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Chief Financial Officer - Extended Search for 2018-2019

Salary Range: $127,500.00-$178,500.00
Position Purpose
The Chief Financial Officer serves as a member of the Superintendent's administrative cabinet; oversees and is responsible for managing the fiscal affairs of the school system through the installation and maintenance of an integrated system to plan fiscal needs, to ensure valid disclosure of receipts and disbursements, and to make sound investments of any cash balances. The CFO will oversee the delivery of all business and financial related services; accounts payable, transportation, food service, buildings and grounds, risk management, and all facility renovations. Assigned Directors in these areas will report to the CFO.
Essential Functions
Supervises the fiscal operations of the school district using standard accounting and bookkeeping principles and procedures in accordance with Board polices, rules and regulations, and applicable laws.
Maintains accurate, up-to-date records of accounts receivable, accounts payable, and the financial position of the school district in order to ensure that the school district is able to maintain its operations and remain within fiscal year budgets.
Assists the Superintendent in preparing annual budget requests for school district operations to maintain and improve educational opportunities and all necessary support and operations.
Prepares monthly operating statements, quarterly reports, and other information or documents as requested.
Secures an annual audit of the school district's finances.
Responds appropriately to any audit findings.
Organizes, supervises, and maintains a system for accurate and complete record-keeping and reporting for all financial records as required by law.
Oversee all school district purchasing, banking activities, payroll and employee benefits as related to payroll.
Establish, monitor and manage all safety and risk management policies, procedures and practices for the purpose of ensure a safe environment for employees and students in their use of school facilities and transportation, and to comply with legal requirements (e.g., OSHA and Workers' Compensation).
Maintain appropriate levels of insurance to protect school district property and potential liabilities.
Oversee the school district's transportation programs, including bus routes, schedules and contracts to ensure that the school district has an adequate and cost-effective student transportation system.
Manage the food service operation and related operations.
Continues to acquire professional knowledge and learn of current developments in the educational field by attending seminars, workshops or professional meetings, or by conducting research.
Assist the Superintendent in making recommendations regarding salaries and benefits for all school district employees.
Oversee the administration of employee retirement benefits as related to the payroll function.
Represent the school district as necessary in off-site meetings, associations, etc.
Additional Duties
Performs other related tasks as assigned by the Superintendent.
Note: The above description is illustrative of tasks and responsibilities. It is not meant to be all inclusive of every task or responsibility.
Equipment
Use standard office equipment such as personal computers, printer, copy and fax machines, and telephone.
Travel Requirements
Travels to school district buildings and professional meetings as required.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
Knowledge of best practices in accounting and bookkeeping principles.
Ability to add, subtract, multiply and divide, and perform complex arithmetic operations.
Ability to understand, apply and use personal computers and software applications (e.g., Word, Excel, PowerPoint).
Ability to analyze situations to define and draw conclusions.
Knowledge of applicable federal and state laws regarding school district finance, transportation, safety and health, and other areas under responsibility.
Ability to develop and implement projects.
Effective verbal and written communication skills.
Ability to organize multiple tasks and conflicting time constraints.
Ability to engage in self-evaluation with regard to leadership, performance and professional growth.
Ability to establish and maintain cooperative working relationships with others contacted in the course of work.
Ability to supervise the work of others for maximum efficiency.
Physical and Mental Demands, Work Hazards
Work in standard office and school building environments.
Note: Also see the Summary of Physical, Sensory and Environmental Requirements Needed to Perform Essential Functions for this position.
Qualifications Profile
Certification/License:
Illinois State Certification as required for position.
Motor Vehicle Operator's License or ability to provide own transportation.
Education
Bachelor's and Masters Degree from an accredited college or university, preferably in Business Administration.
CPA Preferred
Chief Business Official certificate or the ability to obtain the certificate preferred
Experience
Successful Supervisory experience preferred
School district finance experience preferred
FLSA Status: Exempt

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