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Mehlville School District is Hiring Director of Accounting

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Director of Accounting - 2024-2025 School Year

The Director of Accounting is responsible for leading the Mehlville School District’s financial and business operations through the handling of the following functions:  Accounts Payable, Accounts Receivable, Budget Development, Cash Management, Debt Service, Financial Statement Reporting, Grant Reporting, Purchasing, and Audit. 

 

Qualifications:

  • Requires a minimum of 3 years of job-related prior experience
  • Requires a Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting or Finance
  • CPA license preferred

 

Essential Job Functions:

  • Provides visionary leadership for the Business Office in areas of establishing policies and procedures, as well as managing and developing staff.
  • Provides District financial management assistance to the Chief Financial Officer in the development of annual revenue and expense budgets, and monthly review of expense and revenue analysis to assess necessary budget amendments.
  • Provides effective leadership of day-to-day operations of accounting, accounts payable, cash receipts, cash management, and general ledger software functions.
  • Directs the District’s accounts payable and receivable operations to comply with Board policy, DESE and federal program guidelines, audit regulations, and department accounting procedures.
  • Directs the District’s purchasing operations in conjunction with Board policy, DESE compliance, and administers automated purchasing approval routing to ensure all purchases are property approved.
  • Directs the general accounting activities of the District in conjunction with Board policy, DESE compliance, and accounting principles that comply with the annual financial audit by the CPA firm.
  • Ensures compliance with laws and guidelines all federal, state, and grant revenues and expenses.
  • Understands financial internal controls for cash receipts, cash disbursements, and journal entry supporting documentation. Conducts school building cash audits to verify internal control compliance.
  • Administers the financial reporting software system regarding maintenance, user authorization, and various general ledger configurations and processes.
  • Manages District cash balances with monthly cash flow analysis, manages cash transfers to optimize interest earnings yet meet bank balance requirements, manages investment program relationships, manages payment processes and controls to minimize risk of bank fraud, and ensures that bank reconciliations are completed accurately and timely.
  • Manages daily operations of the District’s self-insurance revenues and expenses and provides financial analysis of monthly activity.
  • Coordinates reporting of District commercial property insurance claims and annual renewal of commercial property and general liability insurance coverage.
  • Acts as District liaison with the District’s external CPA auditing firm and coordinates audit schedule preparation.
  • Prepares all key financial reporting, including the annual ASBR (Annual Secretary Board Report), annual audit financial statements, monthly financial statements, monthly warrants, debt bond reporting, and federal program reports.
  • Maintains District’s record retention.
  • Prepares appropriate departmental plans and review program/department budgets.
  • Other duties may be assigned.