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Licenses/Certifications
Must hold or be eligible for a valid Georgia Educator's Certificate in Educational Leadership and/or Support Personnel License issued by the Georgia Professional Standards Commission.

Education
Bachelor's degree in related field required. Master's degree in related field preferred.

Skills
Extensive knowledge of business administration and financial management; excellent knowledge of data analysis and forecasting methods; ability to effectively present information to top management, school system employees, public groups, and the Board of Education; excellent human relation skills; ability to make executive decisions; ability to communicate with others in an effective and tactful manner; and demonstrated record of successful administrative leadership skills.

Work Experience
Ten years progressively responsible experience in financial management and business administration required. Previous leadership supervisory experience preferred.

PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITY
Provide leadership and direct the business operations of Gwinnett County Public Schools (GCPS) with responsibility for budget preparation, investments, payroll, accounts payable and receivable, purchasing, auditing, risk management, and the Gwinnett Retirement System (GRS).

ESSENTIAL JOB DUTIES

1. Maintain communication with users of business and support services and with the general public.
a. Work with other divisions, departments, and local schools to plan work flow, allocate resources, and resolve conflicts.
b. Provide financial and other business related information to the public.
c. Provide leadership and advise in areas requiring utilization of financial and business information.
d. Conduct public presentations on areas of responsibility as needed.

2. Maintain division resources effectively and efficiently.
a. Develop several program budgets.
b. Review and analyze budget requests within the Business and Finance department.
c. Provide leadership to remain within the allocated budget.
d. Plan for appropriate use of the division allocation of resources, equipment, personnel, and money.

3. Direct the financial accounting function for the school district.
a. Receive, analyze, and approve monthly, quarterly, and annual financial reports on all finances of the school district.
b. Oversee and supervise the selection process of banks to serve as depositories of school and school board monies.
c. Assist in cash flow planning and investment of idle cash and serve on the Investment Review Committee.
d. Serve as the chairperson of the GRS Plan Administrative Committee and direct the administration of GRS.
e. Counsel department staff and other administrators to resolve financially related problems.
f. Lead the coordination of information concerning all financial matters with the state Department of Education and other funding agencies.
g. Review and analyze all work activities related to budget development and maintenance.
h. Establish procedures for financial record keeping and sound internal control demanded by prudence and legal requirements.
i. Provide leadership to plan and coordinate the annual audit by outside auditors.

4. Lead the district's annual budget process.
a. Ensure the Superintendent's annual recommended budget document is prepared on a timely basis and is ultimately approved by the Board of Education,
b. Serve as the primary budget communicator with the public and press.
c. Maintain a continual 3 - 5 year strategic budget forecast.
d. Provide the Superintendent and Chief Business Operations Officer with at least monthly updates of budget versus actual comparisons and budget forecasts.

5. Provide leadership in directing the purchasing and business services functions.
a. Ensure the Board's purchasing policy is utilized in the purchase of goods and services.
b. Approve certain purchases per the policy and make recommendations to the Chief Business Operations Officer and Board for approval of other purchases.
c. Provide leadership for planning, obtaining, and setting up all furnishings and equipment in new schools and additions to schools and for replacement of these items in existing schools as needed.

6. Provide leadership in directing the internal audit function.
a. Communicate with the Director of Internal Audit concerning all school district matters.
b. Review and approve travel reimbursements, leave usage, and other matters requiring division level approval for the Director of Internal Audit.
c. Ensure proper action is taken concerning audit findings.
d. Ensure an annual audit plan is developed and executed.

7. Provide leadership in directing the payroll function.
a. Ensure procedures and controls are in place to meet all scheduled payrolls.
b. Provide leadership and support to the Payroll Services Department.

8. Serve as the treasurer of the Gwinnett County Public Schools Foundation.

9. Ensure the Chief Business Operations Officer is apprised of significant changes, events, and actions in the Business and Finance department, including projections, trends, and analysis of issues.

10. Perform other duties as assigned.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to sit for extended periods of time. The employee is also required to talk, hear, stand, and walk. The employee may be required to use hands to touch, handle, feel, and/or reach. The employee is occasionally required to stoop, kneel, or crouch. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Oct 31, 2022. Gwinnett County Public Schools Jobs from GA Job Source

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