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Current Openings


  • Marion Independent School District 
  • Bettendorf Accountant
  • Oelwein CSD - School Business Official/Board Secretary
  • Woodward Granger CSD Business Manager/Board Secretary
  • Panorama CSD Business Manager/Board Secretary
  • Gilbert CSD Data Manager Registrar
  • College Community School District



Marion Independent School District

Business Manager

Marion Independent School District is a PK-12 public school located on the northeast corner of Cedar Rapids, IA. Marion is one of the fastest growing communities in Iowa and has been listed as one of the best places in America to live. The District serves 2,000 PK-12 students and provides Home School Assistance to an additional 1,050 students.

The District’s desired started date for the position is Jan. 2019 with salary commensurate with qualifications and experience. Please send inquiries and resume to Superintendent Chris Dyer,, 777 S. 15th Street, Marion IA 52302. Phone number: 319-377-4691.


·  Possess or ability to qualify for School Business Officer authorization

·  Basic criteria include a minimum of an associate’s degree in business or accounting or 60 semester hours of coursework in business or accounting of which 9 semester hours must be in accounting.

·   Applicants must have successfully completed an Iowa division of criminal investigation and national criminal history background check.

·  Successful Experience as an Iowa Public School Business Official or similar field.

·  Undergraduate degree in finance, business, accounting, or related area.

Major Areas of Responsibility:

·  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.

·  Manage open enrollment applications for resident and nonresident students.

·   Prepare multi-year projections of revenues and expenditures.

·  Oversee the implementation of grants and categorical funded projects.

·  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.

·  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.

·  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 monthly reports for the Board and program administrators highlighting variances in revenues and expenditures.

·  Investigate operations through appreciate internal audit procedures.

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

·  Arrange and coordinate the 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 benefits program, including the multidistrict self-insurance program for medical, dental, workers compensation, life, and disability insurance.

·  Works with the payroll clerk to ensure that payroll checks are issued to all district employees on a timely basis.

·  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.

·  Assists with personnel and human resource operations, insurance, and medical benefits.

·  Operate within the policies of and implement regulations developed by the District.

·  Establish annual personal and professional development goals focused on 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.

·  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 economic conditions.

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

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

·  Recruit, interview, and recommend qualified personnel for approved staff openings.

·  Evaluate subordinate staff and make employment recommendations to the Superintendent.

·  Supervise the director of foodservice operations.

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

·  Direct the general operations and financial procedures of the technology program.

·  Supervise the director of transportation services.


The following positions report to the Business Manager: Payroll clerk, accounts payable clerk, director of food services and director of transportation services





If interested you MUST apply online at:


Current openings

Hours: 7:30a - 4:30p

Rate of Pay: $19.22/hour

Location: District Administration Office


  • Monitors cash accounts daily and maintains appropriate balances for disbursements
  • Determines account classification of receipts and maintains hand written receipt books.
  • Determines account classification of receipts and disbursements for all district funds received through Payschools.
  • Reconcile all 11 District cash and investment accounts monthly.
  • Compile and organize monthly bank reconciliation reports.
  • Initiates collection efforts for NSF checks received as well as Payschool reversals.
  • Prepares Special Education contracts. Maintains Special Education files for all tuition in and out and open enrolled in and out students.
  • Prepares Special Education bills for other districts.
  • Prepares the Districts Annual Transportation Report.
  • Maintains all vehicle titles for the District. Maintains vehicle insurance records, making changes accordingly as new vehicles are purchased.
  • Maintains insurance records including Workers’ Compensation, Property and Liability and vehicle. Processes all District claims and losses daily.
  • Prepares and distributes annual OSHA reports.
  • Maintains district accounting software user list.
  • Process Reports & Billings for all Federal, State & local grants.
  • Compiles grant budgets and financial reporting data for district general ledger accounts.
  • Maintain files for all categorical funding and local grants.
  • Assist in grant application process.
  • Complete and submit quarterly gambling reports and taxes to the IA Department of Revenue
  • Complete and submit annual gambling report to the IA Department of Inspections and Appeals
  • Complete and submit license renewals for qualified organizational licenses
  • Post journal entries regarding postage, field trip expenses, Payschools fees and other miscellaneous entries as needed
  • Runs month end closing in Grant Wood Finance system
  • Services Principal and other Administrator inquiries regarding budgets
  • Prepare and approve monthly reimbursements for 6 private preschool accounts.
  • District financial liaison to 7 private preschools.
  • Compile information and maintain files regarding energy consumption costs in order to complete the energy consumption analysis report
  • Process unclaimed property report and submit to the Great Iowa Treasure Hunt.
  • District liaison to financial accounting software vendor
  • Work with district bank to implement new products and procedures.
  • Provide support and data to District auditors.
  • Provides support and assistance to the Director of Finance preparing miscellaneous reports and spreadsheets.


  • Associates Degree in Accounting or equivalent
  • Iowa School Business Management Academy
  • Departmental management experience
  • Demonstrated competence in business software applications including Microsoft Excel
  • Good verbal and written communication skills

Description: Please see attached complete job description.

The Bettendorf Community School District is an EEO/AA employer.

Job Type: Full-time

Salary: $19.22 /hour


  • School Business: 1 year (Preferred)
  • Accounting: 1 year (Required)


  • Associate (Required)



Oelwein CSD  School Business Official/Board Secretary

This position oversees the Oelwein School District Business Operations, including Accounts Payable, Human Relations, Board Reports, Annual Budget Application and Review.



