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Current Openings 

  • Centerville - Chief Financial Officer
  • Sheldon - School Business Official/Board Secretary
  • Linn Mar - Accts Rec Clerk/Payroll Assistant
  • Bettendorf CSD Director of Finance and Business Services
  • West Hancock Business Manager/Board Secretary
  • Cedar Falls - Supervisor of Financial Services
  • Center Point Urbana CSD - Business Manager
  • Waukee CSD - CFO
  • Pocahontas CSD - Assistant Business Manager
  • Fairfield CSD - Business Manager/CFO
  • Spirit Lake Director of Business and Finance
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    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:  https://www.centervilleschools.org/

    Application Link:  https://tinyurl.com/centervilleSBO

    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 tgrundmeyer@gmail.com or Kevin Fiene (515-468-5761) or kevin.fiene@outlook.com.  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:

    ·       http://centerville-ia.org/centerville

    ·       http://www.centervilleia.com/

    ·       https://www.traveliowa.com/cities/centerville-iowa/17/

    ·       https://www.facebook.com/CentervilleIA/

     


     

    – Sheldon CSD  -  School Business Official / Board Secretary 

     

    Sheldon Community School District, Sheldon, Iowa is seeking candidates for the position of School Business Official / School Board Secretary.

     

    Date Posted:  March 19, 2019

     

    Location:  Sheldon

     

    Date Available:  July 1, 2019, (optional earlier start date)

     

    Closing Date:  April 4, 2019

     

    Qualifications:

    Candidates must have or be eligible for Iowa School Business Official Authorization. Degree in accounting or related field along with 3-5 years’ experience preferred. Other comparable qualifications will be considered. Strong communication, management, supervision, and technology skills are required. Familiarity with government accounting and experience with State and Federal Government reports is necessary.

     

    Summary of Job Description:

    ·        Oversee the maintenance of finance and business related records, reports and district files as determined by district policy and state laws.

    ·        Communicate district budget and operational status to the School Board as needed.

    ·        Ensure accounting procedures meet state requirements for all funds.

    ·        Provide timely payment of bills and other accounts payable, prepare payroll.

    ·        Prepare monthly financial reports for the School Board.

    ·        Maintain documentation for necessary billings including open enrollment, special education, supplemental weighting and all other billings.

    ·        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.

    ·        Direct and implement an effective system of internal financial controls.

    ·        Arrange and coordinate preparation of documents for the annual financial audit.

    ·        Oversee the district’s employee benefit program.

    ·        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.

    ·        Serve as an Officer of the Board as Board Secretary with related duties and responsibilities.

    ·        Perform additional duties and responsibilities as assigned by the Superintendent of Schools.

     

    Anticipated Salary Range:  $70,000 - $75,000 with a competitive benefits package.

     

    Interested candidates may apply online:

    Apply on-line at TeachIowa.gov or contact the Superintendent’s office for application. Sheldon Community School District, 1700 E. Fourth Street, Sheldon, IA 51201.  If you have any questions, please contact Superintendent Cory Myer at cmyer@sheldon.k12.ia.us or call at 712-324-2504.

    EOE/AA

     


    Linn Mar CSD

     

    POSITION TITLE:     Accounts Receivable Clerk/Payroll Assistant

     

    IMMEDIATE SUPERVISOR:  Chief Financial Officer/Chief Operating Officer

     

    SUMMARY:    Responsible for processing District revenues and assisting with District payroll.

     

    ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS/DUTIES:

    ·        Assist with District payroll; includes processing quarterly one of the semi-monthly payrolls and posting the associated payroll withholding and other payroll payments as required; back-up Payroll Lead position.

    ·        Process semi-monthly Sub Central (SEMS) report.

    ·        Input new district subs into iVisions accounting software.

    ·        Report New Hires to the State of Iowa.

    ·        Complete substitute/employee required maintenance as needed.

    ·        Alternate approving weekly time sheet entries in Time Clock Plus (TCP) system with Payroll Lead.

    ·        Calculate timecards and weighted average calculations.

    ·        Process coaching and student activity sponsor stipend payouts.

    ·        Complete Statement of Earnings and verification of employment requests.

    ·        Document and load District disability, FMLA, unpaid leave agreements, and vacation payouts.

    ·        Prepare leave audit report and communicate discrepancies with District managers and supervisors.

    ·        Approve and post exempt leave.

    ·        Track overtime hours and communicate with managers/supervisors for supporting documentation.

    ·        Calculate and document TQSA/Teacher sub payments.

    ·        Sort and secure the proper disbursement of employee paychecks and direct deposit information.

    ·        Receive, research, and input payroll changes into the accounting system.

