Job Title:                        Chief Financial Officer      

Exemption Status:         Exempt/Administrative

Reports to:                      Superintendent   

Term of Employment:  235 Days

Dept./School:                 Financial Services     

Primary Purpose:

Under policy direction, plan, organize and direct portfolio of activities including Budget, Finance, Payroll Services, PERS Coordination, Purchasing, Bonds, Investments, and Debt Service Management; coordinate with the Oregon Department of Education and Oregon Department Revenue; provide strategic financial consulting services in support of District programs; oversee the administration of a District annual budget.



Master’s degree in Finance, Accounting, Business Administration, School Business Administration, Public Administration, or related field and certification as a CPA, CMA or CGFM is required.

Doctorate preferred.

Criminal justice fingerprint clearance

Special Knowledge/Skills:

Knowledge of principles and practices of public administration, intergovernmental relations, school business operations, and financial management

Knowledge of principles, theories, and practical application of bond funding, federal special funding programs, and grants, and public agency budgeting techniques

Knowledge of state, federal, and local laws, regulations, and court decisions applicable to K-12 public school financial management

Knowledge of district organization, operations, policies, and objectives

Knowledge of principles, practices, tools, and techniques of financial analysis and project management

Knowledge of principles and practices of negotiations and collective bargaining

Knowledge of district labor organizations and collective bargaining agreements

Knowledge of techniques and principles of high-quality customer service

Knowledge of internal consulting concepts and practices

Knowledge of principles and practices of effective leadership, management, and supervision

Knowledge of the ethnic, cultural, geographic, and socio-economic diversity of the populations served by the District

Knowledge of current technologies, statistical, financial, spreadsheet, presentation software.

Knowledge of current local, state, and federal issues related to K–12 public education. District priorities and goals.

Skilled in effective written and oral communication and presentation techniques

Skilled in elements of effective leadership and supervision

Ability to plan, direct and integrate a broad range of complex business and financial planning, budgeting, and service programs and activities

Ability to understand, interpret, apply and explain complex state and federal policy, law, regulation, and court decisions applicable to school business and financial operations

Ability to develop and implement fiscal policies, audit procedures, public and fund accounting systems

Ability to manage and oversee preparation and monitoring of District budgets

Ability to analyze processes and problems, identify opportunities for improvement, and follow through on changes in a timely and consistent manner

Ability to provide internal consultation services

Ability to present information regarding District programs in a proactive, comprehensive manner

Ability to develop strategic, long-term financial plans

Ability to prepare and present complex data in written and oral reports, and represent the District in a variety of public settings

Ability to analyze data utilizing a variety of complex processes

Ability to set and adapt to changing work priorities

Ability to provide leadership by building, directing, and motivating a diverse workforce

Ability to manage and supervise staff and operations

Ability to advocate, model, and implement equity and board policies

Ability to model ethical behavior and communicate high expectations of ethical behavior to others

Ability to maintain the confidentiality of highly sensitive information

Ability to act judiciously under pressure

Ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing

Ability to operate a variety of office machines, technologies, and software


10 years of business of financial operation administration management experience in a full-service school district or full-service municipal, state, or federal agency with an annual budget of $100 million or greater is required.

At least three of these years must have been in a senior administrative management capacity, overseeing multiple financial operations, functions, and staff.

Successful oversight and delivery of an annual budget and CAFR in a school district, college, or related governmental environment of similar size and scope.

Meritorious Budget and CAFR Award recipient preferred.

Any other combination of training and experience which demonstrates the applicant is likely to possess the required skills, knowledge, and abilities may be considered.

Experience working in a richly diverse school community and environment highly desired.

Major Responsibilities and Duties:

Financial Services Department

  1. Plan, direct, organize, control, integrate, and evaluate the work of the Financial Services department, with overall responsibility for the Accounting, Auditing, Budget, Payroll, Purchasing & Contracting, and Grant Development and related activities of the division.

  2. Provide strategic expertise, information, and quality control regarding District activities

  3. Participate in the formulation of policies, procedures, and programs; advise on trends or challenges and recommend appropriate courses of action.

