The Director of Financial Services is responsible for the organization, operation, and coordination of the Accounting, Payroll, Financial Services and Financial Applications Specialist Team (FAST) Services for Loudoun County Public Schools.
The following information is intended to describe the overall nature and scope of the work being performed in relation to the position. This is not a comprehensive listing of all responsibilities or tasks; other work may be assigned when deemed appropriate:
Directs and evaluates the activities of the Accounting Supervisor, Payroll Supervisor, FAST Supervisor, and Internal Auditor.
Directs the administration of accounting and payroll operations, to include the financial system.
Ensures the management of the payroll system for providing accurate and timely payroll processing, payment of payroll deductions and taxes, and proper internal controls.
Interprets and implements Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP), Governmental Accounting Board Standards (GASB), and Federal, State, and local laws to ensure that the School District’s financial operation and financial reporting is in compliance.
Administers, monitors, implements, and makes recommendations for the improvement of internal controls, processes, policies, and procedures.
Provides oversight for the development and publication of the comprehensive annual financial report; performs ad hoc analysis and financial reports as needed.
Coordinates the annual audit of the centralized funds and the school activity funds.
Below are the qualifications for this position:
Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting, Public Administration, or a related field; Master’s Degree preferred
Seven years of experience in a finance, accounting, business in a leadership role; public school system or local government experience preferred
Demonstrating knowledge of the theory, principles, practices and techniques of budget, finance, and accounting
Knowledge of research principles and forecasting techniques to include analysis, interpretation, and use of statistics
Demonstrated professional and personal characteristics necessary for working effectively with school personnel and members of the community
Strong organizational, communication, and interpersonal skills
Strong technical skills to facilitate complex financial analysis
Strong proficiency with Oracle E-Business Suite, Microsoft Excel and Microsoft Access
Loudoun County Public Schools (LCPS) serves more than 83,000 students in 94 facilities. We operate 16 high schools, 17 middle and intermediate schools, 59 elementary schools, and two instructional centers.
Loudoun County Public Schools is the third largest school division in the Commonwealth of Virginia and one of the fastest growing counties in America. Loudoun continues its proud tradition of quality public education, maintaining and outstanding record of student achievement despite the pressure of surging enrollment.
LCPS was named a best in state employer by Forbes Magazine in 2019.