TITLE:Director of Finance

REPORTS TO:Superintendent

Overall Summary: Under the general supervision of the Superintendent, the Director of Finance will be responsible to provide leadership for the district’s financial management and for implementing the mission and goals of the District. This includes but is not limited to, seeking continuous improvement of services provided; seeking to satisfy partner and customer needs within the parameters of current goals; providing leadership and latitude to staff to enable them to perform their jobs to the best of their potential, and seeking to make Shiawassee RESD employer of choice of current and future staff as well as the provider of choice of local educational agencies and all other customers.

General Responsibilities:

  • Oversees and directs the activities of payroll, accounts payable, accounts receivable, general accounting, cash management, internal controls, human resources, business services to other school districts.
  • Act as the budget control and fiscal officer. Experience and training in accounting, investments, budget development, monitoring and reporting, technology, negotiations and regulatory compliance. Knowledge of Michigan school finance, legal and insurance matters.
  • Ability to communicate and work effectively with the administrative team, Board members, professional and support staff, bargaining units, community members, municipal agencies and other organizations as required.

Specific Responsibilities:

  • Responsible for budget preparation and administration, long range budget planning
  • Responsible for the facilitation of the annual financial audit data collection and reporting
  • Responsible for the compliance reporting for Federal, State and Local funding sources
  • Responsible for the district risk management activities (property/casualty insurance, transportation/fleet insurance, workman’s compensation, monitor Affordable Care Act compliance, health, vision and dental plans.
  • Monitor the cash flow and make projections, reconcile district financial reports
  • Monitor Maintenance of Effort and Indirect Rate Costs
  • Monitor the Property Tax collection, SEV and Tax Resolutions
  • Responsible for Budget Transparency and website data collection and reporting
  • Monitor the accounting system and internal controls of the district
  • Supervise all accounting operations and business services to other agencies
  • Supervise reconciliation of all bank accounts and investments
  • Purchase order approval, supervision for the payment of bills
  • Set up chart of accounts, accounting system security levels, close year end and open new year
  • Attendance at Board of Education meetings, prepare and present monthly financial board reports at board meetings
  • Supply financial reports as requested by appropriate agencies and individuals
  • Prepare and submit State and Federal Reports SE-4096, SE-4094, oversee State Aid and Federal Funds, responsible for the annual FID submission
  • Level 5 MEGs+ administrator and grants monitor, reporting of IFERs and FERs for various grants
  • Invoice various agencies for services rendered (monthly, quarterly, annually)
  • Maintain fixed asset/inventory control of school property
  • Maintain 2x annually the Federal Program Employment Verification
  • Monitor and assist in Medicaid reporting and reimbursements
  • Research data compilation in regards to legislative budget impact
  • Assist in preparing salary and benefit projections during negotiations

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and Competencies Required:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Business, Business Administration, Accounting or Finance minimum. A Master’s degree is preferred with minimum of five yearsof experience and competency in school finance (or equivalent) supervision and planning. Certified Public Accountant Certificate is also preferred.
  • Required a high degree of diplomacy and the ability to work with and influence persons in all types of positions.
  • Makes decisions that required a high level of problem solving skills due to the complexity and or broad scope of incumbent responsibility.
  • Manages complex relationships. Overall community or staff relations are impacted to a marked degree, affecting the operating results and the reputation of Shiawassee RESD.
  • Able to form teams, support them and see them through their assigned role.
  • Establishes standards, makes decisions and directs the implementation of work within overall policy or budgetary boundaries. A high level of abstraction requiring a systems perspective, taking into account the interdependence of all programs.
  • Accuracy with figures and ability to analyze, communicate and explain financial data and reports to non-financial personnel.

Working Conditions:Normal working environment.

The qualifications listed above are guidelines for selection purposes; alternative qualifications may be substituted if sufficient to perform the duties of the job.

Salary: $95,000 - $105,000 annually commensurate with experience. Comprehensive fringe benefits package. Twelve (12) month position