JobID 5086 : Budget Director (#1938382)

Job | Posted 10 days ago

Budget Director
Salt Lake City School District
Contract Days223 Days
Priority Screen Date: Close of business,  December 13, 2019
Anticipated Start Date: January, 2020
FLSA Status:  Exempt
This position is benefits eligible
Salary:  Administrator Schedule 08/8
 Interview Date:  December 18, 2019

Purpose: The Budgeting Director is responsible for developing and managing the district budgets; providing direction, leadership and administrative oversight for the district budget; serving as liaison for the district in all levels of communication; maintaining a working knowledge and ensuring district compliance to federal, state, and local laws and regulations; developing recommending, and enforcing Board policies.

The Budget Director reports to Director of Finance.

Minimum Qualifications:

  1. Master’s degree in accounting, finance, business or related field
  2. Five years of accounting, finance or business related work experience
  3. Professional communication skills including, but not limited to:  excellent written and verbal communication skills in English; confident, articulate, and professional speaking abilities; and empathic listening and persuasive speaking skills.
Preferred Qualifications:
  1. Knowledge of laws and regulations related to governmental accounting, budgeting and auditing
  2. Experience supervising and evaluating the conduct/performance of all assigned personnel.
  3. Ability to implements policies, procedures and/or processes for providing direction and/or complying with mandated requirements.
  4. Experience with public education finance and budget management in alignment with school needs, following district budget, procurement and accounting policies and procedures
  5. Demonstrated experience in computer programs including Microsoft Word, Excel and Access and Business Plus.
  6. Spanish Speaker: speaks, reads, writes and understands spoken Spanish
  7. Certified Public Accountant (CPA) designation
  8. Proven ability to manage business related funds with integrity and compliance
Essential Functions:
  1. Provide direction, leadership and administrative oversight for the district budgets; serve as liaison for the district in all levels of communication; develop, recommend, implement and enforce board policies
  2. Manage district/school budgets in alignment with school needs: follow district budget, procurement and accounting policies and procedures with integrity and ethics
  3. Monitor and report on the budgetary status of state and federal programs and assure compliance pertaining to business operations
  4. Diplomatically and effectively collaborate with other relevant colleagues and community members to create district budgets that provide effective use of funds to support district services and schools; attend a variety of meetings; stay current on applicable laws, codes, rules and regulations; prepare written materials (e.g. budgets, board reports, directives, memos, etc.) prepare and deliver presentations
  5. Supervise and evaluate the conduct/performance of all assigned personnel
  6. Develop and implement policies, procedures and/or processes for the purpose of providing direction and/or compliance with mandated requirements
  7. Collect, analyze, research material and data e.g. (financial information, state and federal mandates, etc.) to evaluate, make recommendations and report on the effectiveness of financial, budgetary, receipts and revenue, and payroll accounting.
  8. Maintain professional workplace etiquette and represent the department/district in a professional manner; communicate effectively and efficiently with diverse groups of people while maintaining confidentiality and positive working relationships with co-workers, students, parents, and other district employees
  9. Provide sound judgement and advise to constituent community; use excellent critical thinking, decision making and organizational skills
  10. Work with limited supervision; ability to work effectively under constant deadlines and time constraints; manage multiple tasks and responsibilities and prioritize accordingly
  11. Drive to school locations and other job related sites
  12. Maintain regular and predictable attendance for the purpose of fulfilling job requirements efficiently and effectively.
  13. Develop budget and financial forecasts to provide financial guidance and recommendations to administrative personnel and/or Board members
  14. Analyze and research materials and data including best practices, financial information, student information and state and federal mandates to ensure the best use of district resources
  15. Monitor expenditures against budget and/or a wide variety of account information to ensure the accuracy of reported information, availability of funds, and compliance with established financial guidelines and program policies, practices and regulatory requirements
  16. Prepare a variety of complex written material (budget and financial reports) for the purpose of documenting activities, providing written reference and/or conveying information
Work Conditions
  • The usual and customary methods of performing job functions require sitting, walking, standing, bending, occasional lifting, carrying,  pushing and/or pulling, stooping, kneeling; driving an automobile, etc.
  • Risks found in the typical work environment which is adequately lighted, heated and ventilated, e.g., safe use of office equipment, avoiding trips and falls, observing fire regulations.

Posted By

Salt Lake City School District

440 E 100 S, SALT LAKE CITY, UT 84111
Compare with State

Amount per Student

$10,135 (USD)

State Average: $7,571 (USD)

% ELL Students


State Average: 7%

Student Teacher Ratio

State Average: 22.85

% IEP Students


State Average: 12%


State Average: 338