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Red Oak CSD

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Openings as of 1/21/2018

  • School Business Official/Board Secretary JobID: 37362
  • Position Type:
      Administration/School Business Official

  • Date Posted:

  • Location:
      District Administrative Center

  • District:
      Red Oak CSD - website
    School Business Official/Board Secretary
    Minimum Requirements: Accounting or Business Degree
    The desired start date is January 2, 2018. Red Oak Community School is looking for candidates with SBO authorization or are eligible to attain. A degree is preferred but not required. Accounting experience and/or knowledge are requirements. Red Oak Community School prefers candidates with school experience, but is willing to train the right candidate. Salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience. Please send inquiries to superintendent Tom Messinger at or (712) 623-6600. Interested candidates should apply electronically through the schools’ web site at:
    Minimum of community college accounting degree or Bachelor of Science accounting degree,
    Iowa School Business Official authorization or the ability to receive the authorization,
    Bachelor's degree in finance, business, accounting, or related area preferred, but candidates having a minimum of an associate’s degree in business or accounting or 60 semester hours of coursework in business or accounting will be considered,
    Experience in working and managing customized financial software,
    Demonstrates proficiency in the use of general office technology (Microsoft Word, Excel and PPT) and aptitude to learn advanced technology applications,
    Strong mathematical and analytical skills,
    Excellent verbal and written communication skills,
     Able to explain complicated financial concepts,
    Advanced clerical and general business office skills,
    Strong organization skills necessary to maintain an efficient and effective records system
    •    Codes school finance data in accordance with Governmental Generally Accepted      Accounting Principles (GAAP) Accounting, the Uniform Financial Accounting      
          Manual, and the current Chart of Accounts:
    •     Implements the certified budget process;
    • Understands the content and purpose of the Aid and Levy Worksheet;
    • Adheres to the concept of spending authority;
    • Provides detailed financial data that is useful to the board and other decision makers;
    • Delivers a monthly statement of receipts, disbursements, and balances for every fund;
    • Reconciles bank statements monthly;
    • Maintains an accurate and separate account of each fund;
    • Files financial reports in a timely manner;
    • Understands and implements board policies and procedures;
    • Maintains a working knowledge of laws applicable to school districts;
    • Manages and navigates school accounting software; Inputs financial data onto word
    • processing, spreadsheet, and other programs as needed;         
    • Uploads financial data through the Iowa Education Portal and other reporting websites;
    • Remains current with accounting technology;
    • Maintains confidentiality of restricted information;
    • Analyzes and troubleshoots problems;
    • Participates and contributes to the district’s vision and goals;
    • Applies research, knowledge and skills from professional development opportunities to improve practice;
    • Engages in annual review of district and accounting practices;
    • Encourages an environment of mutual respect, rapport, and fairness;
    • Adheres to board policies, district procedures, and contractual obligations and/or
    • Ensures district policies are not in conflict with the law; 
    • Takes oath of office within 10 days following appointment;
    • Publishes minutes, bills, and salaries on a timely basis;
    • Files bonds and ensures the level of coverage is adequate;
    • Holds office until a successor has been appointed and qualified;
    • Informs appropriate authorities of the names, addresses, and changes of board officers;
    • Maintains separate and complete books for minutes and elections;
    • Delivers all claims to the board for audit and allowance; and/or
    • District writes additional essential function(s).
    It is the policy of the Red Oak Community School District not to discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability, religion, creed, age (for employment), marital status (for programs), sexual orientation, gender identity and socioeconomic status (for programs) in its educational programs and its employment practices.
    Interested Applicants should contact:
    Superintendent:  Tom Messinger          
                                    2011 N. 8th Street
                                  Red Oak, Iowa  51566
    Or email –


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