The Anniston City Board of Education seeks a visionary and goal-oriented CSFO with an ability to work with the superintendent to meet system goals. The Board is in search of a candidate who has a record of accomplishments in current position and is committed to long-range planning.
Traits the board expects to see in a successful candidate are:
Ability to initiate and adapt to change;
Strong communication and listening skills;
Ability to work with and generate support from the board and superintendent to meet system goals;
Proven manager of budget and fiscal affairs;
Strong analytical and problem-solving skills; and
Ability to multitask and think outside the box.
The CSFO is responsible for the financial management system that ensures proper accountability for funds administered by a local board of education and its schools and is required by law to perform, at a minimum, each of the following duties:
Verify the receipt of all funds to which the local board of education may be entitled by law or which may come into its possession for public school purposes.
Verify the payment of such funds and such payments to occur only on written order of the local superintendent of education.
Keep an accurate record of all receipts and expenditures and provide such information to the local superintendent and the local board.
Make reports as may be required by law, by the local board of education, or by rules and regulations of the State Board of Education.
Personally notify, in writing, each board member and the local superintendent of education of any financial transaction of the local board of education which the chief school financial officer deems to be non-routine, unusual, without legal authorization, or not in compliance with the fiscal management policies of the board. The notification shall be recorded in the minutes of the board by the president of the local board of education.
The successful applicant should have: at least three years of experience in a business-related field; successful completion of course certification requirements within the first three years of employment; and one or more of the professional requirements listed below:
Hold a baccalaureate degree from an accredited four-year college or university with a concentration in a business-related curriculum accounting, finance, business administration, etc., including at least 9 semester hours in accounting.
Hold a MBA or other graduate degree in a business-related field from a regionally accredited institution;
Be a Certified Public Accountant; or
Hold a baccalaureate degree in a concentration other than a business-related curriculum but have at least 24 semester hours of business related courses, with at least 18 hours in the following courses (or course equivalents):