Director of Finance & Federal Programs

This position is located at the Southern University Laboratory School

Job Description:

The Director of Finance & Federal programs is responsible for planning, directing and controlling financial functions for the district by following policies and procedures and in accordance with Federal and State legislation and polices (LDOE & SUS). This includes preparing the budget(s); conducting financial analysis and preparing financial reports; developing and implementing an effective system of accounting. He/she must manage the financial system while maintaining and overseeing accurate financial records.

Minimal Qualifications:

  •  Bachelor's degree in accounting or finance. CPA or MBA preferred.
  • Eight years of previous work experience of public or government accounting experience, and demonstrate knowledge of financial reporting and budgeting, payroll, procurement, and internal controls.
  • Proven experience with accounting, budgeting, forecasting, cashflow management, financial reporting, calculating variances, and contract negotiations.
  • Proficiency in using QuickBooks, EGMS, Banner (equivalent) Strong understanding of accounting principles and financial analysis

How to apply:

Interested applicants must complete a Southern University employment application (click here) with references, transcript, and/or portfolio. 


 Point of Contact:

Herman R. Brister, Director 

The Southern University System (System) is an equal employment opportunity employer and serves as a model employer for individuals with disabilities.  The System does not discriminate against applicants or employees on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, political affiliation, disability, age, or pregnancy, and prohibits harassment of any type. Applicants with disabilities may be entitled to reasonable accommodation under the Americans with Disabilities Act and certain state laws. A reasonable accommodation is a change in the way things are normally done which will ensure an equal employment opportunity without imposing undue hardship on the SUS. Please inform if you need assistance completing this application or to otherwise participate in this application process.




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