Position Title: Chief Financial Officer
Employee Unit: Budget & Accounting
Reports to: Superintendent
Salary Range: $108,410.00 – $143,580.00 per year
Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
Under the supervision of the Superintendent of Schools, serves as Chief Financial Officer.
The CFO is responsible for advising the superintendent and school board on the financial and budget matters of the district, and administering the finances in compliance with federal, state, local and Board of Education laws. Directs the business/finance functions including accounting, budgeting and grants management. Leads the division in implementing best practices in public sector financial management and planning. Performs long and short-range planning, oversees special projects, and provides analyses to support strategic priorities, projects and investments.
- Directing,supervising,andexercisingresponsibilityforallbusinessservicesfunctionsthrough subordinate staff.
- ProvidingtheSuperintendentofSchoolsandBoardofEducationwithaccountingandbudgeting information.
- AttendingBoardofEducationandcommunitymeetingstopresentinformationregardingDistrict business services, maintenance and repair to the Board of Education.
- Serving as Secretary to the Board of Education and District Custodian of Records.
- Receiving and directing all legal papers served on the District.
- Authorizing funding to make repairs due to exigent circumstances.
- Planning for and directing the acquisition and construction of new facilities including working with architects, engineers, attorneys (bond counsel), regulatory agencies, financial advisors and professional consultants to develop final plans.
- Preparing mandated reports for state and federal agencies.
- Developing requests for proposals to secure consultants for specialized work.
Education, Knowledge, Skills, Abilities to perform essential job functions:
- Master’s Degree in Business Administration, Public Administration, Accounting or related field.
- Five (5) years progressively responsible business management and administrative experience in a large organization or public education setting, or any combination of education and experience that provides equivalent knowledge, skills and abilities.
- Currently certified or eligible to be certified by the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction as a School Business Administrator (08).
- All positions require experience working cross-culturally and/or commitment to work toward improving one’s own cultural competence i.e., valuing difference/diversity, recognizing personal limitations in one’s skills and expertise, and having the desire to learn in these areas.
Physical and Sensory Requirements: Environmental Adaptability
Ability to work under general safe and comfortable conditions where exposure to environmental factors is minimal and poses little to no risk of injury.
The Madison Metropolitan School District is an Equal Opportunity Employer. In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, the District will provide reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities and encourages both prospective and current employees to discuss potential accommodations with the employer.
- Experience in providing strong and creative leadership.
- Demonstrated ability to foster and develop cohesiveness among staff.
- Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively in oral and written form.
- Experience in the supervision and evaluation of professional staff.
- Demonstrated commitment to Affirmative Action staffing.
- Demonstrated ability to use technology and data to improve the delivery of services.
- Demonstrated ability to work with diverse ethnic and socioeconomic communities.
- Demonstrated ability to build structures for collaborative decision-making.