Chief Financial and Operations Officer

    Southfield Public Schools
    Southfield, MI
    $110,000 - $140,000
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 and the director of state and federal programs as well as the director of operations and infrastructure.  This position will serve on the Superintendent’s Cabinet.

Position Responsibilities
•Manages the District’s budget and oversees related functional areas including accounting, purchasing, state and federal programs, operations and infrastructure which includes management of staff.
•Establishes and develops up-to-date systems of financial accounting that meet the requirements of state, federal, and Department of Education auditors.
•Direct district fiscal functions in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles and district policy. 
•Prepare and monitor all district budgets, including long-range financial planning in a collaborative approach with departmental leadership.
•General administration of accounting functions for all district funds including internal controls.
•Prepare and oversee the preparation of monthly district financial reports and ensure they meet all local, state, and federal requirements including timely submission.
•Participate with county and state organizations to stay abreast of school finance reform and other district-related issues.
•Work with the Superintendent and district administrators and supervisors to analyze and review and make recommendations regarding periodic capital improvement needs.
•Analyzes and interprets legislative analysis relating to financial issues that may affect revenue or expenditure projections.
•Researches inquiries from departments, suppliers, and the Board on financial matters important to the district.
•Other duties as assigned by Superintendent.
•This position requires knowledge equivalent to that which normally would be acquired through the completion of a bachelor’s degree (B.A) degree from an accredited four-year college or university in Accounting or Finance.
•A Certified Public Accountant (CPA) designation is preferred, but not required.
•This position requires a minimum of five to seven years of job experience in Accounting or Finance.
•Previous experience in a school environment is preferred.

Knowledge/Skills/Abilities Required
•Broad knowledge of financial budgeting, forecasting, and investing.
•Knowledge of school software systems and related accounting processes and procedures.
•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.
•Ability to meet all requirements necessary to satisfy state certification for the position.

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