JobID 5086 : Budget Director (#1938382)
Salt Lake City School District
Contract Days: 223 Days
Priority Screen Date: Close of business, December 13, 2019
Anticipated Start Date: January, 2020
FLSA Status: Exempt
This position is benefits eligible
Salary: Administrator Schedule 08/8
Interview Date: December 18, 2019
Purpose: The Budgeting Director is responsible for developing and managing the district budgets; providing direction, leadership and administrative oversight for the district budget; serving as liaison for the district in all levels of communication; maintaining a working knowledge and ensuring district compliance to federal, state, and local laws and regulations; developing recommending, and enforcing Board policies.
The Budget Director reports to Director of Finance.
- Master’s degree in accounting, finance, business or related field
- Five years of accounting, finance or business related work experience
- Professional communication skills including, but not limited to: excellent written and verbal communication skills in English; confident, articulate, and professional speaking abilities; and empathic listening and persuasive speaking skills.
- Knowledge of laws and regulations related to governmental accounting, budgeting and auditing
- Experience supervising and evaluating the conduct/performance of all assigned personnel.
- Ability to implements policies, procedures and/or processes for providing direction and/or complying with mandated requirements.
- Experience with public education finance and budget management in alignment with school needs, following district budget, procurement and accounting policies and procedures
- Demonstrated experience in computer programs including Microsoft Word, Excel and Access and Business Plus.
- Spanish Speaker: speaks, reads, writes and understands spoken Spanish
- Certified Public Accountant (CPA) designation
- Proven ability to manage business related funds with integrity and compliance
- Provide direction, leadership and administrative oversight for the district budgets; serve as liaison for the district in all levels of communication; develop, recommend, implement and enforce board policies
- Manage district/school budgets in alignment with school needs: follow district budget, procurement and accounting policies and procedures with integrity and ethics
- Monitor and report on the budgetary status of state and federal programs and assure compliance pertaining to business operations
- Diplomatically and effectively collaborate with other relevant colleagues and community members to create district budgets that provide effective use of funds to support district services and schools; attend a variety of meetings; stay current on applicable laws, codes, rules and regulations; prepare written materials (e.g. budgets, board reports, directives, memos, etc.) prepare and deliver presentations
- Supervise and evaluate the conduct/performance of all assigned personnel
- Develop and implement policies, procedures and/or processes for the purpose of providing direction and/or compliance with mandated requirements
- Collect, analyze, research material and data e.g. (financial information, state and federal mandates, etc.) to evaluate, make recommendations and report on the effectiveness of financial, budgetary, receipts and revenue, and payroll accounting.
- Maintain professional workplace etiquette and represent the department/district in a professional manner; communicate effectively and efficiently with diverse groups of people while maintaining confidentiality and positive working relationships with co-workers, students, parents, and other district employees
- Provide sound judgement and advise to constituent community; use excellent critical thinking, decision making and organizational skills
- Work with limited supervision; ability to work effectively under constant deadlines and time constraints; manage multiple tasks and responsibilities and prioritize accordingly
- Drive to school locations and other job related sites
- Maintain regular and predictable attendance for the purpose of fulfilling job requirements efficiently and effectively.
- Develop budget and financial forecasts to provide financial guidance and recommendations to administrative personnel and/or Board members
- Analyze and research materials and data including best practices, financial information, student information and state and federal mandates to ensure the best use of district resources
- Monitor expenditures against budget and/or a wide variety of account information to ensure the accuracy of reported information, availability of funds, and compliance with established financial guidelines and program policies, practices and regulatory requirements
- Prepare a variety of complex written material (budget and financial reports) for the purpose of documenting activities, providing written reference and/or conveying information
- The usual and customary methods of performing job functions require sitting, walking, standing, bending, occasional lifting, carrying, pushing and/or pulling, stooping, kneeling; driving an automobile, etc.
- Risks found in the typical work environment which is adequately lighted, heated and ventilated, e.g., safe use of office equipment, avoiding trips and falls, observing fire regulations.