Chief Financial Officer

Henry County Public Schools Collinsville, VA
JOB TITLE: Chief Financial Officer

IMMEDIATE SUPERVISOR: Superintendent

GENERAL DESCRIPTION:

Responsible for the development, monitoring, reporting and execution of the school division operating budget, grants, and all other funds of the Henry County Public Schools. Responsible for the supervision of the following functional areas: Business & Finance (budget, accounting and payroll) and School Nutrition Services. The position is also responsible for providing information to the general public and political bodies regarding the financial costs and related goals and objectives of the school division.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

* Ensures that the business operations are supportive of the strategic goals and objectives of the division and the attainment of student achievement goals.

* Oversees budget development, control and long-range financial planning as well as all related accounting and payroll functions.

* Develops, directs, and implements policies, practices, plans, procedures, and activities to assure that all business support services are conducted in accordance with applicable laws and regulations and that public funds entrusted to the school division are utilized effectively and with integrity.

* Plans and develops the financial reporting necessary to inform the Board and senior leadership of the school system's financial condition, with regard to both revenues and expenditures; prepares and delivers monthly financial report; closely monitors financial performance to identify trends which may necessitate mid-course correction, requiring accurate and timely forecasting of revenues from all sources and the realistic projection of expenditures; initiates and takes appropriate action to assure that total system funding does not exceed revenues.

* Monitors accounting/financial processes to assure that financial statements reflect accurately the system's financial position; develops and assures uniform financial processes throughout the system to the extent practical and appropriate; develops reporting of these activities for review by the Superintendent.

* Conducts continuing examinations of policies, practices, and procedures in the business support services group and encourages and initiates improvement to assure efficiency and effectiveness; encourages and initiates increased utilization of available state-of-the-art technology, both software and hardware, and maintains continuous contacts with other organizations to identify opportunities for improvement.

* Establishes and maintains continuing dialogue with Henry County government officials to ensure cooperation between their financial organizations and the school system's financial components, and develops an understanding of the County's financial situation to enable the most favorable presentations of the school system's needs.

* Responds accurately to inquiries from the Board, Superintendent, system officials, other organizations, community members and the media regarding questions and issues concerning system financial and support activity issues.

* Identifies and investigates potential funding sources to accommodate the needs of the school system within the constraints of the operating and capital budgets.

* Provides relevant professional development to all departments and staff responsible for financial transactions to ensure an accurate and efficient process.

* Performs other duties as needed.

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:

* Bachelor's Degree in Business, with a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) certification and/or a Master's Degree in Business or Finance preferred. Familiarity with governmental accounting. Extensive experience in budgeting, accounting, auditing, and financial management. Experience working within a large business with supervisory experience in accounting or finance.

* A comparable amount of training and experience which demonstrate the knowledge, skills and abilities to perform the essential functions of the job may be substituted for the minimum qualifications.

* Extensive senior level experience in financial management of large, diverse organizations.

* Comprehensive knowledge and understanding of business support services functions and activities.

* Ability to provide proactive, forward-thinking leadership to all organizational levels and support the Superintendent on division goals and objectives.

* Ability to articulate and advance the school division's needs to the County government, the public, and other organizations.

* Ability to communicate effectively, orally and in writing.

* Ability to make accurate analyses, evaluations, and judgments.

* Ability to apply effective judgment to resolve complex issues and problems.

* Ability to work effectively in a fluid environment and with a wide range of constituents, including board members, school personnel and vendors in order to establish a culture of support, compliance, accountability and performance.

* Ability to work as an advocate for and promote a positive image of the school division.

This is light work requiring the exertion of up to 20 pounds of force occasionally and a negligible amount of force constantly to move objects; work requires stooping, kneeling, reaching, standing, walking, lifting, fingering, grasping, and repetitive motions; vocal communication is required for expressing or exchanging ideas by means of the spoken word; hearing is required to perceive information at normal spoken word levels; visual acuity is required for preparing and analyzing written or computer data, visual inspection involving small defects and/or small parts, use of measuring devices, operation of machines, determining the accuracy and thoroughness of work, and observing general surroundings and activities; the worker is subject to inside environmental conditions and noise.

The position will be posted until filled.

Henry County Public Schools is an Equal Opportunity Employer.