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Position: Financial Analyst
Municipality:Town of Vernon - PublicSchools
Close Date:8/7/2020

The Vernon Public Schools, in partnership with family and community, is committed to provide a quality education, with high expectations, in a safe environment where all students become independent learners and productive contributors to society.


Position:                            Financial Analyst

Reports to:                       Director of Business and Finance

Employment Status:       Regular/Full-time

FLSA Status:                     Exempt

Description:                      Assists with the planning and managing of financial operations of the district

NOTE:                                The below lists are not ranked in order of importance


Essential Functions:

    Maintain the strictest confidence concerning personnel, students and operational concerns of the district

    Promote good public relations by personal appearance, attitude and conversation

    Report all cases of suspected child abuse to appropriate school personnel and proper government authority

    Prepare and analyze all financial statements required by CSDE and other regulatory agencies for grants awarded to the Board of Education.

    Assist the Business and Finance Director with all daily, quarterly, yearly, and other ongoing fiscal operational needs

    Prepare financial statements for audit and internal purposes

    Perform all duties in a professional manner and in accordance with Board policies and guidelines

    Oversee the development of the annual Board of Education Budget

    Monitor the Districtís budget and work with various departments regarding internal, state and federal reports

    Provide updates for the BOE Finance Committee

    Develop and maintain a working relationship with governmental agencies

    Provide internal audit and compliance services as required

    Attend workshops, seminars, and in-services to keep current on all matters influencing the general operation of the Business and Finance Department

    Provide accounting guidance to staff as needed

    Serve as MUNIS administrator and assist with new user training

    Assist with preparation of SBCH Cost Report and ensure financial accuracy

    Serve as P-Card administrator

    Provide assistance to Grant Managers in managing and monitoring their grants

    Coordinate the preparation of salary and benefit costs for budget projections

    Provide cost analysis and projections to assist in collective bargaining

    Responsible for implementation and maintenance of document management system

    Manage and coordinate special projects and initiatives as assigned, from inceptions to implementation, inclusive of software updates and conversions

    Assist the Finance Officer with the development and implementation of various fiscal policies and procedures

    Applies principles of accounting to analyze financial information

    Prepares extensive financial, statistical and narrative reports; and related presentations as required

    Prepare financial statements for audit and internal purposes

    Researches and analyzes financial data to ensure accuracy and integrity of data

    Assists in the annual audit process

Other Duties and Responsibilities:

    Respond to routine questions and requests with tact and diplomacy in a
                    timely manner

    Serve as a role model for students and staff

    Establish and maintain cooperative professional relationships

    Maintain a level of approachability by administration and staff

    Work with staff to foster their professional growth

    Perform other related duties as assigned by the Business and Finance Director











    Bachelorís Degree in Accounting, Finance or other related degree

    5 years previous accounting or internal auditing experience

    High level of computer aptitude used in problem solving and forward progress/new implementations

    Managerial ability encompassing organizational, verbal, and written communication skills

    Such alternatives to the above qualifications as the Superintendent and/or Vernon Board of Education may find appropriate


Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

    Ability to communicate ideas and directives clearly and effectively, both orally and in writing

    Effective, active listening skills

    Ability to work effectively with others

    Organizational and problem solving skills

    Must be able to concentrate on fine detail with constant interruption, attend to task for 45-60 minutes at a time, remember multiple assignments given over long periods of time, and understand the theories behind several related concepts

    Considerable knowledge of core municipal finance practices including: budget preparation and strategic planning, fund accounting, procurement, capitalization of assets and financial reporting in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles


Additional Working Conditions:

    Interaction among children

    Repetitive hand motion, e.g., computer keyboard, typing, calculator, writing

    Regular requirement to sit, stand, walk, read, hear, see, speak, reach, stretch with hands and arms

    Frequent interruption of duties by staff, students, visitors and/or telephone

    Occasional requirement to travel, both daily and overnight

    Occasional need to work overtime, evenings and/or weekends

    Occasional requirement to lift, carry, push and/or pulling various supplies and/or equipment up to a maximum of

20 pounds


Equipment Operated:

Computer/Laptop                Printer                   Scanner                 Smartphone


Required Testing                                 Continuing Educ./Training                                                Clearances

None                                                                                                                                                      Fingerprint/Background



Performance will be evaluated annually in accordance with the provisions set by the Vernon Board of Education





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We are an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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