Chief Financial Officer
Hawai'i Preparatory Academy
Kamuela, Hawaii Chief Financial Officer Reporting to the Headmaster, responsible for the financial stability of the school. Budgeting and cash flow Prepare annual budget through a collaborative process. Create and maintain detailed projections to account for budget deviations, predict future cash flows and inform management & board of directors in an accurate and timely manner. Manage operational and capital project cash requirements. Management Member of Administrative Leadership Group-management oversight of all areas of the school. Member of the Finance, Investment, Strategic Planning, Audit, and Building & Grounds committees of the Board. Responsible for insurance and risk management issues. Supervise business office staff members and food service operations. Accounting and related activities Reconcile bank and investment accounts monthly. Oversee the annual audit, preparing required schedules and year-end adjustments. Prepare or oversee preparation of all tax and information returns required by government agencies. Prepare interim financial reports for bank and Board of Directors. Administer financial aid program and server on the Financial Aid Committee. Coordinate with management firms regarding school's $35 MM endowment fund. Human Resources Administer employee benefit programs and contracts, oversee and review payroll processing and ensure human resource policy and procedures conform to employment law. Selected Achievements: Research, evaluation, selection and implementation of new accounting system and budgeting program which saved time while producing more accurate and timely reports. Research, evaluation, and selection of third party tuition collection agency that improved collections while saving the company over $50,000 in credit card fees. Chair of the Sustainability Committee-management of $1 million in donated funds specifically for capital and student led projects promoting sustainability. Analyzed our school meal plan for ways to save money and renegotiated the contract saving the school over $50,000. Served as owner representative for facilities construction projects for two projects valued at $8. 5 & $3. 3 million. Ensured accurate billing, donor collection and timely reporting.