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Landon School is committed to the ethical, intellectual, and personal development of boys. We challenge and inspire them to think deeply, individually, and broadly; to live with respect and honor; and to grow into healthy, well-rounded men of integrity and character who seek to make a positive difference in the world around them.

Landon School is seeking a Controller to join their Business Office.  Reporting to the CFO/COO,  this financial leadership position leads a three-person accounting team in ensuring the financial actions of the School are conducted in an efficient, timely, accurate, and customer-focused manner; all established policies and procedures are followed; and the accuracy of all reports, accounts, invoices, data and analyses.  


Ensure that the internal operations of the Business Office are conducted in an efficient, timely, accurate, and customer-focused manner. Ensure all established policies and procedures are followed. Ensure accuracy of all reports, accounts, invoices, data and analyses. Job duties include but are not limited to the following:

  • Manage and oversee all accounting functions (AP, AR, Investment, Fixed Asset, General Ledger, project/program accounting including endowment funds, land and building funds, and cash management).
  • Maintain and/or Reconcile sub-ledger systems (Fixed Assets, Cash Management, Accounts Payable and Student Receivable (Tuition Management System), Paylocity Payroll System).
  • Review (account coding, description and posting dates) and approve all invoices through the AVID A/P workflow/payment system
  • Produce monthly and other special financial reports, government filings, etc.
  • Produce monthly capital campaign tracking reports.
  • Produce and distribute monthly budget vs actual cost center reports to budget managers. Investigate and resolve questions for such.
  • Assist CFO with annual budgeting process and detailed (cost center/account/monthly phasing) budget upload of approved fiscal year budget to BlackBaud Financial System.
  • Reconcile Development Fundraising activity with Financial general ledger activity and update Fundriver endowment reporting system on a monthly basis.
  • Prepare and manage the monthly closes.
  • Manage annual financial audits (Financial Statements and 990 reporting). 
  • Manage business office staff, including goal-setting, workload distribution and fulfillment, performance management, discipline, etc.
  • Prepare monthly board reports using information from the general ledger and other sources. 
  • Serve as Landon's corporate card administrator, Treasury Management administrator.
  • Make recommendations re policies and procedures.
  • Assist the CFO / Finance Committee with special projects.
  • Other duties as assigned



  • Seven to ten years of related experience preferably in a non-profit organization
  • High degree of attention to detail, good organization skills; ability to prioritize and manage multiple concurrent tasks in a fast-paced environment
  • Ability to make effective use of staff through delegations of tasks, cross-training, and teamwork
  • Thoughtful approach; ability and desire to innovate
  • Excellent communications skills
  • Experience in developing and motivating team members and participating in collaborative work efforts cross-functional areas
  • Excellent telephone and in-person communication skills
  • Proficient use of Microsoft Office suite; strong knowledge of Excel, including complex functions and formatting
  • Comfortable in a fast-paced environment
  • Goal oriented team player
  • Knowledge of Blackbaud accounting system and non-profit fund accounting, preferred

This position requires occasional evening and weekend work for Board meetings and special events.