Director of Finance

Job | Posted 21 days ago
Position Areas
State Education Agency


Job Title:          Director of Finance
Reports To:      Superintendent
FLSA Status:    Exempt
Summary:        To provide leadership in the development of school budgets and to direct the fiscal operation of the school system.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following.  Other duties may be assigned.
1.   Assumes responsiblity for budgeting and finance procedures as needed in the school division.
2.   Acts as agent for the school board as provided by state law.

3.   Manages all insurance programs.
4.   Assists the Superintendent in the annual development of the capital improvement program.  

5.   Plans, organizes, controls, and directs the accounting activities and functions of the division; projects, monitors, maintains, and accounts for the financial affairs of the  division;
      makes presentations to the Board.
6.   Projects and supervises the preparation of various division budgets, monitors, and revises division budgets following adoption.

7.   Prepares and submits the annual school report after being reviewed with the Superintendent. 

8.   Reviews membership reports as they are applied to state revenues. 

9.   Assists division staff in budget and accounting functions. 

10.  Communicates with other administrators, division personnel, and outside organizations to properly manage division activities and programs, resolves issues and conflicts
       and exchanges information; meets with administrators on respective budgets and financial needs.

11.   Provides technical expertise, information and assistance to the Superintendent regarding assigned functions, assists as needed in the formulation and development of fiscal
       policies, procedures, and programs.

12.   Directs the preparation and maintenance of a variety of State and Federal financial reports, prepares various narrative and statistical reports, records and files related to the
        Finance Department. 

13.   Develops and prepares the annual preliminary budget for the department, analyzes and reviews budgetary and financial data, controls and authorizes expenditures in
        accordance with established limitations. 

14.   Attends a variety of meetings to maintain current knowledge of legislation, legal codes and requirements, reviews changes in school finance, attends workshops, conducts
       and facilitates meetings.

15.   Reviews all payroll functions to confirm contracts, budget codes for all required payroll. 
16.   Assists with all accounts payable functions, as needed.

17.  Performs other duties as may be assigned.


Supervises the Accounts Payable Clerk and Payroll Clerk

QUALIFICATIONS:  To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily.  The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skills, and/or ability required.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. 
1.  Master's Degree required.  Master of Business Administration (MBA) strongly preferred or related field.
2.  Five years experience in management and public school financial operations with emphasis in budgeting, accounting, and auditing.
3.  Knowledge and skill in Microsoft Office Suite, data processing, and spreadsheet.
4.  Has excellent leadership and organizational skills.
5.  Professional and personal characteristics necessary for working effectively with school personnel and members of the community.
Ability to calculate figures and amounts such as discounts, interest, commissions, proportions, percentages; ability to read, analyze, and interpret education periodicals, professional journals, technical procedures or governmental regulation; ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusion; ability to interpret and extensive variety of technical instructions; ability to write reports, business correspondence, and procedure manuals; ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of managers, clients, customers, and the general public.

1.  Master's degree from an accredited college or university.
2.  A valid Virginia driver's license.

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Dexterity of hands and fingers to operate a computer keyboard and other office equipment.  Hearing and speaking to exchange information in person or on the telepone.  Seeing to read, prepare and review various materials.  Sitting for extended periods of time.  The employee is occasionally required to stand, walk, stoop, kneel, and crouch.  The employee must frequently lift and/or move up to 10 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds.  Specific vision, distance vision, color vision, and ability to adjust focus.
The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodation may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.  The noise level in the work environment is usually quiet.
Twelve-month employment (244 days).  Salary to be determined by the current administrative salary schedule.
Performance of the position will be evaluated annually in accordance with the provisions of the Prince Edward County School Board’s policy on evaluation of professional personnel.


Posted By

Prince Edward County Public Schools

35 Eagle Drive , Farmville, VA 23901

At the following locations

Prince Edward School Board Office

35 Eagle Drive 35 Eagle Drive, Farmville, VA 23901

Compare with State

Amount per Student


State Average: $11,724

% ELL Students


State Average: 9%

Student Teacher Ratio


State Average: 14.22

% IEP Students


State Average: 13%



State Average: 801