Director of Finance and Budget

Friday, January 11, 2019
Waterford School District
Position Details: 

POSITION: Director of Finance and Budget

LOCATION: Kurzman Administration Services, Crary Campus

SUMMARY: Administers and supervises Business Office functions. Responsible for overall preparation and management of year-end audit including the federal awards single audit. Oversees budget preparation, financial reporting, and compliance with various accounting requirements.

• Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting, C.P.A. preferred, public accounting experience in school audits a plus. Knowledge of governmental accounting in a school district environment including federal grants preferred
• 5 years’ experience in school finance preferred
• Experience and aptitude in the use of computerized software systems, spreadsheets (Microsoft Excel) and word processing (Microsoft Word)
• Experience with Business Plus financial software preferred
• Ability to apply knowledge of current research and theory in a specific field
• Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with students, staff and the school community
• Ability to speak clearly both in oral and written communication
• Ability to perform duties with awareness of all district requirements and Board of Education policies

• Oversees preparation of the budget and other financial reports
• Prepare and submit the District’s financial information annually through the Financial Information Database (FID)
• Supervises bookkeepers responsible for general bookkeeping, accounts receivable, grants and accounts payable
• Prepares and submits continuing bond disclosure information
• Participates with county and state organizations in staying abreast of school finance reform
• Maintains fixed asset records
• Reviews monthly bank reconciliations
• Prepares necessary information for website transparency reporting
• Prepares responses to notices received from the Michigan Department of Education or related offices
• Oversees the annual 1099 forms and submits to the IRS
• Approves and is responsible for check requests for proper account distribution
• Responsible for oversight of chart of accounts and compliance with applicable laws and regulations
• Support management of the District’s accounting software with emphasis on maintaining and promoting internal controls, pursuing enhancements and system security
• Accumulates and prepares work papers for the year-end audit.
• Assists the outside auditors by providing the necessary information to complete the audit
• Prepares the year-end Financial Report
• Reviews the Schedule of Expenditures of Federal Awards for accuracy and compliance with Single Audit Guidelines
• Develops accounting policies, procedures and internal controls
• All other duties as assigned

• Supervises Finance staff
• Carries out supervisory responsibilities in accordance with the District’s policies and applicable laws. Responsibilities include assisting the Assistant Superintendent, Business & Operations as requested and/or as needed; planning, coordinating, assigning and directing the work of employees; participating in the interviewing, hiring, training, evaluating and disciplining of employees; addressing anticipated needs as to avoid larger issues; responding to and addressing complaints and problems

REPORTS TO: Assistant Superintendent, Business & Operations

WORKDAY/WEEK: 5 days/week, 8 hours/day, 12 months/year


COMPENSATION: $87,044 to $104,843 (based on experience and education), plus comprehensive benefits package.

POSTING DATE: December 14, 2018