The Regis School of the Sacred Heart | Houston, TX | Director of Accounting and Finance

Director of Accounting and Finance
Date Posted: 2-8-22

Job Title: Director of Accounting and Finance

Full or Part Time: Full Time

School Name: TX - The Regis School of the Sacred Heart


Be knowledgeable and able to communicate the strategic plan/strategic financial plan to appropriate constituencies while maintaining and updating the 5-year plan

Prepare monthly financial reports and forecasting and present findings and recommendations to the Head of School and Board of Directors

Review with the Head of School the end-of-month financial report prior to sending to the Board’s Financial Committee and communicate significant budget variances

Evaluate the school’s actual performance as measured against the approved annual budget

Develop and administer the operating budget of the school, assuring that division and department heads are within budgetary guidelines regarding annual purchases

Develop recommendations to the Finance Committee for annual tuition increase, financial aid budget and salary increments in consultation with the Head of School

Compile financial data to provide audit trails and supporting material in preparation for the annual audit and worker’s compensation audit; additionally, compile data for accreditation on occasion

Stay abreast of all federal, state and local tax laws as they affect the school in order to ensure compliance with the law

Assist the Board of Directors’ Finance Committee in the development of a school endowment and the investment of unrestricted funds

Review reports on the historical and future trends that determine appropriate paths for financial development
Maintain clear distinctions between net assets without donor restrictions and those with donor restrictions


Recommend and maintain the school’s accounting principles, practices, procedures and initiatives

Prepare all disbursements for the purchasing function and develop policies related to the procurement of goods and services needed for the school to function economically and efficiently
At year end, prepare 1099s

Oversee the VISA purchase card program and import into the general ledger
Prepare all invoicing on tuition billings annually and set up AutoPay schedules

Record and remote deposit all checks sent to the school and approve all online payments

Collect all overdue/delinquent accounts, including consulting with legal counsel and Head of School regarding the appropriate management of overdue accounts

Reconcile monthly bank accounts and prepare all journal entries for third party review

Secure quotes on annual general liability insurance and medical insurance

Maintain the accounting books for the Parents’ Association within QuickBooks

Gather FAST Data sheets for financial aid committee review and prepare award letters


Prepare semi-monthly payroll into Paycom and enter in General Ledger

Record all ACA compliance data into Paycom for year end reporting 1094/1095
Maintain PTO system in Paycom

Administer employee contracts with help of Head of School and Assistant to the Head of School

Onboard all new hires and administer benefits enrollment and reenrollment

Administer TIAA 403b Retirement Plan and report annual compliance

Report any worker’s compensation claims and short-term disability claims


Minimum of five years experience in accounting, which includes demonstrated proficiency in the Microsoft Office Suite, including Excel, Word and PowerPoint. Experience with ERP highly preferred (Veracross). Non-profit experience, particularly in an educational setting, highly preferred
Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university. Master’s degree is a plus. Prefer CPA

Excellent written and verbal communication skills. Demonstrated business writing proficiency, including grammar, punctuation, and editing.
Ability to convey complex information in a concise and clearly written manner
Can demonstrate excellent organizational skills, multi-tasking and effective use of time. Also able to handle and complete multiple tasks or projects with multiple deadlines

Ability to deal professionally, courteously and efficiently with the public and all levels of the school

Can demonstrate effective customer relations skills working with diverse populations, often in stressful, fast-paced environments

Background check, references and completion of CMG Safe Haven Training required

How to Apply

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Schools of the Sacred Heart share in the educational mission of the Society of the Sacred Heart as articulated in the Goals and Criteria. The structure supporting Sacred Heart education in Canada and the United States includes the Conference of Sacred Heart Education and the Network of Sacred Heart Schools.  Together they provide services and programs to ensure vitality of mission for the member schools sponsored by the Society of the Sacred Heart.