The Controller is a highly motivated professional who finds satisfaction in producing and analyzing financial data to inform strategic decisions by the School. The Controller will manage the financial infrastructure that supports the School’s programs and assist the CFO with operational budgeting, financial analysis and reporting.
Manages and oversees the daily operations of the accounting function.
Assists CFO in developing and monitoring annual budget.
Prepares financial scenarios, forecasts and long-range financial models.
Creates and distributes monthly reports to budget managers.
Oversees monthly reconciliations of bank, endowment, and various general ledger accounts.
Ensures timely completion of monthly close process; prepares and posts monthly journal entries.
Arranges and coordinates annual financial statement audit, 403(b) plan audit, and preparation of Form 990 by external accounting firm.
Prepares quarterly financial statements and dashboard for review by administration and board of trustees.
Ensures internal controls, policies and procedures are in place for timely and accurate financial data.
Coordinates submission of financial information to national databases, such as DASL, ACSI, etc.
Participates in ongoing professional development and society membership to stay up to date on accounting standards, trends in financial reporting and analysis and best practices in independent schools.
Performs other duties as assigned, to ensure the efficient and effective performance of the School.
Abides by the policies and guidelines contained in the SCS Employee Handbook.
Bachelor’s and/or master’s degree in accounting or finance.
Minimum three to five years of experience managing finance, accounting and budgeting.
Experience in non-profit accounting and reporting preferred.
Southwest Christian School (SCS) is an independent, interdenominational, Christian college preparatory school located on two campuses in southwest Fort Worth, TX. Founded in 1969, SCS offers classes in the divisions of Pre-Kindergarten through 12th grade. Our student body represents over 100 churches in our community. Daily life for all ages includes Bible studies that are part of our curriculum. Biblical principles are integrated into all content areas and full school chapels are held on a weekly basis covering topics that are relevant and applicable in students' lives.
SCS is a college preparatory school. We are committed to providing rigorous, research-based core curriculum coupled with co-curricular opportunities to prepare our students for successful college careers. We are very proud of our students’ academics successes and acceptances to competitive colleges and universities each year. We celebrate our athletic championships, and we are honored by our recognition and awards in the arts.
In all of these achievements, however, we remain focused on our Christ-centeredness. Through this lens, we consider the kind of individuals we are trying to nurture, the kind of society we want to create and the kind of world understandings we want to build.