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Senior Director of Finance

Company: The Illinois Association of School Administrators
Location: Oak Park
Posted on: May 23, 2023

Job Description:

The Senior Director of Finance assists in the management of all financial aspects of the District including debt, cash management, accounts payable, payroll, and transportation. ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

  • Prepares reports for the Board of Education including the monthly treasurer's report.
  • Prepares and files required forms with ISBE Regional Office of Education, State and federal agencies.
  • Provides status of financial condition by collecting, interpreting, and reporting financial data.
  • Reconciles monthly all cash and investment general ledger account balances to corresponding financial institution statements.
  • Oversees the purchasing program.
  • Assists in the coordination and preparation of the annual budget and achieves budget objectives by scheduling expenditures; analyzing variances and initiating adjusting journal entries.
  • Monitors and approves revenues and expenditures for Student Activity Accounts.
  • Reconciles monthly all cash and investment general ledger account balances with corresponding financial institution statements.
  • Maintains record of all current investments and provides information to the Assistant Superintendent for Finance & Operations and other authorized District Staff on investment activities when requested.
  • Maintains and updates annually the capital asset inventory.
  • Closes financial year-end (e.g., general ledger, petty cash accounts, purchase order files, computer records/files, and other applicable financial accounts).
  • Oversees and assists the Assistant Superintendent for Finance & Operations with the annual audit, the Annual Financial Report, and the Annual Statement of Affairs.
  • Manages business office staff and day-to-day operations based on direction provided by the Assistant Superintendent.
  • Oversees and assists in the preparation of payroll, payroll liabilities, and payroll reporting.
  • Oversees and assists in the processing and preparation of purchase orders, cash reconciliations, and cash payments.
  • Oversees and assists the transportation planning and function.
  • Review purchase requisitions for proper coding and approval
  • Oversees and maintains revenue posting.
  • Serves as primary backup for payroll and accounts payable.
  • Oversees and maintains the general ledger including the chart of accounts, adjusting journal entries, and budget journal entries according to the Illinois Public Accounting Manual.
  • Other duties assigned. Qualifications
    • Bachelor's Degree (B.A.) with accounting or finance major from a four-year college/university.
    • Certified Public Accountant, preferred.
    • Valid Professional Educator License (PEL) with Chief School Business Official (CSBO) endorsement, preferred.
    • Financial management and accounting experience/background
    • Experience with general ledger functions and the month-end/year end close process.
    • Experience using accounting software for schools (knowledge of Alio Financial Software a plus).
    • Experience processing payroll, payroll liabilities, and payroll reports. Salary/BenefitsCompetitive and commensurate with experience. How to Applywww.op97.orgLink to District/Third Party Online Application Web Page

Keywords: The Illinois Association of School Administrators, Oak Park , Senior Director of Finance, Executive , Oak Park, Illinois

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