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Current Openings 

  • IASBO Assistant Executive Director
  • Cedar Falls CSD - Payroll Specialist
  • Grant Wood AEA - Computer Services Consultant
  • Clear Creek Amana CSD - Accounting Specialist
  • West Liberty CSD - Business Manager/Board Secretary
  • Iowa City CSD - Director of Business Services
  • Ankeny CSD - Director of Business Services
  • Centerville - Chief Financial Officer
  • West Hancock Business Manager/Board Secretary
  • Waukee CSD - CFO
  • Pocahontas CSD - Assistant Business Manager
  • Fairfield CSD - Business Manager/CFO


  • Iowa Association of School Business Officials


    Assistant Executive Director


    The Iowa Association of School Business Officials (IASBO) Board of Directors is seeking to fill its Assistant Executive Director position.


    The IASBO Board of Directors will be accepting applications, resumes and reference letters through May 31, 2019.


    Please go to the IASBO website to complete the application.


    The Application Procedure and Job Description for the Assistant Executive Director position are included below.


    Assistant Executive Director  – APPLICATION PROCEDURE


    1.    Application Form – The initial step in applying for this position is to complete the application form, attach a resume and three reference letters.  Return them in PDF format on or before  May 31, 2019 to:

    Nancy Blow


    2.    Interviews – All applications and corresponding documents will be reviewed, and candidates will be selected for interviews.


    3.    Selection of Candidate – The individual selected for appointment will be chosen based upon review of the individual’s application, resume, references, recommendations, pre-employment testing and interview summaries.


    4.    Employment to begin on or about July 1, 2019.




    Assistant Executive Director Job Description and Duties



    Core Purpose: 


    The IASBO Assistant Executive Director shall develop and deliver professional development programs, strategies and membership functions in such a manner as to provide beneficial activities to inform and assist IASBO members with the development of their professional skills.



    The Iowa Association of School Business Officials Assistant Executive Director will be responsible for:


    1) Taking Care of Members – Engage with IASBO members to assure they benefit from professional and personal development and training opportunities. Serve as a resource for members to provide up to date information regarding relevant processes, regulations or legislative matters to support IASBO members in their role as School Business Officials. Facilitate networking with other School Business Officials. 

    2) Taking Care of Business – Manage IASBO member profiles with accurate Authorization renewal credit entry, conference registrations, invoicing fees and receipting payments.

    3) Fostering Valuable Relationships – Open communication, collaboration and cooperation with the Executive Director, IASBO members, the IASBO Board, IASBO Committees, Corporate Partners, volunteers and other organizations that interact with IASBO.


    Skills required:

    ·       Strong organizational, administrative and leadership skills

    ·       High level written and verbal communication skills

    ·       Personable and able to foster relationships with members, presenters, corporate partners and other organizations that interact with IASBO

    ·       Responsive to needs of members and volunteers

    ·       Proficient with computers, software and applications - Microsoft Office, GoToWebinar and Association Management software

    ·       Ability to perform tasks with a high degree of accuracy

    ·       Motivated self-starter able to work a flexible schedule independently from your home office and at various conference sites


    Physical Attributes:

    ·       Requires unrestricted mobility, stamina and endurance to perform duties at conference centers and events, stand for prolonged periods of time, occasionally lift 30+ lbs for loading and unloading vehicles, set up/take down activities for conferences and events

    ·       Requires a personal vehicle for association travel (expenses reimbursed monthly)

    ·       Requires occasional flights for out of state travel (expenses paid)


    Primary Responsibilities:


    ·       To follow and complete details of decisions made by IASBO Board of Directors and Executive Director.


    ·       To coordinate the development of conference agendas, program content, program presenters, and other activities related to Board approved events.


    ·       Utilize appropriate computer competencies with association software, email and basic presentation software.


    ·       Plan and implement a rotating schedule of two or three 1-2 day sessions on contemporary topics as needed, such as: payroll; GASB updates; student activity fund accounting; certified budget workshops; special education reporting; coding and billing;


    ·       Receive funds to prepare bank deposits, record registration and membership payments, and reports to executive director;


    ·       Promote Iowa ASBO membership and provide membership record maintenance;


    ·       Review ASBO Intl affiliate program materials for potential topics;


    ·       Coordinate and lead development of web-based professional development materials;


    ·       Coordinate and assist the Regional Chairpersons in planning and providing service to regional members for the two (2) planned meetings each fiscal year;


    ·       Coordinate and administer record keeping regarding SBO credential program.


