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Director of Finance

Monarch School of New England

The Monarch School of New England serves students with significant special needs ages five to twenty-one in the least restrictive setting possible.  Our program focuses on educational activities as well as social opportunities by integrating traditional as well as alternative therapies and vocational programming.  Our professionals work closely with each student to prepare them for integration back into the mainstream or the communities where they will eventually live.

Job Summary:  Responsible for all financial and accounting functions for the School.          

Education: Bachelor’s degree in finances, business administration, or accounting.

Experience: Five (5) years of responsible accounting experience to include knowledge of: principles, practices, and standards of accounting; methods and procedures used in collecting, analyzing, and reporting data; problem resolution; and use of accounting software.

Physical Requirements: Free of restrictions that would limit the use of the hands as it relates to computer operation, with or without reasonable accommodation, and the ability to stand, walk, sit, lift, carry fifty (50) pounds, and accomplish physical management of students consistent with CPI training.                                


Cash Handling / Recording

       1. Records all deposit and disbursements in the check register in a timely manner.

       2. Prepares and makes weekly bank deposits, ensuring that deposits are posted, in balance with journals, and documentation kept on file.

       3. Maintains and balances all checking accounts to the bank statements monthly.


  1. Prepares annual operating budget, to include all income, all expenditures, and separate breakout budgets for related services, tuition, and wages.
  2. Prepares annual capital budget for board approval along with a five year capital plan.
  3. Completes all forms required for annual rate setting with the DOE to include budgets for related services, program services, fundraising, and administration.


  1. Processes payroll on a bi-weekly basis, including updates to employee data, processing manual checks when needed, and ensuring all quarterly payroll tax returns and monthly employee benefits remittances are completed.

        2.  Provides back up for the Director of Human Resources as needed.


        1.   Prepares monthly financial reports and journal entries for month end close.

        2.   Prepares all year end reports, schedules and footnotes for outside auditor’s review.

        3.   Responds to management letter comments from outside auditors and questions from State and Federal government agencies regarding filings / reports submitted.

Payables / Receivables

      1.  Processes accounts payable on a weekly basis.

      2.   Processes timely and accurate billings for tuition, related services, and lunch program.


  1. Facilitates orders for all assets, including obtaining quotes from vendors.

        2.  Performs back up to Office Coordinator for office equipment issues and petty cash.

        3.   Prepares and maintains an accounting procedure manual.

        4.   Attends meetings (member of Roundtable) and in-service training as scheduled.

        5.  Performs other duties as may be assigned by the Executive Director.


Supervisor: Executive Director

Work Schedule: Compensation is based on forty (40) hours per week, fifty-two (52) weeks per year.

How to Apply:

Please apply by sending an e-mail to Ken Plourde, Director of Human Resources: with Subject line of Director of Finance Vacancy

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Date Added: March 15, 2019

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