By the Numbers and Beyond: Independent School Business Operations

By the Numbers

Diamond Mind

With generous support from Diamond Mind

NBOA's authoritative guide to independent school business operations is now available in print and ebook editions. A greatly updated and expanded version of NBOA's 2008 Welcome to the Jungle, the new book's 15 chapters outline everything in the business officer's portfolio from accounting and auxiliary services to taxation and technology.


  1. The Evolution of the Business Officer
  2. Financial Management and Reporting
  3. Financial Sustainability
  4. Tax-Exempt Financing
  5. Endowment Management
  6. Partners in Advancing the School
    • Admissions
    • Advancement
  7. Non-Tuition Revenue
    • After School and Summer Programs
    • Facility Rentals
    • School Stores
  8. Facilities
    • Planning
    • Operations
    • Environmental Sustainability
  9. Technology Topics
  10. Human Resources and Employment Law
  11. Regulatory Compliance
  12. Taxation and Reporting
  13. Risk Management
  14. Food Service
  15. Transportation

"Best book I ever bought as a new CFO in an independent school. I highly recommend."

Karen Moore

Karen Moore

Chief Financial Officer, Shorecrest Preparatory School


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ACA Employer Mandate Enforcement Begins


For the first time, the IRS has begun enforcement of the employer mandate under the Affordable Care Act for employers averaging 50 or more full-time employees in the prior calendar year. Letters from the IRS are expected to reach thousands of employers over the next several weeks. Click the link above to learn what your school can do if it receives an assessment letter.