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Assistant Director - General Ledger

Date Posted: May 22, 2020

Job Description

Job Title

Job Title:  Assistant Director of General Ledger     

Posting Date: May, 21,2020  

Closing Date: Until Filled           

Salary Range: $70,000.00 – $95,000.00

Job Type: Administrative

Reports to: Executive Director of the Business Office    

Location: Finance  

 

Position Summary

The Assistant Director of General Ledger is responsible for overseeing the District’s General Ledger. The position will work with the Business Office, Grant Compliance, Cash Management and other DPSCD stakeholders to ensure policies and procedures are following local, state, and federal compliance in addition to district priorities.

 

Qualifications

  

Graduation from a four (4) year college or university with a degree in Business Administration, Finance, Accounting or related field; plus five (5) years' professional accounting experience in a large school system, municipality, or comparable environment, and to include three (3) years administrative or supervisory experience.

 

Preferred: Three (3) years’ experience in Michigan school finance with specific experience in accounting, budget, and/or accounts payable functions.

 

 

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

 

  1. Oversee and analyze the District’s general ledger data on a monthly, quarterly, and annual basis for accuracy for providing management with pertinent information for making decisions

 

  1. Oversee and compile financial reports according to generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP).

 

  1. Work collaboratively with other departments to ensure we have the required documentation for recording purposes

 

  1. Oversee and reconcile all funds and accounts assigned under the general ledger section; researching discrepancies, collecting information, performing bank reconciliations and reporting the findings to management

 

  1. Work closely with the auditors and the staff in providing the required documentation to identify and correct problems throughout the year

 

  1. Maintain district-prescribed records of all general ledger, financial and grant reporting as required

 

  1. Maintain a monthly closing schedule

 

  1. Ensure that the district complies with the federal, state and local laws

 

  1. Review the schedule of expenditures of federal awards including the draw down report prepared by the Grant Accountants

 

  1. Review the Fixed Asset report and the recording of entries

 

  1. Train, supervise and evaluate the staff

 

  1. Maintain professional and technical knowledge by attending educational workshops, reviewing professional publications; establishing personal networks, benchmarking state of the art practices and participating in professional societies.

 

  1. Fulfill other duties and responsibilities as assigned by the Executive Director Finance/Designee

 

Security Clearance:

Internal Applicants

If you are a current Detroit public schools employee, presently employed with the district, you do not have to submit a fee related to obtaining the Detroit public schools security clearance, unless your new role requires a different type of security clearance.

 

External Applicants

If you are hired to fill a vacant position, you will be required to submit a Detroit public schools security clearance. At point of offer to hire, you will be responsible for a non-refundable payment of $64.50 via Visa, Master Card, American Express, Discover Card, cashier's check, or money order, payable to the DPSCD Police Department. No personal checks or cash is accepted.

 

Method of Application:

Applicants must apply through the online application system. Only applications submitted through the online application system will be considered for any posted position and all applications require a resume to be considered.

 

Successful candidates are required to submit official transcript(s) at point of offer to hire. Teaching service outside of the Detroit Public Schools Community District must be verified by the applicant's prior employer(s) prior to hire. It is the applicant's responsibility to provide all documentation (including copies) as requested.

 

Applicants requesting assistance during the application process should contact the Office of Human Resources via email at [email protected] or phone at (313) 873-6897.

 

DPSCD does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability, age, religion, height, weight, citizenship, marital or family status, military status, ancestry, genetic information, or any other legally protected category, in its educational programs and activities, including employment and admissions Concerns? Contact the Civil Rights Coordinator at (313) 240-4377 or detroitk12.org/compliance.

 

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