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Mason City Community School District



Responsible for the development, coordination, control & direction of all accounting practices & procedures necessary for accurate & efficient reporting of all school district fiscal transactions, under direction of the Board of Education & Superintendent of Schools. Conducts an analysis of data for long-range financial planning. Must also ensure the district is compliant with state & federal regulations. Oversees the Business office.  

  • BA in Accounting preferred or other qualifications as accepted by the Board
  • School Business Official Authorization preferred or must be immediately eligible for an initial or temporary SBO Authorization through the Board of Educational Examiners
  • 3 to 5 years supervisory experience
  • Familiarity with governmental accounting & experience in State & Federal Government reports
  • Computer competency required - experience with multiple forms of technology preferred
  • Flexibility to easily adapt to changing work environments & assignments as needed


Application deadline:  Postings will remain active until position is filled


Apply online: > CAREERS portal

MCCSD employees: click on INTERNAL in the upper right corner of the page


The Mason City Community School District is an equal employment opportunity/affirmative action employer.



Lewis Central Community Schools


Lewis Central Community Schools is looking for a District Accountant located at the Educational Resource Center (ERC). This is a full-time/full-year, salaried, non-exempt position. Desired candidates would have experience in accounting, accounts receivable and payroll. A 2 to 4 year degree in accounting or a related field is required but experience may be substituted. Experience with Software Unlimited and Frontline Education products would be helpful.

Interested Candidates should apply through the district website careers page at



Ottumwa Community School


The Ottumwa Community School District is seeking a cabinet-level position to serve as Chief Financial Officer for Business Operations.  Interested candidates are encouraged to complete the application process at The position is open until filled, with an anticipated start date as soon as practical.  Screening of applicants will begin immediately. EOE/AA

1344. Chief Financial Officer (CFO)

Qualities, skills, and knowledge of the successful candidate will include:
•         Possess or be able to qualify for the state’s School Business Official authorization
•         Strong technology and effective communication skills
•         Tremendous performance character in organization, initiative and self-direction
•         Previous school business experience
•         Four-year degree and experience in accounting, finance and/or business highly desired.



St. Ansgar Community Schools

Is seeking a full-time Business Manager/Board Secretary/SBO. Applicants for this position must have or be able to obtain a School Business Official Authorization from the Iowa Board of Educational Examiners.


Position Responsibilities

·       Responsible for an efficient system of recording all past and current operating expenses in accordance with the Uniform Financial Accounting System for Iowa School Districts

·       Prepares the Annual Budget and its components

·       Administers all budget expenditures as approved by the Superintendent and Board

·       Is responsible for the Certified Annual Financial Report

·       Performs the hot lunch accounting

·       Manages the financial affairs of the district

·       Acts as payroll officer for the district

·       Semi-monthly payroll

·       Accounts Payable

·       Accounts Receivable

·       Quarterly/Annual Reports

·       Responsible for the Special Education Supplement

·       Attends all Board meetings and assumes other responsibilities and tasks as directed

·       Performs other duties and functions as directed by the Superintendent of Schools

·       Acts as adviser to the Superintendent on all questions relating to the business and financial affairs of the district

·       Administers a budget control system for the district

·       Assists in recruiting, hiring and training all clerical and financial support staff

·       Assists the Board and Superintendent in preparation of documents and information for the purpose of negotiations

·       Responsible for budget development and long range financial planning

·       Responsible for Board Financial Reports


Terms of Employment

·       260 day contract

·       Competitive salary commensurate with experience and set annually by the Board of Directors

·       Health Insurance, Life Insurance, Long Term Disability Insurance, Generous Leaves (vacation, illness, family illness, bereavement), IPERS


Initial School Business Official Authorization: The initial SBO authorization is valid for two years. The SBO authorization requires a minimum of an associate’s degree in business or accounting or 60 semester hours of coursework in business or accounting, of which 9 semester hours must be in accounting. A temporary authorization may be granted if the applicants have the above and only 6 semester hours in accounting.


Please send letter of application, resume, references, and copy of SBO authorization (or evidence that an SBO authorization may be obtained) to:

Jody Gray, Superintendent

St. Ansgar Schools


The North Polk Community School District is a progressive educational community located in the Des Moines metro area just north of Ankeny serving the communities of Alleman, Elkhart, Polk City, and Sheldahl.  The District proudly serves over 1700 learners from 3 year old preschool through 12th grade in four buildings (West Elementary, PK-3 thru 4th; Central Elementary, PK-4 thru 5th, Middle School, 6th-8th; and High School, 9th-12th).


Visit the North Polk website ( for application details.


