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Chief Financial Officer

Mount Dora Christian Academy & Children’s Home

 Position Description:

Mount Dora Christian Academy & Children’s Home is searching for a Chief Financial Officer to lead the financial management of a growing and dynamic Christian ministry. The Chief Financial Officer is 

responsible for the financial operations of the organization. He/She will supervise Facilities, Information Technology, Food Services, and the Variety Shoppe. He/She is responsible for safe-guarding the assets of the school and ensuring that all financial and operational functions meet the needs of the school and its constituencies. This position reports to the President and serves on the President’s Cabinet. The CFO also will work closely with the Board of Trustees and the Finance Committee.


Primary Responsibilities:

  • Directs and performs duties and tasks associated with all aspects of finance, including: financial accounting and controls, budgeting; analysis and reporting, insurance, human resources, negotiation and financial management of contracts, and general administration.
  • Designs and implements accounting systems to comply with all applicable laws and generally accepted account standards.
  • Collaborates with Head of School, Development, and Children’s Home administrators to ensure that programs remain on budget and are scaled to financial means.
  • Serves as the primary advisor to the President on fiscal management, financial analysis, short- and long-term projections, major expenditures, and financial planning.
  • Is a hands-on financial professional who is prepared to contend with, and resolve, issues in real-time.


Business Operations:

  • Accounts for funds entrusted to the school; maintains current, accurate, financial records of operations and the financial position of the school.
  • Prepares and presents the appropriate records for the annual fiscal audit.
  • Provides all financial information necessary for current operations, assessments, and future planning. Analyzes the costs of all school departments.
  • Prepares, implements, and manages annual operating and capital budgets.
  • Manages cash effectively; maintains an internal control structure.
  • Supervises personnel who handle accounts payable, receivables, banking, payroll & benefit programs, personnel records, human resources, food service, transportation, and facilities, including maintenance, grounds and custodial services.
  • Reviews and analyzes internal processes to ensure the most effective use of personnel, technology, and other resources to benefit the organization.
  • Develop Risk Management plan to reduce and manage risk. Assess all risks and coordinate company policies with department heads to minimize risk to students, employees, and facilities. Responsible for all risk management tasks including HR and benefits, insurance, and safety.
  • Works closely with the President and the Board of Trustees to effectively manage the endowment for long term stability of the organization.
  • Works closely with Development officers in the structure and purpose of major gifts; including current gifts, property donations, and estate planning.
  • Directs, with input from Admissions Director and Head of School, the financial aid, scholarships, discounts, and incentives.
  • Works closely with supporting organizations (such as PTA Bulldogs Unlimited, etc.) to ensure sound financial practices and use of funds in accordance with organizations fiscal needs.


Plant Management, Food Service, IT and Variety Shoppe :

  • Assumes oversight responsibilities for plant management through supervision of the Facilities Manager. Ensures processes are in place to manage the timely and effective repairs, additions and improvements to the physical plant; oversees all building projects, work of architects, contractors and planners.
  • Assumes oversight responsibilities for Information Systems through supervision of the Facilities Manager. Provides long range planning for the effective allocation of technology resources.
  • Ensures the campus is in excellent order regarding environmental compliance and building codes, safety, well-groomed grounds, and general aesthetics.
  • Develops the capital budget in coordination with the Facilities Manager, and other administrators.
  • Sets annual profit goals and provides leadership for the Dining Hall and Variety Shoppe Managers.


Other Responsibilities:

  • Builds relationships with students, families, and all other stakeholders by attending activities.
  • Fosters professional standards and professional development by participating in local, state, and national organizations related to her/his areas of responsibilities.
  • Serves as the administrator-of-record as needed in coordination with the President’s Cabinet.
  • Works closely with Public Relations to issue an annual report at the conclusion of each year.


Core Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree or graduate degree in accounting or finance from an accredited college or university.
  • At least seven years of accounting experience, preferably in a school capacity. Proven managerial, problem-solving and planning capability.
  • Significant experience in responsibly managing financial, administrative and day-to-day business operations.
  • Passion for continuous process improvement, accuracy, and detail.
  • Ability to interpret and explain complex issues and their financial/operational implications.
  • Strong, hands-on experience in financial management including analysis and reporting, budgeting, asset management, audit compliance, federal and state tax regulations, and reporting procedures.
  • Ability to strategize and develop mechanisms to manage expenses.
  • Excellent interpersonal, written, and oral communication skills with a demonstrated ability to communicate effectively and relate well to administrators, staff and faculty, families and other constituents.
  • Must be highly analytical and able to multitask and complete projects in a timely manner. Detail oriented and organized.
  • Flexible and creative in the execution of duties.
  • Ability to think clearly and make sound decisions under sometimes pressured situations.
  • Collaborative leadership style: must be a team player with a positive attitude.
  • Past experience in non–profit accounting and software. MDCA&CH uses Blackbaud for accounting and donor management.


Compensation for this position is negotiable according to education and experience. This is a full-time position.


The model candidate will exude a positive and “team” attitude in His/Her leadership style and be a faithful member of the church of Christ. Finally, the candidate will enthusiastically embrace and support the mission of Mount Dora Christian Academy and Children’s Home as outlined in the Statement of Faith and Community Covenant.



Dr. James E. Moore, President

301 13th Ave.

Mount Dora, FL 32757

Office: 352-383-2155

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