The Chief Financial Officer has broad responsibility to serve on the CEO's cabinet and spearhead City Schools' financial strategy to support effective budget planning, maximize available funds, and ensure equitable distribution of resources to support student success. The CFO is a strategic thought partner and advisor to district and school leaders, and is responsible for the administration and oversight of all financial activities including budget, accounting, payroll, grants administration, third party billing, and treasury. The CFO also oversees the district's Food & Nutrition Services program, through which 100% of City Schools' students receive free meals. The CFO sets goals and objectives that directs the management of fiscal resources in an excess of $1.3 billion.
Financial Roles and Responsibilities
Accounting and Payroll
Purchasing and Billing
Bachelor's Degree in finance or related area. (Master's degree preferred). Degree must be from an accredited college or institution
Ten years (10+) related work experience in financial management preferably in a large public section educational environment, demonstrating expertise in several of the following areas: accounting, budget, procurement, payroll, grants administration, and financial compliance
Experience in implementing a new financial management information system for an organization of significant size
Experience overseeing supervisory/administrative/leadership experience in a large organization preferred
Proficient in the use of technical computer applications, including Microsoft Office
About Baltimore City Public Schools
Baltimore City Public Schools provides excellence in education for every child at every level by focusing on instruction, managing systems efficiently, and sustaining a culture of excellence. Led by Chief Executive Officer, Sonja Santelises, City Schools is among the country's largest urban school districts with nearly 84,000 students and a budget of $1.34 billion. City Schools' portfolio includes schools with distinct academic focuses, a range of grade spans, all-boys and all-girls schools, charter schools - a range of options to meet the needs of every student and the professional interests of every teacher.
Our students walk through the doors of City Schools filled with talent, dreams, and enormous potential. Our responsibility is to provide the world-class education that will empower them to hone their gifts and give them the skills they need to pursue the future that calls them.