Provides assistance and support to the Chief Financial Officer and the local Board of Education to assure the effective and efficient operation of the School District. Provides leadership in developing and maintaining the most optimum fiscal programs and operations services. Directs all aspects of the general ledger, grants, capital, and cash management for the District. This position reports to the Director of Finance.
- Manages the finance function of the school district. Provides overall leadership and direction to the Financial/Business Services Division. Analyzes a variety of financial information (i.e. revenues, expenditures, cash management, cost projections, insurance, etc.) for the purpose of providing direction and support, making recommendations, maximizing use of funds, and/or ensuring overall operations are within budget. Serves as the cash manager for the School District. Supervises the collection, safekeeping, and distribution of all funds
- Conducts internal audits (e.g. general and special funds, etc.) for the purpose of ensuring program operations are within budget and in accordance with fiscal practices; prepares assigned schedules as required for annual financial audit. Coordinates the monthly and year-end close out processes.
- Supervises and evaluates personnel assigned to department – Accounts Payable, General (Operation), Grant and Capital Accounting. Analyzes and/or reviews all general ledger postings. Maintains a variety of manual and electronic fiscal information, files, and records (e.g. accounts payable, accounts receivable, compensation manuals, etc.).
- Directs the application of proper financial procedures for local schools and central office personnel.
- All other duties, as assigned and required, in order to perform the above services.
- Bachelor’s degree in Finance, Accounting, Business Management, or related field is required from an accredited college or university. MBA or CPA preferred.
- Minimum of 5 years’ progressive accounting experience in a large organization required.
- Makes recommendations that affect the activities of the District.
- CPA preferred.
- High level of judgment: supervisor is available to review established broad objectives and approve executive-level decisions.
- Requires regular, frequent contact with internal personnel of influence and decision-making responsibility to discuss issues of moderate importance. Excellent interpersonal skills are required for interacting and working with various levels of individuals
- Requires regular, frequent contact with external personnel of influence and decision-making responsibility to discuss issues of high importance; requires continuing contact with officials at higher levels including the CFO and Superintendent. Excellent interpersonal skills are required for working with inter-organizational teams.
- Requires excellent written and verbal skills.
- Applies technology concepts to improve efficiency and effectiveness of the District; must be proficient with computers.
- May require off-site traveling to schools or District locations.