The Army and Navy Academy (the “Academy”) is a military boarding school for young men, grades 7-12. It is one of just a handful of all-boys military schools in the United States, and it enjoys a 106-year rich history of educating, mentoring, and developing good character and leadership in young men. In addition to high standards of academic, athletic and military leadership programs, the Academy builds virtuous young men. Our leadership training is grounded in moral values to produce men who not only do well but live well. We are not the outdated, popular culture version of a military boarding school. Parents and boys conclude that other public and private school options do not meet their needs and choose The Academy for the transformational experience it presents. All of this is delivered by a committed and passionate faculty and staff on a spectacular beachfront campus in Northern San Diego County, CA. The Academy also offers a popular and robust non-military Summer Program.
The unique educational opportunity of the Academy is its blend of a boy-focused education system that infuses both a military component and boarding school component. We do not operate in this manner because of historical preservation, we do it in the belief it produces the best results for our young men. That being said, most of our graduates do not move directly into a military career— 97% move on to college or university. Strong academics coupled with our proud Army and Navy Academy military focus result in a transformational experience — boys become confident, thoughtful, and virtuous young men. Academics, leadership, and character development form the “whole cloth” of the Academy experience. For more information on The Academy, visit our website at www.armyandnavyacademy.org. For more information on the compelling science of why boys learn differently, visit https://GurianInstitute.com.
The Controller/Accounting Manager reports directly to the VP of Finance and Operations and supervises accounting, auditing and budget processes and policies. This position is responsible for performing complex accounting and auditing analysis and projects, developing and coordinating the application of new and/or revised accounting procedures, and reviewing detailed financial and accounting reports. This position supervises staff to accomplish the data entry and reconciliation work involved in the creation of accounting and auditing records and interacts with faculty, staff, students, department heads and outside consultants in the process. This position also requires advanced knowledge of modern accounting theory, principles, practices, and internal control procedures including computerized financial, budget, accounting and reporting, as well as working knowledge of accounts payable and payroll functions, and related computing systems.
Oversee internal staff and external vendors to manage operations in the areas of Accounting.
Flexibility with the special needs associated with an academic calendar and schedule which may necessitate, in addition to regular business hours, availability for work during non-business hours to meet deadlines;
Ability to remain professional and composed under deadline pressure while handling a multitude of duties and situations simultaneously, and respond with appropriate judgment;
Ability to handle sensitive information and situations discreetly and adhere to professional standards of integrity and confidentiality.
Participate in key meetings with faculty, administrators, and others as needed and directed by the VP of Finance and Operations. Accurately represents the Academy’s financial position in internal meetings and discussions to help drive understanding and move decision-making forward. Visible on campus as a competent leader with true enthusiasm for the Academy and its mission.
Maintain all financial records and ledgers, charges from accounts payable, payroll and other sources, and report format records.
Establish accounts, monitor accurate reporting and generate reports for restricted funds, departmental centers, and grant accounts and records.
Review journal entries; oversee account for capital expenditures, process monthly internal and external reports for distribution.
Keep the VP of Finance and Operations informed of any issues; act as liaison with departmental personnel to recommend, answer questions, and resolve problems.
Represent the School in the most positive manner with prospective, former and current students, clients, suppliers, and the community.
Hire, train, supervise, and evaluate staff to ensure productivity goals, accuracy and deadlines demands are met.
Review, record, calculate as necessary and reconcile (or review the reconciliation of) investment and banking activities, and other account activities.
In coordination with the VP of Finance and Operations, coordinate the successful closing, preparation and internal audit of the Academy’s financial and data reporting.
Assist in the preparation of all regulatory reporting and compliance requirements where designated.
Perform cost control activities and monitor expenditures to assure sound fiscal control.
Calculate, monitor and recommend transactions for daily cash flow and treasury needs for all operations including grant funding and cash management.
Maintain integrity and confidentiality of financial transactions and information.
Uphold the Academy’s mission and values statement and code of conduct, you are expected to maintain integrity, honor, responsible citizenship and respect for the rights of others.
Perform other duties as directed by the VP of Finance and Operations or collaboratively by the VP and the President.