Accounts Payable & Receivables
Human Resources
Payroll Specialist
Director of Nutrition
Primary Functions:                 
Assists the Board and the Superintendent in the implementation of mandates as required by the Code of Iowa and Department of Education rules and regulations as they pertain to the North Polk Community School District.
Establishes a sound fiscal policy and budgetary process that will provide for an accurate accounting system and provides the best possible educational service for the students of the district within the available resources.
Essential Functions:                    
Maintains an exemplary record of attendance at work.
Demonstrates an ability to take and follow instructions.
Demonstrates an ability to get along with co-workers and supervisors.
Demonstrates an ability to plan, organize, assign, and supervise his/her own work.
Demonstrates organization and professionalism in fulfilling the responsibilities of the job.
Maintains confidentiality in the school operation.
Demonstrates a positive attitude toward school, students, and job and communicates the same to the community.
Cooperates with and works in a courteous manner with co-workers and other personnel,
Maintains a positive rapport with students, staff, parents, and the community.
Adheres to applicable state and federal laws, rules and regulations, board policies, and administrative rules.
Accepts constructive criticism and suggestions and seeks to improve each performance responsibility daily,
Participates in team meetings and activities as needed.
Dresses appropriately for the position and work required.   
The following performance responsibilities are in addition to or comply with Board Policy 303.5.
Performance Responsibilities:
Responsible for an efficient system of recording all past and current operating expenses in accordance with the Uniform Financial Accounting System for Iowa School Districts.
Prepares the Annual Budget and its components.
Administers all budget expenditures approved by the Superintendent and Board.
Assists the Superintendent in the preparation of a detailed annual budget.
Prepares specifications and issues bid calls when required or authorized.
Maintains responsibility for the establishment and operation of an efficient system of ordering and disbursing all school district supplies and equipment.
Maintains property accounting for all property of the district.
Prepares and issues instructions and policy statements in preparing annual operating and Capital Outlay budget requirements.
Assists the Superintendent in the total overall operation and maintenance program of the buildings and grounds in the school district and the transportation program.
Assists the Board and Superintendent in preparation of documents and information for the purpose of negotiations.
Is responsible for Certified Annual Financial Report.
Oversees the hot lunch program.
Attends all Board meetings and assumes other responsibilities and tasks as directed.
Performs other functions and duties as directed by the Superintendent of Schools.
Supervises the management of the financial affairs of the schools.
Assumes responsibility for budget development and long-range financial planning.
Establishes and supervises a program of accounting adequate to record in detail all money and credit transactions.
Supervises all accounting operations.
Acts as payroll officer for the district.
Supervises the collection, safekeeping, and distribution of all funds.
Manages the district’s real estate and insurance programs.
Supervises the district’s supporting services, through the directors of property services, transportation, purchasing, food services, and business services.
Administers a budget control system for the district.
Acts as adviser to the superintendent on all questions relating to the business and financial affairs of the district.
Assists in recruiting, hiring, training, supervising, and evaluating all clerical, financial, and support staff personnel in District Administration Office.
Arranges for the internal auditing of school accounts.
Interprets the financial concerns of the district to the community.
Bachelor of Arts in Accounting.

Ability to obtain the SBO Authorization
GAAP Accounting and computer skills.
Iowa Business Management Academy certification.
Such alternatives to the above qualification as the Board may find appropriate and acceptable.
Terms of employment:         
261-day agreement
Salary determined annually by the Board of Directors
Working Conditions:                         
Hazards include stairs and communicable diseases;
Extremes of temperature and humidity;
Occasionally lifting objects weighing up to 50 pounds;
Sitting for long periods of time;
Occasional stooping, kneeling, or crouching; and
Using hands and arms to reach for, grasp, and manipulate objects
The statements contained herein describe the scope of the responsibility and essential functions of this position, but should not be considered to be an all-inclusive listing of work requirements. Individuals may perform other duties as assigned. Nothing in this job description restricts management’s right to assign or reassign duties and responsibilities to this job at any time unless restricted by a negotiated contract.
Any employee not covered by a negotiated contract agreement is an “at-will” employee. Either the school district or the employee can terminate the employment relationship at will, with or without cause, so long as there is no violation of applicable federal or state law. The school district can define the number of days notice required of a terminating employee.







TITLE:                      Administrative Assistant- Business Services   


REPORTS TO:         Chief Financial Officer (CFO)


JOB GOAL:              To assist in the administration of the District's business affairs so as to provide the maximum educational services for the financial resources available and act as a confidential administrative assistant to the CFO. 



1.      High school diploma and/or specialized training or experience in secretarial related responsibilities

2.      Knowledge of the school system structure (mission, goals and objectives), policies and procedures (or be able to quickly acquire)

3.      Proficient computer skills to include Microsoft Office

4.      Effective oral and communication skills

5.      Ability to maintain high level of confidentiality

6.      Ability to work within a team setting with multiple contributors on projects (internal and external)

7.      Ability to multitask in a fast paced work environment

8.      Willingness to learn and acquire new skills

9.      Competent in communicating with all segments of the school setting

10.   Such alternatives to the above qualifications as the Board may find appropriate and acceptable



1.      Minimum of 3-5 years of prior Accounts Payable experience

2.      Iowa Association of School Business Officials (IASBO) Certification (or willingness to obtain) 


1.      Work collaboratively with Business staff to ensure efficient procedures of p-card purchasing and purchase orders

2.      Prepare and submit requested reports, documents, and information to the CFO, as needed

3.      Assist supervisors in general administrative operations

4.      Train other support staff on proprietary software as directed by supervisor

5.      Be responsible for maintaining, preparing, filing, and submitting various payments and reports

6.      Record details of school financial transactions in appropriate accounting software

7.      Receive invoices for merchandise received, verify shipment received and cost amount, and prepare invoices for payment

