Lausanne Collegiate School

Business Manager – Job Description

Preferred Education and Experience Requirements:

  • A Bachelor’s Degree in accounting, finance or related field is required along with a minimum 3-5+ years of experience in accounting.
  • Strong accounting skills, and knowledge and experience with accounting software.
  • Experience working with finance and planning budgets. Previous educational institution financial experience would be preferred but not essential
  • Ability to communicate clearly and effectively and to work closely with the Headmaster and be equally comfortable communicating with trustees, parents and staff.
  • The ideal candidate will be equally comfortable working on strategic matters as well as rolling up their sleeves.
  • CPA or MBA preferred.

The Business Manager reports to the Headmaster and liaises to the Finance Committee.

Responsibilities include the following:

  1. Maintain a strong working knowledge of accounting systems and generally accepted account principles.
  2. Supervise the work of business office personnel and use standard accounting and bookkeeping procedures, to keep an accurate continuous record of the cash and financial position of the school and manage the financial operation of the school so that the institution remains financially stable.
  3. Prepare and interpret, accurate and timely financial statements, including key business metrics in easily understandable terms, for internal managers, the Finance Committee, board of trustees, and external parties as applicable.
  4. Provide monthly reports of expenditures for use of each individual budget center within the school
  5. Engage in benchmarking studies to establish areas of potential operational improvement.
  6. Manage the annual and capital budgeting processes, in order to facilitate the timely setting of the succeeding year’s tuition at the Board of Trustees meetings early in the calendar year.
  7. Develop and manage relationships with external sources (e.g. external auditors, bankers and insurers).
  8. Oversee school purchasing, financial investments, banking activities, payroll and benefits program.
  9. Manage risk at the school and ensure the safety of personnel and students in their use of the facilities and maintain appropriate levels of insurance to protect the property and cover the liability of the school.
  10. Forecast cash flow positions, related borrowing needs, and available funds for investment for use in recommended strategic planning, as to the appropriate amount of short-term and long-term reserves PNA should maintain.
  11. Create additional analyses and reports as required by management.


  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Ability to work at a high pace with competing time demands
  • People person
  • Sense of humor

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Comprehensive Grant Writing Symposium with Grantors, Grant Evaluators, and Other Grant Professionals


Comprehensive Grant Writing Symposium


This symposium will bring together experts in the field of grants, including grantees, grantors, CPAs, grant evaluators, and so many other professionals who focus on helping people and agencies in need of more funding to do something positive, greater projects, capacity building, networking/partnership building, and those who are beginning a new non-profit organization.


You will experience a high-energy training that will be full of amazing tools, real-life applicable examples, and experiences that will make you a strong grant writer.  You should NOT have to pay thousands of dollars to “grant writers” who can’t the get job done, who can’t guarantee their work, and who disappoint you.  Most seminars of this magnitude average $1,500 across the country, but not for you.  The cost of this seminar is only $125.00/per person.  At the conclusion of the Comprehensive Grant Writing Symposium you will be able to write grants yourself, and save the dollars you would spend on the purchase of a grant writer to go toward funding your passion. You will also find that you are well prepared and equipped to submit your grant for approval.  We look forward to seeing you there!


You will have the opportunity to ask questions of multiple grantors, evaluators, and other professionals in a round table Q&A session.  They will share with you processes and secrets to a successful grant writing process.


Course Objectives:


¢  Getting Your Organization Started – Laying the Groundwork

¢  How to develop a strategic plan, statement of need using data research

¢  Coalitions, Partnerships, and Networking

¢  Data & Research

¢  Evidenced-Based Practices

¢  How to apply for your 501c3

¢  How to gather the right team for the grant process

¢  Planning Process

¢  The Grant Process

¢  Common problems in grant writing

¢  Writing tips

¢  Sources and finding grant funds

¢  Receive the names of over 600 funders


Space is limited so, pre-registration is required.

Lunch and refreshments will be provided.

When:          Saturday, October 26, 2013

Time:            8:30a.m. – 3:00p.m.

Where:         Leawood Baptist Church (Fellowship Hall)

                        3638 Macon Road

                         Memphis, TN 38122

Cost:              $125/per person–Cost includes:  registration, lunch, training materials, and a list of grant funders (Pre-registration is required)

Contact Person:   Kimberly Benson, A Bridge of Hope, P.O. Box 3960, Cordova, TN  38088, Phone:  901-487-6577

A Bridge of Hope
Kimberly Benson, President
P.O. Box 3960
Cordova, TN 38088
(901) 487-6577
Facebook Community Page: A Bridge of Hope
Twitter: @abridgeofhopeht

“Restoring Lives, Rebuilding Hope”