Director of Finance

Department/Agency of position: 
Osceola County School District
Location of position: 
Kissimmee, FL
Wage/Salary: 
$86,275 - $117,800, Doctorate add $3,000, Specialist degree or CPA, add $1,500
Date Posted: 
Friday, August 16, 2019
Closing Date: 
Tuesday, September 10, 2019
Job Description: 

The School District of Osceola County, Florida is seeking a highly motivated instructional leader to join the Osceola family in the journey from “Good to Great”. The school district and its stakeholders are committed to defining, maintaining, and strategically pursuing continuous processes to ensure high levels of achievement. Together, the Superintendent and School Board Members drive the SDOC Strategic Planning process, which focuses on Academic Achievement, Talent Management, Fiscal Responsibility, Community Engagement and Governance.

The SDOC is proud of its 8300 employees helping to educate over 67,000 students in 25 elementary schools, 9 middle schools, 10 high schools, 3 multi-level schools, 2 adult education schools and 26 charter schools. SDOC is a Choice district, allowing students to attend schools that best meet their educational needs and interests. The school district is proud to have an 89.3% graduation rate, which is higher than the state average and 25 of our schools have earned an A or B based on the State of Florida’s accountability system. The district has earned a B letter grade. SDOC is committed to “Every Child, Every Chance, Every Day!” providing a high quality education including programs in advanced placement, dual enrollment, fine and visual arts, career and technical, International Baccalaureate as well as programs for students with special needs.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES

  • To direct the finance and accounts payable staff.
  • To direct and oversee preparation of financial reports required by statute and regulatory authorities including the district’s annual financial report and program cost report.
  • To obtain and coordinate annual financial audits of the District, its component units and charter schools, and school internal accounts.
  • To direct the District’s cash management, banking and investing activities.
  • To develop accounting policies and keep all schools and departments informed of current accounting policies and procedures.
  • To assist the Chief Business and Finance Officer with all district debt issues and to oversee budgeting and accounting for outstanding long term debt.
  • To supervise the capital projects budgeting and accounting processes.
  • To direct the development of software necessary for district-level accounting and financial reporting.
  • To direct accounting activities related to charter schools.
  • To assist in all Finance Department activities under the supervision of the Chief Business and Finance Officer.
  • To attend appropriate state and area meetings relating to job responsibilities.
  • Perform other duties as assigned by Supervisor

KEY JOB REQUIRMENTS

Formal Education:  Bachelor of Science Degree in Accounting (Masters preferred).

Work Experience:  Minimum of five years Accounting or Auditing experience, preferably governmental. CPA certificate or Certified Government Finance Officer (CGFO) preferred.
Impact of Actions:  Makes decisions and final recommendations which routinely affect the activities of an entire department/facility/school.  Position duties may include responsibility for developing strategic plans for one or more facilities/schools.
Complexity: Highly Complex: Work is broad in scope covering one or more complicated areas.  Policy, procedure, or precedent are typically created by this position. A high degree of analytic ability and inductive thinking is required to devise new, non-standard approaches to highly intricate, technically complex problems.
Decision-Making:  Highly Complex: Supervision is available to review established departmental, facility or school-wide objectives.  Independent judgment is required to recommend departmental, facility or school-wide objectives, evaluate new approaches to problem solving and assess changing facts or conditions.
Communications:  Requires regular contact with internal and external persons of importance and influence. Involving considerable tact, discretion and persuasion in gaining the cooperation of others. Requires the handling of delicate relationships and complex situations.
Managerial Skills:  Responsible for making recommendations within a one department in the areas of compensation, staff selection, disciplinary action, complaints, staff performance appraisal, and similar supervisory duties. Plans, assigns and evaluates the work of subordinates for effective operation and results of the unit.
Planning:  Four to Twelve Months: Plan events that will occur during the year, and have some effect on the department's annual expenditures, and or revenues.
Job-Related Knowledge and Skills:  Advanced Professional Skills: The professional theory and practice of the level above, but applied at the advanced level of a "seasoned" professional.  Requires extensive knowledge of their professional disciplines and a working knowledge of related fields.  Understands information in several unrelated professional disciplines.
Working Conditions/Physical Effort:  Work requires only minor physical exertion and/or physical strain.  Work environment involves only infrequent exposure to disagreeable elements.

Applicants interested in this position should send a letter of interest and a résumé Certificate electronically to the district’s Career Portal on or before the deadline date. The letter of interest should include information that the candidate feels is pertinent for his/her consideration.

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