Stanly County Schools

1000-4 N First St
Albemarle , NC

Chief Financial Officer

Stanly County Schools
Albemarle, NC Full-time
Posted on November 25, 2018

Chief Financial Officer

Stanly County Schools

POSITION:   Chief Financial Officer

Reports to:  Superintendent

 NATURE OF WORK The Chief Financial Officer is a member of the executive team of the District and is responsible for managing the fiscal affairs of the school system through the installation and maintenance of an integrated system to plan fiscal needs, to ensure valid disclosure of receipts and disbursements, and to make sound investments of any cash balances. The CFO interprets and follows regulations prescribed by the Local Government Commission, funding agencies, and the Board of Education. CFO exercises discretionary judgment in the resolution of operational problems and correction of the resulting effects of these. Errors may cause significant disruption of the school system's operations and/or loss of considerable funds. CFO receives general direction and the work is evaluated through accomplishments and the reports of official audits. Direct supervision is exercised over the staff in the business office.


  • Develops, for the superintendent and board, short and long term budgets and amendments with concise explanation of needs and reasons for any change.
  • Establishes and maintains an accounting system to detail assets, liabilities, equities, obligations, expenditures, and current and projected revenues.
  • Certifies the requisition of operational funds.
  • Receipts and oversees the deposit of all money accruing to the school system.
  • Allocates funds to programs and schools with conditions governing their use.
  • Conducts pre-audits of all obligations to ensure budgeted appropriation and unencumbered balances.
  • Approves or disapproves necessary disbursement for fiscal claims against the school system.
  • Audits accounts of employees collecting or receiving taxes or other monies.
  • Ensures the timely and accurate preparation of required and requested reports.
  • Invests all idle cash as directed by the local board.
  • Assigns work and evaluates performances of subordinates.
  • Maintains liaison with other departments to serve as the financial advisor.
  • Oversee finance and auxiliary services departments


  • Considerable knowledge of generally accepted accounting concepts and principles with emphasis on governmental accounting.
  • Considerable knowledge of information processing and networking practices.
  • Considerable knowledge of computer operations and capabilities.
  • Working knowledge of general business management practices.
  • Ability to analyze and synthesize data.
  • Ability to present complex information in a clear and concise manner.
  • Ability to plan, organize and direct work of subordinate personnel.
  • Ability to communicate clearly regulations and practices.
  • Collaborate and work cooperatively with all staff

Bachelor’s degree from an accredited four-year college or university in accounting, finance or business administration and five years of professional experience in business related field; MBA or CPA preferred. Minimum three years experience in school system finance at central office strongly preferred.


  • Qualify for certification as a School Business Administrator according to policy of the State Board of Education.
  • Qualify for a performance bond.


  • Based on experience and competitive with surrounding districts


Please complete an online application via NC School Jobs. Additionally, please send a cover letter and resume, with subject line "Chief Financial Officer" This position is open until filled.