Employment Opportunities

The Academy of the Sacred Heart, a member of the Network of Sacred Heart Schools, is a Catholic, independent coeducational school for children ages 3 through Grade 8 located in historic Saint Charles, MO. Drawing from the strength of the Goals and Criteria of Sacred Heart Education, the Academy endeavors to educate and inspire the heart and mind of each child to become a courageous and confident leader who knows and loves God, and who reveals that love by serving others.

Why a career at the Academy?

Some of the Academy’s benefits:

  • Medical
    • United Health Care Choice Plus (Standard Plan)
    • United Health Care Choice Plus (Premier Plan)
    • Annual eye exam included
  • Dental
    • Delta Dental of Missouri
  • Life/AD&D/Long Term Disability
    • $50,000 life insurance policy
    • $50,000 AD&D policy
    • Long term disability coverage
  • Tuition Remission
  • Continuing Education
  • Retirement
    • Employer contribution – 5% of W-2 earnings (no employee contribution required)
    • Auto contributions available
    • Annual retirement education meetings
  • Personal/Sick/Vacation days
    • Dependent on faculty/staff position and varies based on number of years of service

Non-Discrimination Statement

Academy of the Sacred Heart provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants without regard to their age, color, disability status, national or ethnic origin, race, religion, sex, veteran status, or any other class protected by state or federal law. As a Catholic school in the Sacred Heart tradition, Academy of the Sacred Heart reserves the right to use religion as a hiring criterion for selected positions, as permitted by law. Employment offers are contingent on the satisfactory outcome of a standard background screening.


Available Positions:

Business Manager

Business Manager — Academy of the Sacred Heart, Saint Charles, MO

The Academy of the Sacred Heart, a member of the Network of Sacred Heart Schools, is a Catholic, independent coeducational school for children ages 3 through Grade 8 located in historic Saint Charles, MO.  Drawing from the strength of the Goals and Criteria of Sacred Heart Education, the Academy endeavors to educate and inspire the heart and mind of each child to become a courageous and confident leader who knows and loves God, and who reveals that love by serving others.

POSITION SUMMARY

The Business Manager reports directly to and works under the supervision of the Head of School.  The Business Manager is the primary accounting and financial officer, responsible for maintaining financial integrity at the Academy, including the oversight of accounting, investments, risk management and audit/compliance operations.  This position is also responsible for the oversight of human resources functions (payroll, employee benefits), procurement/contracting and maintenance of the Academy’s campus and physical plant.  This position has four direct reports; The Accounting Supervisor, two Maintenance and one Housekeeping staff, as well as two indirect reports, both Accounting Clerks.  The Business Manager is a member of the Academy Leadership Team and works a full-time, 12-month schedule.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

  • Demonstrates knowledge of generally accepted accounting principles and practices (GAAP)
  • Develops, implements and oversees accounting, risk management and internal control compliance
  • Engages, coordinates and provides information/assistance for independent auditors
  • Prepares, analyzes and presents interim financial statements to Board of Trustees, Finance Committee and Head of School on a regular basis
  • Coordinates with investment advisor to track performance and ensure compliance with investment policies
  • Creates and maintains budget workbooks
  • Assists with long-range financial planning for capital campaigns and projects
  • Assists with various other compliance, accounting and financial projects as they arise
  • Ensures the maintenance and integrity of the campus – buildings/equipment/grounds
  • Manages/Administers/Evaluates accounting system software, Blackbaud Financial Edge
  • Supervises reconciliation of banking, payroll and other accounting ledgers to the general ledger system, Blackbaud Financial Edge
  • Creates and/or enters journal entries for analysis and/or routine processing
  • Analyzes general ledger accounts for trends, budget variances, accurate distributions
  • Demonstrates knowledge of internal controls with assigned job duties of staff
  • Manages/Administers/Evaluates tuition management software, FACTS Tuition
  • Leads, supports and trains staff members
  • Translates complex financial concepts to individuals at all levels, including finance and non-finance individuals
  • Monitors insurance policies for appropriateness and compliance
  • Manages program for tuition assistance
  • Coordinates with IT and maintenance to ensure campus security
  • Demonstrates knowledge of development practices through account tracking
  • Ensures reconciliation of Raisers Edge to Financial edge, at least quarterly
  • Demonstrates Proficiency with 10-key calculator and keyboard

POSITION QUALIFICATIONS

Competencies:

  • Person of integrity, credibility, discretion and commitment to mission
  • Strategic thinker
  • Decisive thinker
  • Possess ability and experience in selecting, implementing and overseeing software installations
  • Possess commitment to recruit, mentor, train, develop, and retain staff
  • Possess ability to delegate
  • Self-motivated, proactive, detail-oriented, problem-solver, adept communicator

SKILLS & ABILITIES

Education:  Bachelor Degree in Accounting, required.  CPA preferred.

Experience:  A minimum of five years of non-profit accounting experience, required. Seven to 10 years of accounting and finance experience, preferred.  A minimum of five years of supervisory experience, required.  Knowledge of Blackbaud Financial Edge, preferred.  Human resource and payroll processing experience, preferred.  IT knowledge, preferred.  Facilities management experience, preferred.

Computer Skills:  Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite, required.  Proficiency with accounting system software, Blackbaud Financial Edge preferred.  Knowledge of payroll processing and tuition management software, preferred.

Certificates & Licenses:  Valid driver’s license

BENEFITS

 The Academy of the Sacred Heart provides employee medical/dental insurance, life insurance, 403 (b) pension plan and tuition remission for dependents.  The Academy of the Sacred Heart is a 200 year old institution located on a beautiful 10 acre campus. We are proud of our history and traditions while maintaining our commitment to a 21st century education.

Non-Discrimination Statement: Academy of the Sacred Heart provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants without regard to their age, color, disability status, national or ethnic origin, race, religion, sex, veteran status, or any other class protected by state or federal law. As a Catholic school in the Sacred Heart tradition, Academy of the Sacred Heart reserves the right to use religion as a hiring criterion for selected positions, as permitted by law. Employment offers are contingent on the satisfactory outcome of a standard background screening.

Please address all cover letters to the Academy of the Sacred Heart’s Head of School, Dr. Susan Dempf.

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