Director of Finance

Job Summary:

Cristo Rey Jesuit is an apostolic work of the Society of Jesus serving the Catholic Church’s mission of education in the Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston.  Now in its eleventh year, Cristo Rey Jesuit offers a rigorous college prep education available to students of limited economic resources in the Houston area.  A unique Corporate Work-Study Program places students in Houston businesses and non-profits where they learn the expectations of the corporate world and earn up to 50 percent of the cost of their education.   Cristo Rey Jesuit belongs to the national Cristo Rey Network of schools and the national Jesuit Schools Network.


The Director of Finance is a senior leadership position primarily responsible for the administration of all financial functions of the school.   In this role, the director manages an $8 million annual operating budget and serves a community of about 90 employees and 530 students.  The director supervises a team of three employees.

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  • Anywhere
Primary Responsibilities:

Oversees all financial activities of the school.   Approves operating expenditures and works with department heads to manage allocation of funds.  

Manages the school’s financial/banking relations and monitors cash positions in all accounts to provide for operations of the school.  Manages finances and reporting for the Cristo Rey Jesuit Houston Foundation, the school’s endowment fund.  

Oversees all accounting functions related to expenditures and collection and recording of revenues from the Corporate Work-Study Program, contributions and tuition.    Oversees monthly closing processes and preparation of monthly financial statements for Board of Trustees.  Oversees preparation of the annual financial statements, Forms 990 and the annual audit.   Manages preparation of annual report to the Cristo Rey Network.

Participates in general and committee meetings of the Board of Trustees and the Foundation Board.  Implements directives of the Board as delegated by the President.   Assists the Board of Trustees and school President in the development of a strategic plan, a five-year operating and capital improvements budget.  Implements financial and investment strategies to maintain long-term financial sustainability.  

Works with outside providers to manage property, liability, vehicle, workers’ compensation, student accident, and other business insurance coverage.

Works with the Admissions department to evaluate applicants’ financial position for compliance with Cristo Rey Network Standard 2.  

Educational and Experience Requirements:
  • Bachelor's degree in accounting, finance or relevant business major from a four-year college or university.
  • CPA or MBA preferred.
  • Five to ten years financial and administrative experience in private school or other nonprofit organization.
  • At least five years of human resources experience and direct application of employee practices preferred. 
  • Demonstrated interest in and commitment to Catholic and Jesuit, faith-based education.
  • Excellent leadership and interpersonal skills.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills.
  • Ability to work in the dynamic, fast-paced environment of an urban high school.
  • Fluency in Spanish is a plus.
  • Proficiency with accounting software, payroll and benefits systems, Microsoft Office products.  Familiarity with Google products is a plus. 
Application Materials:

If interested, please submit cover letter and resume.

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