Oakland Schools is a regional service agency that offers support services to school personnel that are best delivered regionally and provide cost, size and quality advantages to those we serve. Oakland Schools is an autonomous, tax-supported public school district governed by Michigan General School Laws and is one of 56 intermediate school districts (ISDs) established in Michigan in 1962.
Our organizational focus is centered on these central objectives:
Increase student achievement
Serve diverse needs of schools
Decrease costs/increase efficiencies
Commensurate with Experience / Exempt position / 12-month work year
2111 Pontiac Lake Road
Waterford MI 48328
IN THIS ROLE:
You will be responsible for ensuring financial management functions and activities are operated in a legal and efficient manner to provide maximum support and contribution to instructional programs while providing strategic leadership for the services of Finance and Operations.
You will serve as a member of the Superintendent’s executive Cabinet and serve as Chief Business Official of Oakland Schools consistent with the School Code requirements, applicable statues and Oakland Schools Board Policy. You will monitor the development and implementation of all investment and management strategies of the organization as well as monitor legislation in coordination with Oakland County Government on the development of property tax revenue projections and county wide economic forecast strategies.
In addition, you will provide executive leadership and supervision of operations, accounting functions and financial services including accounts payable, accounts receivable, payroll, grants, cash flow, and general accounting operations for all school funds. Provide executive leadership and supervision over the preparation of a Comprehensive Annual Financial Report that meets the requirements of Association of School Business Officials International (ASBO) and lead the development of the District’s Five Year Financial Forecast.
WHAT WE NEED:
We are seeking an innovative, collaborative executive leader to provide value added leadership for the finance and operations department. As a member of the Superintendent’s executive Cabinet, you will lead functionally complex departments/functions including but not limited to accounting, payroll, budgeting, risk management, procurement and facilities.
WHAT WE PROVIDE:
Oakland Schools offers company paid coverage for life insurance, short and long-term disability, well-being benefits and leave days. In addition, Oakland Schools offers comprehensive medical coverage or cash in lieu benefit, dental, vision, additional life insurance, health savings account, flexible spending accounts, pet insurance, legal plan, college savings plans, tax-sheltered annuity (TSA) plans and the Office of Retirement Services retirement plans.
Oakland Schools does not discriminate on the basis of sex, race, color, national origin, religion, height, weight, marital status, sexual orientation (subject to the limits of applicable law), age, genetic information, or disability in its programs, services, activities or employment opportunities. Inquiries related to employment discrimination should be directed to the Assistant Superintendent of Human Resources, Personnel Management and Labor Relations at 248.209.2429. Title IX complaints should be directed to the Manager/Supervisor, Career Focused Education at 248.209.2160. For all other inquiries related to discrimination, contact the Executive Director of Legal Affairs at 248.209.2062. All complaints may be addressed to 2111 Pontiac Lake Road, Waterford, MI 48328-2736.
This job description is intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by a person assigned to this job. It is not to be construed as an exhaustive list of all job duties that may be performed by a person so classified. Incumbents may be asked to perform additional duties as required by his/her supervisor.
WHAT YOU NEED:
The position requires knowledge normally acquired through a Master’s Degree (M.A.) in Accounting, Finance, or a related field; or equivalent combination of work experience and education.
A Certified Public Accountant (CPA) designation is preferred, but not required.
Seven (7) to ten (10) years of related job experience or expertise in accounting or applied financial leadership is required.
Experience/knowledge in complex school funding/finance systems including: fund investment, bond issues, school construction, public school finance, governmental accounting systems and utilities; procurement, management of contract services and real estate transactions.
Demonstrated knowledge of Michigan Department of Treasury rules, regulations and procedures related to K-12 entities.
Demonstrated leadership and executive level supervisory experience.
Successful experience in maintaining good employee morale and promoting staff development.