Serve as a member of the financial services management team of the Dallas ISD overseeing $2 billion budget.
Serve as back up to the Director of Accounting Services
Serve as a key reporting and compliance liaison with internal and external auditors. Coordinate audits of District accounts and financial transactions to ensure compliance with state and federal requirements and statutes.
Work with PEIMS department to ensure compliance and accuracy in reporting
Determine the information and supporting systems strategy to meet the District financial reporting and financial needs. Be a part of the implementation team to set up and mainttain General Ledger module. Responsible for the General Ledger module maintenance, and testing when new patches are required; Responsible for opening and closing General Ledger module; coordinate and direct the monthly closing process in Oracle for all modules
Coordinate the resolution of reporting and the analysis of issues with all district financial reporting areas such as Budgeting, Grants Management, Food Services, Construction Services/Bonds, Payroll, Treasury, etc.
Review, approve journal entries, reconciliations and back ups for the General Funds, Internal Service Funds, ensure recognition in accordance with generally accounting principles, Texas Education Agency guidelines, and applicable policies and law.
Review encumbrances, request Procurement department to finally close purchase orders, carry over purchase orders at year end.
Responsible for accurate reporting of accruals.
Provide direction and assistance to other departmental units regarding accounting and reporting policies and procedures, and efficient control and utilization of financial resources
Oversee $4 billion Capital Assets group: Accounting functions, annual inventory, tagging of assets etc.
Responsible for reviwe and preparation of Annual Financial report notes and schedules and play a key role in completion of Annual Financial reports of the District.
Develop internal control policies, guidelines, and procedures for Accounting Services and ensure the implementation and practice of internal controls with each financial function
Keep abreast of technical, legislative and professional developments, state and federal laws, and accounting principles that affect district.
Performs all other tasks and duties as assigned.
Bachelor's degree in Accounting; CPA required
Ten years of experience in financial reporting and analysis. Two years of experience with Oracle or other major enterprise software solutions
Critical thinker that can identify problems and provide solutions independently and collaboratively
Managerial experience in supervising employees and managing multiple projects/deadlines
Demonstrated ability to interpret, evaluate, and analyze Texas Education Agency information relating to school finance
Demonstrated ability to prioritize time and resources and to effectively manage a team to execute on these priorities
Demonstrated knowledge of auditing, financial statement preparation and financial reporting
Demonstrated ability to analyze data or information and identify trends or financial issues
Demonstrated ability to interpreting and communicating the meaning of information for others and analyze financial data.
Demonstrated ability to evaluate information to determine District compliance
Demonstrated ability to direct other in analytical procedures
Experience with Oracle software is highly desirable. Excel Power User is a plus