    ·       Prepare articles and information for inclusion in member communications;


    ·       Establish ongoing communication with the Executive Director;


    ·       Attend the appropriate sessions of IASBO Board of Directors and Professional Development Committee meetings;


    ·       Manage webinar system and conduct practice / preparation sessions for webinar presenters;


    ·       Coordinate, communicate with and assist the Conference Planning Committee


    ·       Other duties as assigned by the Executive Director or Board of Directors.




    1. All requirements are subject to possible modification to reasonably accommodate individuals with disabilities.

    2.   Job descriptions in no way state or imply that the description includes every duty to be performed by the employee occupying the position. This description reflects the assignment of essential functions, it does not proscribe or restrict the tasks that may be assigned. Employees will be required to follow any other job-related instructions and to perform any other job-related duties reasonably requested.

    3.   IASBO reserves the right to change or reassign job duties or combine positions at any time.

    4.   IASBO is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer.






    JOB TITLE:                            Payroll Specialist


    REPORTS TO:                       Supervisor – Financial Services


    STATUS:                                 252-day a year non-exempt position

                                                     with competitive salary/benefit package


    BASIC FUNCTION: This position prepares, processes, and maintains payroll for an organization with multiple payroll cycles and over 1,200 employees.




    ·        Manage payroll processes:  review contracts of employment, assignments and pay requests, executing with appropriate coding and administering in accordance with Board policy, collective bargaining agreements, federal, state and local laws; generate and issue payroll checks and ACH deposits. 


    ·        Administer online time clock system and absence management system.  Accurately track and report employee attendance, hours worked, leaves of absences, pay adjustments and absence balances according to provisions of collective bargaining agreements and/or district policy and administrative practices. 


    ·        Audit payroll reports and timesheets, communicate discrepancies to ensure transactions are accurate prior to processing. 


    ·        Process and monitor garnishment orders and other issues that impact payroll specifications. 


    ·        Ensure all employees have accurate tax deductions and process payment to the IRS and state governments. 


    ·        Audit records and administer payment processing for benefits which includes:  IPERS, 403b, Health Savings Accounts, flexible spending accounts, etc., ensuring employee contributions are within qualifying legal limits. 

    ·        Address issues and questions regarding payroll from employees, management and external sources, including employment verifications, in a timely fashion. 


    ·        Ensure compliance with current state and federal law regulations for payroll, human resources, benefits compliance, including but not limited to Fair Labor Standards Act, Family and Medical Leave Act, and Affordable Care Act. 


    ·        Train and communicate with staff, both employees and administrators on software systems and district payroll practices.    


    ·        Assist with Affordable Care Act compliance reporting.


    ·        Submit monthly and quarterly unemployment reports.


    ·        Prepare monthly, quarterly, and annual (fiscal and calendar year-end) reporting according to audit requirements. 


    ·        Maintain payroll and other associated records in compliance with legal requirements and/or Board Policy. 


    QUALIFICATIONS:  In order to perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty in a satisfactory manner. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.


    • Experience Required: Solid understanding of accounting fundamentals and payroll best practices.  Prior payroll experience with public sector preferred.


    • Education:  High school diploma or GED required.  Post-secondary education in accounting or related field desired. 

    • Skills, Knowledge, Ability: 

    Ø  Proficient in Microsoft Office, Google Applications, and accounting software applications.  Preferred knowledge of relevant software (Software Unlimited and Frontline Technologies).

    Ø  Outstanding organizational ability with great attention to detail and accuracy.

    Ø  Adaptable and flexible to deal with multiple interruptions while still meeting monthly deadlines. 

    Ø  Service and team oriented.

    Ø  Ability to handle information in a confidential manner with high ethical standards. 

    Ø  Excellent written and verbal communication skills.

    Ø  Willing to take the initiative; self-directed.

    Ø  Detailed knowledge of applicable laws and regulations.    




    Interested candidates may apply online at   If you have questions, contact Human Resources at 319-553-2443.


