Lake Worth ISD - Chief Financial Officer

Job Details

Region: 11
School District/Employer: Lake Worth ISD
District Category/Employer: Central Office
Position: Assistant Superintendent
Assignment Level: Area
  • Business/Finance
Job Title: Chief Financial Officer
School: Lake Worth ISD
Campus Description: Central Administration
Date Posted: 2/10/2019
Deadline: 04/30/2019
Openings: 1
Commitment: Full Time
Description/Notes: Major Responsibilities and Duties:
1. Keep the superintendent informed on the business affairs of the district.
2. Ensure that the district’s financial and business affairs are managed in an effective and responsible manner.
3. Supervise accounting, payroll, and auditing functions in the proper recordkeeping of the district for compliance
with all state and federal requirements.
4. Knowledge of School Health and Related Services (SHARS) & Medicaid Administrative Claiming (MAC).
5. Design, implement, and manage district-wide budgeting process, including all necessary reporting.
6. Assist the Superintendent in developing financial projections utilizing state funding templates.
7. Assist the Superintendent by presenting information to Directors, Administrators, and Board of Trustees.
8. Maintain the district investment portfolio, cash flow requirements analysis, debt service payments.
9. Initiate and implement continuous improvement processes.
10. Keep abreast of innovative practices and legal requirements.
11. Be adaptable and flexible in acceptance of changes in techniques and procedures.
12. Maintain a professional level of confidentiality regarding all district matters.
13. Support the goals and objectives of the district and follow district policies.
14. Evaluate accounting procedures, systems, and controls in all district departments and
recommend improvements in their design, implementation, and maintenance.
15. Develop period cash flow analysis to aid in determining cash available for investment and
payment of bills.
16. Review and approve all purchase orders, check requests, budget transfers, and maintain control of budget by
verifying availability of funds.
17. Assist in the preparation of the budget and development of long- and short-range objectives for the business
operations of the district.
18. Plan and conduct needs assessments for improvement of district business operations.
Work with district personnel to project student enrollments, staffing needs, buildings and facilities’ needs,
energy needs, capital equipment needs, and other cost items for district and individual school improvement.
19. Administer the business office budget and ensure that programs are cost effective and funds are managed
20. Administer district insurance plans; including Property and Casualty insurance.
21. Supervise the preparation of bids and bid specifications.
22. Provide leadership to achieve cost-effective practices throughout the district.
23. Ensure that business operations support the district’s goals and objectives.
24. Prepare, review, and revise business department job descriptions.
25. Develop training options and/or improvement plans to ensure exemplary business operations.
26. Administer district’s debt payments; including bond schedules and short term loans.
Policy, Reports, and Law
27. Implement policies established by federal and state law, State Board of Education rule,
and local board policy in the area of business.
28. Compile, maintain, and file all physical and computerized reports, records, and other
documents as required.
29. Prepare and evaluate monthly financial statements and related budget reports.
30. Prepare and publish comprehensive annual financial report in compliance with Association of School Business
Officer (ASBO) standards.
31. Develop semi-annual financial information for submission of data to TEA.
32. Prepare drawdowns and final reports for all federal or special grant funds.
33. Attend board meetings regularly and make presentations to the board.
34. Other duties as assigned.
Supervisory Responsibilities
Supervise and evaluate the performance of employee benefits specialist, accounts payable specialist, purchasing
specialist, payroll specialist, PEIMS coordinator, and business manager.
Working Conditions
Mental Demands / Physical Demands / Environment Factors
Maintain emotional control under stress. Occasional district and statewide travel; occasional prolonged irregular hours.
Qualifications: Primary Purpose:
Direct and manage the operation of all financial and business affairs of the district including accounting, payroll,
employee benefits, purchasing, risk management, budgeting, PEIMS. Serve as the financial adviser to the
Superintendent and Board of Trustees. Working closely with the Superintendent, and other cabinet members, the Chief
Financial Officer will guide processes that include campus administrators, budget managers, and department staff.
Bachelor’s degree in Business related field; Certified Public Accountant or MBA strongly preferred
Experience in school financial accounting and fiscal analysis
Extensive knowledge in using financial management and data processing software applications including
productivity and presentation software programs
Excellent organizational skills
Excellent oral and written communication skills
Effective interpersonal skills
Effective leadership skills
TASBO certification strongly preferred
Special Knowledge/Skills
Advanced technical knowledge of school finance, budgeting, accounting systems, and economics
Skyward software experience preferred
Knowledge of public school child nutrition service requirements, regulations and operations
Strong communication, public relations, and interpersonal skills
Ability to use personal computer and software to develop spreadsheets, perform data analysis, and do word
Ability to implement policy and procedures
Ability to interpret data
Ability to manage budget and personnel
Ability to coordinate district functions
Minimum five years experience in public school business management preferred
Salary Range: $98,000 - $120,000
How To Apply:

Contact Person:

Name: Hali Hunt
Address: 6805 Telephone Road
City: Lake Worth
State: TX
Zip: 76135-2899
Phone: (817) 306-4200 x1020
Fax: (817) 237-5131

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