Senior Director, Accounting
This position falls under the general direction of the Chief Finance Oﬃcer, the Senior Director has wide authority and discretion in the planning and direction of the school system accounting programs and functions. The incumbent plans, directs, reviews and evaluates the work of a staﬀ of professional, technical, and clerical employees of the accounting department.
Positions designated as department directors administer school division wide, multi- faceted functions with comprehensive responsibilities that impact much of the division’s constituencies.
ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS OF THE CLASS (May not include all duties performed by each position in the class).
o Maintains a complete, online automated accounting system for all ﬁnancial transactions by source of funds, location, program, and object.
o Responsible for timely payment of vendors for all goods and services received by the School Board.
o Prepares ﬁnancial statements on a full accrual basis to enable the School Board, Superintendent, and other administrative oﬃcers to make
resource decisions for the school system.
o Prepares periodic reports to the City of Norfolk, the State of Virginia, and the federal government.
o Prepares and/or reviews the Financial Section of the Annual School Report as required by the Virginia Department of Education.
o Prepares and/or reviews monthly ﬁnancial reports and coordinates reconciliation of subsidiary ledgers for all functional areas, including the
operating and grant funds, inventory, Child Nutrition Services, payroll, and purchasing.
o Maintains a complete property control system for fixed assets and controllable equipment.
o Prepares appropriate annual ﬁnancial reports in accordance with the Government Accounting Standards Board (GASB) and coordinates the
o Develops and maintains separate accounting records for each federal and state grant funded program.
o Develops and maintains a close working relationship with city ﬁnancial oﬃcials to properly manage cash ﬂow and investments for the
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