    Equal Employment Opportunity Employer

    The Cedar Falls Community School District will select for employment qualified applicants for each position without improper discrimination on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, ethnic background, age, genetic information or disability.  Persons with disabilities who can perform the essential functions of an assignment with or without reasonable accommodations shall be considered qualified applicants.  The District shall take affirmative action in the recruitment, appointment, assignment, and advancement of personnel to accomplish the goals of equal employment opportunity.  In keeping with the law, the District shall consider the veteran status of applicants.



    Grant Wood AEA



    Full-time salaried position available. Position will provide to schools and education agencies leadership, consultation and advanced technical support for financial data processing services and system applications. Experience with the Grant Wood AEA Finance system or Software Unlimited is a plus. Requires BA in business or related area and five years’ professional experience working with computer services/data systems. Experience in school business finance preferred.  Some travel and overnight stays may be required. To apply, please visit the Careers tab at








    Accounting Specialist



    Position Title:                          Accounting Specialist

    Reports to:                              Director of Finance/SBO

    Terms of Employment:           12-month employee; Salary and benefits commensurate with experience

    Job Goal:                                To support the administration and the goals of the District in a professional

    manner that provides a positive environment for students, staff and general public.


    Application deadline:  May 10, 2019


    Apply at: TeachIowa or, click on Departments, Human Resources



    Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

    • Assists in the developing, interpreting and applying district policies, procedures, laws and regulations.
    • Learn current business office processing systems and work with district staff to optimize utilization
    • Recommend to Director of Finance/SBO new or revised operational policies, internal controls and segregation of duties pertinent to the business office functions.
    • Update and maintain Business Procedures Manual.
    • Create and maintain forms available to schools and departments.
    • Audit buildings for cash handling and business procedures.
    • Maintain district general ledger account numbers as needed; post journal entries and account corrections as necessary.
    • Monitor and adjust chart of accounts coding in accordance with state and federal guidelines.
    • Monitor for accuracy of general ledger account numbers for all accounting functions, including accounts receivable, accounts payable, payroll, fixed assets.
    • Coordinates District grant financial record keeping and reporting: process grant funds and assists in the preparation of corresponding reports.
    • Assist with local Categoricals; reconciling and reporting.
    • Assist with annual line item budget development and monitor line-item budgets; calculate/per student allocations.
    • Prepare and distribute building/department budgets monthly-reports.
    • Prepare analyze track and distribute employee over contract analysis for principals and departments.
    • Assist with administering District credit card program.
    • Prepare and distribute district 1099’s annually.
    • Complete tax, exempt, W9 and credit application forms as requested.
    • Obtain W9 forms from all new vendors.
    • Reconcile open enrollment in/out of the District, Prepare billings.
    • Reconcile SPED tuition in/out of the District, Prepare billings.
    • Monitor Medicaid reimbursement and post Medicaid general ledger journal entries.
    • Be cross trained to perform backup duties for payroll, accounts payable, accounts receivable and fixed assets.
    • Assist in the preparation of State reports including but not limited to the certified annual report (CAR), BEDS, Special Education Supplement (SES) and Special Education TI Billing.
    • Maintains professional growth through organizations workshops, seminars and/or related professional reading.
    • Perform other duties and special job tasks as may be assigned by the Director of Finance/SBO.



    In order to perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty in a satisfactory manner.  The requirements listed here are representative of the knowledge, skill and/or ability required.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


    Experience Required (Knowledge, skills, ability):

