Position open until filled. January 1, 2021 start date - can be flexible. First review of applications anticipated to begin in early to mid-November.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following. Other duties may be assigned.
Support HUSD Vision, Mission and Goals.
Prepares and monitors the District’s Annual Budget, CAFR (Comprehensive Annual Financial Report), AFR (Annual Financial Report), and other statutory budgeting reports and requirements.
Responsible for all Arizona Department of Education financial reporting and reconciliation requirements. (i.e., proposed and adopted expenditure budgets and all revisions, revenue budget, and annual financial report).
Administers the finance and accounting systems in conformity with the practices and procedures of the Governing Board and in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles, U.S.F.R. (Uniform System Financial Reports) and Arizona Revised Statutes.
Maintains effective relations with Arizona Department of Education, Auditor General, Maricopa County Treasurer’s office, Maricopa County Education Services Agency, and external auditors.
Maintains effective relations with school and department administrators and meets regularly with them to review site budgets and cash balances.
Maintains membership in professional organizations such as Arizona Association of School Business Officials in order to stay abreast of proposed legislative changes in school finance and their impact on Higley.
Supervises and evaluates the Finance employees. Assists in recruitment, training and supervision of capable employees for various departments.
Provides district administration, employees, and the Governing Board with detailed financial reporting and budgeting information.
Maintains effective communications with District employees and the community, meeting with various constituent groups as needed to receive or convey information.
Continuously observes, reviews and evaluates the various financial services department functions and methods and offers suggestions for improvement to the Superintendent.
Investigates reported occurrences of fraud, embezzlement, theft, waste, etc., and recommends controls to prevent or detect such occurrences.
Conducts special reviews requested by management through the Superintendent.
Issues a written report at the conclusion of each audit and distributes as appropriate.
Assists the Superintendent on bond sales, issues and preparation of the POS (Public Offering Statement) and related documents for each issue.
Prepares, as necessary, information for voter information pamphlets for override, capital outlay override and bond elections.
Attends as a representative of the district the benefits provider(s) meetings and communications issues and concerns to the Superintendent and Cabinet as necessary.
Provides oversight of monthly reconciliation for grants management.
Assist with construction projects i.e. bids, financial reports, and planning.
QUALIFICATIONS AND REQUIREMENTS
Bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited institution in Business, Finance, or related field with minimum of five years of experience in school related finance and budget required.
Proven supervisory experience required.
CPA and/or auditing experience in school districts preferred
Must possess working knowledge of principles, practices and methods of accounting and auditing; financial administration including budgeting and reports, operations procedures and data processing; application of data processing in the maintenance of accounting records and financial administration; budget preparation program analyses and revenue forecasting.
Understanding of governmental/fund accounting and generally accepted accounting principles for governmental entities preferred.
Master’s Degree preferred.
Ability to travel from site to site as necessary.
Ability to pass background and reference checking as stipulated by District standards.
No convictions for felonies or crimes against children.
Internal Number: 2886
About Higley Unified School District
Higley is a community of schools designed to share a common commitment to education and achievement for our youth and a sense of well-being for all. We focus on providing continuity from preschool to high school with a well-rounded education including academics, music, arts, languages, athletics, physical education, technology and character education. Our performance meets and exceeds state standards in academics, and our students are champions both on and off the field. We are tenaciously focused on each student's learning, and we take the guesswork out of education with data-driven instruction and accountability.