Human Resources announces an opening for the position of Director of Finance in the Finance and Management Services department. This is a twelve-month position.
DISTINGUISHING FEATURES OF WORK The Director of Finance interprets and advises principals, administrators, and staff on accounting and payroll procedures. The director also interprets financial policies and procedures and generally accepted accounting procedures.
PREFERRED QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS • CPA or advanced degree preferred. • Oracle ERP system experience preferred.
MINIMUM EDUCATION, TRAINING AND EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS • Bachelor’s degree in accounting or public/business administration, plus extensive experience in public school budgeting, accounting, and financial management, preferably including supervisory experience; or any equivalent combination of education and experience that would provide the required knowledge, skill, and ability.
REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS • Experience working with students, families, and staff from various cultural and linguistic backgrounds. • Broad knowledge of generally accepted budgeting, accounting, and related financial management principles and practices. • Comprehensive knowledge of the operation and administration of an automated accounting, budgeting, and financial management system. • Comprehensive knowledge of GAAP and GASB requirements, state law, IRS regulations, and Arlington Public Schools Policies and Procedures. • Good knowledge of modern supervisory principles and practices. • Skill in applying generally accepted budgeting, accounting, and related financial management principles and practices. • Skill in interpreting GAAP and GASB requirements, state and federal law, and Arlington Public Schools Policies and Procedures as they apply to the financial management of the school system. • Skill in providing sound financial management advice to top-level administrators and the policy-making body. • Skill in researching and analyzing information and arriving at logical conclusions independently. • Skill in maintaining records and preparing financial reports and statements. • Knowledge of the VDOE Annual School Report process and requirements. • Skill in using computer applications related to budget development and financial management. • Ability to plan, direct, and evaluate the work of subordinates. • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with supervisor, subordinates, principals, Superintendent, program administrators, members of the school board, and state and county officials.
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• Multiple Pathways to Success for All Students
• Healthy, Safe, and Supported Students
• Engaged Workforce
• Operational Excellence
• Strong and Mutually Supportive Partnerships
About Arlington Public Schools
Total FY22 Budget: $700,933,893
Average Teacher Salary: $74,554
Projected Pre-K–12 Enrollment: 26,895
Our Schools & Programs
Elementary Schools: 23
Middle Schools: 6
High Schools: 4
Secondary (grades 6-12): 1
Other Programs: 7
APS’ students hail from 142 nations and speak 115 languages.
About Arlington, Virginia
Arlington County is a diverse, dynamic, and professional community located across the Potomac River from Washington, D.C. APS is 13th largest among Virginia’s 132 school divisions.