    •  Quality (Projects a genuine concern for quality.  Work is accurate, thorough and well organized.  Uses time wisely.  Seeks out and takes responsibility for additional projects.)  Adheres to quality standards/procedures and frequently suggests quality improvement ideas.  Develops systems and procedures to ensure high quality work.  Consistently completes work on time.  Encourages and develops practices for continuous improvement in work processes and systems. 
    • Knowledge of Job (The job and job-related responsibilities are well understood and reflected in job performance; exhibits continuous improvement and ongoing learning)
    • Analytical Thinking/Independent Judgment (Effectively analyzes and solves problems.  Makes high quality decisions in a timely manner. ) Self-reliant capacities to perceive, discern or make reasonable decisions.  Willing and able to exercise sound judgment.  Breaks down complex problems into component parts and develops solutions in a logical/scientific systematic way.  Develops, analyzes, selects, implements and evaluates optimum courses of action.  Takes responsibility and is accountable. 
    • Teamwork/Collaboration (Works well on a team.  Demonstrates commitment to shared team goals.  Builds relationships.) Collaborates and cooperates in order to achieve group objectives.  Listens, responds and expresses disagreement constructively.  Encourages all team members to contribute their ideas and skills.  Seeks and understands other people’s viewpoints.
    • Initiative/Dependability  (Identifies what needs to be done. Does more than what is normally required in work situations)  Takes action prior to being asked or before the situation requires it.  Resourceful and follows direction.
    • Motivation/Self-Management (Strives to achieve. Perseveres. Demonstrates adaptability)  Commits self and others to accomplish challenging objectives.  Recovers quickly when progress is stalled by obstacles or adversity.
    • Technical Skills (Exhibits proficiency in and uses required computer applications to maximize efficiency.) Computer applications include but not limited to Microsoft office, Google, Software Unlimited, Frontline Technologies (AESOP/Veritime), Powerschool, InTouch Receipting, Spend Dynamics
    • Communication (Communicates effectively both verbally and in written forms.Communicates up, down and across the organization and maintains constructive working relationships. Listens to others.) Speaks clearly and concisely; expresses thoughts and ideas easily in groups and in one to one conversations.  Conveys information (written/verbal) and ideas accurately and clearly.  Provides input/feedback in a timely, direct and candid manner.  Shows interest in what others have to say: listens well in a group to enhance understanding and quality of participation.
    • Managing Change/Adaptability (Demonstrates good understanding of organizational changes and communicates support and/or leadership for such change.)
    • Professional/Conflict Resolution (Positive approach. Recognizes, mediates and resolves conflicting people, priorities and resources.)  Displays professional and positive manner with students, familites, employees, co-workers and administration.  Ensures that conflicts are resolved in a professional manner and recognizes when to request additional resources to help resolve the situation.
    • Professional Development (Takes responsibility for own development and learning)  Encourages and develops practices for continuous improvements in work processes and systems.  Continually learns from personal experience; actively seeks opportunities for learning and self-development; requests feedback and welcomes advice when it is offered.
    • Customer Service Oriented  Goes above and beyond what the students, families, employees, co-workers and administration expect.  Listens to ensure understanding, convey empathy and develop and deliver services with customer needs and satisfaction as a primary point of focus.  
    • Confidentiality Able to exercise discernment and preserve confidentiality of private and/or privileged data and information.  


    Licenses, Certifications, Bonding and/or Testing Required:

    Associates degree in Accounting/finance or  business related field; or equivalent work experience in accounting or business related field

    K-12 school district experience preferred

    School Business Official certification, or willingness to obtain within three (3) years after initial date of employment


    Evaluation:  Performance of this job will be evaluated annually in accordance with provisions of Board Policy on Evaluation of Personnel   


    Physical Demands:  (The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential function.)

    While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk or hear.  The employee frequently is required to stand; walk, use hands to finger, handle or feel; and reach with hands and arms. Employee will sit for long periods of time.  The employee is occasionally required to reach with hands and arms, stoop, kneel or crouch.  Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision and depth perception.  The employee is occasionally required to lift and/or move up to 25 pounds.   


    Working Environment:(The working environment described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential function.)

    Tobacco-free and drug-free, climate controlled working and learning environment. This role routinely uses standard office equipment such as computers, calculators, phones, photocopiers, filing cabinets and fax machines.  Noise level in the work environment is usually moderate; however, due to the number of persons working in a limited amount of space, there can be districtions.  This role may occasionally require work outside the typical work day.


    The information contained in this job description is in compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and is not an exhaustive list of the duties performed for this position.  Additional duties are performed by the individual holding this position and additional duties may be assigned. 


    The Clear Creek Amana Community School is an Equal Opportunity Employer.  The district does not discriminate on the basis of race, creed, color, gender, national origin, religion, age, marital status, sexual orientation, veteran status or disability.  




    West Liberty CSD


    Business Manager/Board Secretary



    The West Liberty Community School District is seeking candidates for the position of Business Manager/School Board Secretary.

