Financial Analyst

Memphis, TN, US
Oct 18, 2019
Purpose and Scope
The incumbent delivers at a high level of competency in projecting, budgeting, monitoring, analyzing, and reporting on financial activity within the Exceptional Children Department. This effort includes preparing budgets for operations, programs and projects; maintenance of financial controls in accordance with policies and procedures; and reporting on unusually complex problems and provides solutions that are highly innovative and ingenious, achieving quality and work process improvement.

Essential Job Functions
  1. Provide leadership and a high degree of ingenuity, creativity, resourcefulness, and competency in the financial area and is viewed as expert within the field.
  2. Work collaboratively with other professionals, and management to achieve a system-wide result. May lead a team in the effort. Provides instruction and leadership with subordinate clerks and technicians, and advises management.
  3. Conduct financial audits to ensure compliance to regulations and laws. Deal with unusually complex problems and provides solutions that are highly innovative and ingenious, achieving quality and work process improvements. Ensure that the workgroup's goals and activities are in synch with and support the broader goals and objectives of the organization; and that the execution of responsibilities are in accordance to lawful and ethical standards.
  4. Direct the preparation and maintenance of a variety of narrative and statistical reports, records, correspondence, and files related to assigned service, activities, and operations; provides for appropriate research and compiles reports, as needed.
  5. Performs other related duties as assigned or directed.

Minimum Qualifications
Bachelor's degree in Accounting, Financial Management or relevant field plus an additional 4 years related experience, or equivalent, for a total education/experience of 8 years.

Degree Equivalency Formula :
Bachelor's Degree = 4 years plus required years of experience.
Master's Degree = 2 years plus required years of experience. Where Master's degrees are required, years for Bachelor's Degrees must be included.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
  • Strong analytic and problem-solving skills, with the ability to swiftly and accurately understand complex data and perform analysis
  • Skill in developing data-supported solutions and using fact-based logic; ability to translate complex analysis in easy-to-understand manner and present to a broad audience
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Outstanding leadership skills and ability to build high-performing teams through both recruitment and selection and professional development
  • Ability to tackle the operational challenges of the merged school district in a complex, changing political and educational environment
  • Ability to manage daily administrative tasks without losing sight of long-term goals and planning.

Physical Requirements and Working Environment
Physical Demands : Requires sedentary work involving standing or walking for brief periods, exerting up to 10 pounds of force on a regular basis; and some dexterity in operating office equipment; must be able to use hands and fingers for sign language.
Unavoidable Hazards : The position is exposed to no unusual environmental hazards.

Sensory (ADA) Requirements : The position requires normal visual acuity and field of vision, hearing and speaking abilities.

SCS is an Equal Opportunity Employer. SCS provides reasonable accommodations to qualified persons with disabilities. Prospective and current employees are encouraged to discuss ADA accommodations with management.

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