Chief Financial Officer, Scottsdale Unified School District

Chief Financial Officer


Job ID:

East Maricopa

May 10, 2018

Contact Information:
Scottsdale Unified School District
8500 E. Jackrabbit Road
Scottsdale, Arizona 85250
District Website

Steve Chestnut
Phone: (480) 484-5025
District Email

Job Description:
SALARY: Dependent on qualifications FLSA STATUS: Exempt POSITION OBJECTIVE: The Chief Financial Officer directs the development and provision of the District’s financial and business services, resources and facilities, and serves as the primary fiscal advisor to the Superintendent. This position reports to the Superintendent. DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES: (These duties are a representative sample; position assignments may vary. • Serves as a member of the Superintendent’s Cabinet. • Identifies the District’s requirements for financial resources and business services. • Oversees Facilities & Building Services, Transportation, and Nutritional Services. • Recommends to the Superintendent comprehensive programs for the provision and use of financial resources and the provision of necessary financial and business services. • Oversees the District’s overall budget, including estimating revenue and making provisions for capital and operating requirements. • Provides an appropriate system of financial management and control. • Directly assists the Superintendent and other appropriate personnel in the long range planning of financial resources and facilities to meet the District’s requirements. • Ensures coordination and communication with other departments to relate financial and business services to the needs of school administration, instructional programs, and school services. • Provides essential general administrative and business services to meet the needs of school administration, including finance services. • Evaluates the scope and effectiveness of financial resources, financial, and business services. • Develops improvements in those resources and services as necessary. • Keeps the Superintendent informed of the District’s financial and business affairs, and responds to the financial and business inquires of Board members. • Supports or represents the Superintendent in public discussions of financial and business matters. • Other duties as assigned. EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE (positions in this class typically require): Required Education: • Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration, Finance, or related discipline Preferred Education: • Advanced degree/certification (i.e. MBA, Ed.D., JD, CPA, etc.) Preferred Experience: • Two years of experience in Arizona school finance • Three years of experience as business manager in an Arizona school district SKILLS: Demonstrated ability to: 1) Maintain financial records 2) Conduct all business aspects of a major school district PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS: Positions in this class typically require: reaching, standing, walking, pushing, pulling, lifting, finger dexterity, grasping, talking, hearing, seeing, and repetitive motions. Light Work: Exerting up to 20 pounds of force occasionally, and/or up to 10 pounds of force frequently, and/or negligible amount of force constantly to move objects. The use of arm and/or leg controls requires exertion of forces greater than that for Sedentary Work. Incumbents may be subjected to moving mechanical parts, odors, chemicals, extreme temperatures, inadequate lighting, workspace restrictions, and intense noises. NOTE: The above job description is intended to represent only the key areas of responsibilities; specific position assignments will vary depending on the needs of the district.