    • Anticipated start date of July 1, 2019 or earlier if possible.
    • Salary commensurate with experience. Must possess or willing to obtain School Business Official authorization. Areas of responsibility include: financial planning and budgeting; accounting and finance systems; purchasing and supply management; risk management/insurance; general administration; community relations; office management.
    • Apply online at, on our website at or in person at 1103 N. Elm St.
    • Questions may be addressed to Brietta Collier, Deadline to apply is April 30th.




    Iowa City Community School District

    Director of Business Services



    1.     Minimum of a BA in Business, accounting, finance or educational administration

    2.     Business or financial leadership experience

    3.     Experience in school business support operations

    4.     Iowa School Business Officials’ certification (SBO)



    REPORTS TO:          Chief Operating Officer



    RESPONSIBILITY:  Business Office Department




    SUPERVISES:          Transportation Services




    The Director of Business Services will provide leadership and effective and efficient planning, implementation, and evaluation of administrative and financial services and corporate assets for the school district. This position is responsible for driving improved business systems across the organization and ensuring that schools and programs have business and financial systems support. In support of the Superintendent, he/she will determine and implement quality tools and processes across the district but specifically related to business and operational services.




    1.         Collaborate with the Director of Finance and Budget on matters related to the effective and efficient operation of financial and support services for the district and maintain a system of effective and efficient internal controls

    2.         Communicate, as needed, a deep understanding of current school laws of Iowa and pending or proposed legislation, particularly as it affects school support services

    3.         Develop and monitor budget systems that provide clear lines of authority and feedback for constituents and users; maintain responsibility for all departmental responsibilities

    4.         Assist in the implementation of the Enterprise Resource Planning program

    5.         Keep the Superintendent apprised of all aspects of district operational support services and report to the Board on the area responsibilities

    6.         In association with the Director of Finance and Budget, develop an annual District budget

    7.         Ensure that all expenditures are properly approved and processed

    8.         Maintain appropriate records and protect the confidentiality of data

    9.         Assist the Board and the Superintendent in facilitating the acquisition of property as needed to carryout educational facility long-range planning

    10.    Determine and implement quality tools and processes across the district but specifically related to business operations areas

    11.    Manage all district contracts and agreements including 28E, cell tower, and facility related uses

     12.    Collaborate with the Director of Finance and Budget to manage the District’s property and liability insurance programs including preparation of an annual statement of values for insurance purposes, arrange for adequate insurance coverages and make recommendations to the Board and the Superintendent regarding insurance policies and practices

    13.    Assist in the development and implementation of District policies and administrative regulations, especially as they relate to business services functions

    14.    Lead district transactions regarding the purchase or real estate and/or other goods and services as well as the disposal of materials that are no longer needed by the district

    15.    Properly maintain a comprehensive record archival system to electronically store district student and financial data according to policy, state, and federal requirements

    16.    Provide in-service training for administrators on latest developments in the field of school operational support services including developments, concepts, and quality tools and processes

    17.    Supervise and certify the official enrollment reporting for the district

    18.    Serve as a member of district negotiation teams as needed

    19.    Serve as Board of Education Secretary per Iowa Code

    20.    Assist with maintenance of account code structure in accordance with the state accounting manual

    21.    Participate in regular Board of Education and Administrative Council meetings.

    22.    Assist Director of Finance and Budget with completion of audit and CAR as needed

    23.      Other duties as assigned by Superintendent





    1.         Twelve-Month year (260 days). Salary and calendar year to be established by the Board of Education.



    EVALUATION: Performance of this job will be evaluated in accordance with provisions of the District’s policy on Evaluation, State Statute, and any applicable Collective Bargaining Agreement.


    Interested candidates may apply online at and click on Job Opportunities.   If you have questions, contact Human Resources at 319-688-1005.


    Ankeny CSD

    Director of Business Services


    The Ankeny Community School District is seeking candidates for the position of Director of Business Services to begin July 1, 2019.  This position reports directly to the Chief Financial Officer.  Please see our website at  for the online application, other required documentation, and a full job description.


