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POSITION TITLE:     Director of Finance/Human Resources

CLASSIFICATION: Administrative (At-will) – Level 2 (52 weeks)

REPORTS TO:        Superintendent              

SALARY: Commensurate with experience and qualifications



Application Process: Interested applicants must submit a cover letter, resume, copies of undergrad and graduate transcripts, and two (2) reference letters to:


Autumn Mattson, Superintendent


Creative Technologies Academy

350 Pine Street

Cedar Springs MI 49319




Direct and administer Creative Technologies Academy business and finance services including, but not limited to, general accounting, grant accounting, accounts payable and receivable, payroll, budget, cash management, risk management, audit, procurement, and financial reporting, administer third party contracts for custodial services, and teaching substitutes. Manage and administer employee benefits and District insurance. Maintain communications with respect to financial matters with the Superintendent.






● Bachelor’s degree in Accounting, Finance, or a related field. Master’s degree is preferred.

● MSBO certification or eligibility for Chief Financial Officer or Business Office Manager, preferred

● Three to five years of related experience in accounting or applied financial leadership, including supervisory responsibilities, preferably as a Chief Business Official at a Michigan School District.

● Experience with the following is a plus: proven knowledge of Michigan school finance, including requirements of The Michigan School Accounting Manual, budget planning and administration, and fiscal administration of State and Federal grants. 

Extensive computer background and experience with advanced knowledge in spreadsheets and financial statements.

● Technical knowledge of finance, budgeting, and accounting systems.

● Ability to maintain confidentiality.



● Provide the management of all accounting functions, including accounts payable, accounts receivable, payroll, grant accounting, and general accounting operations. Responsible for all accounting procedures required to manage and monitor the district’s internal and external financial transactions.

● Purchasing oversight and review and authorization of all purchase orders.

● Interacts with state and federal governments on tax and revenue issues that impact the district

● Provide management of all organizational treasury management functions, including maintaining a long-term cash flow forecast and financing activities. 

● Provide management of the District’s budget development and management processes.  

● Provide management of the District’s annual audits. Assures work is performed in accordance with Governmental Accounting Standards Board guidance, federal and state regulatory agencies, and other governing bodies. Exercises supervisory capability for adjusting, closing, and reversing year-end entries so that the year-end financial statement accurately and appropriately reflects District revenues and expenditures.

● Administers an effective program for the accounting of all State and Federal Programs, including all the state and federal reporting and online submissions.

Provide management and/or administer any contracts with third-party providers custodial services and teacher substitutes and prepare and analyze bids for the District.

● Ensure compliance with relevant state and federal laws

● Prepare all applicable local, state, and federal reports in accordance with applicable requirements, including financial reports required.

● Manage and administer all employee benefits.

● Manage and administer District’s risk management insurance program.

● Prepare, analyze, and provide financial information for administrative decision-making, including collaborating with the superintendent

● Ensure the establishment and maintenance of appropriate internal controls and system processes.

● Analyze and solve strategic and operational issues related to all business service functions and activities.

● Attend and, when requested, make presentations at Regular or Special Board Meetings, Executive Sessions, and Board Work Sessions. Conducts truth in budgeting hearings as required by law.

● Responsible for all reporting to the State of Michigan (FID, Grant Expenditures, Special Ed, and all others as presented)

Revision dates:  July 1, 2006, July 1, 2011; September 21, 2016, March 16, 2022

Creative Technologies Academy provides Equal Employment Opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, or genetics. In addition to federal law requirements, CTA complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment.


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