  4. Oversee the preparation, administration, and control of District budgets including general and special funds; provide internal guidance to district leaders to maintain budgetary controls; oversee the conduct of internal audits to ensure program operations are within budget and in accordance with fiscal practices, local, state and federal laws.

  5. Serve on the Superintendent’s cabinet and participate in providing leadership and professional expertise in the ongoing development, execution, and evaluation of the District’s strategic planning initiatives to ensure optimal conditions for student success through the collaboration and visionary leadership of the Governing Board of Directors, Superintendent of Schools, and community stakeholders.

  6. Provide internal consultation services and recommend financial policies to the Cabinet, Superintendent of Schools, and Board of Education.

  7. Provide support to District divisions, internal and external stakeholders in assessing the financial impact of legislation, ballot measures, negotiations, and related matters; direct the analysis of impending legislation and recommend new and revised legislation language to assure business and financial services laws which enhance the District’s educational mission.

  8. Implement and evaluate programs, plans, processes, systems, and procedures to achieve District goals for the business and financial services.

  9. Oversee the design and implementation of internal control procedures over the District’s financial activities; assess compliance with financial regulations and controls through the oversight of internal audits of District use of resources, analyzing records, reports, operating practices, and documentation; direct the development and revision of practices, policies, and procedures to ensure compliance with local, state and federal laws relating to school business functions, bond construction and reconstruction funding, financial accounting, and related activities.

  10. Analyze, develop and review reports of findings, alternatives, and recommendations involving a broad range of revenue, financing, business operations, financial planning, and financial and business management issues.

  11. Deliver presentations to District management, Board of Education, District employees, the general public, and others on District financial and business status and operations.

  12. Prepare a wide variety of materials to document activities and issues, meet compliance requirements and provide supporting materials for requested actions; prepare financial statements and footnotes for the purpose of showing compliance to the auditors.

  13. Ensure a system of timely, efficient, effective, and accurate financial reporting in accordance with applicable federal, state, and local laws/statutes/ordinances/District policies and Board Executive Limitations by directing the development and preparation of the annual budget and all related documents, quarterly financial reports, the Comprehensive Annual Financial Report (CAFR), and all other required reports and documents.

  14. Establish and maintain a culture of exceptional customer service.

  15. Participate in collective bargaining negotiations and advise District administration regarding financially related issues and impacts.

  16. Demonstrate a commitment to the Reynolds School District equity policy by developing a thorough knowledge and application in public purchasing and contracting, and board policies; participate in staff development, in-services, and trainings related to diversity, equity, and inclusion in the workplace and in K – 12 education; model appropriate behaviors; develop, recommend and implement improvements to business practices with awareness and understanding of their impact in a racially and culturally diverse community.

  17. Facilitate meetings, workshops, seminars, and in-services; represent the District in a variety of local community-based organizations and coalitions to effect positive dialogue and relations in school business and financial matters; at local, state, and national organization meetings and conferences relating to school business and financial management.

  18. The Chief Financial Officer is responsible for managing, directing, and integrating a full spectrum of and comprehensive financial services for the School district, providing expertise, leadership, and guidance to division staff and activities.

Supervisory Responsibilities:

Supervise the performance of assigned personnel; interview, select, evaluate and train employees and recommend transfers, reassignment, termination, and disciplinary actions.

Mental Demands/Physical Demands/Environmental Factors:

Tools/Equipment Used: Standard office equipment including personal computer and peripherals

Posture: Prolonged sitting; occasional bending/stooping, pushing/pulling, and twisting

Motion: Repetitive hand motions including frequent keyboarding and use of a mouse; occasional reaching

Lifting: Occasional light lifting and carrying (less than 25 pounds)

Environment: Work hours occasionally include irregular hours, evening and weekend, meetings, and district functions.

Mental Demands: Work is performed primarily in an office environment. Work with frequent interruptions, maintain emotional control under stress

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3 Letters of Recommendation

Cover Letter


A Philosophy on Education statement

Shift Type

Full Time

Salary Range

  $139,519.00 – $178,017.00 / Annual


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