CFO/Business Manager - Ferguson-Florissant School District
Position: CFO/Business Manager
Subject Area: (none)
Job Title: Assistant Superintendent for Business Services/CFO
Deadline: Open until filled **
District: Ferguson-Florissant School District
Hazelwood, MO 63042
Telephone: 314-687-1930
Job Description:
The Ferguson Florissant School District is accepting applications for the position of Assistant Superintendent for Business Services/Chief Financial Officer. This position reports directly to the Superintendent and is responsible for the management of all financial affairs of the District, including financial planning and budgeting, cost analysis, accounting, auditing, reporting, purchasing, insurance (property and liability), cash management, debt management,  and purchasing.
  • Serves as a member of the Superintendent’s Cabinet and attends/participates in scheduled meetings of the Board of Education. 
  • Serves as the District Treasurer
  • Develops monitors, analyzes and maintains the District financial budget for the purpose of ensuring the availability of resources to meet current and future strategic objectives.
  • Develops annual budget, revenue and expenditure projections, maintains position control, and assists with long-range facilities plans for the purpose of managing the school district fiscal responsibilities.   
  • Reviews contracts and projects for the purpose of providing direction and support, making recommendations, maximizing use of funds and /or ensuring operations are within budget.
  • Coordinate and monitor program evaluations in order to maximize investments in programs, resources and policies and to ensure initiatives are impacting student learning and identify opportunities for improvement.
  • Prepares and submits reports to the Board of Education recommendations for the administering of the district budget, financial policies and procedures, tax rate information, financial reports, audit findings, benefit administration and other facts and information as needed. 
  • Directs the development of tax levies, bond projects, bond approval, and bond issuance. 
  • Manage the District’s debt structure and all aspects of District bond issues
  • Develops long-range financial projections.
  • Supervises, monitors and maintains the District’s financial accounting and student information systems.
  • Provides direct oversite of the directors and supervisors for the Business Services, Technology, Research & Evaluation, Federal Programs and Food Service Departments and ensures compliance with legal, district, state and federal requirements. 
  • Conducts performance evaluations on employees under direct supervision and establishes high performance expectations for all employee groups. 
  • Manages district benefits and insurance, including property, liability and workers’ compensation.
  • Assist in preparation and participate in insurance committee meetings, and attend quarterly meetings with brokers who administer various district insurance programs. 
  • Participates in the collective bargaining process directing the discussion on financial issues. 
  • Participate and attend community economic development committee meetings in municipalities located in our district. 
  • Participate in local and state school business official organizations to ensure knowledge of school operations and compliance requirements are up to date.
  • Respond to a variety of inquiries from staff, district personnel, professional organizations and the community for the purpose of resolving problems, communicating information and/or referring to appropriate personnel.
  • Prepare and maintain materials for the purpose of documenting activities and issues, meeting compliance requirements and/or providing supporting materials for audit/compliance purposes.     
  • Performs other duties as assigned by the Superintendent. 
  • At least five years of general accounting experience
  • Possesses a minimum of a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration, Accounting, or related field
  • Hold a CPA license, SFO Certificate, or a Superintendent’s Certificate is desired. 
  • Demonstrates considerable knowledge of school administration, school law, finance, facilities, food service, technology, procurement, planning, operations principles, and techniques
  • Demonstrates experience and understanding of the Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education policies and procedures. 
  • Skilled in working with community groups   
Complete the district’s online application at and upload a letter of interest, resume, and a list of five references (including current supervisor) with email addresses, phone numbers.
Competitive salary and benefits
260 Day Contract July 1 – June 30
Starting Salary:  TBD

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