CFO/Business Manager - Regional School District #13
Position: CFO/Business Manager
Subject Area: (none)
Job Title: Business Manager
Job Location: Regional School District 13
Deadline: Open until filled **
District: Regional School District #13
Durham, CT 06422
Telephone: 860-349-7200
Job Description:
Title:                   Business Manager

Qualifications:   School Business Administrator Certificate valid in the State of
                            Connecticut (085) required

Reports to:        Superintendent of Schools

Supervises:    Business Office Staff, Supervisor of Building and Grounds, Director of Food Services, Director of Technology and Paraprofessionals

Job Goal:        
To provide sound fiscal management and leadership in all business related matters in Regional School District 13 including: daily coordination of the business office; development, preparation, management and monitoring of the annual budget, creation and oversight of long-term capital planning; implementation of innovative strategies to ensure fiscal efficiency; active contribution and participation with target groups including but not limited to central office leadership team, building administrators, Finance Directors from Durham and Middlefield, and the Board of Education. Prior experience in a regional school district preferred. Excellent references indicating a strong working relationship with prior superintendent. Excellent interpersonal, communication and organizational skills required.

Essential Duties and Job Responsibilities:
  • Controls all funds and accounts for further certification by outside certified public accountants contracted by the Board of Education.
  • Assists in the preparation and presentation of the annual budget.
  • Prepares financial reports to present to the Board of Education.
  • Prepares and formulates fiscal policies and procedures for further approval and recommendation by the Superintendent and Board of Education where necessary.
  • Directs and controls the business operation of the District by supervising the accounts receivable and payable, payroll and budgetary control operations.
  • Supervises and coordinates Business Office staff, including accounting, payroll, purchasing/procurement
  • Directs, coordinates, and implements purchasing procedures for the school system.
  • Invests District funds in appropriate revenue producing instruments consistent with state law.
  • Maintains a fixed assets inventory.
  • Assists in the formulation of transportation policies and regulations, and works closely with the transportation contractor on procedures, routing, scheduling, inspection and condition of school buses.
  • Directs and works closely with the supervisor of food services in handling the business and financial functions of the food service operation.
  • Assists and advises on personnel negotiation matters.
  • Attends Board of Education meetings and sub-committee meetings as required.
  • Prepares and reviews agreements including certified and non-certified salary agreements and vendor agreements.
  • Directs and works closely with the Supervisor of Building and Grounds in the overall repair and renovation of District facilities.
  • Coordinates with the school administrators and Supervisor of Buildings and Grounds the inspection of the physical plants and property for the purpose of insuring safety, cleanliness, and upkeep.
  • Directs, maintains and controls personnel requirements of all non-certified personnel.
  • Assists the Superintendent in coordination and preparation of all state and federal reports, grant proposals, and other requirements affecting the school district.
  • Assists the staff in research and writing of state and federal grant proposals.
  • Supports and promotes the District’s Core Ethical Values with students, colleagues and parents.
  • Strives to implement the District’s mission, goals and objectives outlined in the District’s Strategic Plan.
  • Assumes such other business duties and responsibilities as may be assigned by the Superintendent of Schools.

Regional School District 13 does not discriminate on the basis of disability, race, color, religion, age, sex, marital status, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity and expression, national origin, or ancestry with respect to employment practices or in its programs and activities and provides equal access to the Boy Scouts and other designated youth groups.  The following person has been designated to handle inquiries and grievances regarding these non-discrimination policies and practices:  Amy Emory, Pupil Personnel Director,135A Pickett Lane, Durham, CT 06422.  Phone: 860-349-7208.

** District reserves the right to close any Job Posting when a suitable applicant has been found before the deadline date.
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