Under the direction of the Associate Superintendent of Administrative Services or designee, the Director of Business Services is done for the purpose of planning, organizing, and directing the fiscal accounting, budget, payroll, attendance accounting, and internal control activities and functions of the District. Accountable for general ledger management, development, and maintenance of accounting practices and procedures. This position provides training, supervision, and evaluation of assigned personnel and fiscal programs, and serves as a resource to others.
Character, personality, and proper social capability to relate effectively with racially and ethnically diverse staff, students, and community. Demonstrated ability to work with a wide variety of community groups and organizations.
Assists the Associate Superintendent of Administrative Services in all phases of fiscal functions with an emphasis in the areas of accounting, budgeting, and control to maintain fiscal solvency.
Performs financial or statistical research analytical studies to assist administration and the Board of Education in the formulation of policies and planning of new or revised programs.
Directs and participates in the development of the district-wide budget for adoption and prepares subsequent budget revisions.
Administers and participates in the preparation of interim reporting and prepares related narrative and statistical reports to the Board of Trustees.
Prepares multi-year projections associated with the financial reporting required by government agencies.
Supervises and participates in year-end closing procedures and prepares annual financial statements.
Develops and implements procedures for internal control of various fiscal programs, including the review and analysis of financial statements and audits as required.
Ensures the overall fiscal functions are conducted in compliance with the governmental laws and regulations within the generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP) and adhere to the district’s guidelines and policies.
Assumes responsibility for special assignments as directed by the Associate Superintendent of Administrative Services.
Assesses and examines the district-sponsored charter school’s budget and periodic and annual financial statements.
Directs and participates in the selection, training, functions, and evaluation of the business department personnel; confers with Human Resources on employment and/or disciplinary actions as required.
Administers and/or coordinates relevant training of subordinates.
Communicates positively and effectively with other administrators, district personnel, and outside consultants/contractors to coordinate activities and programs; resolves issues and conflicts by finding alternative solutions to the issues and exchanging information; responds to inquiries and provides information on complex activities and/or procedures.
Performs other related duties as assigned for the purpose of ensuring the efficient and effective functioning of fiscal operations.
Manages the daily operations of the Business Services Department.
Operates a computer and assigned software programs and platforms; operates other office equipment; drives a vehicle to conduct work.
Principles and methods of modern public and business administration management.
Generally accepted auditing standards (GAAS).
Federal, state, and local laws and regulations pertinent to school/government accounting.
Methods of school budget preparation and control.
Accounting theory, and generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP) and practices.
Budget preparation and control; methods and techniques of cost analysis.
Financial analysis, projection, and research techniques.
Principles and standard practices of cash management.
Comprehensive financial reporting.
Current budgeting and accounting software and tools.
Modern office systems, methods, and computer equipment.
Direct, plan, coordinate and supervise activities related to fiscal service operations.
Analyze and interpret fiscal reports.
Forecast factors used in budgeting.
Ensure the accuracy of financial documents and reports.
Apply generally accepted accounting principles.
Organize, manage and implement a comprehensive accounting system.
Prepare and administer budget and control.
Analyze and resolve issues related to the area of responsibility.
Examine, interpret and evaluate accounting and budgeting problems.
Provide expertise and training to assigned personnel; motivate and direct their activities.
Learn, program, and implement accounting systems using modern financial and computer software programs and tools.
Work independently under organizational guidelines.
Communicate clearly and concisely, both verbally and in writing.
Apply interpersonal skills using tact, patience, and courtesy.
Demonstrate flexibility and respond to changing requirements and job assignments.
Establish and maintain cooperative working relationships with those contacted in the course of work.
Incorporated within one or more of the previously mentioned performance responsibilities, which are essential functions of this job description, are the following essential physical requirements:
Work at a desk, conference table, or in meetings of various configurations
Circulate for extended periods of time.
See for purposes of reading laws and codes, rules and policies, and other printed matters.
Understand speech at normal levels.
Read a variety of materials and computer screens, and prepare/process documents.
Operate standard office equipment, computer keyboard, and other equipment necessary to complete the required duties.
Communicate so others will be able to clearly understand a normal conversation.
Bend, twist, stoop, and reach.
Travel to various locations.
Operating computer-related equipment.
Experience: Five (5) years of increasingly responsible professional experience in business management, accounting, and budget analysis, including at least three (3) years in a supervisory capacity; preferably in a public-school setting.
Education: Bachelor's degree from an accredited institution in accounting, business administration, or related field. An advanced degree is desirable.
License: Possession of a valid California driver’s license.
AN EMPLOYER OF CHOICE
Founded in 1895, the Sequoia Union High School District is an established leader in the San Francisco Mid-Peninsula region, including the diverse communities of Atherton, Belmont, East Palo Alto, Menlo Park, Portola Valley, Redwood City, Redwood Shores, San Carlos and Woodside.
The district serves 8,200 9-12 students through four distinguished, award-winning comprehensive high schools, a model continuation high school, a middle college in collaboration with Cañada College, and other specialized programs and services as well as an additional 8,000 students who enroll annually in classes through the district's adult school.