    ·        Provide support to building secretaries and other district staff on the In Touch receipting system.

    ·        Post all District deposits to the general ledger, monitoring for compliance with District cash handling procedures; includes assisting with the auditing of deposit procedures at District schools and ordering the necessary deposit supplies (bank security bags, bank deposit slips, etc.)

    ·        Manage and reconcile deposits from District patrons that are returned for non-sufficient funds; includes reporting to the District collection agency as necessary.

    ·        Assist with reconciling District bank account information; includes weekly monitoring of District bank account activity and cash flow.

    ·        Complete bank automated clearing house (ACH) transactions and post to the general ledger; includes monthly mileage reimbursements, rents due to the District, etc.

    ·        Request semi-annual sales tax reimbursement from the state for Transportation Department fuel payments.

    ·        Create, post, and review adjusting journal entries as needed.

    ·        Document ASIFlex payments, complete daily bank transfer and submit monthly voucher.

    ·        Record and process property tax payments.

    ·        Assist departments, schools, and patrons with requests for information; researches and resolves discrepancies and/or erroneous data.

    ·        Prepare monthly, quarterly, and annual invoices for various entities.

    ·        Submit Medicaid claims and track outstanding payments.

    ·        Performs routine office activities which may include making copies; filing; sorting; processing incoming department mail; faxing or scanning and emailing documents as well as other related activities.

    ·        Perform other related duties as assigned.

    ·        Regular and reliable attendance.

     

    PROFESSIONAL STANDARDS:

    1.  Quality of Work (Work is correct, precise, and neat; confidentiality is maintained, as job requires; work product presents positive/professional appearance.)

    2.  Quantity of work (The amount of work performed is evidence of high productivity; industrious; carries fair share of work load; seeks additional tasks.)

    3.  Knowledge of job (The job and job-related responsibilities are well understood and reflected in job performance; exhibits continuous improvement and ongoing learning.)

    4.  Creativity/Problem Solving (Offers new ideas; suggests innovative and better ways of performing necessary tasks.)

    5.  Interpersonal Skills (Works collaboratively with others; courteous; polite; pleasant; promotes positive image in contacts with co-workers and district's customers.)

    6.  Dependability (Completes work in a timely fashion; reliable; punctual; consistent attendance; stable and calm in a crisis or an emergency; works independently.)

    7.  Professional Appearance (Dress is acceptable for the job; appears clean, well-groomed and “professional.") 

    8.  Organizational Skills (Exhibits ability to prioritize work; organizational skills enhance job productivity.)    

    9.  Technical Skills (Exhibits proficiency in and uses required computer applications to maximize efficiency.)                       

    10.  Written/Verbal Communication (Convey information and ideas accurately and clearly to meet the needs of the reader, transfers thoughts and ideas into speech and presents clearly.)   

    11.  Managing Change/ Adaptability (Demonstrates good understanding of organizational changes and communicates support for such change.)                  

    12.  Professional Approach (Professional, positive, and helpful approach with customers.  Displays loyalty toward the organization.  Demonstrates a capacity to understand customer (internal and external) requirements and produces a professional level of service that is satisfactory.)

    13.  Flexibility (Demonstrates openness to new organizational structures, procedures, technology.  Willingly takes direction and will modify one’s preferred way of doing things.)

     

    SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES:              N/A

     

    MINIMUM EDUCATION OR EXPERIENCE:

    • High School Diploma
    • BA or AA in Accounting, HR, business or related field is preferred, but not required
    • Five (5+) years’ experience in business, accounting, and/or finance
    • Three (3+) years’ experience in payroll is preferred

     

    LICENSURE OR CERTIFICATION:                            N/A

     

     


     

    • Bettendorf Director of Finance and Business Services
    •  
    • Position Type:
        Administration/Director

    • Date Posted:
        3/7/2019

    • Location:
        District Administration Center

    • Date Available:
        July 1, 2019

    • Closing Date: 
        Until filled

    •   The Bettendorf Community School District is a public school district located in Bettendorf, Scott County, Iowa.  The school district covers approximately 9 square miles and includes the western, northern, and central areas of Bettendorf, and a small section of the east edge of Davenport.  The Bettendorf District is currently comprised of nine school buildings - one high school, one alternative high school, one middle school, and six elementary buildings - serving approximately 4,710 prekindergarten through 12th grade students.  Bettendorf is part of the Quad Cities region of four counties in northwest Illinois and Southeastern Iowa and boasts a population of approximately 383,781 people.

