Director of Finance

Wednesday, October 31, 2018
Mt. Morris Consolidated Schools
Position Details: 




October 10, 2018




The following position is available:


Application Deadline:         October 24, 2018 or until filled   

Beginning Date:                   To be determined


& Benefits                             Commensurate with education and experience


Job Summary:       The Director of Finance is responsible for the coordination, management and supervision of payroll, finance and business services in the school district.  Also coordinates and manages day-to-day school district business management, financial services and projects.


Education:             Bachelor’s degree required in finance, accounting, business, management, human resources,                                       educational administration or related field. Approval as a certified public accountant.  Eligible for                                 Chief School Business Official certification and maintain the Michigan Department of Education                                    continuing education requirement.


Experience:          Minimum three years successful experience in the business office of a K-12 school district or combination of work experience in a K-12 administrative position and intermediate school district, industrial, business or financial management experience.  Work experience as a K-12 public school business director preferred.  Office management and computer technology experience required.  Prefer experience with Schools Open software.  Demonstrated ability to supervise and evaluate the work of others, prepare complex financial reports, work with auditors, solve complex problems and work in a variety of school business office situations required.


Skills/Other:          Experience in supervision and evaluation of staff. Ability to manage multiple projects and tasks at the same time.  Excellent verbal, written, electronic and interpersonal communication skills.  Ability to supervise and evaluate personnel.  Possess organizational and management skills and be capable of working with and motivating others.  Attends board and committee meetings as required.  Ability to review, understand and interpret school law, audit reports and Michigan Department of Education reporting requirements.  Ability to utilize district technology and work to maintain proficiency, as required skills sets change with technology and/or the needs of the district.  Demonstrated ability to make presentation to groups.  Punctuality and good attendance are requirements for this position.  Ability to work a flexible workday, work week, and work year.  Represent the district in a professional manner at all times.  Works successfully as a member of the team.  Demonstrate honesty, integrity, and professionalism at all times.   Excellent customer service skills and the ability to maintain a calm, poised, and professional image at all times.  Ability to exercise good judgment and make decisions in accordance with established district policies and procedures.

Essential Duties (May include, but not limited to):

  • Responsible for the day-to-day coordination, management and supervision of payroll, finance, and business service functions.
  • Supervises, manages and evaluates district employees in the assigned area.
  • Manages the payroll and finance activities of the school district to ensure compliance with guidelines of the Michigan Department of Education and the Michigan Public School Employees Retirement System (MPSERS), school district, board policies and operating procedures.
  • Works with school district Superintendent and prepares financial reports and ensures that bills payable are accurate and submitted in accordance with district timelines.
  • Attend school district board of education meetings.
  • Works with the school district auditor(s) to ensure that the district audit is complete and presented to the board of education in accordance with board policy and Governmental Accounting Standards.
  • Responsible for the accurate completion and submission of all local, state and federal financial reports, including all grant funds received by the school district and Michigan’s Electronic Grant System.
  • Ensures that school district grant funds are spent in accordance with grant guidelines and requirements.
  • Establishes business office procedures and processes for maintaining accurate records on cash flow analysis, investments, bank transfers, etc.
  • Evaluates and implements accounting practices that are in compliance with standard accounting procedures, the Michigan Department of Education requirements and the Government Accounting Standard Board (GASB).
  • Coordinates staff training on business application software and procedures.
  • Serves as an active member of the Genesee Area School Business Officials.
  • Represents the school district on local, state and national professional business organizations. Works with business department staff to ensure compliance for electronic reporting to the Michigan Department of Education and the Center for Educational Performance and Information (CEPI), such as the Registry of Educational Personnel (REP), the Financial Information Database (FID), and other reports.
  • Prepares financial reports for the Medicaid Administrative Outreach Claims.
  • Works with school district staff to ensure accurate reporting and use of state and federal flow through dollars and maintenance of effort requirements.
  • Works with district staff to apply for and capture Universal Service Fund (USF) dollars.
  • Responsible for budget development and ongoing budget adjustments based on actual revenue received and expenses incurred to ensure an accurate end of the school year forecast.
  • Prepares statistical data for the budget development, salary, insurance cost projections, and contract negotiations.

Interested persons should submit a letter of application and resume to the office of the Superintendent via hand delivery, US mail or through the Mt. Morris School District’s website  Please DO NOT email documents.

Mrs. Renae Galsterer, Superintendent

Mt. Morris Consolidated Schools

12356 Walter Street

Mt. Morris, MI  48458



"It is the policy of the Mt. Morris Consolidated Schools that no discrimination practices because of sex, race, color, national origin, or handicap be allowed in providing instructional opportunities, job placement assistance, employment practices, and policies governing student conduct and attendance.  Any person suspecting a discriminatory practice should contact Mt. Morris Consolidated Schools, Mrs. Renae Galsterer, Superintendent, at 12356 Walter Street, Mt. Morris, MI  48458, or phone (810) 591-8760."


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