Director, Financial Services Milwaukee Public Schools
Milwaukee Public Schools 134 reviews - Milwaukee, WI

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The Director, Financial Services position resides in the Department of Finance and is responsible to the Chief Financial Officer. The Director, Financial Services provides financial management, direction and leadership in the areas of budgeting, general and school accounting, payroll and financial reporting. The Director formulates policies for fiscal and accounting matters and recommends best practices, adheres to federal, state and local regulations and policies provided by the Milwaukee Board of School Directors. The position is exempt from City Service as well as bargaining unit representation and serves at the will of the Milwaukee Board of School Directors.

1. Directs and oversees the finance department and total financial plan for the district through development of goals and objectives, establishment of priorities, review and approval of work products and implementation of best practices. 2. Oversees the development of the annual district budget process in accordance with the policies, spending and program priorities of the Milwaukee School Board of Directors. Publishes the annual budget. 3. Performs long range financial forecasting and planning and develops and recommends annual and long-term financial policies. Performs year-end financial projections to identify revenue and expenditure shortfalls and surpluses. 4. Directs the development and maintenance of the accounting, accounts payable and payroll processes of the district to ensure strong internal controls are implemented and maintained. Ensures effective and efficient recording of transactions, accurate and timely recording of information and compliance with generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP), state and federal laws and regulations and Board policies. 5. Initiates and directs management and fiscal studies, to include the analysis and impact of state legislative proposals, labor contract proposals and settlements and changes in GAAP. 6. Directs the preparation and issuance of internal and eternal financial reports and regulatory reports that are meaningful, accurate, timely and in accordance with applicable laws and regulations.

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