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Estherville Lincoln Central CSD


Estherville Lincoln Central CSD, located in Northwest Iowa, is seeking a temporary Payroll/Staff Accountant.  This position collects and processes payroll data, maintains computerized time clock and payroll accounting systems and employee benefit records, processes payroll forms for new hires and resigned personnel.

A qualified candidate would  possess an undergraduate degree in accounting, have strong personal and interpersonal skills, keen attention to details, and prior payroll experience.

A full job description can be accessed at:




Woodward-Granger CSD

Board Secretary/Business Manager



Bachelor of Arts in Accounting, GAAP Accounting and computer skills, Iowa Business Management Academy certification. Such alternatives to the above qualifications the Board may find appropriate and acceptable.


Please contact Brad Anderson @ 515-999-8022


North Polk Community School District
(previous applicants do not need to re-apply)
(open until filled)
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.
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.

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 1600 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.
The North Polk CSD is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer.  It is the policy of the North Polk Community School District not to illegally discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability, religion, creed, age (for employment), marital status (for programs), sexual orientation, gender identity and socioeconomic status (for programs) in its educational programs and its employment practices. There is a grievance procedure for processing complaints of discrimination. If you have questions or a grievance related to this policy please contact the district’s Equity Coordinator, Jill Versteed, Director of Special Programs, 13930 NE 6th Street, Alleman, Iowa (515) 984-3400.


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