Director – Accounting, Director – Financial Services
Under general direction of the Associate Superintendent, Business Services, plans, coordinates, supervises and administers the financial operations of the District, including accounting, budgeting and payroll; assures compliance with policies, practices and procedures.
Plans, organizes, directs and evaluates the performance of assigned staff, establishes performance requirements and personal development.
Provides leadership and works with staff to develop and retain highly competent, service-oriented staff through training and management practices.
Plans, develops, coordinates and monitors the implementation of new processes, procedures or standards.
Provides expert guidance and direction in resolving a wide array of routine to complex issues in compliance with generally accepted accounting practices, applicable laws, codes, regulations and District policies and procedures.
Acts as agent and supervisor of other limited authorized agents making commitments on behalf of the District.
Plans, organizes, coordinates and supervises internal and external auditing functions.
Assists Human Resources in the negotiating of employee benefit programs.
May participate in collective bargaining negotiations.
Makes financial and budgetary recommendations for improvements as needed.
Advises Board Members, Superintendent, Chief Business Officer and management regarding financially related issues.
Confers with representatives of private firms, other governmental agencies, legal authorities and the public in regard to matters affecting financial services.
Directs, reviews and assists administrators and staff with accounting for expenditures, property, expenditure forecasting, cash-flow management, investment of surplus funds, and maintenance of official accounting records and related functions.
Establishes and maintains effective working relationships with federal, state, county and District staff.
Assists in implementing financial goals, objectives, policies, standards and internal controls for the Finance Department.
Plans, organizes, coordinates, administers, integrates, evaluates and controls such functions as accounting, budgeting and payroll for the District.
Gathers, reviews, compiles, organizes, coordinates, analyzes and integrates all accounting functions, statistical analyses and financial reports.
Participates in various budget review sessions and incorporates revisions.
Reviews, evaluates and within level of authority, approves requisitions and invoices and monitors expenditures to appropriate funds or accounts.
Composes, writes, edits and completes technical reports and other written materials.
Education: Graduation from an accredited college/university with a Bachelor's degree in Business Administration, Accounting, Finance, or a closely related field. Possession of a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) License is highly desirable
Experience: Five years of experience in finance or accounting work including at least three years in a management/supervisory position involving policy development, budget preparation, and personnel management.
Other Requirements: -Possession of a valid California Class C Driver License. -Evidence of adequate insurance for a motor vehicle, which meets or exceeds the California legal liability insurance requirement and continues to maintain insurability.
Hacienda La Puente Unified School District High Schools are among the best in the nation and have won many awards and honors, offering innovative and distinguished academic and athletic programs.
Our kindergarten through 12th grade enrollment is more than 22,000 students who reside within the district's boundaries--the cities of Industry and La Puente, and the unincorporated Los Angeles County ...areas of Hacienda Heights and Valinda. The Hacienda La Puente Unified School District has seventeen K-5 elementary schools, six K-8 schools, four middle schools, four comprehensive high schools, one alternative high school, an orthopedic unit for the physically handicapped, and an extensive child development and adult education program. The district also maintains an Administration Center, an Instructional Services Center, a Multilingual Assessment Center, a Professional Library, and a Curriculum Lab. The Hacienda La Puente Unified School District is dedicated to maximizing the talents, interests, and abilities of all its students, enabling them to meet the challenges and opportunities of a changing world. The district curriculum is based on the California State Frameworks and California Common Core Standards (CCCS). Classroom instruction is integrated, thematically applied, technologically integrated, and sensitive to the individual learning styles of students and the needs of the multicultural community we serve. Elementary classrooms are self-contained and opportunities for team teaching are available. Middle schools offer both core and departmentalized scheduling. Classrooms are departmentalized for students in grades 9-12. Band, chorus, drama, journalism, and other student activities are also provided. A number of supplemental programs enhance the district's basic classroom curriculum. These programs include: special education, English language development, gifted and talented education, counseling, school improvement, and compensatory education programs.