Assistant Superintendent of Business and Finance

  • ORGANIZATION
    Hastings Area School System
  • LOCATION
    Hastings, MI
  • SALARY
    $110,800 - $148,000
summary
This position is responsible for leading, planning and controlling the business affairs and financial management of the school district in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles and school district policy. This includes budgeting, financial accounting, financial analysis, internal and external reporting, cash management, financial forecasting, purchasing, contract administration, payroll, capital projects accounting, and bonding.  This leadership position supervises and evaluates business office personnel and contracted business services.  Serves on the Superintendent’s Cabinet.

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Position Responsibilities
• Direct district fiscal functions and provide general administration of all business and accounting functions including internal controls.
• Prepare and monitor district budgets using a collaborative approach including long-range financial planning. 
• Prepare and oversee the preparation of monthly district financial reports and ensure they meet all local, state, and federal requirements including timely submission.
• Effectively communicate and work with the superintendent and Board of Education regarding school finance issues. 
• Assist in the overall management and leadership of the district.
• Other duties as assigned by the Superintendent.

Qualifications
• The position requires knowledge normally acquired through a Bachelor’s Degree (B.A.) from a four-year college or institution in Accounting, Finance, or a related field, or equivalent combination of experience and education.
• Three (3) to five (5) years of related job experience or expertise in accounting or applied financial leadership is required. Previous experience in a school environment is preferred. 
• A Certified Public Accountant (CPA) designation is preferred, but not required.
• Possess or willing to obtain the Michigan School Business Officials Chief Financial Officer Certification. 


Knowledge/Skills/Abilities Required
• Broad knowledge of software and operations of computerized financial accounting systems.
• Strong analytical and critical thinking skills. 
• Excellent financial and business acumen, with the ability to quickly assimilate numbers and reports and provide well-reasoned, thoughtful, and succinct reports and recommendations. 
• Excellent oral and written communication and human relations skills.  
• Ability to organize integrated systems and processes; ability to analyze and solve complex problems. 
• Able to meet all requirements necessary to satisfy state certification for the position.


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