Program Director (School Budgets)

Location
SW Atlanta, GA, US
Salary
Competitive
Posted
Dec 06, 2019
Ref
4600178160
Program Director (School Budgets)

Finance

Support Staff - Position - Other - Other

Job Number : 4600178160

Start Date :

Open Date : 12/04/2019

Closing Date :

POSITION SUMMARY

The Program Director (School Budgets) is responsible for developing, monitoring, managing and reporting for all school budgets including the charter school allocations and partner school allotments. The incumbent will play an integral part in developing forms, creating reports and ensuring a high level of support for the budget development processes. The Program Director, working with various stakeholders, including principals, program managers, human resources, engagement office and academics division, will coordinate the budget development timeline and processes for the school budgets.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES

• Manages processes and procedures within the Budget Services Department

• Oversees the creation of school budget templates, funding formulas for schools and revenue estimates for the District as a whole

• Develops models simulating school budgets for the upcoming fiscal year and/or future years

• Assists school administration with their budget requests, inclusive of supervising other Budget Services staff to assist, as needed, during the budget development process

• Prepares budgetary/financial analysis, forecasts, and presentations on the status of the budget, possible outcomes, and other projections

• Drafts, develops and oversees policies concerning budgetary and financial transactions and conditions, including developing internal procedures to ensure compliance by schools

• Performs regular financial review of schools' budgets, alerting them of issues and assisting them with resolutions

• Develops recommendations to resolve financial and budgetary issues throughout the year

• Reviews financial and budgetary transactions, activities and functions between schools to ensure the intent of the budgetary relationship remains intact

• Responds to inquiries concerning historical budgetary or financial information collaborating with other departments, divisions, and/or schools

• Trains Budget Specialist in daily operations of the department; manages Budget Coordinator and policy control positions, as directed by the Executive Director of Budget Services

• Performs other duties as assigned by appropriate administrator

• Required to attend scheduled shift during regular business hours as mandated

Requirements :

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS

EDUCATION:

� Bachelor's degree in Finance, Public Administration, Accounting, or related field required

� Master's degree in Finance, Public Administration, Accounting, or related field preferred

CERTIFICATION/LICENSE:

� Valid Georgia driver's license and availability of private transportation

WORK EXPERIENCE:

� 5 years of experience working in governmental finance, or budgeting areas

� Experience in school district budget or finance experience preferred

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ABILITIES

� Sound knowledge of the principles and best practices of budget management, procedures and guidelines

� Strong analytical skills

� Ability to understand the correlation between budget and financial data

� Excellent research practices and techniques

� Understanding and familiarity with federal, state and local laws, regulations and guidelines governing the budget process

� Ability to communicate effectively verbally and in writing, including consistent application of correct grammar, spelling, punctuation and vocabulary

� Ability to prepare clear, concise and accurate correspondence, reports and other written materials

� Dependable, able to work under pressure and meet deadlines as required

� Able to be organized, set priorities and exercise sound independent judgment within areas of responsibility

� Excellent presentation skills for educating internal and external stakeholders on budget processes and principles

� Ability to apply critical thinking skills in rendering solutions to various issues

� Able to collaborate effectively with diverse groups of people

Compensation :

Salary Grade: 135

Salary Range: FY'20 APS Salary Schedule (All Positions)

Work Year: Annual

FLSA Status : EXEMPT

Employment Category :
AT-WILL

Reports to: : EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

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