Director of Finance
1 week ago
Not Applicable
Full Time
Southwest / Boise
Job Description

JOB SUMMARY: Primary budget and finance advisor for the District. Responsible for preparing and maintaining district financial records according to federal and state law, administrative rules, and Board policy. Manages all financial operations, reporting of revenue, expenditures, budgeting, implementing policies, and directing financial strategies. Monitor all aspects of the district’s financial resources to ensure funds are being used to support the District’s educational vision and goals as set forth by the Board of Trustees and Superintendent. To act in the position of Clerk of the Board in all respects such as attending Board meetings, recording Board minutes, preparing reports, and meeting other requests made by the Board.

QUALIFICATIONS: ● Bachelor’s degree in Accounting or Business Management-- CPA or MBA preferred ● Minimum of five years of public accounting or business management experience ● Broad experience in business and school administration ● Ability to work well with staff, students, and the public ● Exceptional communication skills, verbal and written ● Experience in education field preferred ● Such alternatives to the above qualifications as the Board may find appropriate and applicable


  1. Assist the superintendent in the preparation of all district budgets and is responsible for the administration of all phases of the budget throughout the year
  2. Manage the overall business and financial operations of the school system including budget development, cash management, purchasing, and balance sheet chart of accounts in accordance with Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP)
  3. Administer the board clerk/treasurer duties as per Idaho Code and policy, including recording of official minutes and posting/publishing legal notices
  4. Analyze, coordinate, prepare, publish and implement all annual and amended budgets for multiple funding sources as approved by the Board of Trustees
  5. Accurately report the district’s accounting and financial condition, including all revenues and expenditures, to the Board of Trustees, auditors, state and local sources, and patrons of the district
  6. Exercise administrative control over district finances through the receipt and disbursement of funds and the maintenance of proper accounting and budget documentation, including issuing checks in payment of all bills approved by the Board
  7. Accurately complete required financial, ISEE, and budgetary reports to the State Department of Education, vendor remittance request to the Idaho State Controller’s Office and Idaho State Treasurer Office
  8. Monitor the cash flow of the district and investments as specified by state statute and sound investment guidelines
  9. Monitor all purchase orders to determine accuracy of information, including pricing and coding, and that money is budgeted in the correct category
  10. Responsible for calculating and preparing reports for the yearly submission of the district tax certification request to Canyon County
  11. Maintain a record of daily balances in the cash accounts and oversee reconciling the general ledger cash balance for monthly bank reconciliation
  12. Prepare and maintain financial data used to assist the Board teacher negotiations and serve on the district team
  13. Coordinate and oversee the preparation for the annual independent financial and compliance audits
  14. Assure that the district’s payroll is properly processed and maintained in conjunction with all federal and state law, administrative rules, and Board policy
  15. Calculate and monitor related activities including salary schedules, contracts, taxes, insurance, flexible spending, TSA’s, garnishments, and all other deductions
  16. Monitor student accounting reports submitted by building administration/bookkeepers for accuracy and timeliness for board approval
  17. Administer Skyward Financial/HR program, along with the assistance of the district technology department
  18. Assist the superintendent in the development and implementation of a multi-year comprehensive maintenance plan, budget, and the district’s long-range facilities master plan
  19. Prepare information pertinent to bond, supplemental, and plant facilities levies for patron and parent review and have established knowledge of the bonding and construction of new schools’ process


  1. May be placed under a fidelity bond if required by the Board
  2. Responsible for creating, correctly calculating, and submission of the annual school district calendar to the State Department of Education
  3. Administer the District’s employee medical/dental/life benefits programs
  4. Administer the District's property/liability insurance and risk management programs
  5. Attend district Board meetings and speak on assigned topics
  6. Respond to common inquiries or complaints from patrons, regulatory agencies, or members of the business community
  7. Schedule meetings with staff when needed
  8. Assume responsibility for his or her continuing professional growth and development by such efforts as attendance at professional meetings, membership in professional organizations, enrollment in advanced courses, and by reading professional journals and other publications
  9. Seek assistance should emergencies arise
  10. Represent the school district in a positive manner
  11. Know and follow school district policy and chain of command
  12. Perform other duties as assigned

Education Required
  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting or Business Management-- CPA or MBA preferred

Experience Required
  • Minimum of five years of public accounting or business management experience

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Equal Opportunity Employer

VALLIVUE SCHOOL DISTRICT is committed to maintaining a work and learning environment free from discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, pregnancy, gender identity, sexual orientation, marital/civil union status, ancestry, place of birth, age, citizenship status, veteran status, political affiliation, genetic information or disability, as defined and required by state and federal laws. Additionally, we prohibit retaliation against individuals who oppose such discrimination and harassment or who participate in an equal opportunity investigation.