Executive Director of Business and Finance

  • ORGANIZATION
    Battle Creek Public Schools
  • LOCATION
    Battle Creek, MI
  • SALARY
    $105,000 - $125,000
summary
This position is responsible for directing the fiscal function of the school district in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles and school district policy.  This includes financial analysis, internal and external reporting, cash management, budgeting, financial accounting, financial forecasting, purchasing, contract administration, payroll, and fringe benefits. 


Position Responsibilities
• Prepares and monitors district budgets and associated accounting functions including long-range financial planning, cash flow, internal controls, and coordinates the external audit. 
• Oversees and coordinates business support services including, purchasing, contract administration, employee benefit programs, district insurance, and business office supervision and performance evaluations.
• Analyzes all financial statements including the filing for local, state and federal reports.
• Supervises business office personnel and serves on the Superintendent’s Cabinet with a central role in school district planning and analysis of current programs and support systems.
• Participates in and supports collective bargaining negotiations.
• 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.
• Five (5) to seven (7) 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 qualify for the Michigan School Business Officials Chief Financial Officer Certification. 


Knowledge/Skills/Abilities Required
• 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. 
• Ability to meet all requirements necessary to satisfy state certification for the position.


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