Early Childhood Senior Financial Specialist

Monday, March 25, 2019
Muskegon Area ISD
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Muskegon Area Intermediate School District 630 Harvey St. Muskegon, MI 49442POSITION: Early Childhood Senior Financial SpecialistThe Early Childhood Senior Financial Specialist oversees all financial matters associated with the Head Start and Great Start Readiness Program project(s) and establishes practices and procedures that comply with state and federal regulations, MAISD policies and guidelines, and best accounting practices. The Early Childhood Senior Financial Specialist works closely with project and financial staff (both internally and with subrecipients) to educate and monitor best fiscal practice and compliance with state and federal grant awards.MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: 1. Works closely with the MAISD Director of Early Childhood Services and the MAISD finance department to oversee fiscal operations of the MAISD’s early childhood budget/grant awards.a. Plans budgets, projects final expenditures throughout grant year, proposes budget modifications during grant year to most effectively utilize program funds to benefit child learning and outcomes.b. Assists in preparation of ongoing grant proposals.c. Completes and files required financial reports with funding sources.d. Prepares and monitors internal financial reports as needed.2.Prepares reimbursement requests according to project regulations.3.Approves expenditures, records revenue, makes journal entries, plans purchases on an ongoing basis.4.Documents match for the Head Start/Early Head Start grant.5.Works closely with each sub-recipient’s project and financial directors to assure accurate financial reporting and compliance with project regulations.a. Compiles financial reports received from subrecipient.b. Calculates and coordinates the distribution of funds to subrecipients.c. Identifies current issues of concern and compliance deficiencies within the MAISD and subrecipientsd. Works with MAISD and subrecipients to resolve issues of concern and noted. Reviews the financial reports of the subrecipients for accuracy and compliance with regulations. Works with the sub-recipients to resolve any areas of dispute or discrepancy.6.Prepares ongoing summary reports for the Board of Education and Policy Council.7.Provides district assistance to auditors engaged in the examination of MAISD and districts’ financial reports and statements.8.Prepares journal entries, as needed, to adjust accounts.9.Upholds the Head Start Code of Conduct.10.Performs such other tasks and assumes such other responsibilities as may be assigned by the Director. 1.Possession of a Bachelor's degree or better in accounting, business, fiscal administration, or a related field.2.At least five years successful experience in a school or human service agency in a financial/accounting role.3.A working knowledge of Generally Accepted Accounting Principles, Michigan School Accounting Manual, personal computers, and spreadsheets.4.No physical or mental restrictions that would, with reasonable accommodation, prevent performance of the essential job functions and responsibilities.5.Successful completion of a pre-employment physical exam including tuberculosis screening and criminal records background check.PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:1. Possession of a Master’s degree in accounting, business administration, finance or a related field.2. Possession of a Certified Public Accountant license.3. At least two years successful experience working with state and federally funded grant programs. ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:
DEADLINE FOR APPLICATIONS: All candidates must apply online at www.muskegonisd.org/jobs/. TERMS: This position is 210-220 days 32 hours per week with full family benefits (medical, dental, vision, life).SALARY RANGE: $42,731.81 - 47,178.362 (Step 1-4) based on education and experience.It is the policy of the Muskegon Area Intermediate School District that no staff member, candidate for employment, program participant, or recipient of services shall experience discrimination on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex (including sexual orientation or transgender identity) disability, age, religion, height, weight, marital or family status, military status, ancestry, genetic information, or any other legally protected category (collectively "Protected Classes”), in its programs and activities, including employment opportunities. Inquiries related to issues of discrimination on the basis of disability should be directed to the Assistant Director for Special Education at (231) 767-7249. All other discrimination inquiries or requests for special accommodations to participate in a program, event, or activity should be directed to the Human Resources Director at (231) 767-7213.POSTED: 3/1/2019