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Controller - SouthWest Metro Intermediate District 288

Posted on 2024-02-09 8:59:34 AM

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Start Your Online Application Now<https://nam02.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.applitrack.com%2Fcseced%2FOnlineApp%2FJobPostings%2FView.asp%3FAppliTrackJobId%3D1086&data=05%7C02%7Cscsu-edpost%40stcloudstate.edu%7Ccf3f254f50a540510e6e08dc297fb8db%7C5011c7c60ab446ab9ef4fae74a921a7f%7C0%7C0%7C638430875740885511%7CUnknown%7CTWFpbGZsb3d8eyJWIjoiMC4wLjAwMDAiLCJQIjoiV2luMzIiLCJBTiI6Ik1haWwiLCJXVCI6Mn0%3D%7C0%7C%7C%7C&sdata=YkST2%2FHpfnB03WVOf2kbjPrkKmcMkjv22T4%2BxBZkknQ%3D&reserved=0> SouthWest Metro Intermediate District #288 has a Full-Time opening for a Controller at our Dean Lakes Education Center in Shakopee, MN. SouthWest Metro serves students in 11 member districts and 6 associate member districts across the southwestern Twin Cities metropolitan area with programs in Special Education, Career and Technical Education, Care & Treatment, Adult Education, and Alternative Education. We invite you to embrace your own value, potential, and ability at SouthWest Metro, while empowering others to discover theirs. We work to empower ALL learners to realize their self-worth through personalized educational instruction, connection to resources, and access to a supportive learning environment. Description: 1.0 FTE Controller, 8 hours a day for 260 Contract Days (Year Round). Job Summary: Works under the general direction of the Executive Director of Finance to coordinate the financial activities of the District including but not limited to district budget, general ledger, revenue and expenditure accounts. Provide support to the Director of Finance and Operations to ensure the efficient operation of the school district. Maintains the district budget and district general ledger, revenue and expenditure accounts. * Maintains the chart of accounts for general ledger/revenues/expenditures in accordance with UFARS under the direction of the Director of Finance. * Maintains, analyzes and verifies the accuracy of accounting entries. Review accounting entries and monitor the general ledger. Manage the chart of accounts and adjust as required for state and federal reporting. * Leads the preparation of the annual audit; prepare documentation for auditors; create final reconciliations of general ledger accounts; determine and record year-end estimates and accruals; ensure records comply with legal requirements; communicate with auditors. Provides end of year reports to our auditor and provides additional documentation and answers questions as needed. Reconciles and maintains required documentation to prepare financial reports for the various coop grants as needed and required by grantors. * Supervise all state, federal and local district grants by assuring proper accounting of revenue and expenses to comply with grant requirements. Validate grants are properly accounted for at year-end. * Prepares fiscal year end account analysis and journal entries to reflect current year budget operations. * Requests drawdown of funds as needed or required. * Maintains the district fixed asset system and submits to our fixed asset report contractor additions and deletions of capital assets annually for the preparation of our annual valuation report update and our fiscal audit. * Partners with departments to provide information on coding and budget code balances, and provide current balance reports. * Monitors the cash assets and cash flow of payroll and accounts payable. Communicates cash flow projections to the Executive Director of Business Services. Processes wire transfers and electronic payments as needed. * Monitors and reconciles bank accounts, charge cards, district deposits, district liabilities, and district benefit liabilities. * Prepares payroll deduction check and wire transaction batches for accounts payable processing. * Reviews and reconciles balance sheet accounts related to payroll, benefits, accounts receivable, and accounts payable. * Coordinates fiscal year end accounting processes, account analysis, journal entries to reflect current year budget operations, prepares the financial UFARS submission file, and coordinates with Region V to submit data to MDE. * Audits internal financial data to ensure accuracy and compliance. Partners to correct and provide recommendations to resolve data discrepancies. Develops and processes corrections. * Assist the Director of Finance in the leadership and process improvement of the department. Supports the training of staff in best practices for accounting, policies, internal controls, and computer-aided accounting systems including upgrades and enhancements. Ensure that staff members are properly trained to prepare and record accurate and timely accounting transactions and entries. * Perform other duties as assigned Qualifications: * Minimum Qualifications - Bachelor&#8217;s degree in accounting or business required. * Knowledge of accounting practices, methods and procedures; * Knowledge of Purchasing and Customer Service principles; * Knowledge of basic filing and record keeping principles; * Ability to use computer and related software applications; * Ability to process information utilizing established procedures; * Ability to maintain records and files; * Ability to communicate, interpersonal skills as applied to interaction with coworkers, supervisor, the general public, and vendors sufficient to exchange or convey information and to receive work direction. * CPA desired * Experience with SMART systems, SERVS, UFARS, SEDRA, and banking systems * Experience in a Minnesota School District, Education District, Cooperative or Charter School financial setting Pay & Benefits: Competitive and comprehensive benefit package available. Pay range $60,000-$100,000 annually. Application Procedure: Apply Online at swmetro.k12.mn.us/employment_opportunities<https://nam02.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=http%3A%2F%2Fswmetro.k12.mn.us%2Femployment_opportunities&data=05%7C02%7Cscsu-edpost%40stcloudstate.edu%7Ccf3f254f50a540510e6e08dc297fb8db%7C5011c7c60ab446ab9ef4fae74a921a7f%7C0%7C0%7C638430875740896333%7CUnknown%7CTWFpbGZsb3d8eyJWIjoiMC4wLjAwMDAiLCJQIjoiV2luMzIiLCJBTiI6Ik1haWwiLCJXVCI6Mn0%3D%7C0%7C%7C%7C&sdata=9xxt555FU9%2F9juLouE49CUAYR7TzmZWHU0Fhf3CE%2F5c%3D&reserved=0> Selection Procedure: Applications will be reviewed beginning immediately until the position is filled. Those selected for interviews will be contacted. SouthWest Metro Intermediate District 288 uses the applicant tracking<https://nam02.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.frontlineeducation.com%2Fsolutions%2Frecruiting-hiring%2F&data=05%7C02%7Cscsu-edpost%40stcloudstate.edu%7Ccf3f254f50a540510e6e08dc297fb8db%7C5011c7c60ab446ab9ef4fae74a921a7f%7C0%7C0%7C638430875740904481%7CUnknown%7CTWFpbGZsb3d8eyJWIjoiMC4wLjAwMDAiLCJQIjoiV2luMzIiLCJBTiI6Ik1haWwiLCJXVCI6Mn0%3D%7C0%7C%7C%7C&sdata=gOk7qVtOEXitNXjHP%2FGPjm7CNlg%2F5hLa7i8NjznpKJI%3D&reserved=0> system from Frontline Education to manage employment applications online This email may contain information that is confidential or attorney-client privileged and may constitute inside information. The contents of this email are intended only for the recipient(s) listed above. If you are not the intended recipient, you are directed not to read, disclose, distribute or otherwise use this transmission. 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SouthWest Metro Intermediate District #288 has a Full-Time opening for a Controller at our Dean Lakes Education Center in Shakopee, MN.  
 
