Chief Financial Officer

Lexington, South Carolina
Group A:
Jan 08, 2019
Job Type

Job Title:  Chief Financial Officer

Reports to (Title):  Superintendent

Terms of Employment:

Administrative Salary Scale

Days per year:  230

Type of position:


FLSA Status:


General Summary:

  Under general supervision assumes responsibility for the overall operation and supervision of the district's fiscal services office and relates the district's financial resources the its education programs to ensure efficient and effective use of all available financial resources.  Plans, supervises and implements various programs for the accurate and efficient control of fiscal operations which comply with all pertinent standards, regulations, and requirements.  Proactively leads and manages a team to provide ongoing planning and support.

Essential Functions:

  • Supports and upholds the mission, vision and strategic goals of Lexington County School District One.
  • Effectively interacts, communicates and collaborates with all stakeholders.
  • Establishes a safe, supportive, positive and productive working and learning environment.
  • Is responsible for the control, planning, and implementation of an adequate system of control to ensure that expenditures do not exceed budgetary appropriations, and the district has sufficient funds to support the operational programs of the district.
  • Supervises fiscal services staff which involves such duties as instructing, assigning and reviewing work, planning, maintaining standards, coordinating activities, allocating personnel, acting on employee problems, selecting new employees, and recommending transfers/promotions, discipline, termination, and salary increases.
  • Interprets the financial position of the district to be communicated to the public at large.
  • Administers the adopted budget insuring that all purchases comply with the expectations set forth.
  • Serves as the district administrator responsible for the general supervision of the district food service program.
  • Plans and directs the district's budget process each fiscal year, including budget presentations to the district's board of trustees.
  • Enforces the district's procurement policy.
  • Initiates recommendations for the formation of fiscal policies, rules and regulations.
  • Performs various miscellaneous duties such as controlling and accepting responsibility for signature of checks, supervising the development and/or preparation of monthly and annual financial reports, arranging for district financial records audits, coordinating legal services for the district, etc.
  • Receives, reviews and/or approves a wide variety of financial and related records and reports such as invoices, budget reports, investment reports, fixed assets listings, enrollment requests, board policies, etc.
  • Interacts with the general public, attorneys, law enforcement personnel, auditors, district staff, etc.
  • Assumes responsibility for professional growth activities related to the requirements of the position.
  • Maintains awareness of and compliance with all federal, state, and local laws and regulations.
  • Participates in all professional meetings and training sessions as required.
  • Selects, requests, and maintains an inventory of instructional aides, technology tools, equipment, and supplies needed for daily activities; provides for safe storage and proper use of all materials, tools, and equipment.
  • Effectively uses personal technology devices and software applications for the management of pertinent information and communication.
  • Oversees district emergency response in crisis situations.
  • Performs other related duties as required.

Minimum Education/Work Experience:

  • Master’s degree in a related area with a minimum or six years of experience in educational administration and/or finance; experience in a public school setting is desirable; or any equivalent combination of training and experience which provides the required knowledge, skills and abilities. 
  • Valid South Carolina driver’s license.


Knowledge of the policies, procedures and activities of the school district that pertain to the specific duties and responsibilities of the position.  Knowledge of departmental policies, procedures, and operations.  Extensive knowledge of Business English, grammar, spelling, punctuation, and mathematical computation.  Knowledge of the principles of office management.  Knowledge of the principles of finance, accounting, management and standards, regulations, and laws relating to the budgetary, planning and financial aspects of the job.  Knowledgeable of internal audit procedures.  Knowledge of financial planning and control activities, methods and procedures.  Knowledge of the financial records, reports and forms which must be completed as required by the district and/or federal, state and local agencies.  Knowledge of budget preparation and monitoring procedures.  Knowledge of the required records, diagrams, specifications, charts, documents, and related information that must be prepared and maintained as a requirement of the job.  Knowledge in the principles of management, supervision and staff development. 

Ability to oversee fiscal system activities to ensure maintenance of internal controls.  Ability to oversee and assume responsibility for the overall operation and supervision of the district’s fiscal services officer.  Ability to prepare and monitor budgets.  Is skilled in preparing, evaluating, reviewing, and approving an assortment of financial records, reports, and related information.  Ability to interpret, apply and adhere to all pertinent state, federal and local government accounting regulations and procedures.  Advanced management, technical, leadership, analytical, and organizational skills.  Ability to assemble and analyze information.  Ability to provide effective training.  Visionary leader with the commitment and ability to set short and long-range goals in a strategic direction.  Ability to recognize connections across a system and the value in shared planning and decision-making. Exemplary planning skills and extensive planning and management experience.  A demonstrated ability to achieve results.  Demonstrated success in human relations, decision-making, problem solving, and execution of multi-dimensional responsibilities.  Ability to maintain high standards of accuracy in exercising duties.  Ability to anticipate work to be completed and complete work without the need for direct supervision.  Ability to maintain confidentiality of employee and student records and information.   Ability to demonstrate high-level application of technology devices in the performance of daily activities. Ability to demonstrate proper maintenance, safe operation and utilization of equipment, materials and supplies used in daily activities.   Ability to interact and communicate effectively with students, parents, teachers, administrators, colleagues and all other stakeholders involved in the activities of the job.

Working Conditions:

Duties are performed in an office setting and outdoors with no significant exposure to adverse environmental conditions.  Physical demands are restricted to work requiring occasional lifting/moving of items up to fifty pounds. Routine travel is required; occasional overnight travel required.


Budgetary responsibility for the district's financials.  Supervises district divisions as assigned.


Performance of this job will be evaluated annually in accordance with provisions of the school board’s policy on evaluation of administrative personnel.

Disclaimer Statement:

This job description is not intended as a complete listing of job duties.  The incumbent is responsible for the performance of other related duties as assigned/required.

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