    Title:  Director of Business Services


    Minimum Qualifications:

    • Undergraduate degree in accounting, business, finance or related area
    • Proficiency with software applications used to process payroll, accounts payable, cash receipts, and other business functions.
    • Knowledge of uniform financial accounting for school districts, governmental GAAP accounting, and statutory concepts.
    • Develops systems and procedures to ensure accuracy of financial data.
    • Articulates information and ideas, both written and verbal, accurately and clearly
    • Delivers services with customer needs and satisfaction as a primary point of focus.
    • Ability to organize a variety of projects and meet deadlines in a timely manner and with numerous interruptions.
    • Possesses self-reliant capacities to perceive, discern, and make reasonable decisions.
    • Ability to exercise discernment and preserve confidentiality of private and or privileged data and information.
    • Knowledge of board policies applicable to job functions, and ability to interpret same.
    • Experience (3-5 yrs) recruiting, selecting, training, supervising, and evaluating staff.
    • Bondable


    Preferred Qualifications:

    • Licensed School Business Official or ability to attain
    • Experience in a K-12 School District
    • CPA Designation
    • Experience creating reports and notifications in report writer software


    This 12-month position and salary will be commensurate with experience and qualifications. An excellent benefit package will be included.


    Application deadline: April 26, 2019 



  • Centerville Community School District

    Centerville, Iowa


    Position Title: Chief Financial Officer/School Business Official

    Direct Report:  Superintendent of Schools and Board of Education

    District Website:

    Application Link:

    Application Deadline: April 7, 2019


    Desired Qualifications

    ·       A minimum of 2 years as Chief Financial Officer or Business Manager in a PK-12 Iowa Public School District or commensurate experience outside of education

    ·       A minimum of an associate’s degree in finance, business and/or accounting

    ·       Experience in jointly creating a long-range financial vision for the district that will provide guidance to the Superintendent and Board of Education on all financial decisions

    ·       Experience in providing accurate and current reporting on the districts monthly and annual financial status

    ·       Experience in cost analysis for the purpose of forecasting revenues and expenditures

    ·       Experience in contract negotiations and preparation of employment contracts

    ·       Experience in management of all aspects of district and employee insurance.

    ·       Experience in coordinating all components of the district annual audits

    ·       Experience in supervising and leading assigned staff

    ·       Appreciates and practices effective communication that contributes to a positive and collaborative district culture.


    The Centerville Community School District will offer a competitive compensation and benefit package, commensurate with desired qualifications, up to $120,000 salary plus benefits.  The Board of Education will compensate at a level necessary to attract and retain a strong Chief Financial Officer/School Business Official.  The Board of Education will also consider assisting qualified applicants from outside of education in getting SBO authorization.


    For more information about the position itself or hiring timeline please visit the district website or contact search consultants Trent Grundmeyer  (515-205-9987) or or Kevin Fiene (515-468-5761) or  Application deadline is April 7 - see application link at the top of this position announcement.


    Centerville, the county seat for Appanoose County, is a community of approximately 6,000 proud residents in scenic southern Iowa.  It also is located about 10 minutes from Lake Rathbun, one of the premier areas in the state for golf, boating, swimming, and camping.  For information about the community of Centerville, please visit the following sites:








    West Hancock CSD

    Business Manager/School Board Secretary


    The position is Business Manager/School Board Secretary - West Hancock CSD. Please click the link below for more information about this vacancy.









    TITLE:    Chief Financial Officer


     MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:                  

    1. Bachelor's degree in Accounting, Finance, Business Administration or related field.
    2. Valid School Business Official (SBO) Authorization license.
    3. Experience as an Iowa Public School Business Official or similar field preferred, with thorough understanding of Uniform Financial Accounting, governmental GAAP accounting, state and federal reporting, and statutory compliance concepts.
    4. Ten years experience with managing a PK-12 public school budget.
    5. Experience with union negotiations.
    6. Understanding of public bidding and construction processes.
    7. Organizational development, personnel management, budget and resource development, and strategic planning skills.
    8. Effective oral & written communication skills.
    9. Advanced computer skills to include, but not limited to, Microsoft Office and Google Drive.
    10. Five years of supervisory experience.
    11. Such alternatives to the above qualifications as the Board may find appropriate and acceptable.



    1. Administrative experience in an urban, suburban school district.
    2. At least three years in a senior management role.
    3. Active participant in Iowa Association of School Business Officials (IASBO).
    4. Knowledge of GASB accounting standards and Iowa school finance. 

