SSC Field Financial Specialist
Chicago Public Schools - Chicago, IL

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The School Support Center (SSC) provides cross functional training, call center support, Premium Services (PS), and problem solving expertise to school principals and clerical staff responsible for managing non-instructional school operations. A priority for the SSC is to deliver high quality and effective customer service and support to school customers.

This position presents an opportunity for a strong team player with the skill-sets of excellent customer service and multi-tasking to provide front line support to our school customers. . The individual will be responsible for providing site-based training, monitoring, and consultation to multiple schools primarily in the area of budget management, purchasing and internal accounts.

Principal Accountabilities:
Provide oversight for the performance of a portfolio of 10-12 schools in all areas of administrative and financial responsibility, and develop a work plan for each school to include the implementation of effective business processes and controls.
Work closely with school principal to provide advisory and consultative support regarding best practices and implementation of effective business procedures.
Provide guidance, prioritization and removal of obstacles for school principal in working as a liaison with Central Office to promptly resolve fiscal matters.
Conduct financial training workshops as required by school staff and School Support Center.
Work with school principal and staff to ensure school's compliance with Internal Accounts Audits and Grants Management Compliance Audits.
Oversee and/or process the schools monthly internal accounts reconciliation and ensure that monthly reports are reviewed, signed and submitted accurately and timely.
Deliver site-based training and support on all CPS systems including PSB Budgeting, Position Control, Internal Accounts (IAMS), and Purchasing.
Monitor and provide monthly reporting on schools financial status to PS Manager via ongoing review of funds transfers, internal accounts documentation, and invoice aging reports.
Provide excellent and prompt customer service support to all school customers.
Complete special projects as assigned by the PS Manager.


The ideal candidate will have:
Bachelors degree in Finance, Business Management, Accounting or related field (Required).
A minimum of 5 years experience in effective management of school or business finance including budget, amendment preparation, internal accounts, purchasing and payroll. Business or Operations Manager experience preferred.
Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
Ability to effectively multi-task and manage competing priorities.
Excellent time management skills.
Proven ability to develop mutually beneficial relationships based on trust, respect, effective communication, and achievement of common goal.
Professional with strong passion for providing superior customer service to school customers.

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