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Current Openings
  • Central Rivers AEA
  • West Bend-Mallard CSD - SBO/Board Secretary
  • Linn Mar Business Manager
  • Chariton Business Manager



Central Rivers Area Education Agency

Cedar Falls

Accounting Director


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Salary:  $90,000 + Benefits

Posted:  Taking applications through August 6, 2018 or until filled



1.     Bachelors Degree in Accounting/Finance preferred.

2.     Formal training and experience in business and/or accounting practices, technology skills, and knowledge of school finance helpful.

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


Skills and Abilities:

Excellent human relations, verbal and written communication skills. Excellent organizational, analytical, and problem-solving skills. Ability to relate positively with staff and customers. Ability to produce results. Ability to establish and maintain a favorable working atmosphere. Knowledge of technology as it relates to productivity. Maintain confidentiality related to agency, district, employee, students, and family information. Demonstrated sensitivity and respect for diversity.


REPORTS TO: Chief Financial Officer


SUPERVISES: Business office personnel


JOB GOAL: To oversee the daily operation of the Business Office, and insure timely and accurate expenditures, receipts, and deposits, etc. To administer the business affairs of the Area Education Agency in such as way as to provide the best possible educational services with the financial resources available.



1.     Assists with a budget control system for the agency.

2.     Acts as advisor to the administrator on questions relating to the business and financial affairs of the agency.

3.     Assists in the hiring of all business office personnel.

4.     Supervises on a daily basis all business office personnel.

5.     Assist in the preparation of financial reports deemed necessary to make board decisions and satisfy state and federal reports.

6.     Check reports at the end of each month to make sure receipts, expenditures, and cash are in balance and print monthly reports for administrators and board members.

7.     Assist in the development of a budget and all necessary budget amendments.

8.     Assist in the preparation of all reports to the Iowa Dept. of Education, State of Iowa, United States Government and various contractors of all program expenditures and activities.

9.     Assist in the fiscal management of Special Revenue funds, including instructional programs.

10.  Responsible for all banking activities, including investment of funds.

11.  Provide periodic reports and recommendations to administrative staff and the Board regarding the current and future financial status of the Agency.

12.  Periodically in service administrative staff in regard to their business management techniques and responsibilities.                                                                                                                        

13.  Provide assistance in budgeting, financial management, and year-end reporting for local school districts as requested.                                                                                                                         


Other Functions:

14.  Develop sound business practices which meet both ethical and legal standards.

15.  Establish and support an accounting information system to provide accurate financial reports for local, state, and federal requirements.

16.  Provide for internal auditing to examine expenditures of the Agency to insure compliance with both accepted accounting principles and law.                                  

17.  Provide LEA’s with a resource person to research questions pertaining to school finances and related areas.

18.  Serve on ad hoc committees requiring expertise of Accounting Director.

19.  Perform other duties as may be assigned.


Physical, Mental and Visual Effort

Continuous speaking, hearing, and visual effort. Frequent walking, sitting, standing, and reaching. Occasional climbing, kneeling, and transporting up to 50 lbs. High degree of concentration requiring continuous and often intense mental and visual attention. Numerous irregularities, complicated and complex tasks are involved.


Working Conditions

Work is primarily performed in an office setting. Occasionally exposed to dust, noise, odors, and other irritants. Stress associated with work pace and pressure. Work involves irregular hours and days. Travel required. Exposed to hazards of the road when driving.



TERMS OF EMPLOYMENT: Twelve months, salary and work year to be established by the Board.


EVALUATION: Performance of this job will be evaluated in accordance with provisions of administrative procedures for same.





School Business Official/Board Secretary Position

Anticipated Opening

West Bend-Mallard Community School District

Position Title:  Business Manager/School Board Secretary

Reports to:  Superintendent of Schools and Board of Education

Degree of Authority:  This position has the authority to decide or act within major areas of accountability subject to established guidelines.


Apply by sending a cover letter, resume and letters of reference to Amanda Schmidt, 300 3rd Ave SW, West Bend, IA 50597.

Desired Qualifications:  

  • Applicants must have 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.

  • Applicants must have attained a minimum age of 18 years.

  • Applicants must have successfully completed an Iowa division of criminal investigation background check.

  • Applicants must have successfully completed a national criminal history background check.

