Chief Financial Officer - Maclay School - Tallahassee, Florida

Tallahassee, Florida
Jan 31, 2019
Feb 28, 2019
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Full Time
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The Maclay School in Tallahassee, Florida seeks a new Chief Financial Officer. The School takes pride in hiring a diverse faculty and staff who maintain honor and integrity at all times, while keenly focused on the mission and continued evolution of the School. The Maclay School is committed to a compensation and recognition structure for faculty and administration in order to compete for the best professionals from across the nation.

The school has retained Big Back Pack LLC to execute a national search for its next Chief Financial Officer. For more information, contact Steve Mandell at

The new Chief Financial Officer will oversee all aspects of the School’s finances and business operations, working closely with the Head of School, Board of Trustees, and senior leadership. S/he must forge strong relationships within the larger school community, and will be asked to manage roles and responsibilities of the Business Office staff to advance the continued high quality of  service to the mission of the school. The Chief Financial Officer is a member of the Senior Leadership Team and reports directly to the Head of School.

Maclay School has earned the reputation as the premier choice for families in the Tallahassee area. The School continues to benefit from energizing and visionary leadership from its Head of School, Administrative Team and Faculty, as well as increasing enrollment and superb financial management.

Core Qualifications and Credentials:

The School is most interested in candidates who demonstrate the following qualifications and credentials:

Bachelor’s degree required; MBA preferred. Accounting or Managerial Accounting. A certified public accountant (CPA) now or in the past would be a plus.

10-plus years of financial and business leadership in a non-profit or for-profit organization(s). Direct experience in an independent school is desirable.

Experience on senior administrative teams and working with non-profit Boards.

Demonstrated experience in measuring and improving organization-wide productivity.

Demonstrated experience in the development of analysis for strategic decision-making, such as key cost drivers, competitive analysis, market analysis, organizational strengths and weaknesses, etc.

Demonstrated ability to take complex subjects, distill them, and then communicate them to varied audiences. Strong hands-on approach and keen attention to detail.

Proven experience in effective cash management and bank relations.

Experience in human resource management, employee, and payroll procedures.

Familiarity with a variety of accounting and business operations systems including FACTS and the Blackbaud suite of cloud based applications, or similar platforms.

Experience managing building projects.