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Career Center
January 30, 2019

Director of Finance & Accounting

St. Mark's Episcopal School
Houston TX United States
2's through 8th Grade
Position Starts: February 28, 2019
Application Deadline: March 1, 2019

St. Mark’s Director of Finance & Accounting is an integral part of the Business Office responsible for coordinating and preparing financial reports.  The Director also oversees the functions of accounting, audit, cash management and budgeting.  The role is a supervisory one, reporting to the Director of Operations.

General Accounting & Financial Reporting:

  • Responsible for managing the school’s accounting department, ensuring accurate and timely financial information.
  • Prepares monthly financial statements, including analysis.
  • Supervises AP/AR functions, with focus on student billing.
  • Reviews account reconciliations on a monthly basis.
  • Prepares and monitors departmental budgets and forecasts, working with administrators and department heads regarding budget performance.
  • Assists in developing accounting policies and ensuring compliance.
  • Prepares annual surveys, compliance reports, and requests for financial data.
  • Assists in preparation of board reports.
  • Works closely with Admission Office to ensure accuracy in forecasting enrollment and enrollment contracts.
  • Works closely with Development Office to ensure accuracy in gift reporting and reconciliation.
  • Maintains up-to-date knowledge of accounting processes, GAAP and accounting software.
  • Willing to search out, investigate, and learn new compliance standards as well as take additional training to remain proficient in accounting and financial management .

Cash & Audit:

  • Supervises all incoming cash receipts and deposits.
  • Reviews bank activity daily.
  • Provides weekly cash reports to the Director of Operations.
  • Leads preparations of schedules and work papers and maintains permanent office files for all audit schedules.

Other Duties

  • Provides general back-up and support to the Director of Operations and Headmaster.
  • Oversees payroll function, including proper assignment of benefits.
  • Maintains fixed assets schedule and prepares quarterly/annual depreciation schedule.
  • Develops and maintains SOP for Business Office functions.
  • Assumes other responsibilities as assigned by the Headmaster and/or Director of Operations.


  • Requires strong interaction with all faculty and staff, families, church community and occasional interaction with Board members.
  • Receives guests and visitors as well as faculty, staff, and administration in a friendly, courteous manner, and is sensitive to how her/his demeanor is reflective of the School.
  • Communicates issues, questions, and circumstances to the Director of Operations in a timely manner.
  • Works in a sometimes highly stressful environment dealing with a wide variety of challenges.
  • Has ability to sit and stand for extended periods of time.
  • Has physical agility to lift up to 25 pounds; to bend, stoop, and reach overhead.
  • Some evening and weekend work may be required to meet deadlines and attend events.
  • Bachelor’s degree in accounting or finance is required.  CPA, MBA or other advanced training is preferred.
  • Experience in private school sector and/or non-profit industry is preferred.

The community of St. Mark's Episcopal School celebrates the uniqueness of each child. We are stewards of our students' intellectual curiosity, faith, and passion for discovery. We cultivate joy, playfulness, and growth in a child-centered environment. St. Mark's is known as a community environment and second home to over 330 families. The school is committed to its positive relationship with families, believing strongly in the power of a fully engaged dynamic between school and home.

Contact Information

Interested candidates should email as one PDF document their résumé, cover letter, transcripts, and references to jobs@stmes.org. To learn more about St. Mark’s, visit www.stmes.org.