      Position will begin July 1, 2019, opportunity to start earlier may be available

      Qualifications for this position include:
      • Minimum of Bachelor's degree in education, business management or accounting required
      • Iowa School Business Official Authorization required
      • Four years' experience in one of the above fields, including at least one year of experience in a supervisory capacity
      • Ability to work collaboratively with various stakeholder groups
      • Experience with union negotiations preferred
      • Understanding of public bidding and construction processes preferred
      • Advanced computer skills to include, but not limited to, Microsoft Office and Google Drive

      Anticipated Salary Range: $95,000-$110,000 (dependent on experience and education) plus 8.5% annuity

      Qualified candidates are to submit an application via Frontline on the BCSD website   www.bettendorf.k12.ia.us
       

      Use the quick link below to apply specifically for this opening:
      http://www.applitrack.com/bns/onlineapp/jobpostings/view.asp?choosedistrict=true&applitrackclient=2059

      Your application is not considered complete unless all requested materials are received with your online application.

      For more information contact Heather Stocking, Director of Human Resources at 563-359-3681


    • Business Manager/School Board Secretary - West Hancock CSD
    • Position Type:
        Administration/School Business Official

    • Date Posted:
        2/22/2019

    • Location:
        West Hancock CSD

    • Date Available:
        07/01/2019

    • Closing Date: 
        Open until filled.

      District:
        West Hancock CSD - website
    •   The West Hancock District is located in north central Iowa.  This area is widely known for its amenities and incredible opportunities that it provides.  The communities of Britt and Kanawha are family friendly communities. The progressive school district, which serves approximately 600 students, is a 1:1 district with high performing buildings in academics and extracurriculars.
      West Hancock Community School District is looking for an Intern Business Manager to train to later assume full responsibilities upon retirement of current Business Manager/Board Secretary. A person with the right qualifications and experience could have full responsibility beginning July 1, 2019. Hourly rate is dependent on skills and experience and includes health insurance, IPERS, sick leave and vacation. Intern pay range would be $27,000- $30,000/ year. Full responsibility pay range will be $50,000 - $60,000 per year depending on experience and skill. Looking for a candidate to join a collaborative work environment. 

      SUMMARY of JOB DESCRIPTION: Plans, directs, coordinates, and maintains an integrated financial services program for West Hancock 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 WH 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 budgets. The position also assists with completion and submission of State and Federal reports.
       
      Candidate Qualifications Include:
      • Iowa School Business Official authorization or the ability to receive the authorization (*see below)
      • 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 preferred but not necessary
      *If not currently licensed as a School Business Official with the Iowa Board of Educational Examiners, rules for obtaining licensure include the following:
      • Initial (2-year license):
        • Associates degree in business or accounting (which includes 9 hours of accounting) OR 60 semester hours of coursework in business or accounting (which includes 9 hours of accounting)
      • Temporary Initial (1-year license):
        • Associates degree in business or accounting (which includes 6 hours of accounting) OR 60 semester hours of coursework in business or accounting (which includes 6 hours of accounting)
      Candidates must submit application and supporting documents listed below on the via the TeachIowa.Gov website by March 15, 2019.
      • Letter of interest
      • Professional Resume
      • At least three current letters of reference
      • Copy of degree transcripts 
      For more information on West Hancock CSD please visit our website. If you have any questions, please contact Superintendent Wayne Kronemann at wkronemann@whancock.orgor call at 641-843-3833.


    CEDAR FALLS COMMUNITY SCHOOL DISTRICT

    JOB TITLE:                Supervisor of Financial Services     

     

    REPORTS TO:           Chief Financial Officer

               

    STATUS:                    260-day exempt position with competitive salary/benefit package

     

    BASIC FUNCTION: To administer the District’s business affairs in such a way as to provide the best possible educational services with the available financial resources.

     

    ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

     