SouthWest Metro serves students in 11 member districts and 6 associate member districts across the southwestern Twin Cities metropolitan area with programs in Special Education, Career and Technical Education, Care & Treatment, Adult Education, and Alternative Education. We invite you to embrace your own value, potential, and ability at SouthWest Metro, while empowering others to discover theirs. We work to empower ALL learners to realize their self-worth through personalized educational instruction, connection to resources, and access to a supportive learning environment.
           
Description:
1.0 FTE Controller, 8 hours a day for 260 Contract Days (Year Round). 
 
Job Summary:
Works under the general direction of the Executive Director of Finance to coordinate the financial activities of the District including but not limited to district budget, general ledger, revenue and expenditure accounts. Provide support to the Director of Finance and Operations to ensure the efficient operation of the school district. Maintains the district budget and district general ledger, revenue and expenditure accounts.
  • Maintains the chart of accounts for general ledger/revenues/expenditures in accordance with UFARS under the direction of the Director of Finance.  
  • Maintains, analyzes and verifies the accuracy of accounting entries. Review accounting entries and monitor the general ledger.  Manage the chart of accounts and adjust as required for state and federal reporting.  
  • Leads the preparation of the annual audit; prepare documentation for auditors; create final reconciliations of general ledger accounts; determine and record year-end estimates and accruals; ensure records comply with legal requirements; communicate with auditors. Provides end of year reports to our auditor and provides additional documentation and answers questions as needed.  Reconciles and maintains required documentation to prepare financial reports for the various coop grants as needed and required by grantors. 
  • Supervise all state, federal and local district grants by assuring proper accounting of revenue and expenses to comply with grant requirements.  Validate grants are properly accounted for at year-end.
  • Prepares fiscal year end account analysis and journal entries to reflect current year budget operations. 
  • Requests drawdown of funds as needed or required.  
  • Maintains the district fixed asset system and submits to our fixed asset report contractor additions and deletions of capital assets annually for the preparation of our annual valuation report update and our fiscal audit. 
  • Partners with departments to provide information on coding and budget code balances, and provide current balance reports. 
  • Monitors the cash assets and cash flow of payroll and accounts payable. Communicates cash flow projections to the Executive Director of Business Services. Processes wire transfers and electronic payments as needed. 
  • Monitors and reconciles bank accounts, charge cards, district deposits, district liabilities, and district benefit liabilities. 
  • Prepares payroll deduction check and wire transaction batches for accounts payable processing. 
  • Reviews and reconciles balance sheet accounts related to payroll, benefits, accounts receivable, and accounts payable. 
  • Coordinates fiscal year end accounting processes, account analysis, journal entries to reflect current year budget operations, prepares the financial UFARS submission file, and coordinates with Region V to submit data to MDE. 
  • Audits internal financial data to ensure accuracy and compliance. Partners to correct and provide recommendations to resolve data discrepancies. Develops and processes corrections. 
  • Assist the Director of Finance in the leadership and process improvement of the department. Supports the training of staff in best practices for accounting, policies, internal controls, and computer-aided accounting systems including upgrades and enhancements.  Ensure that staff members are properly trained to prepare and record accurate and timely accounting transactions and entries.
  • Perform other duties as assigned 
 
Qualifications:
  • Minimum Qualifications - Bachelor’s degree in accounting or business required.  
  • Knowledge of accounting practices, methods and procedures;  
  • Knowledge of Purchasing and Customer Service principles;  
  • Knowledge of basic filing and record keeping principles;  
  • Ability to use computer and related software applications;  
  • Ability to process information utilizing established procedures;  
  • Ability to maintain records and files;  
  • Ability to communicate, interpersonal skills as applied to interaction with coworkers, supervisor, the general public, and vendors sufficient to exchange or convey information and to receive work direction. 
  • CPA desired
  • Experience with SMART systems, SERVS, UFARS, SEDRA, and banking systems
  • Experience in a Minnesota School District, Education District, Cooperative or Charter School financial setting

Pay & Benefits: 
Competitive and comprehensive benefit package available. Pay range $60,000-$100,000 annually.

Application Procedure:
Apply Online at swmetro.k12.mn.us/employment_opportunities  
 
Selection Procedure:
Applications will be reviewed beginning immediately until the position is filled. Those selected for interviews will be contacted.
 

SouthWest Metro Intermediate District 288 uses the applicant tracking system from Frontline Education to manage employment applications online



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