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Chief Financial Officer

Young World Physical Education

This is a Full-time position in Amarillo, TX posted February 23, 2021.

  • Application Deadline: Posted until Filled
  • Posted : February 16, 2021
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    Job Description


    Under supervision of the Deputy Superintendent of Finance, assist in oversight of all

    financial affairs of the district. Provide leadership for the district’s financial services activity

    to ensure legally sound and effective management practices. Assist the Deputy Superintendent

    of Finance as a financial and budgetary advisor to the superintendent and board of trustees.

    (230 Day Contract)


    Bachelor’s degree in accounting

    Certified Public Accountant

    Special Knowledge/Skills:

    Advanced knowledge of school finance, budgeting, accounting systems, and economics

    Knowledge of information/data processing systems and financial applications

    Ability to resolve conflict, listen, and appropriately respond to concerns

    Demonstrated leadership skills

    Ability to manage budget and personnel

    Ability to implement and follow policy and procedures

    Ability to interpret data

    Excellent communication, public relations, and interpersonal skills

    Work Conditions

    Tools/Equipment Used: Standard office equipment including personal computer and

    peripherals, video/instructional equipment

    Posture: Sitting for prolonged periods of time

    Motion: Repetitive hand motions; frequent keyboarding and use of mouse; reaching

    Lifting: Occasional lifting and carrying (less than 30 pounds)

    Environment: Work inside from office, home, or location other than school building, may

    work outside; regular exposure to noise and computer monitors; may work prolonged or

    irregular hours; attend night-time activities occasionally; work inside and outside (exposure

    to sun, heat, cold, and inclement weather), exposure to noise; occasional district-wide and

    statewide travel

    Mental Demands: Work with frequent interruptions; maintain emotional control under stress;

    ability to respond to needs in a timely manner in a high stress environment

    Regular Attendance is an essential function: Prolonged, irregular, and/or extended hours may

    be required at certain times in the year

    10 years of administrative or management experience

    10 years of supervisory responsibility


    • Assist the Deputy Superintendent of Finance to ensure preparation and integrity of all district general accounting records and related financial reports using accepted standards for school accounting as prescribed by the Texas Education Agency and General Accepted Accounting Standards.
    • Develop long-range and short-term objectives for district’s business operations and prepare district budget. Monitor budget variances and oversee budget adjustments.
    • Act as financial advisor to the Deputy Superintendent of Finance and board of trustees and keep them informed of the financial condition of the district.
    • Oversee the district’s investment portfolio. Supervise and coordinate the investment of all available funds to the best interest of the school district and ensure that these funds are adequately protected against loss at all times.
    • Ensure that all financial obligations of the school district (accounts payable, notes payable, bonded indebtedness, and payroll) are met on a timely basis.
    • Implement and maintain internal control procedures to ensure the safeguarding of assets and reliability of accounting data and to promote operational efficiency and ensure adherence to prescribed procedures.
    • Oversee the auditing program for all district funds and work cooperatively with the district’s independent and internal auditors in conducting periodic audits.

    Policies, Reports, and Law

    • Review and recommend appropriate policies, administrative regulations, and administrative practices for the areas supervised.
    • Implement the policies established by federal and state laws, State Board of Education rule, and local Board policy in the areas assigned.
    • Compile, maintain, and file all physical and computerized reports, records, and other documents required including preparing and evaluating monthly financial statements and related budget reports, preparing quarterly and final reports for all federal funds and grants, developing semi-annual financial information for submission of data to TEA, and preparing and publishing comprehensive annual financial report in compliance with Association of School Business Officer (ASBO) standards. Be prepared to present related reports to the board of trustees and answer specific questions regarding same.
    • Follow district safety protocols and emergency procedures.
    • Select, train, evaluate, and supervise accounting, payroll and budget department staff and make recommendations relative to assignment, retention, discipline, and dismissal.
    • Develop training options and improvement plans for department staff to enhance the effectiveness of department operations.


    • Attend board meetings and make presentations when appropriate and/or requested.

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