    1. Manages the day-day activities of the Business Office, which includes administering, updating and evaluating payroll, receipts, receivables, fixed assets and payables procedures.
    2. Recruit, select, train and evaluate business office staff to include by not limited to payroll, accounts payable, accounts receivable, purchasing, insurance & benefits and secondary bookkeeping.
    3. Maintains the accounting records for all departments and schools in the district ensuring compliance in accordance with Board Policies, Generally Accepted Account Principles (GAAP), Federal, State and local laws, regulations, codes and/or standards. Keeping abreast on new developments and other matters that may impact the school Business Office functions.
    4. Reviews financial reports, district worksheets, general ledger entries, transfers, purchase orders, credit card transactions, payment requisitions and related documents; identifies, researches, and directs the resolutions of issues; ensuring deadlines are met; and responds to department inquires
    5. Manages the cash flow to ensure maximum interest revenue
    6. Review deposits and authorized bank transfers and wires.
    7. Oversees & prepares monthly reconciliation of all bank accounts maintained by the Board of Education
    8. Prepares monthly and annual financial records and reports for the Board of Education.
    9. Coordinates District grant financial record keeping and reports in conjunction with grant administrators to ensure proper accounting.
    10. Serves as district credit card administrator, to include approving card holders, limitations, reviewing/updating district policies and ensuring district compliance to Board policy.
    11. Monitors the line item budget for all funds, buildings and departments of the District.
    12. Serves as district liaison for external audit, including responsible for independently planning and executing the yearly audit.
    13. Prepares state reports including by not limited to Special Education TI billing, Certified Annual Report (CAR), Special Education Supplement (SES), Transportation, Food and Nutrient reports.
    14. Conduct and maintain District fixed asset inventory.
    15. Assists in developing, interpreting, communicating and applying district policies and procedures.
    16. Provides service, training and support to staff on all accounting and budgeting matters, as well as other business procedures.
    17. Assists in district time clock, online receipts, in personal payment, coordination of registration process and all other applicable business systems.
    18. Assists Chief Financial Officer with the annual preparation of the district’s certified budget.
    19. Develops documents, updates and maintains effective and efficient standard business procedures; establishes contingency plans for business interruption and emergency business operations.
    20. Maintains professional growth through organizations, workshops, seminars and/or related professional reading.

     

    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 (knowledge, skills, ability, experience):

     

    • Quality - 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.
    • Analytical thinking/Independent judgment ability - 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 judgement.  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 - Works well on a team, demonstrates commitment to shared team goals, and builds internal/external 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. 
    • Initiative - Takes action prior to being asked or before the situation requires it.  Resourceful/follows direction as provided.
    • Technical skills - exhibits proficiency in and uses required computer applications to include but not limited to Microsoft office, Software Unlimited, Frontline Technologies (AESOP), RevTrak, eTrition, Powerschool and Square
    • Communication - Speaks clearly and concisely, expresses thoughts and ideas easily in groups and one to one.  Conveys information (written/verbally) 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. 
    • 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:

    • BA or AA Degree in Accounting or Business related field; or 5+ years’ experience in business, accounting and/or payroll in an Iowa Public School District or in an organization of comparable size and financial complexity. 
    • Iowa School Business Official (SBO) preferred, or ability to obtain the license within 3 years after initial date of employment.

     

    Interested candidates may apply online at www.cfschools.org/employment.   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.

     


    Center Point-Urbana Community School District

     

    Position Title:             Business Manager

     

    Reports To:                Superintendent of Schools

     

    Job Goal:                   Provide strategic expertise and leadership in business and operational

    functions of the district in such a way as to provide the best possible educational services with the financial resources available.

     

    Supervises:                 District Secretary

                                        Accounting Secretary                        

                Business Office Personnel

                                        Director of Food Service       

                                        Director of Transportation

     

    Desired

    Qualifications,

    Experience, Skills:     Possess or ability to qualify for School Business Officer authorization

    Undergraduate or graduate degree in finance, accounting, business, or school district administration.

    Business Office experience in a school district or similar field

    Properly endorsed as an Iowa School Business Official

    Outstanding written and oral communication skills

    Experience providing financial oversight to capital improvement projects (preferred)

    Experience managing others (preferred)

    Experience forecasting, developing, and presenting/proposing a school district budget, including line-item budgets

    Other relevant skills as determined by the board

     

    Duties /

    Responsibilities:         Maintains confidential information

                 Prepare certified and operating budgets in a timely manner.

                 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 superintendent 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.

    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.

    Communicate district budget and operational status to the community as needed.

    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 highlighting variances in revenues and expenditures.

    Maintain documentation for necessary billings including open enrollment, special education, supplemental weighting and all other billings.

    Complete, monitor and report activities applicable to state and federally funded programs.

    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 food service, transportation, and business office personnel.

    Direct the general operations and financial procedures of the food service program.

    Manage the free and reduced price federal lunch program component.

    Supervise the health and safety standards compliance of the food program.

    Administers, through the Director of Transportation, the District Transportation Fleet and Student Transportation Services.

    Oversee systems for reporting accidents, travel, and service information.

    Work with transportation director to develop bus routes to provide safe and efficient services.

    Administers, through the Director of Food Service, the school lunch program.

    Oversee the district’s employee benefit program, including the district partial self-funded insurance medical insurance, dental, worker’s compensation, life and disability insurance.

    Ensure that payroll checks are issues to all district employees on a timely basis.

    Make timely payments of employee withholdings to appropriate government and retirement systems.

    Create and evaluate bid procedures and contact management.

    Maintains an up-to-date inventory of school property.

