotes positive atmosphere and relationships between faculty, staff, students, parents, alumni and friends of Mount Carmel.

Additional Duties and Responsibilities
  • Perform other duties as required

Accounts Payables/Receivables

Job Requirements/Specifications

Education and Experience:
  • Education – Bachelor’s degree in finance, business administration or accounting
  • CPA or equivalent experience preferred
  • Advanced proficiency with MS Office and ability to learn school systems

  • Experience working in a high school environment
  • 5 or more years of experience in account managing

Essential Qualifications:   
  • Strong affinity for Mount Carmel mission and Pillars of Excellence
  • Effective communication skills
  • Customer (internal and external) focus
  • Ability to handle situations in an ethical and appropriate manner

Language Skills
  • Ability to read, write and speak English proficiently
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 function.

  • Specific vision requirements include the ability to see at close range, distance vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus
  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk and hear
  • Frequently required to stand, walk, sit, use hands to feel, and reach with hand and arms
  • Possess the ability to fulfill any office activities normally expected in an office setting, to include, but not limited to:  remaining seated for periods of time to perform computer based work, participating in filing activity, lifting and carrying office supplies (paper reams, mail, etc.)
  • Occasionally lift and/or move up to 20-25 pounds 
  • Fine hand manipulation (keyboarding)

Work Environment:  The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Internal office
  • The noise level in the work environment is usually low
To apply, email cover letter and resume to Milka Kattan at mkattan@mchs.org.


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