Director of Finance & HR (In Person/Remote hybrid)

Gesher Jewish Day School | Fairfax, VA, United States

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Posted Date 3/17/2023

Gesher Jewish Day School is seeking an experienced Director of Finance & HR to start in Spring 2023. This position will oversee all aspects of fiscal management and human resources at the school.

We are a warm, Pre-K - 8th grade Jewish community school dedicated to nurturing a growth mindset, cultivating joy, and Jewish belonging. We currently serve over 110 families (166 students) and approximately 45 faculty and staff members. We have creative, inspiring teachers, an administration dedicated to professional growth of all faculty, and a highly supportive board. We are located in Fairfax, Virginia in suburban Washington, D.C. on a large 28 acre wooded campus with a garden, hiking trails, vernal pond, and meadow. 

At Gesher, we prioritize the cultivation of relationships which foster support, respect, and collaboration.  We build trust through responsive communication and listening with curiosity. 

The Director of Finance & HR works in collaboration with the Head of School, and professional and lay leaders, including our Board of Trustees, to create and maintain a strategic and fiscal plan for Gesher JDS.  This professional reports to the Head of School, and also sits on the internal leadership team. This role works collaboratively with all other departments in the school, as well as with the Business Office Accounts Manager.

Responsibilities Include:



  • Manages the daily accounting operations covering an annual operating budget of approximately $4.5M) 
  • Reconciles the month end close financial accounts, including bank reconciliations and prepares monthly and quarterly financial reports to the board and external parties 
  • Collaborates with and oversees the work of the Accounts Manager 
  • Prepares the annual budget and works with department heads on monitoring budget to actuals
  • Prepares IRS filings annually, including Form 990 and 1099
  • Liaisons with the School’s independent auditors and prepares work papers for annual audit
  • Assists with grant applications and grant expense tracking as needed
  • Approves all financial obligations; execute leases, loans, contracts and other actions requiring a commitment or receipt of financial resources
  • Maintains appropriate levels of insurance to protect the property and to cover the liability of the School
  • Attends Board meetings and monthly Finance Committee meetings and Audit Committee meetings as necessary


Human Resources:

  • Processes semi-monthly payroll for a faculty of approximately 45 and administers medical, dental and flexible spending benefits
  • Tracks time off balances and accruals
  • Onboarding new employees and monitors compliance requirements
  • Oversees retirement program
  • Manages employee offer letters
  • Oversees personnel policies and procedures 


Student Accounts:

  • Works with parents on financial issues related to their child(rens) enrollment using the FACTS Tuition Management System


What You Will Bring to the Job:

  • Bachelor’s degree and or/CPA with 5+ years of relevant experience with Accounting and/or Human Resources
  • Strong problem-solving, analytical, and organizational skills on projects with minimal supervision
  • Experience in an independent school environment or nonprofit organization is preferred
  • Multi-tasking ability- able to manage priorities and workflow, and to meet deadlines
  • Familiarity with Quickbooks Online, Google Workspace Suite, Excel, other accounting and payroll software, SIS Software
  • Knowledge and experience with payroll, HR and benefits administration, as well as accounting and financial reporting and compliance
  • Confidentiality and compassion with parents and team members
  • Proactive personality with strong attention to detail
  • Ability to collaborate across teams both inside and outside of Gesher
  • Joy and a passion for the mission of our school community


What You Will Receive:

  • Competitive salary in the nonprofit marketplace. $90K - $100K
  • A comprehensive benefits package, including health and dental insurance, flexible spending account options, retirement plan, Life and AD&D insurance, Short Term and Long Term Disability insurance
  • 20 days of vacation/sick days plus school holidays and breaks
  • 50% Tuitions remission for any eligible children 
  • Hybrid in person/remote options 
  • Great professional development, mentoring, and skill building opportunities
  • Professionals and lay leaders ready and able to work with you to achieve our shared goals and objectives
  •  A lot of joy and job satisfaction knowing your part of the team that makes a meaningful impact in the lives of Jewish families across our community


Gesher Jewish Day School is committed to equal employment opportunity and will not discriminate against employees or applicants for employment on any legally recognized basis including but not limited to veteran status, race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, and physical or mental disability, or any other classification protected by applicable federal, state, and local law.

Salary90,000.00 - 100,000.00 Annual
Full Time
Accounting & Finance | Human Resources
Organization Type
Education & Schools
Retirement Plans | Dental | FSA | Kosher Food Option Available | Leave Early for Shabbat | Life Insurance | Medical Insurance | Paid Holidays | Paid Vacation | Parental Leave | Sick Days
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