Friday, August 10, 2018
Warren Consolidated Schools
Position Details: 

Warren Consolidated Schools – Controller

Warren Consolidate Schools is seeking a Controller to join our team.  This individual will assist the WCS Business Office with daily and periodic accounting and auditing responsibilities.  Experience within schools is preferred but not required.   We are looking for someone to become part of our team and embody the mission of WCS which, in part, is “to achieve a level of excellence in teaching and learning which enables all students to become knowledgeable, productive, and ethical, and successful citizens.”

Reports to:  Director of Budget and Finance

Controller Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree required - Accounting, Finance or Business preferred
  • Experience in public school accounting preferred
  • Strong technology skills, especially Microsoft Excel
  • Demonstrated ability to timely manage department work flow
  • Strong analytical, mathematical aptitude with mastery of general ledger accounting

Controller Responsibilities

  • Monitors cash flow on a daily basis.  Projects long – term cash flow and assists to facilitate borrowing if necessary
  • Assists with budget projections and monitoring district budgets on a regular basis
  • Directs, evaluates and trains district bookkeeper
  • Monitors all district receivables, billings and timely collection of payments
  • Directs and monitors all facets of federal and state grant accounting including development and monitoring of budgets, monitoring actual grant activity and requesting grant draws
  • Ensures that the District meets all reporting requirements including transparency, FID and Medicare  
  • Performs regular analysis of all trial balance accounts in all funds and performs monthly reconciliations
  • Makes arrangements for and coordinates of the annual audit engagement including preparation of reconciliations and other supporting schedules as requested
  • Reviews and approves daily cash receipts, bank reconciliations and journal entries
  • Supervises and assures compliance with Michigan 1022 Accounting Manual
  • Assists with process improvement, internal control enhancement and troubleshooting of the daily operations of the Business department
  • Prepares other various financial reports and analysis as necessary

The above responsibilities are meant to give an overview of the Controller position at Warren Consolidated Schools.  It does not necessarily include every duty or responsibility of the position.  Duties may change at any time. 

Applicants must apply on-line at