Chief Financial Officer

  • ORGANIZATION
    Grand Ledge Public Schools
  • LOCATION
    Grand Ledge, MI
  • SALARY
    $123,200 - $145,375
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 financial analysis, internal and external reporting, cash management, budgeting, financial accounting, financial forecasting, purchasing, contract administration, payroll and fringe benefits, capital projects accounting and bonding.  This leadership position supervises business office personnel and any contracted business services including food service program. Serves on the Superintendent’s Cabinet.


Position Responsibilities
• Direct district fiscal functions and provide general administration of all business and accounting functions including internal controls.
• Prepare and monitor all 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.
• Develop and implement systems aligned with the district strategic plan.
• Provide supervision and leadership for business office staffing and oversee independent contractors.
• Effectively communicate and work with the Board of Education regarding financial reporting and other business and financial matters.
• Responsible for recommending the selection of carrier and method of providing all District property and liability insurance.
• Actively manages the District’s food service program.
• Administer district business contracts in consultation with legal counsel.
• Actively participate in employee negotiations as the district’s business and finance representative.
• Other duties as assigned by Superintendent.
Qualifications
• This position requires knowledge normally acquired through a Bachelor’s Degree (B.A.) from an accredited four-year college or institution in Accounting, Finance, or a related field.
• 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 willing to obtain the Michigan School Business Officials Chief Financial Officer Certification. 

Knowledge/Skills/Abilities Required
• Knowledge of software and operations of computerized financial accounting systems.
• Strong leadership, analytical and critical thinking skills. 
• Broad knowledge of financial management, accounting, budgeting, forecasting, and investing.
• 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 plan, supervise, review, and evaluate the work of employees and independent contractors.
• Ability to meet all requirements necessary to satisfy state certification for the position.


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