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Senior Director, Payroll

Company: ReNEW Schools
Location: Camden
Posted on: November 18, 2021

Job Description:

The Superintendent invites qualified and interested candidates to apply for the position of Senior Director, Payroll.. In our District, we put students first. Our vision: all Camden students will attend a high quality school where they are valued, challenged, and prepared for college and careers that positively impact their community and the world. High quality schools have a great teacher in every classroom, are housed in safe, clean buildings equipped to meet the needs of 21st century learners, with the support of an efficient and effective Central Office. All this is possible only with the right team members in place, working together with partners and the community to provide all students the academic, social, and emotional supports needed to succeed in school and beyond. Read more here.. ROLE OVERVIEW. The Senior Director, Payroll provides oversight, designs, organizes, and manages reporting related to payroll and payroll agency processes for the district.. MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS. Hold a Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university. At least 7 years of payroll experience in a school district and/or other public entity. Strong agency account reconciliation experience in accordance with Generally Accepted Accounting Principles. Strong experience with IRS reporting and regulations. Proficient in MS Excel. Required criminal history background check, physical and proof of U.S. citizenship or legal resident alien status. A valid Driver's license as well as current insurance and a vehicle with valid registration. PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS. Experience with NJ education finance, including the NJ DOE Chart of Accounts. Managerial experience in payroll and all related reporting requirements. Experience with Systems 3000 Payroll module. ROLE & RESPONSIBILITIES. Major roles and responsibilities include:. Maintains payroll systems and records in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP). Reviews and updates system of payroll to ensure alignment with all State and Federal payroll regulations. Oversees the reconciliation of all agency account balances in collaboration with Assistant Business Administrator. Provides oversight for all agency and tax payments and makes recommendations for aggressive internal controls to ensure timely and accurate filings. Collaborates with Senior Director, Accounting and Audit to produce accurate and timely monthly budget statements for school leadership and executive team to review, including budget-to-actuals-to-forecast for payroll account lines. Finalizes reconciliation of all payroll and agency accounts from previous fiscal year and prepares for annual audit. Reviews operations to determine adherence to the fiscal management requirements of NJ Quality Single Accountability Continuum (NJ QSAC). Leads the process to improve internal controls, standard operating procedures, payroll preparation and other fiscal management procedures as prescribed by NJ QSAC requirements. Submits statement of assurance for annual NJ QSAC review. Coordinates with external auditors to ensure the completion of the annual certified audit and the Comprehensive Annual Financial Report; performs internal audits, reviews and inventories to ensure financial compliance and control; ensures appropriate action in response to audit findings. Manages the coordination of internal and external auditing including federal and state auditors and oversees implementation of the annual corrective action plan (CAP) in all aspects related to payroll. Receives and responds to inquiries, concerns and complaints in areas of responsibility.. Adheres to federal statutes and regulations, New Jersey school law, construction codes, State Board of Education rules and regulations, Board of Education policies and procedures, and contractual obligations. Supports projects and initiatives in other divisions and departments throughout CCSD on an as-needed basis. Performs other duties as may be assigned by the Superintendent or her designee. Contributes fiscal information to annual budget process as directed by Superintendent and/or her designee. Collaborates with the Division of Talent and Labor Relations to ensure accuracy of all payroll records. Prepares personnel updates following monthly Board of Education meetings. CORE COMPETENCIES. An ideal candidate for this role will demonstrate the following and/or have experiences with:. Demonstrated record of accomplishment in leading significant cross-functional initiatives in diverse organizational settings. Strong analytical skills, including comfort level using Microsoft Excel and other online reporting tools to compile data, trends and reports. Strong oral and written communication skills. Creative and outside-of-the box thinking. Outstanding interpersonal and teamwork skills. Demonstrated ability to develop a vision and inspire others to achieve shared goals. Flexible, optimistic approach; committed to overcoming challenges; comfortable with change and ambiguity. Ability to work independently and manage multiple responsibilities simultaneously. Systems thinker with a demonstrated ability to design disciplined and sustainable processes and systems that produce strong results. Integrity and clarity in all communications and interactions. Have excellent leadership and organizational skills and the ability to motivate and supervise personnel. Have excellent integrity and demonstrate good moral character and initiative. Exhibit a personality that demonstrates interpersonal skills to relate well with students, staff, administration, parents and the community. Demonstrate the ability to communicate effectively in English, both orally and in writing, using proper grammar and vocabulary. Demonstrate the ability to use computers for word processing, data management, and telecommunications. Project and process management experience. CORE VALUES. We are seeking individuals who will exemplify the District's core values:. Respect and Humility. We serve our community by recognizing the strengths, experiences, and perspectives of others. We humbly recognize our own limitations and incorporate lessons we gain from our reflective practice.. Evidence-based. We use evidence to inform decisions and to ensure that we are accountable to our students and families.. We communicate openly and work collaboratively, recognizing that getting to the best possible decisions requires input from others. Honest communications build trust and establish a community that assumes best intentions.. Solutions-oriented. With respect for the complexity of this work and the history that precedes us, we focus on persistence, resourcefulness, and inclusiveness to drive toward solutions.. REPORTS TO & EVALUATED BY. Principal and/or designee. SALARY, EMPLOYMENT PERIOD, AND UNION AFFILIATION. Salary Range:. Competitive based on qualifications and previous experience. Employment Period:. Ten month, non-tenureable position. Union Affiliation. Non-affiliated. (Pending availability of funds and Superintendent's approval). THE CAMDEN CITY SCHOOL DISTRICT IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY/AFFIRMATIVE ACTION EMPLOYERCommunication & Collaboration

Keywords: ReNEW Schools, Camden , Senior Director, Payroll, Accounting, Auditing , Camden, New Jersey

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