CFO/Business Manager - Webster Groves School District
Position: CFO/Business Manager
Subject Area: (none)
Job Title: Assistant Superintendent - CFO/COO
Job Location: Central Office - 400 E. Lockwood Ave.
Beginning: Jul 01, 2024
Deadline: Open until filled **
District: Webster Groves School District
Webster Groves, MO 63119
Telephone: 314-961-1233
Job Description:

The Assistant Superintendent/Chief Financial Officer (CFO)-Chief Operating Officer (COO) leads the district’s financial and operations departments including budgeting, purchasing, payroll, accounts payable/receivable, investments, financial statement reporting, grants administration, investments, risk management/liability insurance, contract review, benefits, and other financial areas. Additional operations department leadership includes technology, facilities, custodial, maintenance, construction, safety, sustainability, transportation and nutritional services. The CFO-COO is a member of the district’s cabinet team.  As the financial and operational leader of the district, the CFO-COO is responsible for implementing school system policies and achieving objectives as outlined in the district’s strategic plan.  The CFO-COO is responsible for coordinating the work of the administrators under their supervision.
  1. Leads the department under their supervision in conformity with the policies and procedures of the Board of Education, federal, state, local laws and regulations.
  2. Provides clarity and direction of department programs, procedures, services and initiatives to the Board of Education, staff members, vendors, and the community.
  3. Reviews, develops, and recommends board policies.
  4. Serves as the Treasurer for the Board of Education.  Prepares, assists, and reviews financial and operation departments’ board items, presentations, and reports that are presented to the board or required by governmental agencies.  Attends meetings of the Board of Education.
  5. Attends, participates, and/or coordinates, when appropriate, department, district, local, and state meetings.
  6. Reviews, negotiates and executes all contracts with the coordination of legal counsel, when appropriate.
  7. Responsible for the district’s risk management and coordination of liability insurance coverage and claims reporting. This includes coordination with the human resources department for liability and workers compensation.
  8. Utilizes a systematic process for district budget development and monitors the efficient expenditure of funds.  In addition, they will make appropriate revisions to the budget when needed throughout the year. 
  9. Provides reports and presentations to the Board of Education.
  10. Leads two board-appointed committees, the Building Advisory and Finance Advisory Committee.
  11. Provides short and long term budget scenarios to develop recommendations to maintain the financial integrity of the district.
  12. Calculates and reports the annual tax rate. This tax rate is then approved by the state auditor's office and the Board of Education. 
  13. Responsible for the timing and issuance of bonds and recommends levy adjustments and timing of bond initiatives.
  14. Leads the Operations Department which includes the work of the Director of Business Services, Director of Technology, Director of Operations, Food Services, and Construction Project Manager. 
  15. Manages the District’s employee health insurance programs.
  16. Supervises the acquisition, sale and disposition of District property, equipment and supplies.
  17. Oversees the District’s construction projects and the corresponding budget(s). 
  18. Performs all other duties as assigned. 
  1. Graduation from an accredited college or university with at least a master’s degree in business administration, public school administration or related field.  A Certified Public Accountant and Certification in School Finance and Operations are preferred.
  2. Five years of successful experience as a financial officer in a school district or related organization.
  3. Knowledge of the principles and practices of public school education and related financial policies with the ability to apply them to the needs of the district.
  4. Ability to plan, organize, and coordinate the finance and operation departments.
  5. Strong leadership skills to effectively lead and develop effective working relations with staff at all levels, vendors, and community members.
  6. Ability to effectively collaborate and communicate both verbally and in writing.
Position: 12 months, Professional                          

Benefit Highlights:
  • Extremely competitive salary, commensurate with experience
  • Board-paid medical and dental insurance coverage
  • Tuition reimbursement
  • Paid leave (i.e. vacation, illness)
  • School-age children may attend district schools 
  • Experienced team of Directors

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