Assistant Superintendent of Finance and Operations

  • ORGANIZATION
    Oakland Schools
  • LOCATION
    Waterford, MI
  • SALARY
    Commensurate with Experience
summary
The Assistant Superintendent of Finance and Operations is responsible for leading and ensuring financial, operations, and management functions are operated in a legal and efficient manner. The incumbent is also responsible for contributing and providing strategic leadership for the functional groups of Finance and Operations. 



Position Responsibilities
• Provide executive leadership and supervision of accounting, financial services, and student operations functions of the district. 
• Lead county-wide fiscal and operational cost efficiency and collaboration initiatives.
• Provide executive leadership in coordination with Oakland County Government on the development of property tax revenue projections and county wide economic forecast strategies.
• Monitor the development and implementation of all budget related activities. Present the budget, in accordance with Board policy, to Board of Education and local education agencies.
• Monitor the development and implementation of all risk management and investment strategies for the organization.
• Monitor legislation for all financial, organizational and educational impact and develop response and implementation strategies.
• Provide executive leadership and supervision of all fiscal related State and Federal compliance reporting.
• Lead the development and maintenance of the District’s Five Year Financial Forecast. Prepare necessary financial reports for long term planning of the district including new and renovated facilities.
• Other duties as assigned by Superintendent.

Qualifications
• The position requires knowledge normally acquired through a Master’s Degree (M.A.) in Accounting, Finance, or a related field; or equivalent combination of work experience and education.
• A Certified Public Accountant (CPA) designation is preferred, but not required.
• Seven (7) to ten (10) years of related job experience or expertise in accounting or applied financial leadership is required. 


Knowledge/Skills/Abilities Required
• Knowledge of complex funding and or finance systems including: fund investment, bond issues, construction, public finance, governmental accounting systems and utilities, procurement, management of contract services and purchase, sell and lease of real property.
• Demonstrated leadership and executive level supervisory experience.
• Demonstrated knowledge of (or willingness to learn) Michigan Department of Treasury rules, regulations and procedures related to K-12 entities.
• Excellent financial and business acumen, with the ability to quickly assimilate numbers and reports and provide well-reasoned, thoughtful, and succinct reports and recommendations. 
• Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to communicate and manage effectively at multiple levels within the organization. 
• Strong problem solving and creative skills, and the ability to exercise sound judgment and make strategic planning decisions based on accurate and timely analyses.
• Ability to organize integrated systems and processes; ability to analyze and solve complex problems.


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