    REPORTS TO:                         Superintendent


    SUPERVISES:                         Business Office personnel


    JOB GOAL:   To provide strategic expertise and leadership in business functions of the district in such a way as to provide the best possible educational services with the financial resources available.



    1. Prepare, implement and analyze the annual financial statements and reports, such as district operating budget, certified annual report, annual transportation report, special education supplement and other required Department of Education reports.
    2. Evaluate and advise on the impact of long range planning, introduction of new programs/strategies and regulatory action.
    3. Manage the district’s property and casualty; workers comp and other insurance programs.
    4. Enhance and/or develop, implement and enforce policies and procedures of the organization by way of systems that will improve the overall operation and effectiveness of the corporation.
    5. Prepare and file budget certification with the county auditor in a timely manner.
    6. Maintain an up-to-date inventory of district equipment, property and capital assets.
    7. Provide strategic financial input and leadership on decision making issues affecting the organization such as real estate purchasing, operational bids, bond sales, capital improvement project proposals, etc.
    8. Provide Board with monthly accounting of all income and expenditures as well as annual operating budget proposal.
    9. Supervise the reconciliation of all district bank accounts and the investment program for idle funds of the district to ensure maximum interest revenue.
    10. Understand and comply with federal, state, and local reporting requirements and laws.
    11. Act as advisor to the Superintendent on all questions relating to the business and financial affairs of the district.
    12. Supervise all financial accounting operations such as the collection, safekeeping and distribution of all funds.
    13. Provide day-to-day leadership and management to business department leaders.
    14. Arrange for the internal auditing of school accounts.
    15. Assume responsibility for the receipt and expenditure of the school district funds.
    16. Maintain a continuous, internal control program for all funds.
    17. Supervise submission of claims for refunds on sales and fuel taxes and non-public transportation and textbook reimbursements.
    18. Prepare analysis of budget requests and program proposals.
    19. Prepare analysis of program costs and methods of financing, including long-range projections of requirements.
    20. Work with the community in interpreting the financial impact of the school system by providing program and financial data and analysis.
    21. Participate on district’s negotiations team as a resource for financial documents and planning. 
    22. Act as Board Secretary for Waukee Board of Education.
    23. Perform other duties as assigned.

    Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice.


    PHYSICAL DEMANDS: While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk or hear. The employee frequently is required to stand; walk; use hands to finger, handle or feel; and reach with hands and arms.


    WORKING CONDITIONS: This job operates in a professional office environment. This role routinely uses standard office equipment such as computers, phones, photocopiers, filing cabinets and fax machines.  This role occasionally works outside of normal work hours.


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


    EVALUATION:  Performance of this job will be evaluated annually in accordance with provisionsof Board Policy on Evaluation of Administrative Personnel.


    APPROVED BY:        Board of Education on November 12, 2002

    REVISED BY:            Board of Education February 25, 2019.


     Applicants can apply at




    Pocahontas Area Community School District

    Assistant Business Manager


    Pocahontas Area Community School District is looking for an Assistant Business Manager to train to later assume full responsibilities upon retirement of current Business Manager/Board Secretary. Hourly rate is dependent on skills and experience and includes health insurance, IPERS, sick leave and vacation. Looking for a candidate to join a collaborative work environment.  Position is open until filled. 

    JOB DESCRIPTION: Under the direction of the Business Manager the successful candidate will assist with plans, directs, coordinates, and maintains an integrated financial services program for Pocahontas Area Community Schools. Collaborates with the superintendent to ensure successful integration of shared business processes. Provides financial services data and periodic reports for the Board of Education, the superintendent, and agencies, as needed. Provides leadership for PAC management, budget and planning processes; monitors and supports the budget development process, including the publication of annual operating budget; monitors spending patterns to assure compliance with the budget; provides leadership in the development of short- and long-range planning processes, and monitors the implementation of plans; provides leadership for the analysis and improvement of various management functions; maintains liaison with state and county management, budget and planning officials; and assists the Board and superintendent in interpreting and developing support for annual operating.

