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Director of Finance - Northeast Metro 916

Posted on 9/12/2017 1:24:32 PM

Listing expires 10/10/2017

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VACANCY NOTICE
 
NORTHEAST METRO 916 INTERMEDIATE SCHOOL DISTRICT


Date Posted:  September 12, 2017

Position Title: Director of Finance

Position Location:  District Office (White Bear Lake, MN)
 
Expected Starting Date:  ASAP

Application Deadline: First review of applications will take place on Monday, October 2nd.  Open until filled.  

 
Job Summary: 
 
This innovative leader with strength in finance joins a leadership team that values trust, collaboration and mutual accountability. This person leads all aspects of the school district’s financial health in collaboration with a skilled and accomplished team of dedicated, veteran employees.  View position highlights here.   
 
Major Duties and Responsibilities:

 
  • Identifies new and innovative business practices for the purpose of providing effective and efficient fiscal services.
  • Develops accounting and finance policies and procedures; directs the preparation and completion of the audit process.
  • Serves as a member of, and collaborates with, cabinet and the superintendent on district financial forecasting, accounting and budget preparation.
  • Provides fiscal counsel to department heads, principals, directors, supervisors, and the school board. Models a culture of customer service that includes proactive and innovative problem solving and prompt incident resolution.
  • Creates and maintains a culture of collaboration and trust between members of the finance department and district staff. Develops relationships between multiple departments that are crucial to the success of the district in terms of business and financial services.
  • Enthusiastically embraces the school district’s equity priority and proactively seeks ways to make financial decision-making aligned with equity goals.
  • Supervises a team of highly-skilled, veteran financial staff who have consistently produced balanced budgets and perfect audit reports.
  • Represents the school district with state, county, and city meetings related to all aspects of school district finance. Provides fiscal reports to the school board and the public.
  • Works collaboratively with the human resources department to effectively negotiate and maintain positive relationships with bargaining units.
  • Provides leadership in planning for growth and/or decline in enrollment and serving needs of our staff and students.
  • Performs other duties as assigned. 

Position Requirements:

Bachelor's degree in Accounting, Finance, Business or other related field; master’s degree preferred. Five to ten years of leadership and project management experience.  Ability to evaluate financial systems and efficiently formulate and install accounting methods, procedures, forms and records; ability to prepare informative financial reports; ability to plan, organize, direct and evaluate the work of subordinate employees; ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with associates, governmental officials and the general public.  Certified Public Accountant preferred.

Experience in school district finance preferred but not required. 
 
Commitment to Equity

At Northeast Metro 916, equity means that everyone has access to what they need in order to learn, grow and thrive.  To learn more, click here.

Northeast Metro 916 will not discriminate against individuals based on race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sex, marital status, parental status, status with regard to public assistance, disability, age or sexual orientation.   




  





 

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