All Other Positions - Bernalillo Public Schools
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Job Title: Director of Finance
Job Location: Administration Office
Beginning: Immediately
Deadline: Open until filled **
District: Bernalillo Public Schools
Bernalillo, NM 87004
Telephone: 505-867-2317 EXT 5490
Job Description:
It is preferred that the applicant apply online with Bernalillo Public Schools at:

General Job Description:

Responsible for planning, coordinating, and supervising the operation of the finance department in such a way as to ensure compliance with all local, state, and federal requirements. Establish, manage and review all financial, budget and business operations for the District. Supervise and manage all personnel within payroll, accounts payable, general accounting, purchasing and Visions operations.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
(These are intended only as illustrations of the various types of work performed. The omission of specific duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related, or a logical assignment to the position.)
  1. Record, analyze and report financial transactions in accordance with General Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP).
  2. Oversee financial system database system integrity and security.
  3. Ensure compliance with applicable laws, regulations and rules.
  4. Ensure compliance with Public Education Department General Administrative Regulations.
  5. Provide District employees, Board of Education, and the community with timely, accurate and relevant financial information.
  6. Oversee all payroll, accounts payable, purchasing, financial reporting, bookkeeping, federal programs and Visions operations.
  7. Analyze, develop and implement policies, procedures and systems that improve the District business operations in efficiency and effectiveness.
  8. Provide all financial reporting to the New Mexico Public Education Department and required federal agencies.
  9. Oversee audit, provide auditors with all necessary materials and respond to and clear all audit findings.
  10. Prepare District year-end financial statements.
  11. Invest District funds and maintain and review reconciliation of all investments, where applicable.
  12. Effectively handle employee and community complaints, problems and questions related to finance.
  13. Present budget to the public, Board of Education and New Mexico Public Education Department, and respond to any questions.
  14. Present all budget adjustments to Board of Education, Superintendent or New Mexico Public Education Department for approval, as required.
  15. Provide financial reports and documentation to Board of Education.
  16. Determine what, if any, funds are available for salary increases and other budget necessities.
  17. Monitor cash flow.
  18. Attend Board of Education Board meetings.
  19. Comply with Board of Education policies and administration direction and procedures.
  20. Perform other job responsibilities as assigned.
Physical Requirements:
Sitting, standing, lifting, and carrying (up to 50 pounds), reaching, climbing, squatting, kneeling, and moving light furniture may be required.
Work Environment:
Must be able to work within various degrees of noise, temperature, and air quality.  Job responsibilities require both inside and outside assignments.  Interruptions of work are routine.  Flexibility and patience are required.  Must be self-motivated and able to complete job assignments without direct supervision.  After hour work may be required. Must be able to work under stressful conditions.  Travel to facilities throughout the district is integral to the job.
Safety and Health:
Knowledge of universal hygiene precautions (blood borne pathogens, body fluids, etc.)
Equipment/Material Handled:
Must know how to properly operate, or be willing to learn to operate, multi-media equipment including current technology as needed.

  1. BA degree or higher in Accounting or Business Administration preferred. 
  2. Minimum five years of experience in Payroll, Human Resources, Accounting, or Central Administration Budgets.
  3. Must have NM Chief Procurement Certification (CPO).
  4. Must have NM School Business Official Licensure.
  5. Knowledge of Microsoft computer programs (advanced knowledge of Excel, pivot tables, formulas, etc.) required, including database structures, data verification methodology, operating systems, standard software applications.
  6. Knowledge of payroll accounting highly desirable.
  7. Knowledge of Visions software highly desirable.
  8. Ability to pass employment verification and background check
Salary: $67,238 to $78,888.00

** District reserves the right to close any Job Posting when a suitable applicant has been found before the deadline date.
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