Finance Director

Sunday, August 18, 2019
Comstock Public Schools
Position Details: 

Organization:  Comstock Public Schools

Location: Kalamazoo, MI

Pay Range: $88,000 to $114,000


Responsible for directing the fiscal functions of the school district in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles and school district policy.  This includes financial analysis, internal and external reporting, cash management, budgeting, financial accounting, financial forecasting, purchasing, contract administration, payroll, and fringe benefits.  This position also supervises business office personnel and will serve on the Superintendent’s Leadership Team.

 Position Responsibilities:

  • Prepare and monitor all district budgets, including long-range financial planning in a collaborative approach with departmental leadership.
  • Prepare and oversee the preparation of monthly district financial reports and ensure they meet all local, state, and federal requirements including timely submission.
  • Effectively communicate and work with the Board of Education and other Committees of the Board regarding implementation and education relating to school finance issues.
  • Other duties as assigned by the Superintendent.


  • The position requires knowledge normally acquired through a Bachelor’s Degree (B.A.) from a four-year college or institution in Accounting, Finance, or a related field; or equivalent combination of experience and education.
  • Four (4) to seven (7) years of related job experience or expertise in accounting or applied financial leadership is required. Previous experience in a school environment is preferred.
  • A Certified Public Accountant (CPA) designation is preferred, but not required.
  • Possess or qualify for the Michigan School Business Officials Chief Financial Officer Certification.


Skills/Knowledge/Abilities (SKA) Required:

  • Knowledge of software and operations of computerized financial accounting systems.
  • Strong analytical and critical thinking skills.
  • Excellent financial and business acumen, with the ability to quickly assimilate numbers and reports and provide well-reasoned, thoughtful, and succinct reports and recommendations.
  • Excellent oral and written communication and human relations skills.  
  • Ability to organize integrated systems and processes; ability to analyze and solve complex problems.
  • Ability to meet all requirements necessary to satisfy state certification for the position.

 To Apply:     Please complete the online application at:


Required with Application: Cover letter, resume, business references, and transcripts


Application Deadline: Position will remain open until filled; must apply by August 18 or earlier

The Board of Education does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, (including sexual orientation or transgender identity), disability, age, religion, height, weight, marital or family status, military status, ancestry, genetic information, or any other legally protected, category, (collectively, "Protected Classes"), in its programs and activities, including employment opportunities.  We are an equal opportunity employer.