Executive Director of Financial Services
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Incumbent serves in an executive capacity reporting directly to the CFO. The Executive Director of Financial Services, Planning and Analysis is an integral part of the Finance team and is responsible for leadership and assistance with strategic and tactical execution on all accounting and finance initiatives. This includes assisting in the direction and management of multiple financial operations of the District to ensure financial compliance with all regulatory agencies and to provide systems and procedures to ensure prudent management and internal control systems. This position is responsible for directing the operations of Budget, Treasury, Accounts Payable, Accounts Receivable, Payroll, Risk Management, Employee Benefits, and Medicaid.
§ Serves as Deputy Chief Financial Officer for the district; assists the Chief Financial Officer (CFO) in all areas of Financial Services administration.
§ Enhance and implement financial, accounting and budgeting policies and procedures to ensure to increase operational effectiveness.
§ Lead in the documentation of policies and procedures and implement best practices for internal controls organization-wide.
§ Assists the CFO in the development and administration of financial procedures; maintains appropriate level of daily cash flows and investing of excess funds.
§ Oversees all accounting functions; acts as representative of CFO to the Board and interacts with Board members, administration, and the press.
§ Supervises departmental staff, monitors staff performance, and evaluates department effectiveness.
§ Coordinates operational functions of Treasury, Accounts Payable, Accounts Receivable, Payroll, Risk Management, Employee Benefits, and Medicaid through subordinate supervisors.
§ Schedules, develops, and implements new accounting programs processes and other technological improvements to increase productivity and effectiveness.
§ Oversee and managing the District’s reporting systems and ensures that the Comprehensive Annual Financial Repoet is prepared timely and in accordance with all applicable regulatory requirements.
§ Lead the internal preparation for all audit work and outside auditors to ensure successful and timely completion of audits.
§ Attends Board meetings as requested by the CFO and prepares reports for the Board as requested by the Superintendent and/or CFO; participates in the decision making of the policy recommendations and strategic planning as a member of the Superintendent’s Senior Cabinet.
§ Prepares and monitors a long-range financial plan for the district including the development and management of budgeting and forecasting tools and processes.
§ Assists in strategic planning; directs department budget development; evaluates and verifies budget for compliance with departmental goals and objectives; and reviews administration of funds.
§ Plans short- and long-term strategies, objectives, and priorities for department with staff assistance. Participates in activities of local- and state-level interest groups.
§ Reviews established general operating routines for day-to-day management of department. Assigns responsibilities and organizes work based on need, priority, and ability of staff. Revises workflow and solves problems as needed. Reviews annual calendar for generation of internal and external reports. Coordinates with other departments. Convenes work groups for special problems, training, and other activities as needed.
§ Oversees tasks needed for implementation of department plans. Assigns duties to staff based on priorities and employee ability. Provides feedback as needed to ensure quality of work and accomplishment of objectives.
§ Provides staff and others both oral and written instruction in form of interpretation of District policy, State and Federal regulations, and requirements.
§ Establishes standards of quality and guidelines for department in an effort to standardize them. Establishes general operating standards where no District, State or Federal policies, regulations or guidelines exist. Clarifies and revises as needed.
· Bachelor’s degree in Finance, Accounting, Business Administration, or related field required. Master’s degree and CPA preferred.
- Seven (7) years of successful, progressive experience in the management of fiscal operations required.
Closing Date: Until Position Filled
Salary Grade A12, 230 Days: $110,000- $120,000
(The salary is based on experience and qualifications.)
An Equal Opportunity Employer