  • Iowa School Business Official Authorization or willingness to obtain.  Minimum of AA in Business, Accounting or related area.  Must have a minimum of 6 hours of Accounting.
  • Strong written and oral communications skills
  • Knowledge of GASB accounting standards and Iowa school finance preferred
  • Certified Pubic Accountant certification preferred

Salary Range:

  • Competitive Salary Commensurate with Experience $70,000-$90,000 along with an administrative benefits package

Reports to: Superintendent of Oelwein Community School District and Oelwein Board of Education


Job Goal:  To assist in the district's business affairs so as to provide the best possible educational services with the financial resources available.


Terms of Employment:  Twelve month contract each year, terms of which to be established by the Board of Education.  Exempt position.


Interviews will take place January 3 and 4.

Start date February 1 or before


Candidates must submit application and supporting documents listed below on the Teach Iowa website by December 26, 2018.


Letter of interest

Professional Resume

At least three current letters of reference

Copy of degree transcripts


For licensure requirements and to apply, please go to





Woodward Granger CSD

Business Manager/Board Secretary


Due to professional advancement, the Woodward Granger Community School District is immediately seeking a Business Manager/Board Secretary to join our growing district! The WGCSD is located minutes north of the Des Moines metro and serves approximately 950 students. The District serves as the fiscal agent of Woodward Academy and the Grant Wood Education Consortium.


Duties would include, but are not limited to, providing oversight and direction regarding the district’s financials, maintaining all employee benefit transactions, managing Central Office accounting personnel, along with fulfilling the role of School Board Secretary and other duties as assigned. 


The ideal candidate will have experience and knowledge in Iowa school finance, a strong understanding of GAAP accounting principles, ability to use various accounting software (including Google Drive, Excel and Grant Wood AEA) along with knowledge of student information systems (Infinite Campus).

The candidate must be a licensed School Business Official through the Iowa Board of Educational Examiners (BOEE) or eligible to receive an Initial/Temporary Authorization while working towards a permanent certification. . Link to the BOEE information on School Business Official Authorization:


Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience with an initial start date to be established with the candidate of choice. Sign on bonus will be considered for a highly qualified candidate.

Interested candidates may apply online through the Teach Iowa portal found at TEACHIOWA.GOV  For additional questions please contact Superintendent Brad Anderson @ 515-999-8022 or at Thank you for your consideration.



Panorama CSD Business Manager / Board Secretary


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)


The successful candidate will assume a position needing strong communication and business management skills with the ability to communicate effectively with varied audiences. He or she will provide accurate financial data for the decision making process and provide leadership for maintaining the District’s key financial indicators within established ranges. Salary commensurate with qualifications and experience.


Candidates must submit application and supporting documents listed below on the Teach Iowa website by December 20th, 2018:

·         Letter of interest

·         Professional Resume

·         At least three current letters of reference

·         Copy of degree transcripts


Internal Candidates send a letter of interest to 


Notice of Non-Discrimination

Students, parents, employees, and others doing business with or performing services for the Panorama Community School District are hereby notified that this district does not illegally discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability, religion, creed, age (for employment), marital status (for programs), sexual orientation, gender identity, and socio-economic status (for programs) in its educational programs and employment practices.  Liz Ratcliff, School Improvement Director, has been designated to serve as the district’s Equity Coordinator to ensure compliance with district policies. There is a grievance procedure for processing complaints of discrimination that is available in the district office and website. Ms. Ratcliff is available by email (, phone (641-755-4144), or mail (Panorama Schools, 701 W. Main St., Panora, IA 50216).

Gilbert CSD

Data Manager Registrar


Basic Function:   Provide primary responsibility for managing student information in the Student Information System and serve as the district administrator for the student information system. Oversee the collection, entry and update of student enrollment and registration data.   Serve as the district contact for submission of State Reporting in Iowa data.


Apply at:


Closing:  12/14/18

Essential Functions:


College Community School District


Chief Financial Officer - SBO


The College Community School District is seeking an energetic, creative and experienced School Business Official to serve as Chief Financial Officer beginning July 1, 2019.  College Community School District is a growing district serving over 6200 students in the Cedar Rapids - Iowa City Corridor.  College Community employs over 950 high quality teachers, support personnel and administrators at nine school sites, two program sites and a central bus/maintenance facility. College Community has an annual operating budget of $63M and is in year two of a multi-year plan for capital improvement realizing over $67M in capital improvement projects, supported substantially by a $49.5M Referendum passed in 2016.  


The Chief Financial Officer will 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.  Primary support responsibilities include preparation of the annual budget, oversight of business office functions and support structures (including supervision of Accounting Supervisor-Business Office Manager), oversight of district operations through three directors (Nutrition, Transportation and Building & Grounds), continuous monitoring and adherence state/federal regulations/reporting, assisting with ensuring on-time and on-budget completion of capital projects.  


The successful candidate will hold an undergraduate or advanced degree in accounting or school district administration and must be currently endorsed as an Iowa School Business Official.  Previous experience in school business office settings is required; previous experience as a school business official and managing others is preferred.  He or she will also display the highest levels of quality in interpersonal communication, confidentiality, systems thinking and ethical decision-making.  


The salary for this position will be a minimum of $140,000 with the final salary based on relevant experience.  The candidate will be expected to begin this position on July 1, 2019.


Please send inquires and resumes to:  Dr. Douglas Wheeler,, 319-848-5201 > Seeking Employment (bottom left) > Administration





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