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Director of Finance for Lab Schools

Appalachian State University
North Carolina, United States
Salary Not Specified
Posted Date
Jun 30, 2022

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Administrative, Academic Affairs, Other Academic Affairs, Business & Administrative Affairs, Business & Administrative Support, Financial Affairs, Student Affairs, Financial Aid, Other Student Affairs
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Full Time
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Position Title Director of Finance for Lab Schools Position Number 096381 Department Provost & Exe VC Academic Affairs - 200000 Description of University
Appalachian State University, in North Carolina's Blue Ridge Mountains, prepares students to lead purposeful lives as global citizens who understand and engage their responsibilities in creating a sustainable future for all. The transformational Appalachian experience promotes a spirit of inclusion that brings people together in inspiring ways to acquire and create knowledge, to grow holistically, to act with passion and determination, and embrace diversity and difference. As one of 17 campuses in the University of North Carolina system, Appalachian enrolls more than 20,000 students, has a low student-to-faculty ratio and offers more than 150 undergraduate and graduate majors. Minimum Qualifications
  • Bachelor degree business administration, public administration, or related business area from an accredited institution of higher learning
  • 2-4 years experience with budgeting and accounting
  • Strong communication skills, both oral and written, are essential
License/Certification Required
None Essential Duties and Responsibilities
Lab schools are the result of legislation in 2016 in which the General Assembly passed a law requiring the UNC Board of Governors to establish lab schools focusing on low performing NC public schools and improving student success. Appalachian has operated the Academy at Middle Fork for the past four years, where students have thrived and learned. Appalachian will soon open the Academy at Elkin for classes to begin August 2022.

Essential duties for the position include:
  • Oversee all financial-related matters for Lab Schools (currently two), including but not limited to:
    • Maintaining budgets within Banner for each Lab School, including monthly reconciliations of all Lab School funds within Banner
    • Coding and approval of operating expenditures and application to correct fund using the State chart of accounts as well as DPI's chart of accounts
    • Assisting with and coding of all personnel hires within correct funds
    • Assisting principals and staff with grant applications and entering of budgets into the Federal grant system used by DPI
    • Tracking of all receipts and expenditures within the Lab School funds, particularly Federal grant funds, to ensure compliance with grant application and Federal rules and ensuring funds are not overspent
    • Preparation of monthly and quarterly financial reports for prensentation to Lab School Financial Team and Lab School Advisory Boards
    • Preparation or assistance with preparation of monthly data file to be uploaded into DPI's financial system
    • Review of all DPI monthly reports to ensure all transactions were received by DPI and recorded in correct funds and purpose and object codes as dictated by DPI's chart of accounts
    • Any other financial-related matters as needed
  • Understand and apply rules and regulations surrounding public school finances
  • Follow University policies and procedures and apply those to financial matters for Lab Schools
  • Understand and follow DPI and Federal Monitoring rules and regulations related to reporting to DPI and tracking activity in Federal grants
  • Ensure compliance with Federal and State public school grants
  • Assist Controller's Office with drawing down cash for each Lab School
  • Travel as needed to the lab schools
  • Maintain proficiency with Microsoft Office products, specifically, Excel, with some experience with Word. Knowledge of Adobe Acrobat is also useful.
  • Effective written and oral communication with personnel of Appalachian State University, Reich College of Education, Academy at Middle Fork, Academy at Elkin, DPI, UNC System Office, and other stakeholders in Lab School operations
Suggested Salary Range $51,900 - $62,000 Physical Demands of Position
No physical demands. General office environment Special Instructions to Applicants
For further information regarding the two lab schools, please use the following links:
Academy at Middle Fork
Academy at Elkin
UNC System Lab Schools AA/EEO Statement
Appalachian State University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. The University does not discriminate in access to its educational programs and activities, or with respect to hiring or the terms and conditions of employment, on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, gender identity and expression, political affiliation, age, disability, veteran status, genetic information or sexual orientation.

Important Contacts:

Director of Human Resources/ EEO Officer
Office of Human Resources
330 University Hall Dr.
Boone, NC 28608
(828) 262-3187

Office of Title IX Compliance
123 I.G. Greer Hall
Boone, NC 28608
(828) 262-2144

ADA /504 Coordinator & Office of Disability Resources Director
Office of Disability Resources
224 Joyce Lawrence Lane/Suite 112 Anne Belk Hall
Boone, NC 28608
(828) 262-3056 Diversity and Inclusion at Appalachian
We at Appalachian State University are committed to diversity, equity, and inclusive excellence both locally and globally.

We understand that the successful implementation of diversity, equity, and inclusive excellence is the responsibility of the entire university community, including alumni and official university governing bodies. A diverse campus community supports an influx of broad and distinct ideas that increase learning opportunities and strengthen the impact of our community as we work collectively to achieve a just experience for all.

We actively encourage, support, and promote a global mindset and an equitable environment where all will know that they belong and are safe to express their culture, identity, values, ideas, opinions, and creativity. We are committed to creating a culture of equity opportunity for all, one that has an expectation of fairness, justice, and equity-minded practice at all levels of the university community. Quick Link Posting Number 201500979P
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