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Northwest R-I School District is Hiring a Director of Financial Services

To complete application, please visit Northwest R-I School District

Reports to: Chief Operating Officer

Classification: District Administration
FLSA Status: Exempt Terms of Employment: 260 Days.
Salary and calendar to be established by the Board of Education.

Evaluation: Performance of this job will be evaluated in accordance with provisions of the Board’s policy on Evaluation of Professional Personnel. Compensation: According to the Administrative salary schedule. JOB SUMMARY: Supervises and coordinates the business affairs of the District. Obtains and records financial data for use in maintaining accounting and statistical records in accordance with the duties outlined below.


1. Maintains confidentiality of information gained through the performance of the position.
2. Assumes responsibility for an accounting procedure adequate to record in detail all money and credit transactions.
3. Submits reports as necessary.
4. Examines work for proper coding of bills, exactness, and conformance to policies, procedures, and State accounting manual.
5. Supervises and approves deposits, moves money between accounts, and reconciles bank statements.
6. Maintains general ledger, makes transactions, and keeps the ledger in balance.
7. Examines the ledger accounts to guard against over-expenditures.
8. Supervises the collection, safekeeping, and distribution of all funds.
9. Supervises purchasing process for all supplies, materials, and equipment in keeping with the budget.
10. Arranges for the internal auditing of school accounts.
11. Prepares financial reports as required by state and federal agencies having jurisdiction over public school funds, including but not limited to the ASBR.
12. Prepares and processes payroll for all employees.
13. Computes the teacher and non-teacher retirement reports and processes payment to the retirement systems.
14. Responsible for all garnishments.
15. Supervises and approves the reconciliation and payment of monthly benefit and deductions including health, life, dental, vision and long-term disability insurance along with cafeteria plan, annuities and union dues.
16. Responsible for district paid benefits including health, life and retirement. Attend benefit meetings and answer employee questions. Assist in organization and presentation for open enrollment and new employee orientations.
17. Responsible for reconciliation, printing, and distribution of W2 forms.
18. If necessary, performs accounting clerk and bookkeeper duties.
19. Studies and standardizes procedures to improve efficiency and accuracy.
20. Works with and assists all business office personnel.
21. Assists in recruiting, screening, hiring, assigning, supervising, and evaluating personnel for positions in the offices under his/her jurisdiction.
22. Attends meetings of the Board of Education.
23. Assists in school transportation financial information related to ASBR reporting.
24. Supervises and assists in collecting data and insuring core data is submitted in time.
25. Responsible for preparation and coordination of the audit process up to and including the presentation of audit report.
26. Files monthly, quarterly, and yearly tax reports in a timely fashion.
27. Other related duties as assigned by the Superintendent of Schools.


SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES: Bookkeeper(s), Assistant Bookkeeper(s), Benefits Bookkeeper

QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS: To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


1. B.S. in Accounting or Finance with preference for CPA and/or MBA.
2. Prior experience managing business operations with preference provided to candidates with public school experience or a Public Accountant in a school setting.
3. Prior experience/training with computer software and accounting applications.
4. Such modification of the above qualifications as the Board of Education shall find appropriate.

1. Must have effective oral and written communication skills.
2. Must have strong interpersonal communication skills.
3. Must have ability to lead groups to consensus.
4. Must be able to make effective presentations to the Board of Education, staff, parents, and community.

1. Ability to perform basic mathematical calculations using whole numbers, fractions, decimals, and percentages.
2. Ability to create, maintain, and evaluate accounting spreadsheets and related information.
3. Ability to understand, evaluate, and make recommendations related to operating a multi-million dollar budget.

1. Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists.
2. Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, and/or schedule form.
3. Ability to concentrate, think, read and learn is necessary to perform the essential job duties.

1. Ability to work independently.
2. Strong organizational skills and detail-oriented.
3. Ability to perform duties in full compliance with all District requirements and Board policies.
4. Ability to learn and utilize software programs and/or databases as related to finance management.
5. Knowledge of current State and Federal statutes and regulations governing fiscal management.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS: While performing the duties of this job, the employee must regularly sit, talk, listen, and respond. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit; use repetitive wrist, hand and/or finger movement; reach with hands and arms and talk or hear. The employee is frequently required to stand and walk. The employee will regularly stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, precise hand-eye coordination and the ability to identify and distinguish colors. Occasionally, the employee may lift up to 50 pounds, such as, to lift files, papers, and equipment. The foregoing is not an exclusive list and the employee may be required to exceed the minimum physical demand specifications should the safety and security of students and staff be compromised. The above physical demands are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential duties of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential job duties. WORK ENVIRONMENT: The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential duties of this job. The noise level in the work environment is usually at a moderate to loud level with frequent interruptions. The employee continuously interacts with students, staff and the public. Travel may be necessary to various District buildings and/or other sites. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential job duties. The information contained in job description is for compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) 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. This job description in no way states or implies that these are the only duties to be performed by the employee occupying this position. Employees may be required to follow other job-related instructions and to perform other job related duties as requested, subject to all applicable state and federal laws.