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Business Manager

Dayton School District
Closing date: 
Monday, January 31, 2022

Title: Director of Business Services for Dayton School District
Posting Date: December 27, 2021
Applications Due: Open until filled
Classification: Confidential, Full-Time Position
Location: District Office
Target Start Date: TBD
Hours/Days: 8 hours per day; 260 days per year including holidays and vacation days.
Salary: $75,000 - $91,131 DOE; Benefit package with PERS pickup.
Requirements: Criminal History Check/Fingerprinting, drug testing, and online trainings required upon hire.

Description: Under the direction of the Superintendent, the Director of Business Services assumes responsibility for planning, directing, overseeing, and participating in all aspects of financial operations and business services of the District. The Director will support the Dayton School Board’s goals and provide leadership to ensure responsible stewardship of and accountability for public resources. Training and on-going professional development will be available to develop the skills of the right person for the role.

The Director of Business Services must be able to perform each of the essential duties and responsibilities successfully. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skills, and/or abilities required.

Education and Experience: Bachelor’s Degree preferred, minimum Associate’s Degree required, preferably in finance, business administration, or accounting. Three years successful work experience in financial management and accounting; school business preferred. Equivalent education and professional experience as the District may find appropriate and acceptable.

Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
 Thorough knowledge of principles and practices of public financial management, including governmental accounting, budgeting, purchasing, payroll, debt issuance, investment management, financial forecasting, and human resource management.
 Thorough knowledge and understanding of federal, state, and local legislative process; laws, codes, and regulations related to the financial administration of school districts.
 Ability to communicate clearly and concisely in English, both orally and in writing, to a wide range of audiences.
 Ability to establish and maintain cooperative working relationships with parents, community, staff, and students in a professional manner as a representative of the District.
 Knowledge of and ability to make full use of appropriate technology; experience with or ability to learn eFinance/SunGard accounting software.
 Ability to analyze, interpret, summarize and present complex financial, administrative, contractual, statistical and technical information and data in a clear manner.
 Ability to analyze problems, identify alternative solutions, project consequences of proposed actions, and implement selected strategies.
 Ability to effectively perform duties and responsibilities with strong organizational skills under pressure of deadlines, difficult situations, interruptions, and in a manner that reflects strong professional judgment.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
 Direct the financial functions of the District including accounting, payroll, purchasing, cash receipts, accounts payable, grants, student body accounting, cash management, and audit, in compliance with all District policies, federal, state, and local laws, rules, and regulations.
 As Deputy Clerk, act as the agent for all District procurements, contracts, agreements, and transactions affecting the business functions of the District; develop specifications and provide oversight for contract compliance.
 Assist the Superintendent in all aspects of human resource management including, but not limited to, work agreements, collective bargaining agreements and process, TSPC certification, and other related matters.
 Consult with the Superintendent, School Board, and other District personnel on all matters related to business services; provide financial data, projections and analysis regularly and as requested by the Superintendent or School Board.
 Oversee the financial condition of the District to assure the fiscal well-being of the District; track, analyze and project revenues and expenditures in relation to assumptions about State funding, enrollment trends, and other significant variables.
 Prepare the annual budget under the general direction of the Superintendent; oversee the District budget, review financial status reports, prepare and revise projections, ensure budgetary compliance with statutes governing public entities, and make recommendations for budget changes as necessary.
 Oversee and manage the timely processing of accounts payables/receivables, purchase orders, and reimbursements, assisting when needed; ensure that expenditures are approved and appropriate; and ensure the timely deposit of funds and the monthly reconciliation of bank accounts.
 Responsible for all payroll processes, including the schedule, payroll taxes, benefits and deductions, payroll reports, and all related employee records; administer and reconcile OEBB and PERS benefits.
 Administer and manage the District’s cash flow, investments, debt issuances, and capital project financial management in accordance with applicable District, federal, state, and local laws and regulations; complete all required federal, state, and local reports in a timely manner.
 Attend School Board, Budget, Administrative, and other meetings as directed by the Superintendent.
 Coordinate the annual financial audit with external auditors in accordance with federal and state laws.
 Oversee all aspects of the District’s property, casualty, liability, and workers compensation insurance coverage.
 Work collaboratively with District Office staff and provide support as needed for daily operations; may supervise and evaluate Confidential staff if directed by the Superintendent.
 Participate in professional development for school business and human resource management as directed and approved by the Superintendent.
 Attend work regularly and be punctual.
 Perform other duties as assigned by the Superintendent.

Physical Requirements: In an 8 hour day, employee may stand/walk 6-8 hours, sit 3-4 hours. Employee may use hands for repetitive single grasping, fine manipulation, and pushing/pulling. Employee may need to bend, twist, squat, climb, and reach above shoulder occasionally. Employee may need to lift approximately 50 pounds, with frequent lifting and/or carrying of objects weighing 10-20 pounds.

Application Procedure:
Application Method: Online Application Required:
Material Required 1. A professional resume which includes current contact information, educational background, business & accounting experience, other professional experience, professional references, and other pertinent information. 2. Letter of Interest. 3. Three Letters of Recommendation.

Application Deadline/Contact Information:
Electronic applications will be accepted until 4:00 PM, January 28th, 2022, or until the position is filled. Contact Katie Terry, District Secretary, for any questions regarding the application process, 503-864-2215.

Dayton School District #8 is an Equal Opportunity Employer.