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    Fairfield Community School District

    Business Manager/CFO

    Desired Qualifications

    • Successful Experience as an Iowa Public School Business Official or similar field
    • Undergraduate degree in finance, business, accounting, or related area

    Annual Service

    • 12 month Contract
    • Salary commensurate with experience
    • 2019/2020 School Year start date





    Prepare certified and operating budgets in a timely manner.  Prepare enrollment projections, long range plans and projections pertinent to the financial needs of the district.  Prepare multi-year projections of revenues and expenditures.  Oversee implementation of grants and categorical funded projects.  Ensure compliance with bond and debt related issues.  Provide regular counsel and advice to the board and program administrators on fiscal and operational areas.  Optimize the handling of bank and deposit relationships and initiate strategies to enhance cash position and ensure appropriate investment of district funds as prescribed by Iowa Code and District policies.  Administer the continuous maintenance of property records.  Direct and implement an effective system of internal financial controls.  Oversee the maintenance of finance and business related records, reports and district files as determined by district policy and state laws.  Ensure district compliance with pertinent state and federal regulatory programs (i.e. AHERA, ATA).  Communicate district budget and operational status to the community as needed.



    Operate within the policies of and implement regulations developed by the District.  Establish annual personal and professional development goals focused upon effective leadership characteristics and specific job performance target areas.  Participate in workshops, conferences and/or other activities designed to maintain knowledge and skills regarding educational management, employee supervision and other matters pertaining to effective management.  Develop proposed policies relating to financial management for Board consideration.  Perform additional duties and responsibilities as assigned by the Superintendent of Schools.  Serve on Administrative team and district committees as appropriate.



    Ensure accounting procedures meet state requirements for all accounts.  Provide timely payment of bills and other accounts payable, prepare payroll.  Prepare monthly reports for the Board and program administrators highlighting variances in revenues and expenditures.  Investigate operations through appropriate internal audit procedures.  Complete, monitor and report activities applicable to state and federally funded programs.  Maintain liaison with appropriate county and state officials as related to the fiscal operations of the district.  Arrange and coordinate preparation of documents for the annual financial audit.  Implement audit suggestions regarding corrections, adjustments, internal controls and segregation of duties in the business office.



    Supervise and evaluate Business Office personnel and budget.  Oversee the district's employee benefit program, including the district insurance program for medical/dental, accident, life and disability insurance.  Ensure that payroll checks are issued to all district employees on a timely basis.  Make timely payments of employee withholding to appropriate government and retirement systems.  Monitor compliance with 403b regulations.  Submit required State and Federal payments and reports.  Periodically gather comparison data on salary and benefits for negotiations.  Plan and coordinate the development of statistical, financial and management information related to employee relations.  Responsible for personnel and human resource operations.



    Manage the district insurance program related to property, worker compensation, liability and district owned vehicles coverage.



    Prepare enrollment projections and assist the superintendent in projecting staff requirements.  Participate in local, regional, state and national professional/educational organizations to stay current on school finance and related issues.  Regularly confer with building principals and administrators regarding problems/solutions related to district operations.  Work with commissioned architects in the construction and remodeling of facilities to ensure compliance with district requirements and economy.  Review all contracts between the district and outside contractors prior to board review.  Serve as an Officer of the Board as Board Secretary and Board Treasurer with related duties and responsibilities.



    Oversee the day-to-day operations of the district finance and business functions.  Recruit, interview and recommend qualified personnel for approved staff openings.  Establish orientation and staff development programs.  Evaluate subordinate staff and make employment recommendations to the Superintendent.



    Supervise Facilities Director.  Assist with development of plans to comply with safety regulations for school facilities.  Make recommendations to the Superintendent and Board of needed repair and maintenance of items that should be included in the budget.  Work with Facilities Director to develop a 5 year budget of capital projects.  Ensure appropriate maintenance, grounds keeping, security and housekeeping requirements for each building and site are accomplished.



    Supervise the Food Service Director, direct the general operations and financial procedures of the food service program.  Manage the free and reduced price federal lunch program component.  Assist with supervision of health and safety standards compliance of the food program.  Approve pay requests for services/products provided.



    Supervise Transportation Director.  Work with Transportation Director to develop bus routes to provide safe efficient services.  Approve pay requests for services/products provided.  Work with transportation director to develop equipment rotation cycles and long-range spending plans.




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