Director – Accounting, Director – Financial Services
4 Year Degree
The job of Director of Fiscal Services is done for the purpose/s of supervising the accounting and related financial services; monitoring budget expenditures; preparing District budget and financial reports; providing information and serving as a resource to others; achieving defined objectives by planning, evaluating, developing, implementing and maintaining services in compliance with established guidelines; and serving as a member of the leadership team.
This job is distinguished from similar jobs by the following characteristics: incumbents must have knowledge of school business and accounting practices and requirements.
This job reports to Associate Superintendent - Business Services
Analyzes a variety of financial information (e.g. budget variances, cost projections, general ledger accounts, payroll, etc.) for the purpose of providing direction and support, making recommendations, maximizing use of funds, and/or ensuring overall operations are within budget.
Assists a variety of external agency personnel (e.g. auditors, grant representatives, county office staff, etc.) for the purpose of providing information and general support.
Collaborates with internal and external personnel (e.g. other administrators, auditors, public agencies, community members, etc.) for the purpose of implementing and/or maintaining services and programs.
Compiles data from a wide variety of sources (e.g. staff, public agencies, school districts, etc.) for the purpose of analyzing issues, ensuring compliance with organization policies and procedures, and/or monitoring program components.
Conducts internal audits (e.g. general and special funds, etc.) for the purpose of ensuring program operations are within budget and in accordance with fiscal practices.
Directs assigned department operations; the maintenance of services and the implementation of new programs and/or processes for the purpose of providing services within established time frames and in compliance with related requirements.
Facilitates meetings, workshops, seminars, etc. (e.g. financial procedures, regulatory requirements, community or outside agencies, interdepartmental needs, school site needs, etc.) for the purpose of identifying issues, developing recommendations, supporting other staff, and serving as a District representative.
Maintains a variety of manual and electronic fiscal information, files and records (e.g. accounts payable, accounts receivable, student activities, contracts, J-18/19, position control, ADA, etc.) for the purpose of providing an up-to-date reference and audit trail.
Monitors budget allocations, expenditures, fund balances and related financial activities for the purpose of ensuring that allocations are accurate, revenues are recorded, expenses are within budget limits and/or fiscal practices are followed.
Participates in meetings, workshops and seminars for the purpose of conveying and/or gathering information required to perform functions.
Performs other related duties as assigned for the purpose of ensuring the efficient and effective functioning of the work unit.
Performs personnel functions (e.g. interviewing, evaluating, supervising, etc.) for the purpose of maintaining adequate staffing, enhancing productivity of personnel and achieving objectives within budget.
Prepares a wide variety of materials (e.g. annual budgets, financial statements, reports for the Board, Superintendent, department administrators, etc.) for the purpose purpose of documenting activities and issues, meeting compliance requirements, and/or providing supporting materials for requested actions.
Researches financial topics and related legal issues (e.g. discrepancies, current legislative trends, etc.) for the purpose of evaluating compliance requirements and potential implications on district operations.
Responds to a wide variety of inquiries of staff, district personnel, other professional organizations, etc. (e.g. accounting guidelines, expenditure status, grant guidelines, etc.) for the purpose of resolving problems, providing information and/or referring to appropriate personnel.
Job Requirements: Minimum Qualifications
Skills, Knowledge and Abilities
SKILLS are required to perform multiple, highly complex, technical tasks with a need to occasionally upgrade skills in order to meet changing job conditions. Specific skill based competencies required to satisfactorily perform the functions of the job include: operating standard office equipment including using a variety of software applications; planning and managing projects; and preparing and maintaining accurate records.
KNOWLEDGE is required to perform advanced math; read a variety of manuals, write documents following prescribed formats, and/or present information to others; and analyze situations to define issues and draw conclusions. Specific Knowledge based competencies required to satisfactorily perform the functions of the job include: pertinent laws, codes, policies, and/or regulations; personnel processes; program planning and development; school budgeting, policies and audit procedures; concepts of grammar and punctuation; principles of public and fund accounting and budgeting.
ABILITY is required to schedule activities and/or meetings; routinely gather, collate, and/or classify data; and use job- related equipment. Flexibility is required to work with others in a wide variety of circumstances; analyze data utilizing a variety of complex processes; and operate equipment using standardized methods. Ability is also required to work with a diversity of individuals and/or groups; work with data of widely varied types and/or purposes; and utilize job- related equipment. Problem solving is required to analyze issues and create action plans. Problem solving with data requires analysis based on organizational objectives; and problem solving with equipment is limited to moderate. Specific Ability based competencies required to satisfactorily perform the functions of the job include: adapting to changing work priorities; communicating with diverse groups and individuals; meeting deadlines and schedules; setting priorities; working as part of a team; and working with detailed information/data.
Responsibility Responsibilities include: working independently under broad organizational policies to achieve organizational objectives; directing other persons within a department, large work unit, and/or across several small work units; Utilization of significant resources from other work units is routinely required to perform the job's functions. There is a continual opportunity to significantly impact the organization’s services.
Work Environment The usual and customary methods of performing the jobs functions require the following physical demands: some lifting, carrying, pushing, and/or pulling and significant fine finger dexterity. Generally the job requires 90% sitting, 5% walking, and 5% standing. This job is performed in a generally clean and healthy environment.
Experience: Job related experience within a specialized field with increasing levels of responsibility is required. Education: Bachelors degree in job-related area. Equivalency: Two years of increasingly responsible experience in fiscal and accounting work including experience in budget development and fiscal monitoring preferably in a school environment.
The Roseville City School District (RCSD) was established in 1869 with 44 students and now serves more than 11,700 students. RCSD has emerged as Roseville’s community hub of education. We will be opening our 20th school in 2020/2021 and scheduled to open more to accommodate anticipated growth. We offer specialized programs such as AVID, Career Technical Education (CTE), GATE, International Baccalaureate (IB) courses, plus art and music education.
Our mission is to provide the best educational environment for our students by attracting the most qualified candidates for all positions in the district, making them feel welcome and providing them with the support possible to help them succeed.
Roseville City School District is located 16 miles east of Sacramento in Placer County. Placer County is the second-fastest growing county in California with one of the state’s highest rates of millennial home-buyers. Roseville was voted Best Place to Raise a Family in 2017, making the region the brightest choice for young professionals and families.
We hope you make Placer County and Roseville City School District your choice to establish your career, accomplish your dreams and change the lives of our community’s future leaders.