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Manor ISD – Chief Finance Officer

Texas Association of School Administrators

This is a Full-time position in Los Angeles, CA posted July 16, 2021.

Primary Purpose:
Direct and manage the operation of all financial affairs of the district.

Serve as the chief financial adviser to the superintendent of schools and board of trustees.

Bachelor’s degree in a business-related field or educational administration.

Master’s degree, CPA recommended and/or TASBO certifications preferred.

Special Knowledge/Skills:
Ability to implement policy and procedures
Ability to interpret data
Ability to manage budget and personnel
Ability to coordinate district functions
Advanced technical knowledge of school finance, budgeting, accounting and payroll systems, and economics
Knowledge of governmental accounting and auditing principles
Working knowledge of financial applications and accounting
General knowledge of the best practices regarding facilities management and construction
Strong communication, public relations, and interpersonal skills
Ability to use personal computer and software to develop spreadsheets, perform data analysis, and do word processing

Five years’ experience in school business management or equivalent experience in a private sector environment.

Essential Job Functions
Financial Management:
Ensure preparation and integrity of all district general accounting records and financial reports using accepted standards for school accounting as prescribed by the Texas Education Agency.
Develop long-range and short-term financial objectives for all district operations and prepare district budgets.

Monitor budget variances and oversee budget adjustments.
Act as financial advisor to the superintendent and board of trustees and keep them informed of the financial condition of the district.
Oversee the district’s investment activities.

Supervise and coordinate the investment of all available funds to the best interest of the school district and ensure that these funds are adequately protected against loss at all times.
Ensure that all financial obligations of the school district (accounts payable, notes payable, bonded indebtedness, and payroll) are met on a timely basis.

Determine cash available for investment and payment of bills based on an appropriate analysis of cash flow.
Responsible for overall district financial controls and procedures, including the design and implementation of internal control procedures to ensure the safeguarding of assets, the reliability of accounting data, to promote operational efficiency, and to ensure achievement of district financial goals and objectives.
Oversee the district financial management software system; ensure proper functioning of transaction, general journal and budgetary cycles.
Ensure maintenance of accurate financial data; oversee timely reconciliations for all accounts.
Implement and maintain appropriate procedures for the receiving and processing of all district receipts and revenues.
Oversee the auditing program for all district funds and work cooperatively with the district’s independent and internal auditors in conducting periodic audits.
Provide leadership to achieve cost-effective practices throughout the district.

Develop training options and improvement plans for all district staff as appropriate to enhance the effectiveness of district financial and budgetary operations.
Facilities and Debt Management
Work with district personnel to project student enrollments, staffing needs, building and facility needs, energy needs, capital equipment needs, and other cost items for district and individual school improvement.
Work with district financial advisors and legal counsel and make recommendations to the superintendent and board of trustees for the efficient management of debt.
Policies, Reports, and Law
Review, recommend and implement appropriate policies, administrative regulations, and administrative practices for all district operations as necessary to comply with federal and state laws, State Board of Education rule, and local Board policy.
Compile, maintain, and file all physical and computerized reports, records, and other documents required including preparing and evaluating monthly financial statements and related budget reports, preparing quarterly and final reports for all federal funds and grants, preparing and reporting financial information for submission of data to TEA, and preparing and publishing the district’s annual financial report.
Personnel Management
Select, train, evaluate, and supervise department staff and make recommendations relative to assignment, retention, discipline, and dismissal.
Develop training options and improvement plans for department staff to enhance the effectiveness of department operations.
Attend board meetings and make district and public presentations when appropriate and/or requested.
Supervisory Responsibilities:
Staff: Budget Coordinator; Payroll Assistant Director; Finance Director; Purchasing Director; Warehouse Director.
Departments: Business Office and Warehouse.
Equipment used:
Personal computer, printer, copier, scanner, fax machine, shredder, calculator, and telephone

Working Conditions:
Physical Demands /Mental Demands/ Environmental Factors:
The working conditions described 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 and expectations.

Regularly sit, talk or hear; frequently required to use hands to finger, handle, or feel; frequent repetitive hand motions; prolonged use of computer; occasionally lift and/or move up to 10-25 pounds; occasionally required to stand, walk reach with hands and arms; vision abilities include close vision; and color vision, regularly work with frequent interruptions, maintain emotional control under stress; the noise level is usually moderate.

The employee may spend long hours in intense concentration which requires attention to detail.

There are a number of deadlines associated with this position, which may cause significant stress.

The employee must also deal with a wide variety of people on various issues.


Salary Range: $108,489.00 -$129,154.00

How To Apply:

Texas Association of School Administrators