BASIC FUNCTION: Plan, organize, coordinate and control a large group of functional units with management and professional-level subordinates involving highly complex financial activities.
DISTINGUISHING CHARACTERISTICS: The Director of Finance series applies to a management position that typically report to an Assistant or Deputy Superintendent or directly to the Superintendent. The levels are distinguished in terms of the relative size (number and level of employees), complexity (diversity and problem solving), educational background (expertise) and accountability (freedom to act) of the assigned duties and functions.
Plan, organize, coordinate and control a large group of functional units with management and professional-level subordinates involving highly complex activities with substantial direct financial impact.
Coordinate activities with other District departments; participate in management meetings to discuss District-wide issues.
Meet periodically with staff to resolve issues, communicate new developments and to assure operating objectives are understood and accomplished.
Assure internal controls are established, maintained and documented in compliance with organizational directives.
Participate in internal and external organizations, boards and committees as requested and authorized by appropriate management directives and specific authorities.
Oversee the maintenance of District-wide financial records and programs
Oversee the preparation of various financial statements and their dissemination.
Prepare financial analysis of revenues and expenditures and compare to other school districts in and out of state as assigned.
Coordinate the on-going budget operations including planning, compiling, analyzing, preparing and monitoring the General and Federal Fund budget process.
Review, analyze and evaluate budgetary process, assuring compliance with generally accepted budgeting principles, standards and procedures.
Review the cost effectiveness of existing programs and the costing of new programs prior to Board approval.
Coordinate staff training.
Perform related duties as assigned.
KNOWLEDGE AND ABILITIES:
Practices, policies and procedures relating to sound financial management, including, but not limited to: budget preparation and control, generally accepted budgeting, accounting and auditing, principles, standards and procedures.
Oral and written communication skills.
Research methods and report writing techniques
Laws, rules and regulations related to financial management.
Computer applications and MUNIS
Interpersonal skills using tact, patience and courtesy.
Personnel requirements of the District.
Plan, organize, coordinate and control a large group of functional units with management and professional-level subordinates involving highly complex activities.
Prepare, communicate and deliver presentations both orally and in writing.
Coordinate and monitor the financial system of the District.
Interpret and explain financial reports, statutory and regulatory requirements, and all Board financial policies.
Perform professional and technical budgetary, statistical and accounting functions.
Maintain current knowledge of technological advances in the field.
Prioritize and schedule work.
Train, supervise and evaluate personnel.
Use financial computers programs efficiently.
EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:
A Bachelor’s degree and one of the following: 12 hours of accounting class hours or four years professional experience in a business office setting or at least two years’ experience school finance.
LICENSES AND OTHER REQUIREMENTS:
Forty-two (42) hours of continuing education classes every two years that have been approved by the Kentucky Department of Education. All hires after July 1, 2015 must go through the internship process as stated in 702 KAR 3: 320.
PHYSICAL DEMANDS: The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to stand and talk or hear and sometimes walk and sit. Occasionally the employee will bend or twist at the neck more than the average person. While performing the duties of this job, the employee may occasionally push or lift up to 50 pounds. The employee is directly responsible for safety, well-being, or work output of other people.
Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision such as to read handwritten or typed material, and the ability to adjust focus. The position requires the individual to meet multiple demands from several people and interact with the public and other staff.
WORK ENVIRONMENT: The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. The noise level in the work environment is moderate to loud. Duties are performed indoors and occasionally outdoors.
The Danville Board of Education does not discriminate on the basis of age, sex, race, color, marital status, national origin, religion, veteran’s status or disability in hiring practices. Danville Schools are an Equal Opportunity School System.
The information contained in this job description is for compliance with the American with Disabilities Act (A.D.A.) and is not an exhaustive list of the duties performed for this position. Additional duties are performed by the individuals currently holding this position and additional duties may be assigned.
The Danville Independent Schools is a K-12 public school district serving students for over a century in central Kentucky. It boasts deep roots in the arts and theater, forensics, cultural diversity, community service, and athletics. Almost 450 people work in the Danville Schools, with the shared mission of providing our 1,800 students with an education that gives them the tools to thrive in college, in careers, and as active members of their communities. Year-round we look to recruit, hire, and develop a high-performing workforce that fully reflects the rich cultural diversity of central Kentucky.
Our district is made up of four schools. Mary G. Hogsett Primary School houses our youngest students from preschool through first grade. Edna L. Toliver Intermediate School houses students in second through fifth grade. John W. Bate Middle School is made up of sixth grade through eighth grade and Danville High School houses ninth through twelfth grade. Our hardworking and dedicated staff is committed to helping students maximize their learning potential and equip them for life after graduation.