Finance Officer

Posted: Continuous 2012-06-06
Closes: Until Filled
District Office

POSITION:  Finance Officer


SUMMARY:   Leads, manages, and supervises the activities of the finance division, including accounting, payroll, and budget/purchasing; manages the District's annual operating budget and provides ongoing financial management services; performs a variety of highly complex managerial functions; performs related work as required.



·          Bachelor's Degree in accounting, finance, public administration, economics or business required; Master's Degree preferred.  Five years of increasing responsible experience in a finance/accounting related position with progressive experience in government budgeting and financial activities preferably in a school district; previous experience supervising and evaluating staff required, or any equivalent combination of experience and training which provides the knowledge and abilities necessary to perform the work.

·          Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions and procedure manuals. Ability to read, analyze and interpret governmental regulations, financial reports and legal documents. Ability to write routine reports and correspondence. Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of administrators, managers, employees, clients, customers, and/or the general public.

·          Demonstrate sound judgment by taking appropriate actions regarding questionable findings or concerns.

·          Consistently demonstrate ability to respond to changing situations in a flexible manner in order to meet current needs, such as reprioritizing work as necessary; organize job functions and work area to be able to effectively complete varied assignments within established time frame.

·          Ability to apply financial concepts such as compound interest, time value of money, tax rates and discounts.

·          Knowledge of a variety of computer software applications in word processing (Microsoft Office), spreadsheets (Excel), database (Access), presentation software and accounting/financial software.




·          Manages the District's finance division under the direction of the Deputy Superintendent.

·          Supervises and evaluates the work of the accounting, payroll, and budget/purchasing staff.

·          Leads the preparation of the District's annual operating budget, including the publication of draft and final budget documents.

·          Provides ongoing financial management services including monitoring expenditures, reviewing budget changes, proposed expenditures amendments, and revenue revisions.

·          Ensures annual operating budget; manages all accounts of the district including the general fund, local, state, and federal funds, capital project funds, and fiduciary funds.

·          Oversees annual independent audit which requires lead documents and full financial statements. Oversees internal auditing program.

·          Identifies and administers grants and other non-regular funding sources, ensuring compliance with funding and performance parameters.

·          Interprets and implements new accounting standards and procedures, and ensures compliance with generally accepted accounting principles, bonding requirements, IRS regulations, and other applicable requirements.

·          Works with Board and County to certify property tax levy rates.

·          Monitors all major purchases ensuring that all applicable regulations and laws are followed.

·          Analyzes purchasing trends and recommends cost-saving initiatives.

·          Maintains cash flow projections and monitors all investment accounts.

·          Generates internal and external financial reports.

·          Serves as the district's Risk Manager, responsible for the district's insurance and risk management programs.

·          Works independently and within a team on special nonrecurring and ongoing staff projects, which may include planning and coordinating multiple presentations, and disseminating information.

·          Provides monthly reports to Board, administrators and others as needed.

·          Performs other related duties as assigned.

·          While performing the duties of this job, the employee regularly works inside and occasionally meets deadlines with severe time constraints.




TERMS OF EMPLOYMENT : 248 calendar assignment.


Nampa School District #131 is an equal opportunity employer/educator with an alcohol, drug and tobacco free environment, and does not unlawfully discriminate in employment.  Equal access to employment, services, and programs is available to all persons.  Those applicants requiring reasonable accommodations to the application and/or interview process should notify a representative of the organization.  The information contained in this job posting is for compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (A.D.A.) and is not an exhaustive list of the duties performed for this position. Additional duties are performed by the individuals currently holding this position and additional duties may be assigned. The employment relationship with the District is of an "at will" nature, which means that the Employee may resign at any time and the Employer may discharge the Employee at any time with or without cause.

Nampa School District 131

619 South Canyon St.
Nampa, ID 83683
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