Chief Business Official – Accounting, Chief Business Official – Chief Business Officer (CBO)
CHIEF BUSINESS OFFICIAL
SUPERVISION EXERCISED AND RECEIVED
The Chief Business Official is responsible for the development and maintenance of sound business systems and procedures for accounting, budgeting, legislation, personnel, services of supply and cafeteria. These responsibilities are carried out under the policies of the Board of Trustees and the direction of the Superintendent. The Chief Business Official exercises immediate supervision over the evaluation of the Fiscal Office personnel and Cafeteria Staff.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Member of the Administrative Cabinet and the District’s Management Team who is responsible for decision-making, policy recommendations and budget recommendations to the Board of Trustees; attends Board meetings and weekly Superintendent meetings; attends all finance, budgetary, insurance, Special Education and Transportation meetings at the county office of education (MCOE).
Directs fiscally sound and responsible business programs including the keeping of financial transactions and records, the preparation of financial reports, and the preparation and custody of all contract documents
Interprets, develops and analyzes statistical data for the Superintendent and Board of Trustees
Develops and supervises internal audit procedures and data processing systems
Prepares budget calendar, preliminary, tentative and final budgets and budget revisions
Assists in development of maintenance, categorical and special program budgets
Accounts for and reports expenditures of Federal and State funded projects
Assists independent auditor with annual audit and compliance audits
Develops and supervises accounting, purchasing, bidding, inventory and accounts payable and accounts receivable systems
Controls financial accounts, State reports and audits of receipts and disbursements for Student Body funds
Supervises and oversees classified staff in the District and Business offices as well as Cafeteria personnel
Forecasts and analyzes ADA, enrollment and staffing needs
Administers risk management program; including fire, liability, workers’ compensation, unemployment, health, student accident and other insurances carried by the District, including participation in the countywide JPA loss control program
Supervises payroll operation, including retirement, taxes, other deductions required by law, and all personnel matters
Secures and executes necessary bids and leases for rental
Performs other appropriate duties as assigned by the Superintendent.
Principles and practices of governmental accounting, auditing and budgeting
Principles of supervision and training
Provisions of the Education Code and the School Accounting Manual
Maintenance, operation and facilities oversight
Apply the principles, practices and techniques of governmental accounting
Develop and maintain fiscally sound budget projections
Apply the principles of budgetary preparation and control
Assemble and analyze data and make appropriate recommendations
Plan, organize and coordinate the work of others
Develop and install new, and revise existing methods and procedures
Establish and maintain cooperative relationships with those contacted
Supervise and evaluate staff.
Five years of increasingly responsible experience as an accountant or auditor, including at least three years in supervisory accounting work, preferably in a school district
Knowledge of school accounting structures.
Bachelor’s degree in accounting, public administration or business administration including courses in government accounting and computer applications.
About Sausalito Marin City School District
Our Vision is to provide each child a world class college preparatory curriculum that integrates communication, collaboration, creativity, inquiry and problem-solving skills and builds character through fostering strong relationships of mutual trust and respect.
The mission of the Sausalito Marin City School District is to academically and socially prepare students for success at each grade level and in high school on the path to college and career in a safe, healthy and culturally responsive learning environment. We provide a rigorous and challenging academic program with highly qualified educators in collaboration with parents and community partners. We will hold our learning community accountable for our progress.