Controller assigned to Pontiac Schools

Deadline: 
Thursday, November 16, 2017
District/Organization: 
Oakland Schools
Position Details: 

Job Title:                                            Controller assigned to Pontiac School District

FLSA Status:                                     Exempt

Salary Range:                                    Market Range 11

Performance Area:                           Administration

Department:                                     Shared Services

Supervisor Name and Title:             Director of Business Services assigned to Pontiac School District

Position Summary:  Manage and supervise all business office staff as assigned by the Director of Business Services and perform the activities of the accounting and treasury operations including the functions of general accounting, accounts payable, procurement, accounts receivable, payroll, grant & funded projects including management and accounting, cash management, debt management, the annual audit and all applicable federal, state and local financial reporting.  Ensure organizational accounting procedures conform to generally accepted accounting principles as well as all federal, state, and local laws, regulations, and policies. 

 

Essential Functions and Tasks: 

  • Provide Leadership, Management and Supervision to the activities of general accounting, accounts receivable, accounts payable, payroll, grant & funded projects, cash management, and debt management operations.
  • Assist the Director of Business Services in ensuring compliance with applicable Pontiac School board policy and administrative rules, state and federal laws and regulations and the Financial and Operational requirements contained in the Consent Agreement between Pontiac School District and the Michigan State Treasurer dated September 18, 2013.
  • Manage the district’s fiduciary responsibilities for any affiliated foundations and all Trust & Agency funds.
  • Manage the development, implementation and maintenance of standard operating procedures (SOP’s), internal controls and technologies.
  • Direct the resolution of accounting problems and answer questions related to the same.
  • Establish, review and maintain appropriate internal controls to insure integrity of accounting and financial processes and systems.
  • Maintain up to date a two year Cash Flow Forecast.
  • Assist when requested in the application for Tax Anticipation Notes, State Aid Notes and Emergency Loans.
  • Make recommendations to the Director of Business Services regarding staffing needs for the Department of Business Services
  • Ensure the proper segregation of cash with respect to debt service requirements
  • Supervise and monitor all internal and external audits and subsequent federal, state and local reporting.
  • Ensure adherence to all applicable federal, state and local financial reporting requirements and responsibilities. 
  • Oversee and manage the timely preparation and submission of all required financial reports including the annual financial statement and development of corrective action plans to audit findings.
  • Prepare and manage the Department budget as assigned by the Director of Business Services
  • Review and verify calculations of all budget and formula submissions to the State, including budget documents, budget adjustment requests, and reports of actual expenditures.
  • Monitor budgets and maintain security on the organization’s financial systems.
  • Perform systems analysis and trouble shooting in the budgeting, financial and human resources/payroll systems.
  • Assist Technology Services with planning, analysis and testing in relation to systems operations, upgrades and conversions.
  • Manage the development, implementation and maintenance of all record keeping procedures including the general ledger to ensure legal compliance with the State of Michigan Audit Manual, Bulletin 1022 Chart of Accounts and the Bulletin 52, record retention regulations.
  • Authorize assignment of purchasing cards and monitor utilization.
  • Maintain up-to-date knowledge of current research and methodology in field(s), as well as local, state and federal laws and regulations governing business operations and implement necessary changes to programs, services and operations to ensure compliance.

 

Job Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's Degree in Accounting, Finance, or related field.
  • Certified Public Accountant (CPA), Certified Management Accountant (CMA), Certified in Financial Management (CFM), Certified Chief Financial Officer (MSBO-CFO) is preferred.
  •  Five years or more years of related experience.
  • Ability to properly operate required office equipment such as a personal computer

 

 

All employees assigned to staff the Human Resource Department, the Business Services Department, and the Technology Services Department at Pontiac School District are employees of Oakland Schools working pursuant to an Intergovernmental Agreement (IGA) between Pontiac School District and Oakland Schools. The IGA is a long term arrangement which cannot be terminated by Pontiac School District without the approval of the State Treasurer. Pontiac School District is operating pursuant to a Consent Agreement with the State Treasurer. Pontiac School District is expected to have a fall enrollment this year of nearly 4,300 students.  Both the Consent Agreement and the IGA can be found at this link: http://www.oakland.k12.mi.us/Departments/FinancialServices/tabid/264/Default.aspx

 

 

 

Employment Terms:

Twelve month work year. Salary based on the Progression Increment Salary System, Market Range 11 with an annual range of $72,931 to $83,392.  The Controller assigned to Pontiac School District is a full time employee of Oakland Schools. Employees assigned to staff the Business Office at Pontiac School District are employees of Oakland Schools’ working pursuant to an Intergovernmental Agreement (IGA) between Pontiac School District and Oakland Schools. The IGA is a long term arrangement which cannot be terminated by Pontiac School District without 180 days’ notice.

 

Application Deadline:

Letters of interest and resumes will be accepted until 4:00 pm, November 16, 2017 or until filled.

 

Apply To:

 

For questions regarding this position please contact Brandi Carmichael at 248.209.2412.

 

Oakland Schools does not discriminate on the basis of sex, race, color, national origin, religion, height, weight, marital status, sexual orientation (subject to the limits of applicable law), age, genetic information, or disability in its programs, services, activities or employment opportunities. Inquiries related to employment discrimination should be directed to the Assistant Superintendent of Human Resources, Personnel Management and Labor Relations at 248.209.2429. Title IX complaints should be directed to the Manager/Supervisor, Career Focused Education at 248.209.2160. For all other inquiries related to discrimination, contact the Executive Director of Legal Affairs at 248.209.2062. All complaints may be addressed to 2111 Pontiac Lake Road, Waterford, MI 48328-2736. For all other inquiries related to discrimination, contact the Executive Director of Legal Affairs at 248.209.2062. All complaints may be addressed to 2111 Pontiac Lake Road, Waterford, MI 48328-2736.

 

Before you submit your resume and letter of interest, please read the following important instructions/information:

 

  • Please indicate in your letter of interest how you found out about this position opening and the title of the position you are applying for.  
  • If you are selected for a first round interview, Oakland Schools will contact you via telephone after the initial posting closing date. Resumes submitted on or prior to the initial posting closing date will be given first consideration.
  • If you currently subscribe to a privacy manager telephone service, please be advised that this service may hinder Oakland Schools’ ability to contact you for the purpose of scheduling an interview.
Email: 
brandi.carmichael@oakland.k12.mi.us
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