Assistant School Business Administrator

Camden City Board of Education | Camden, NJ

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CountyCamden
Posted Date 12/14/2020
Expiration Date3/14/2021
Description

Assistant Business Administrator

ROLE OVERVIEW

The Assistant Business Administrator will play a key role in supporting the School Business Administrator in maintaining the highest level of fiscal business management and accountability of the district.

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS

  • A minimum of a bachelor’s degree in Finance, Accounting, Business Administration or comparable area from an accredited four-year university or college
  • Possess or be eligible for the New Jersey School Business Administrator’s Certificate
  • A thorough understanding of the Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP) established by the Governmental Accounting Standards Board, school budget preparation and internal control systems
  • At least five (5) years experience in finance and/or budgeting and accounting
  • At least three (3) years supervisory experience
  • Required criminal history background check, physical and proof of U.S. citizenship or legal resident alien status

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

  • At least three years of experience in a K-12 district as an Assistant School Business Administrator or a School Business Administrator preferred
  • New Jersey school district business experience

ROLE & RESPONSIBILITIES

Major responsibilities of the role include, but are not limited to:

  • Assist the School Business Administrator in the management of the Business Office
  • Manage Business Office personnel and oversee day-to-day operations for following teams/functions: Payroll, Reporting, Purchasing, Accounts Payable, and Receivables
  • Cultivate a team-oriented culture for direct reports that emphasizes quality, continuous improvement, retention, development and high performance
  • Evaluates operating procedures and makes strategic recommendations for payroll, purchasing, accounts payable, revenues/receivables, with a focus on efficient customer service and compliance with internal controls
  • Assists the School Business Administrator with the review and approval of purchase orders, payrolls, fund transfers and other financial transactions requiring Business Office approval
  • Ensures Business Office work systems are efficient and functional
  • Coordinates and submits the preparation of state and federal financial reports required for payroll, purchasing, accounts payable, revenues/receivables
  • Collaborates with Senior Director, Accounting and Audit to complete the reconciliation of all cash and account balances in collaboration
  • Reviews, gathers documentation, and prepares responses to Open Public Records Act (OPRA) requests
  • Reviews and revises the District’s current standard operating procedures (SOP) and budget/financial internal controls to safeguard the District’s assets
  • Assists in recruiting, screening, hiring, supervising and evaluating personnel for positions in the Business Office.
  • Performs, in the absence of the School Business Administrator/Board Secretary, the responsibilities of the School Business Administrator/Board Secretary
  • Perform other duties as assigned by the Supervisor or Supervisor’s designee

CORE COMPETENCIES

An ideal candidate for this role will demonstrate the following and/or have experience with:

  • Demonstrated record leading complex and cross-functional initiatives in diverse organizational settings
  • Strong problem-solving and project management skills
  • Exceptional organizational skills and attention to detail
  • Strong oral and written communication skills and interpersonal and teamwork skills
  • Integrity and clarity in all communications and interactions
  • Flexible, optimistic approach; committed to overcoming challenges; comfortable with change and ambiguity
  • Ability to work independently and manage multiple responsibilities simultaneously
  • Demonstrated ability to learn quickly and take initiative
  • Desire to grow professionally and seek out new opportunities to learn
  • Commitment to the success of all Camden students; specifically to raising the academic achievement of children in high- poverty communities
  • Ability to thrive in a fast-paced and achievement-oriented environment
  • A willingness to go above and beyond to do whatever it takes to achieve strong results

CORE VALUES

We are seeking individuals who will exemplify the District’s core values:

Respect and Humility

We serve our community by recognizing the strengths, experiences, and perspectives of others. We humbly recognize our own limitations and incorporate lessons we gain from our reflective practice.

Evidence-based

We use evidence to inform decisions and to ensure that we are accountable to our students and families.

Communication & Collaboration

We communicate openly and work collaboratively, recognizing that getting to the best possible decisions requires input from others. Honest communications build trust and establish a community that assumes best intentions.

Solutions-oriented

With respect for the complexity of this work and the history that precedes us, we focus on persistence, resourcefulness, and inclusiveness to drive toward solutions.

REPORTS TO & EVALUATED BY

School Business Administrator

SALARY, EMPLOYMENT PERIOD, AND UNION AFFILIATION

Salary Range: Competitive

Employment Period

  • Twelve months

Union Affiliation

  • Non-affiliated

THE CAMDEN CITY SCHOOL DISTRICT IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY/AFFIRMATIVE ACTION EMPLOYE

County
Camden

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