Chief Financial Officer

  • ORGANIZATION
    Mason Public Schools
  • LOCATION
    Mason, MI
  • SALARY
    $95,000 - $118,000
summary
This position is responsible for directing the fiscal functions 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.  This leadership position will also be responsible for supervising finance office personnel, the director of food service, and the director of operations. This position will serve on the Superintendent’s executive team and the district leadership team.


Position Responsibilities
• Development of the district’s budget
• Preparation and analysis of all financial statements
• Coordination of the annual external audit
• Planning and monitoring of accounting controls
• Prepare revenue/cost data relevant to labor negotiations
• Accounting and financial management related to state and federal programs
• Oversight of payroll and benefits administration
• Participation in labor negotiations
• Promotes a positive school image when dealing with staff and the public
• Maintains confidentiality for all work and school-related information
• Performs other duties as assigned by the Superintendent
Qualifications
• This position requires a minimum of a Bachelor’s degree in Business (Accounting or Finance).
• CPA or Master’s degree in business or finance desired.
• Five year’s related experience in business management, including at least three years in a supervisory capacity.
• Considerable knowledge of principles and practices associated with fund accounting and GASB, generally accepted accounting principles, grant management, and the Michigan School Accounting Manual (Bulletin 1022).
• Completion of the School Business Officials Chief Financial Officer certification, or possession of the minimum requirements to attain this certification.


Knowledge/Skills/Abilities Required
• Knowledge of accounting and financial principles, particularly those related to an educational institution.
• Knowledge of applicable financial and administrative technologies and their application.
• Ability to develop and monitor an organizational budget.
• Demonstrated history of being self-directed and self-motivated.
• Ability to work cooperatively in a team environment.
• Excellent communication and language skills, both written and verbal.
• Demonstrated history of excellent organizational and leadership skills.
• Strong history of accounting skills and knowledge.
• Excellent student, staff, and public relations skills.
• Excellent computer skills including Microsoft Office products.
• Familiarity with Skyward school management software desired.

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