Note: All applicants will be required to submit a resume, cover letter, and finish an online application.
Application due date has been extended until May 19th.
Interviews tentatively planned for the week of May 21st.
Chief Financial Officer
TITLE: Chief Financial Officer
QUALIFICATIONS: 1. Master’s degree or other advanced degree in accounting,
finance, business administration, or other closely related field
2. Demonstrated success in finance, accounting, and management,
preferably in a public school setting.
3. Certified Public Accountant or current Iowa Schools Business
Management Academy Certification preferred. Must be willing
to obtain a School Business Official certification from the Board
of Educational Examiners. Valid Iowa driver’s license.
4. Such alternatives to the above qualifications as the Board may
find appropriate and acceptable.
REPORTS TO: Associate Superintendent
SUPERVISES: Director of Financial Services
JOB GOAL: Manage and direct the financial operations of the District, including accounting, finance, budgeting, risk management, insurance and benefits, fiscal reporting and financial audit. Supervise the District’s operational support departments of: Financial Services, Develop enrollment projections and budget proposals, participate in employee contract negotiations, and serve on various community committees such as the board of education’s Finance Advisory Committee, Facilities Committee, and School Foundation.
1. Design, establish, and maintain fund accounting systems for all funds and schools with adequate internal controls to properly record financial transactions in accordance with Generally Accepted Accounting Principals (GAAP).
2. Oversee business operations, including budget development, line item budget construction, general ledger, accounts payables and receivables, payroll, travel, grants management, construction accounting, workers compensation and unemployment costs, risk management and, fixed assets. Institute and annually review insurance programs, coverage records, and insurance provisions related to school business operations.
3. Supervise staff in District business functions, including assigning and directing work, hiring, disciplining, and evaluating performance.
4. Perform duties and responsibilities associated with Treasurer to the Board of Education as defined by Iowa law. Perform duties including the development of financial reports as required by the Board Secretary.
5. Recommend, monitor district’s software and technology related to the business office area with integrating programs for optimal efficiency.
6. Direct staff to meet district, state, and federal reporting requirements and deadlines.
7. Lead efforts toward effective information sharing of student and financial data between the school sites, human resources, and financial office departments.
8. Manage E-Rate funding.
9. Create and evaluate bid procedures and contract management.
10. Cooperatively work with the Director of Support Services to ensure that the District’s nutrional program operates within the financial resources available, implementing cost efficiencies and maximizing revenue and meal reimbursements.
11. Monitor procedures and polices that will provide the best central print center services possible with the financial resources available.
12. Coordinate with the Director of Facilities, Board, and other district personnel in developing and monitoring short and long range facility plans, including the responsibility of site/land acquisition and collecting, analyzing, and evaluating requested data.
13. Create and supervise bid procedures, contact management, architectural, and engineering services making necessary improvements as needed.
14. Direct and establish the design, and maintenance of fund accounting systems for all funds and schools with adequate internal controls to properly record financial transactions in accordance with Generally Accepted Accounting Principals.
15. Serve as a member of the Superintendent’s Cabinet, recommending, developing, and evaluating policies and procedures for operations within the district.
16. Develop requested financial spreadsheets and projections for the administration negotiations team in labor contract negotiations.
17. Prepare, analyze, and interpret financial data and file external reports as required by governmental regulatory bodies, board of education, superintendent, and the public agencies.
18. Supervise the annual audit and maintain appropriate relationships with external auditors.
19. Establish and maintain a plan of operations that will help the district achieve its budgeting, reporting, and facility planning short and long term goals.
20. Develop short and long term plans to provide funding for short and long term facility improvements and construction.
21. Project funding based on student count, state funding formulas, per pupil operating revenue, and other district revenue sources.
22. Spokesperson to the community on District finances, plans, and funding.
23. Chairs the Finance Advisory Committee, secretary of the Ankeny School Foundation and YMCA Recreational Facility Board, and other committees as directed.
24. Proactively educate the Board and Superintendent on economic trends, legislative issues, and government regulations that could impact the district’s financial policies, procedures, and operations by networking, attending meetings and conferences, and reading publications.
25. Perform such other duties as may from time to time be assigned by the Superintendent/designee and or Board of Education.
PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS: Bending, carrying, climbing, driving, lifting, pushing-pulling,
reaching, sitting, standing, walking.
WORKING CONDITIONS: 1. Includes extremes of temperature and humidity.
2. Hazards include stairs and communicable diseases.
TERMS OF EMPLOYMENT: Twelve months a year. Salary and work year to be established
by the Board.
EVALUATION: Performance of this job will be evaluated in accordance with
provisions of Board Policy on Evaluation of Administrative
Ankeny Community School District is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. It is the policy of the District to provide equal employment opportunity and not to illegally discriminate on the basis of race, national origin, religion, sex, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, age or marital status in its employment and personnel practices. The District will affirmatively recruit women and men, members of diverse racial/ethnic groups, and persons with disabilities for job categories where the representative groups are underrepresented.
Smoking is prohibited on Ankeny Community School District property