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Openings >> Chief Financial Officer RB #13-26
Chief Financial Officer RB #13-26
Summary
Title:Chief Financial Officer RB #13-26
ID:936
Department:Finance
Location:City Hall
Division:Civil Service
Description
RECRUITMENT BULLETIN #13-26                                                                                                       April 17, 2013
 
POSITION:                 CHIEF FINANCIAL OFFICER - EXEMPT
 
SALARY:                   BY CONTRACTUAL AGREEMENT
 
OVERVIEW:
Buffalo Public Schools (BPS) has begun a period of change that seeks to transform the district and its schools. With the appointment of Superintendent Pamela Brown and a significant level of local, state, and federal attention and investment, Buffalo has an incredible opportunity to ensure that all of its students graduate prepared to succeed in college or a well-paying career.
 
Currently, BPS has 58 schools serving approximately 34,000 students, of whom 79% qualify for free or reduced price lunch and 77% are students of color. Of the 58 schools in the district, 28 have been given “priority” status by the state and 16 more have been given “focus” status. Within the district, a sizable number of students do not meet state standards, and only about half of those who attend high school graduate with a diploma. Superintendent Brown is building a talented and committed leadership team to partner with her in moving BPS towards the ambitious goal of preparing all students for success.
 
RESPONSIBILITIES:
 
  • Serves as the key spokesperson to the Superintendent, school board and the community regarding all fiscal issues;
  • Serves as the District representative regarding financial affairs in meetings with governmental, legislative and business community meetings;
  • Provides budget training and information to Buffalo Public School leadership and constituents to help them create sustainable budgets that align to the District’s mission and goals;
  • Support the strategy of transitioning funding to the School level, developing and implementing a transparent philosophy and process around school funding and a service-oriented finance team;
  • Coordinate with programmatic directors on allocation of funds to schools;
  • Leads, plans, organizes, directs and coordinates activities related to the financial and business functions of the District including budget, accounting, auditing, food service, purchasing, payroll and special projects;
  •     implements programs to assure the financial stability of the District;
  •     maintains the integrity of the budget system;
  •     develops and maintains multi-year financial projections to inform Buffalo Public Schools’ long-term decision making;
  • Develops, prepares and administers the annual district budget including monitoring and analyzing expenditures and revenues in accordance with local, state and federal laws, rules and policies;
  •     prepares monthly cash flow analysis along with various financial reports required by the State;
  •     manages the fiscal activities and budget estimates for employee benefit costs in the District’s budget;
  • Reviews existing policies and operations including accounting, auditing, purchasing, payroll, and special projects and develops new policies and operations to strengthen and enhance the financial activities of the District;
  • Meets regularly with department heads and stakeholders to review budget to actual results and inform mid-year financial decision making;
  •     implements new processes which will maximize State and Federal claims for aid along with recovery of underpayments;
  • Works with programmatic directors and school leaders to develop grant budgets;
  • Works with the New York State Department of Education on grant management, budgeting and reporting that assists in keeping the District in compliance with applicable state and federal guidelines;
  • Works with District staff on the financial aspects of contract negotiations;
  • Supervises and evaluates the performance of staff assigned;
  • Participates in and assists with the development of legislation relating to financial matters of the District;
  • Attends School Board meetings and advises and assists the Superintendent and the Board of Education on financial and related matters;
  • Performs duties as required by the Superintendent or a designee.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS
  1. Master’s Degree from an accredited college or university in Business Administration, Accounting or a closely related field and eight years of full-time administrative and direct supervisory experience in general business accounting or financial operations;
OR
 
 
  1.  Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited college or university in Business Administration, Accounting or a closely related field and ten years of full-time administrative and direct supervisory experience in general business accounting or financial operations;
 SPECIAL REQUIREMENT:  Applicants must possess a current Certified Public Accountants’ License that must be presented at time of appointment and maintained during employment.
 
Note
  • Required experience does not include account-keeping, bookkeeping or other clerical financial/recordkeeping activities.
  • Verifiable part-time experience will be pro-rated to meet full-time experience requirements.
  • Proof of education and CPA License must be presented at time of appointment.
  • Verifiable part-time experience will be pro-rated to meet full-time experience requirements.
 
APPLICATION:  CANDIDATES FOR THIS POSITION SHOULD COMPLETE AN APPLICATION AVAILABLE ONLINE AT www.buffaloschools.org  (Recruitment Bulletin number must be included on application)
 
APPOINTMENT:   Appointments are subject to the review of the Board of Education upon the recommendation of the Superintendent following the approval of the City of Buffalo Civil Service Division. Personal interviews shall be scheduled where appropriate.
 
The Buffalo Board of Education is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.
 
 
 
FINAL FILING DATE:   Until position is filled.
 
 
APPROVED:
 
 
Dr. Pamela C. Brown
Superintendent of Schools
 
This opening is closed and is no longer accepting applications

 






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