  • Applicants must be willing to complete 9 semester hours or the equivalent in an approved program in the following areas/competencies:
    1. Accounting (GAAP) concepts: fund accounting, account codes, Uniform Financial Accounting.
    2. Accounting cycles: budgets, payroll/benefits, purchasing/inventory, cash, receipts, disbursements, financial reporting, investments.
    3. Technology: management of accounting systems, proficiency in understanding and use of systems technology and related programs.
    4. Regulatory: Uniform Administrative Procedures Manual, school policies and procedures, administrative procedures, public records law, records management, school law, employment law, construction and bidding law.
    5. Personal skills: effective communication and interpersonal skills, ethical conduct, information management, ability to analyze and evaluate, ability to recognize and safeguard confidential information, and accurate and timely performance.

  • Applicants shall demonstrate completion of or competency in the following:
    1. A board of educational examiners ethics program.
    2. A mentoring program as described in 281—Chapter 81.
    3. The promotion of the value of the school business official’s fiduciary responsibility to the taxpayer.


Licensure or Certification:  School Business Official Authorization preferred or willingness to obtain


Major Areas of Responsibility:  

  • Financial Planning and Budgeting

  • Accounting and Finance Systems

  • Purchasing and Supply Management

  • Risk Management/Insurance

  • General Administration

  • Community Relations

  • Office Management

  • Food Service General Financial Operations

  • Transportation Service Reporting

  • Agendas & Minutes of all Board Meetings

  • Other Duties as Assigned by Superintendent and/or Board of Education


Annual Service:  12 month contract


Starting Date:  Immediately


Salary:  Negotiable based on experience and certification





Position Title:    Business Manager

Immediate Supervisor: Chief Financial Officer

Summary:          To assist in the Administration of the District’s Business Affairs so as to provide the maximum Education Services with the financial resources available. Oversee day to day business and accounting activities.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:  (Other duties may be assigned.)

Assist in efficiently managing the fiscal affairs of the district.  Specific duties are:

  • Manages the day-day activities of the accounting function, which includes coordinating, administering, updating and evaluating payroll, receipts, receivables, fixed assets and payables procedures, system and standards; ensures compliance with Federal, State and local laws, regulations, codes and/or standards.
  • Reviews financial reports worksheets, general ledger entries, transfers, purchase orders, credit card transactions, payment requisitions and related documents; identifies, researches, and directs the resolution of issues; ensures deadlines are met; and responds to department inquires.
  • Coordinates District grant financial record keeping and reporting: process grant funds and prepare corresponding reports.
  • Supervise Business Office support staff; includes prioritizing and assigning work; conducting performance evaluations; ensuring staff are trained and provide professional development; ensuring that employees follow policies and procedures; maintaining a healthy and safe work environment; and making hiring, terminating and disciplinary recommendations.
  • Review deposits and authorize bank transfers and wires.
  • Evaluates, develops, and maintains internal controls and processes.
  • Assists in the developing, interpreting and applying District policies, procedures, laws and regulations.
  • Organizes internal audit and liaison with external auditors including responsibility for independently planning and executing the audit.
  • Oversee contracts and acts as a liaison with child care before/after school providers.
  • Prepares reviews, analyzes, and submits a variety of complex and/or special reports, reconciliations, communications, schedules and/or statements to and from internal departments, financial institutions, board of education, and external agencies including the submission of the annual certified report.
  • Monitor the line item budget for all funds of the District.
  • Assist the Chief Financial Officer with the annual preparation of the district’s budget.
  • Assist the Chief Financial Officer with investments in accordance with Board Policies and State and Federal laws.
  • Reconcile bank statements for appropriate funds.
  • Maintains professional growth through organizations, workshops, seminars and/or related professional reading.
  • Keeps abreast of new developments in generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP) for governments and schools, and all applicable Federal, State and local laws governing financial reporting requirements.
  • Provides training and support to central administration and building administration on accounting and budgeting matters.
  • Assists the Chief Financial Officer in the preparation of the Comprehensive Annual Financial Report (CAFR) and submission to ASBO.
  • Works cooperatively with other departments and school associated groups to determine accounting needs and provide financial information.
  • Audit buildings for cash handling and business procedures.
  • Administers time clock, online receipting, and other applicable business systems.
  • Participates in contract negotiations for support staff groups.
  • Assists in the preparation of State reports including but not limited to the certified annual report (CAR) and BEDS.
  • Assists in the coordination of the registration process for the District.
  • Regular and reliable attendance.
  • Serves on District Audit Committee.
  • Attends meetings of the Board as needed.
  • Performs other duties as may be assigned.


Supervisory Responsibilities:

Business Office Personnel


Minimum Education and/or Experience:

Bachelor’s degree in accounting, business, or related area.

Previous experience (5+) years in accounting.

Successful multi-year experience in government accounting preferred.

K-12 school district accounting experience in business preferred.


Licensure or Certification:

School Business Official certification preferred, or willingness to obtain.

CPA is preferred.


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