8.      Handle invoice/purchase order problems or related questions

9.      Prepare list of bills paid for monthly Board approval

10.   Prepare checks and distribute accordingly

11.   File all invoices, checks, and/or other records

12.   Maintain 1099 vendor file, including year-end issuance of 1099’s

13.   Report all matters of relevance to CFO

14.   Perform other duties as assigned


TERMS OF EMPLOYMENT: Compensation and work year to be established by the Board.


EVALUATION:           Performance of this job will be evaluated annually in accordance with provisions of the Board Policy on Evaluation of Classified Staff


APPROVED BY:         Board of Education


Apply using Applitrack on the Waukee CSD website.




Davenport Community School District


Position is available immediately.  You may apply online from the Davenport Schools website; employment – current openings – other.

· Objective: Ensure the accuracy and reliability of accounting data and compliance with GAAP, GASB and State accounting standards

· Reports to: Associate Director of Finance

· Essential Duties, include but are not limited to:

· Prepares secretary's monthly financial report/reviews with appropriate personnel.

· Prepares bank reconciliation for all accounts and follows up on any discrepancies.

· Responsible for district-wide accounts receivable.

· Prepares monthly financial statements for various funds.

· Analyze budget to actual variances as part of the monthly financial statements.

· Prepares the Certified Annual Report to the State. Includes recording accrual entries, entries for deferred revenues, deferred inflows and outflows, committed fund balances, assigned fund balances, and unassigned fund balances.

· Prepares various government reports, including 1099's, payroll taxes, sales tax reports, non-public transportation report, contractual sales tax refunds, other reports as required.

· Prepares workpapers and year-end financial statements for the annual independent audit and works with the auditors to ensure the accuracy of the audit report. Includes GASB reporting compliance. Preparation of cross-walk to the government-wide statements. Proper reporting of CIP for SAVE projects.

· Remains current on GASB standards.

· Performs unannounced audits of building records, including but not limited to, petty cash, payroll/attendance, and athletic gate receipts.

· Responsible for the inventory and fixed asset accounting for the district. Includes vehicle title registration.

· Responsible for monthly reconciliation of district-wide petty cash account and provides backup for petty cash disbursements.

· Track financial data for local, state and federal grant awards for purposes of recording receivables and deferrals.

· Serve as resource and provide guidance to accounting and building staff

· Reconcile credit card receipts from InTouch to bank statements

· Review general ledger for accuracy and researches any discrepancies

· Provide accounting and building support for Business Plus (accounting software) and InTouch/Touchbase (receipting suite)


Business Manager / School Board Secretary
Applicants for this position must possess or be willing to obtain a School Business Officials (SBO) license. An accounting degree or equivalent work experience in governmental accounting would be beneficial, but not required. Applicant will be responsible for budgeting duties, payroll, accounts payable/receivable, state reports, employee benefit administration and other duties as assigned by the Superintendent. Applicant should be able to attend and transcribe minutes at scheduled board meetings. In addition, this individual must be able to maintain a high degree of confidentiality in working closely with all staff, administration and school board.
Contracted Days:
260 day contract
Projected Salary & Benefits:
Salary will be dependent upon the candidates experience and qualifications. The benefit package for this position does include a single health insurance policy, life insurance and IPERS.
Job Description:
Essential duties for this position are attached below
Anticipated Start Date:
July 1, 2017 [or as soon thereafter as possible]
Application process:
Complete a Treynor CSD employment application (application can be printed from the district website)
 Submit a current resume
Resume should include a list of references and their contact information
Send your application and resume to:
Amy Graber, Board President
Treynor Community Schools
P.O. Box 369
Treynor, IA 51575
Electronic submissions should be sent to:
Job will remain open until filled. AA /EOE
Missouri Valley Community School District is seeking applications for the following position:  School Business Official


--Must have or be eligible for Iowa School Business Official Authorization
--BS in accounting along with 3-5 yrs. experience preferred
--Responsibilities:  Developing & maintaining district's fiscal program & services
--Strong skills required in:  communication, confidentiality, organization, and technology
--Familiarity with government accounting and state and federal government reports is preferred
--Position will also serve as Board Secretary

If interested, please forward a letter of application and resume to:
Missouri Valley School District Office
ATTN:  Deidre Drees, Superintendent
109 East Michigan Street
Missouri Valley IA  51555
Phone:  712-642-2706
Anticipated start date:  Mid-June 2017
Applications accepted until position is filled





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