    Monitor compliance with 403B rules.

    Serve on negotiation team, including preparation of salary data for negotiations strategy.

    Submit required State and federal payments and reports.

    Periodically gather comparison data on salary and benefits for negotiations.

    Responsible for personnel and human resource operations.

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

    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.

    Perform additional duties and responsibilities as assigned by the Superintendent of Schools.

    Review all contracts between the district and outside contractors prior to board review.

    Serve as an Officer of the Board as Board Secretary with related duties and responsibilities.

    Oversee the day-to-day operations of the district finance and business functions.

     

    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 functions.)

     

    While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit, stand, speak, hear, see, and walk to carry out routine duties. Must be able to bend arms, torso, and neck. Must be able to occasionally lift, move, or push items of 50 lbs. such as assisting children or moving/rearranging furniture. Specific vision requirements include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus. Must be able to supervise students in all types of weather, meet multiple demands from several people, and interact with the public and other staff.

     

    Work Environment: (The work environment characteristics described here are representative of  those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.)

     

     

    Noise level is quiet to loud. Work may be indoors and/or outdoors. Work may be in non-air conditioned rooms. Tobacco and alcohol-free environment. Fast-paced atmosphere with constant contact with students, staff, or the public. May include evenings. Direct responsibility for the safety, well-being, and work output of student.

     

    Terms of

    Employment:             12-month contract.  Salary as recommended by the Superintendent within

                 Board established range.

     

     

     

     


    WAUKEE COMMUNITY SCHOOLS

    JOB DESCRIPTION

     

    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.

     

    PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:

    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.

     

    PERFORMANCE RESPONSIBILITIES:

    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 https://www.applitrack.com/wcsd/onlineapp/default.aspx?Category=Administration

     

                                                                                                                            

     

    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.

    Apply at  http://teachiowa.gov/jobs.aspx

     


    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

    Apply

    MAJOR AREAS OF RESPONSIBILITY

     

    FINANCIAL PLANNING AND BUDGETING

    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.

     

    GENERAL ADMINISTRATION

    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.

     

    ACCOUNTING AND FINANCE SYSTEMS

    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.

     

    RESOURCE MANAGEMENT

    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.

     

    RISK MANAGEMENT/INSURANCE

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

     

    COMMUNITY RELATIONS

    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.

     

    OFFICE MANAGEMENT

    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.

     

    MAINTENANCE AND GROUNDS

    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.

     

    FOOD SERVICE

    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.

     

    TRANSPORTATION SERVICE

    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.

     

    EEO/AA

     



     

    Spirit Lake Director of Business & Finance:

     

    The Spirit Lake Community School District is located in the heart of the beautiful Iowa Great Lakes.  This area is widely known for its amenities and incredible opportunities that it provides.  Spirit Lake is a family friendly community which has available a variety of year-round activities for all ages. The progressive school district, which serves approximately 1300 students, was among the first to successfully implement a one to one initiative in grades K-12. 

     

    Our district is seeking a Director of Business & Finance with the following:  

    §  Strong written and verbal communication and business management skills.

    §  Leadership to maintain the District’s key financial indicators within established ranges.

    §  Willingness to work outside of normal business hours.

    §  Flexible and adaptable to meet the daily requirements of the position.

    §  Ability to work independently and in a team environment with accuracy and attention to detail.

    §  Excellent organizational, multi-tasking and prioritizing skills.

     

    Knowledge needed:

    §  Budgeting

    §  State & Federal Reporting

    §  Employee Benefits

    §  Risk Management/Insurance

    §  Iowa Code

     

    Candidate Qualifications Include:

    •  Iowa School Business Official authorization or the ability to receive the authorization (*see below)
    •  Bachelor’s degree in finance, business, accounting or related area preferred.
    •  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.

     

    *If not currently licensed as a School Business Official with the Iowa Board of Educational Examiners, rules for obtaining licensure include the following:

    §  Initial (2-year license):

    o   Associates degree in business or accounting (which includes 9 hours of accounting) OR 60 semester hours of coursework in business or accounting (which includes 9 hours of accounting)

    §  Temporary Initial (1-year license):

    o   Associates degree in business or accounting (which includes 6 hours of accounting) OR 60 semester hours of coursework in business or accounting (which includes 6 hours of accounting)

     

    Candidates must submit application and supporting documents listed below on the Teachiowa.gov

    website by March 31st, 2019.

    §  Letter of interest

    §  Professional Resume

    §  At least three current letters of reference

    §  Copy of degree transcripts

     

    Compensation will be a highly competitive salary/benefit package, based upon qualifications and experience.

     

    Open until filled.

     

    EEO/AA

     

     


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