Pacific Academy

This executive search is conducted by Nelson/Kraft & Associates on behalf of Pacific Academy.

Reporting to the Head of School, the Director of Finance and Business Operations provides expertise in the areas of finance and operational support for Pacific Academy. As a member of the senior leadership team, the individual, through sound financial planning and management, allocates resources to be utilized in support of student learning while ensuring fiscal responsibility and accountability.

Assess organizational performance against both the annual budget and the school’s long-term strategy.
Oversee the school’s financial, budgeting, operational, and administrative processes with an eye to continuously develop/improve systems.
Advise on financial issues, trends & changes in the sector.
Assist in establishing yearly objectives and attaining organizational goals.

Financial Planning & Analysis
Maintain regular financial planning reports with comparison to budget; projections to fiscal year end; quarterly cashflow forecasts.
Review and approve preparation of monthly and annual financial reporting materials and metrics.
Develop and execute analysis of various initiatives (i.e., opening new operations, asset acquisition, and new service launches).
Develop and maintain capital budgets.

Oversee cash, investment and asset management.
Oversee financial strategies and activities, as well as banking relationships.
Develop and utilize forward-looking, predictive models and activity-based financial analysis to provide insight into the school’s operations and business plans.
Oversee budgeting, financial forecasting, and cash flow for administration, existing programs, and proposed new programs.
Oversee the accounting department.

Policy & Stakeholder Relations
Participate in the development of corporate policies and protocols.
Develop, inform, educate and execute the investment policy upon approval from the Board.
Remain up to date on non-profit audit best practices and municipal /provincial / federal law regarding non-profit and charity operations.
Be a resource to the Board Finance Committee.

Ensure timeliness and accuracy of financial and management reporting for government agencies and funders as required.
Coordinate all external audit activities and proper filing of tax returns.
Ensure legal and regulatory compliance regarding all financial functions.
Oversee timely preparation of monthly and year-end financial statements.

CPA/MBA preferred.
Excellent people skills, experience collaborating in a diverse/dynamic team.
Experience in financial management and accounting, ideally in the non-profit & education sector.
Personal qualities of integrity, credibility, and a commitment to the mission of Pacific Academy.
Agreement with the Statement of Faith.

Location: Surrey, BC
Application Deadline: June 18, 2021 Start Date: Summer 2021

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Nelson/Kraft & Associates Inc. is an executive search firm specializing in the recruitment of executive management and fundraising personnel in the charitable sector.  We work with a diverse group of not-for-profit organizations through the connection of colleagues in Vancouver, Calgary, Winnipeg, and Toronto.

Nelson/Kraft & Associates Inc. welcomes and encourages applications from people with disabilities. Accommodations are available on request for candidates taking part in all aspects of the selection process.