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Abilene ISD - Chief Financial Officer

Job Details

Region: 14
School District/Employer: Abilene ISD
District Category/Employer: Central Office
Assignment Level: Area
  • Business/Finance
Job Title: Chief Financial Officer
School: Abilene ISD
Campus Description:
Date Posted: 9/28/2020
Deadline: 10/14/2020
Openings: 1
Commitment: Full Time
Description/Notes: Primary Purpose:
Responsible for oversight of all financial and business affairs of the district. Provide leadership for the district’s financial services activity to ensure legally sound and effective management practices. Direct and monitor the management and investment of all district funds and ensure they are adequately protected. Serve as chief financial advisor and budget advisor to the Superintendent and Board of Trustees.

Serve as a member of the district level cabinet and provide leadership support to the entire system.

Special Knowledge/Skills:

Advanced knowledge of Texas school finance, budgeting, accounting systems, and economics
Knowledge of information/data processing systems and financial applications
Ability to resolve conflict, listen, and appropriately respond to concerns
Demonstrated leadership skills
Ability to manage budget and personnel
Ability to implement policy and procedures
Ability to analyze and interpret data
Excellent communication, public relations, and interpersonal skills


Minimum of 3 years administrative or management experience
Minimum of 3 years experience with supervisory responsibility in the fields of finance or accounting

Major Responsibilities and Duties:

Financial Management

Ensure preparation and integrity of all district general accounting records and related financial reports using accepted standards for school accounting as prescribed by the Texas Education Agency.
Develop long-range and short-term objectives for district’s business operations and prepare district budget. 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.
Maintain the district’s investment portfolio. 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.
Implement and maintain internal control procedures to ensure the safeguarding of assets and reliability of accounting data and ensure adherence to prescribed procedures.
Oversee the auditing program for all district funds and work cooperatively with the district’s independent and internal auditors in conducting periodic audits.
Administer the business office budget and ensure that programs are cost effective and funds are managed prudently.
Analyze a variety of financial information (e.g. budget variances, cost projections, etc.) for the purpose of providing direction and support, making recommendations, maximizing use of funds, ensuring overall operations, and promote operational efficiency within the budget.

Policies, Reports, and Law

Review and recommend appropriate policies, administrative regulations, and administrative practices for the areas supervised.
Implement the policies established by federal and state laws, State Board of Education rule, and local Board policy in the areas assigned.
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, developing semi-annual financial information for submission of data to TEA, and preparing and publishing comprehensive annual financial report in compliance with Association of School Business Officer (ASBO) standards.
Follow district safety protocols and emergency procedures.

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 presentations when appropriate and/or requested.

Supervisory Responsibilities:

Supervise, evaluate, and make recommendations for employment decisions within the financial department.

Mental Demands/Physical Demands/Environmental Factors:

Tools/Equipment Used: Standard office equipment including personal computer and peripherals

Posture: Prolonged sitting; occasional bending/stooping, pushing/pulling, and twisting

Motion: Repetitive hand motions, frequent keyboarding and use of mouse; occasional reaching

Lifting: Occasional light lifting and carrying (less than 15 pounds)

Environment: May work prolonged or irregular hours; occasional districtwide and statewide travel

Mental Demands: Work with frequent interruptions; maintain emotional control under stress

This document describes the general purpose and responsibilities assigned to this job and is not an exhaustive list of all responsibilities and duties that may be assigned or skills that may be required.

The Abilene ISD does not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, military status, or any other basis prohibited by law. Employment decisions will be made on the basis of each applicant's job qualifications, experience, and abilities.
Qualifications: Qualifications:

Bachelor’s degree in business, accounting, or other related field

Certified Public Accountant Licensure
Salary Range: $120,591 - $166,533
Benefits: https://www.abileneisd.org/departments/human-resources/benefits/
How To Apply: https://teams.abileneisd.org/submission/EntryPointBrowseJobPostingsAction.do?applicantType=external

Contact Person:

Name: Joseph Waldron
Email: joseph.waldron@abileneisd.org
Address: P.O. Box 981
City: Abilene
State: TX
Zip: 79604
Phone: (325) 677-1444
Fax: (325) 794-1498