Financial Manager (Part-Time/Hybrid) Quincy MA

Posted 10 months ago

Financial Manager

Administrator / Part-Time
The Woodward School for Girls, Quincy, MA
Reports to; Head of School
Job Type: Part-time/Hybrid
Hours: ~ 24 hours/week
Salary: $40,000<

Job Goal

The Part Time Finance Manager position at the Woodward School for Girls is a key member of the Executive Team and reports directly to the Head of School. Join a team of dynamic professionals who are committed to educating and empowering young women. The Finance Manager’s primary responsibilities are overseeing the financial administration and business operations of the school. These responsibilities include cash management and forecasting, budget formulation and monitoring, policy and procedure development and adherence, financial reporting, the month-end & year-end audit process, maintaining banking, attorney and MA regulatory agency relationships, insurance risk assessment, and Board of Directors reporting and follow-up. This position will supervise our full time Business Office manager who oversees the human resources, payroll and risk management. The Business Office Manager will also work with you to assist with office duties. This is a part-time position with flexible hours. The Woodward School is an equal opportunity employer, and we seek applicants of all backgrounds so we can get the best, most creative talent on our team.



    • Direct and oversee all aspects of the Business Operations of the organization
    • Evaluate and advise on the impact of strategies and regulatory action
    • Ensure the credibility of the Business Office by providing timely and accurate analysis of budgets, financial trends, and forecasts
    • Manage the month-end closing process and determine that account balances are complete and accurate
    • Perform account analysis to determine the cause of material budget to actual variances
    • Oversee budgeting efforts and filings required for rate increase initiatives
    • Establish and maintain strong relationships with the Head of the School and Board of Directors to identify their needs, provide recommendations or business solutions and advise on the financial implications of business activities
    • Prepare Treasurer’s Report for Board presentation updating financial performance, cash management, and other financial and business-related issues pending
    • Manage processes for financial forecasting, budgets, and reporting to the Board
    • Implement effective policies and procedures to allow for strong internal controls
    • Evaluate compliance with regulatory agencies and implement any changes needed
    • Take a hands-on lead position in assessing and resolving regulatory agencies’ issues
    • Ensure that all financial transactions are recorded in accordance with Generally Accepted Accounting Practices
    • Coordinate all audit and review activities with external auditors and regulatory agencies
    • Maintain banking relationships for general operations and debt structuring
    • Work Year: 12 months



    • BS in Accounting
    • 7+years of progressively responsible, financial leadership roles
    • Demonstrated excellence in managing accounting, finance, financial reporting, and budgeting
    • Strong interpersonal skills, ability to communicate and manage well at all levels of the organization
    • Ability to multi-task, work within and meet deadlines
    • Coaching and mentoring experience a must
    • Strong problem-solving and analytical skills
    • Effective communicator with excellent oral and written skills
    • A results-oriented, hands-on Manager with a desire to work in a dynamic, mission-driven environment
    • Ability to exercise sound judgment and make decisions based on accurate and timely analyses
    • Mature with a high level of integrity, dependability, and a strong work ethic
    • A collaborative and flexible style
    • PC proficient, with a strong knowledge of Excel, Quick Books, and other financial systems
    • Flexible schedule / Hybrid Role


Note: The above job description reflects the general requirements necessary to describe the principal functions or responsibilities of the job identified and shall not be interpreted as a detailed description of all work requirements that may be inherent in the job, either at present or in the future

Woodward School’s long-standing mission is to educate and empower young women in grades 6-12 to live lives of meaning and purpose and to be leaders. Woodward was one of the very first schools in the United States founded exclusively for girls and we have proudly endured through World Wars, the Great Depression, recessions and many turbulent events and we remain the oldest continuously operating nonprofit in Quincy.

Founded in 1869 by Dr. Ebenezer Woodward and his wife Mary Greenleaf, Dr. Woodward was a cousin of President John Adams and physician to members of the Adams family. President Adams frequently referred to his wife Abigail’s directive to “remember the ladies,” and Woodward has certainly done this – opening in 1894. When Woodward School opened, our graduates could not vote yet today our students enter a world of limitless opportunities.

We remain committed to providing affordable tuition to our girls since our founding and 100% of Woodward graduates continue to attend college.