Deputy, Assistant or Associate Superintendent – Accounting, Assistant or Associate Superintendent – Financial Services
4 Year Degree
Under the general administrative direction of the Superintendent administer policies affecting classified personnel, financial accounting and reporting, purchasing, warehousing and distribution of supplies and equipment, transportation, food services, insurance, plant maintenance and operations, contract services in the provision of capital improvements, and maintain liaison with Federal and State agencies supplying funds for school district operations.
Provide technical and financial expertise and make recommendations to the Superintendent and the Board of Education that align resource allocation with District goals.
Develop District policies for recommendation to the Superintendent and the Board of Education related to the District’s financial operations and business functions
Assist in developing the District’s short- and long-range financial priorities and the foals for strategic planning; assist the Superintendent in the preparation and administration of the budget
Provide support to other District divisions and internal and external stakeholders in assessing the financial impact of legislation, ballot measures, negotiations, and related matters;
Ensure compliance with local, state, and federal laws relating to school business functions, construction and reconstruction, financial accounting and related activities.
Analyze, develop, review reports of findings, alternatives, and recommendations involving a broad range of revenue, financing, business operations, financial planning, and financial and business management issues.
Plan, organize, administer, and direct all accounting and reporting activities and operations of the Business and Support Services division including budget preparation and control, payroll preparation, attendance accounting, fiscal record management, risk management, purchasing, warehousing, food services, and transportation, to ensure cost effective operations
Is responsible for the preparation and monitoring of annual district budgets, including general and special funds, consistent with district goals and objectives, applicable laws, codes/ordinances, and professional accounting standards; administer ancillary state and federal financial reports
Supervises the preparation of local, state, and federal financial reports in alignment with the Local Control Funding Formula and the Local Control Accountability Plan
Responsible for the district facilities, including but not limited to site acquisition, building and modernization construction, deferred maintenance, and furniture and equipment acquisition. Manages the design and implementation of the district’s facility modernization and capital improvement plans and related state reporting and funding applications.
Negotiates and executes contracts for the District, including leases and sale of surplus properties; represents the District in a variety of legal, contractual, and other business matters.
Communicate the organization’s goals, procedures, and objectives
Explain and interpret decisions of the Board of Education and the District administration by:
Observing organizational channels of communication; and
Being mindful of the need of staff and community for accurate and timely information.
Participate as a member of the District Leadership Team and the Superintendent’s Cabinet for the purpose of providing and receiving information and making decisions.
Serve as a member of the district’s negotiation team and provides financial data as it relates to the district fiscal status
Provide orientation and in-service training for personnel in the Business Services division.
Evaluate, direct, and coordinate the efficiency and effectiveness of the operations of all units under the oversight of the Business Services division, inclusive of Budget & Finance, Child Nutrition, Maintenance & Operations, Purchasing, Warehouse, and Transportation.
Supervise the performance of assigned personnel; interview and select employees, recommend transfers, reassignment, termination and disciplinary actions
Promote understanding with community groups of district objectives and accomplishments.
Represent the district in community groups.
Represent the District at local, state, and national organization meetings and conferences relating to school business and financial management; representing the District in a variety of organizations and coalitions to effect positive dialogue and relations in school business, funding, and financial matters.
SUPERVISION EXERCISED AND RECEIVED:
Under the immediate supervision of the Superintendent
Supervise department supervisors and the administrative secretary, Business Services
Provide for the supervision and evaluation of all personnel in the division
Training and Experience:
Baccalaureate degree in Business Administration Public Administration, Finance, Accounting or related field; MBA or Master degree desired but not required
Experience of at minimum 2 years in business administration required, school business administration experience desired; other related experience will be considered.
Current theory, principles, and practice of modern school district business and financial management
Principles of personnel administration.
Budget and fiscal procedures and methods.
Laws and regulations applying to school District accounting operations.
California Public School Construction Rules and Regulations
Office practices and procedures.
Purchasing practices and principles.
Train, supervise, and motivate personnel.
Analyze and interpret financial statements and fiscal reports.
Apply and adapt established methods to a variety of accounting transactions and problems.
Establish and maintain effective relationships with others.
Ability to communicate effectively with staff, pupils, community, and representatives of other agencies.
Ability to express ideas in oral and written communication.
Dependability, flexibility, and good judgment.
About Sierra Sands Unified School District
The Sierra Sands Unified School District is located in the northeastern portion of Kern County in California’s beautiful high desert. The Indian Wells Valley, averaging 2,500 feet elevation, is surrounded by the magnificent Sierra Nevada, Coso, and Argus mountain ranges. The highest and lowest points in the contiguous United States (Mt. Whitney and Death Valley) are both within a comfortable driving distance. The air in our valley is clean and clear with practically unlimited visibility. Summer temperatures average 90 degrees with low humidity. Even the hottest days, when the temperatures exceed 100 degrees, give way to pleasant evenings and beautiful sunsets.
Winter temperatures are often in the 50’s and 60’s during the day.