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Director of Finance and Operations

Company: Government Finance Officers of Connecticut
Location: Danbury
Posted on: January 26, 2023

Job Description:

  • Directorof Finance and School Support Services JobID: 4838 - -
  • Position Type: Administration
  • Date Posted: 6/24/2021
  • Location: Beaver Brook AdministrativeCenter The Director of Finance and Support Servicesis responsible to the Superintendent of School for the administration of thefinancial and support services of the District so as to enhance the bestdelivery of educational services with the financial and support resourcesavailable. -

    REPORTS TO: Superintendentof Schools

    SUPERVISES: Assistant tothe -Finance Director, Director of Sites and Facilities including Security,Coordinators of Transportation and Food Services.
    I. Management of Financial Affairs
    - Supervises the management of the financial affairs of the District andthe schools.
    - Assumes responsibility for budget development and control.
    - Develops long-range financial plans for the District and preparesalternative financial scenarios to aid in financial planning.
    - Plans and implements a school and program cost center accounting systemfor both general and grant operations which will facilitate systematic costanalysis, program -evaluation, planning and priority setting.
    - Develops, monitors and oversees a continuous process of internalcontrols and auditing for expenditure review.
    - Develops a systematic and on-going program related to achieving costcontainment, avoidance and effectiveness.
    - Oversees the financial administration of State and Federal grants.
    - Coordinates the implementation of financial software for the schooldistrict.
    - Oversees the performance and evaluation of the -Finance Departmentoperations team with responsibility for -Payroll, Accounts Payable, andGrant Management.
    - Prepares periodic financial and operational reports to keep theSuperintendent and Board of Education informed about the financial andoperational affairs of the district.

    II. Purchasing Role
    - Directs and coordinates all purchasing, leasing, contracting, biddingand receiving for supplies, materials and equipment.
    - Maintains inventory control and efficient warehouse procedures asappropriate.
    - Assumes responsibility for making recommendations to the Superintendentfor support services contracts to be entered into by the Board of Education.
    - Completes, on an annual basis, an inventory of all school equipment,supplies and property.

    III. Sites and -Facilities, including Security
    - Oversees the operations and maintenance of all District facilities inorder to assure maximum educational utilization, as well as a healthful,comfortable and safe environment for pupils and staff.
    - Oversees staffing levels, performance assessment and discipline -ofcustodial and security staff as required.
    - Monitors the planning, implementation and supervision of a program ofschool plant management.
    - Develops capacity studies based on enrollment projections and use offacilities.
    - Oversees Coordinator of Security to insure the security of all buildings andsafety of staff and visitors.
    IV. Contract Management
    - Monitors the overall operation and maintenance of the school buses toinsure safe and economical transportation for children. Investigates transportationrequests of parents and resolves potential issues.
    - Monitors the operation of the school food services program by providingthe necessary facilities and equipment in the operation of the school lunchprogram in close cooperation with those staff members or leaseesassigned to this service.
    - Negotiates and finalizes contract negotiations with vendors foressential products, goods and services in the District.
    - Prepares financial analysis of material requested for use in laborcontract negotiations and serve as a member of the negotiating team asrequested.

    V. General Administrative Role
    - Serves as liaison to departments in the City of Danbury on Financialand Support Services matters. Works closely with retained lobbyist toConnecticut's General Assembly, along with the Danbury delegation, to identifylegislative needs, to understand state and local funding opportunities, and toupdate the Superintendent and Board of Education about important legislativeactivity related to school funding and operations.
    - Evaluates the quality and effectiveness provided through the financeand support operations, recommending structural and operational changes thatcan contribute to heightened efficiency and effectiveness.
    - Administers all local, State and Federal policies and regulations thatpertain to the finance and support operations of the district.
    - Attends Board of Education meetings, Finance and FacilitiesSub-Committee meetings as needed, prepares reports and presentations asrequested.
    - Performs other related tasks as assigned by the Superintendent.

    • A minimum of aBachelor's degree required; Masters degree preferred.
    • 3-5 years ofdemonstrated -experience as a School Business official inConnecticut, with urban experience preferred.
    • 5 years of experience inaccounting, finance and business operations required.
    • Strong knowledge of businesslaw and practices of governmental agencies.
    • Operational knowledge ofInfinite Visions/Tyler Technologies, Frontline, and Powerschool productspreferred.
    • State of CT certification inSchool Business Administration (085) required. Additional certificationin Intermediate Administration preferred.
    • Two current letters ofrecommendation from direct supervisors required. -
      Working Conditions: This is a exempt full time, twelvemonths per year position.
      Salary: A competitive salary and benefits packagecommensurate with qualifications and experience. General salary range$150,000-$175,000.

      Application Procedure:
      Apply Online
      All applicants must apply online at www.danbury.k12.ct.us

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