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Duties

Reporting to the Supervisor, provides specialized consultative services in the primary areas of school finance and business services. Some travel will be required.

  • Conducts outreach and provides technical assistance to regional offices of education, district personnel, financial oversight panels, other administrative entities, and agency staff using a variety of indicators (e.g. annual financial report data, budget data, financial profile information, etc.).
  • Serves as primary contact on financial matters related to cost analysis, business management, general facilities information (e.g. maintenance and capital issues), and budget development, including all aspects of revenues, short and long-term debt, expenditures, and financial reporting.
  • Conducts financial and trend analysis of school districts and other administrative entities, particularly financially distressed districts (e.g. oversight panel monitoring) to track their fiscal solvency and compliance with rules, regulations and generally accepted accounting procedures.
  • Assists in the on-going development, implementation, and assessment of training/professional development to assist regional offices of education, school district personnel, and other administrative entities improve their financial management practices.
  • Recommends the development of broad, state-wide financial management and fiscal policies and procedures.
  • Makes recommendations for technological systems development at the department level.
  • Functions as a team member and/or team leader for diverse agency, center, and department teams.
  • Coordinates fiscal, staffing and material resources to complete assigned projects.
  • Coordinates efforts with interdisciplinary team members for the completion of assigned projects for departmental activities.
  • Monitors projects and activities of team members.
  • Assists so that projects are on schedule and completed with assigned timelines.
  • Collects and analyzes data and compiles reports for review, executive approval and implementation.
  • Applies technical expertise in areas of accounting and financial management to research, develop and implement project assignments.
  • Assists in the development of departmental information systems and the gathering of department planning data.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree in Accounting, Auditing or Finance with two years of experience in accounting, auditing, finance or school business management, or, a Bachelor's degree in any field with four years of experience in accounting, auditing, finance, or school business management. (COPY OF TRANSCRIPTS REQUIRED AT TIME OF APPLICATION)
  • Skilled in database and spreadsheet applications.
  • Demonstrated ability in accounting, auditing, and financial management.
  • Proficient oral and written communication skills.

  • CPA or CSBO.
  • Experience in auditing school districts or experience as CSBO/business manager for school district.
  • Knowledge of school business financial practices and procedures.
  • Knowledge of accounting, auditing, and financial management practices and procedures.
  • Knowledge of resources allocation and project coordination involving interdisciplinary teams and local school districts.
  • Ability to quickly adapt to a variety of information systems.
  • Ability to define problems and apply problem-solving techniques to complex issues.

Salary/Benefits

IFSOE
School Business Services
$57,461 - $72,614
Monday – Friday 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

How to Apply

To view full posting and apply electronically, please visit PRINCIPAL CONSULTANT #1873. Interested parties must submit the required application, cover letter, resume, and transcripts (unofficial until recommended for hire). The subject line should include the position number(s) you are applying for.

Email Address

careers-spr@isbe.net

Job Posting Date

9/26/2023

Start Date

N/A