Western Pennsylvania School for the Deaf
1. POSITION TITLE
Chief Financial Officer (CFO)
2. EMPLOYEE STATUS
This position is considered to be an exempt, full-time position.
3. ROLE RELATIONSHIPS
The Chief Financial Officer is responsible to the Chief Executive Officer.
4. DUTIES AND FUNCTIONS
Responsible for the administration of the financial affairs of the School.
Supervises Business Office.
Reviews all contracts entered into by the School to provide services, maintenance, consultation and other professional services.
Prepares funding reports, special reports and projects requested by the Pennsylvania Department of Education.
Interacts with Board of Trustees, prepares oral and written reports as needed; attends meetings of the Board, Finance Committee and Audit Committee.
Prepares Annual Budget and grant budgets.
Approves all requisitions for Capital Expenditures.
Approves all requisitions for Business Office expenditures.
Schedules audits with CPA firm and PDE auditors.
Recommends and implements changes to accounting system.
Investigates costs and changes to fringe benefit programs.
Reports to the Executive Director.
Participates with Finance Committee to manage school’s endowment.
Other duties as assigned by the Executive Director.
(Clearances must be maintained every five years by the employee).
Certification of PA Mandated Reporting Training
PA State Police Criminal Clearance (Act 34)
PA Child Abuse History Clearance
SPECIALIZED TRAINING, EDUCATION OR EXPERIENCE
The CFO must possess a minimum of a Bachelor’s Degree with a background in accounting and fiscal management. He/she must have a firm knowledge of computer accounting systems. This individual should have knowledge and experience of all financial matters related to school administration. For this position a Certified Public Accountant is preferred.
The Sign Language Proficiency Interview level (SLPI) for this position is
“Survival Plus.” The minimum level accepted at hire is “No Functional
A valid driver’s license is required.
6. PHYSICAL DEMANDS
This position may require the following physical demands:
sitting at a desk for extended periods of time
ability to read and attend to computer screens for long periods of time
manual dexterity skills for using office equipment
ability to lift light objects such as reams of paper, stacks of reports, generally
objects 15 pounds or less
frequent bending, stooping, twisting and reaching
walking to and from various school departments
ability to drive a car and/or school vehicles