Job Summary Under the direction of the Assistant Superintendent of Business Services, plan, organize, control and direct budget, fiscal and accounting related activities for the District; advise program managers on financial matters; coordinate and oversee the preparation of a wide variety of reports including revenue projections and calculations, program and District budgets, reports for apportionment, attendance and year-end closing statements; supervise and evaluate the performance of assigned technical, supervisory and management employees.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities: Manage, plan, organize, coordinate and direct the work of the District's budget, accounting, payroll and attendance accounting functions; monitor and analyze budgets on a daily basis; monitor and manage District accounts, resources and cash flow; process daily A/P and A/R approvals; review daily budget transfers; ensure balanced budgets; adhere to District timelines and complete fiscal transparency. Conduct review of charter school budgets; ensure review and approval of monthly payroll records; asses proposed and chartered school finance legislation to determine impact on office programs; provide financial data and analyze cost factors in labor contracts for employment negotiations; review and approve grant proposals and budgets within District guidelines. Develop District budgets; prepare financial statements; prepare and file state revenue and budget reports as required; prepare first, second and un-audit reports. Provide written reports to Board with financial status and information items; make presentations to the Board as needed; review program budgets for submission of state reports as necessary; train managers in budget and account control; estimate revenues and expenditures; review and assess impact of proposed budget revisions. Develop, administer and monitor program budgets, including Food Services and Transportation; identify and address budget and fiscal issues with program managers; document and confer with department heads on critical concerns; collaborate with program managers to develop program priorities, goals and objectives. Select, train, assign work, delegate responsibility and evaluate support staff; process and sign checks, warrant listings and payroll authorizations; set up and supervise internal audit procedures; participate in District-wide audit for all schools and student body accounts; drive a vehicle to conduct work. Operate a computer and assigned software; drive a vehicle to conduct work. Attend a variety of meetings, conferences and in-service trainings.
Training and Experience: Any combination equivalent to: Master’s degree in public accounting, finance, business or public administration or related field and five years job-related experience with demonstrated competence. Two years of additional work experience and a Bachelor’s degree may be substituted for a Master’s degree.
Additional Salary Information: Steps 1-6 on a 6-step salary plan**
**Pending approval from Personnel Commission and Board of Directors
About Santa Cruz City School District
Vision of Santa Cruz City Schools:
Create and support a learning environment that challenges and enables students to achieve their highest potential.
Core Values – We believe...
Public schools are the foundation of our democracy
Every person has intrinsic worth
In treating people with dignity and respect
High standards and expectations foster greater achievement
Each of us shares responsibility for the welfare of our community
Diversity is an asset in our community
Honesty and integrity are essential in building relationships
Schools must provide access and equity
People thrive in safe environments
Santa Cruz City Schools' Six Strategic Goals:
1. All SCCS students will be prepared to successfully access post-secondary college and career opportunities.
2. SCCS will create positive, engaging school environments that promote the development of cognitive skills and the social emotional well-being of all students.
3. We will eliminate the achievement gaps that currently exist between demographic groups within the SCCS student community.
4. We will develop a highly collaborative, professional culture focused on supporting effective teaching.
5. SCCS will maint...ain a balanced budget and efficient and effective management.
6. SCCS will maintain strong communication and partnerships with its diverse community.