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ASSISTANT BUSINESS MANAGER
07495
(Competitive)


DISTINGUISHING FEATURES OF THE CLASS

The work involves assisting the Assistant Superintendent for Business and Finance with the business management activities and fiscal operations of a school district. The incumbent is responsible for assisting in one or more phases of the financial and operating activities of the school district, such as account keeping, budget preparation, purchasing, and personnel. Work is performed under the general direction of the Assistant Superintendent for Business and Finance with leeway allowed for independent judgment. Supervision is exercised over the work of clerical and professional staff. Does related work as required.

TYPICAL WORK ACTIVITIES

Supervises district personnel involved in the preparation of payrolls, accounts payable and purchase procedures.
Reviews and/or prepares statistical and financial reports for Board of Education, Chief School Officer and state agencies.
Assists in the preparation of the district budget and long term fiscal planning.
Assists in the planning and administration of bonding and investment programs.
Acts as Deputy Purchasing Agent for the District.
Acts as Deputy Treasurer for the District.
Supervises personnel activities, including liaison with County Department of Personnel on Civil Service matters.
Participates in meetings in regard to coordination of non-instructional operations, food service, transportation, athletics and buildings %26 grounds.
Uses computer applications such as spreadsheets, word processing, calendar, e-mail and database software in performing work assignments.

FULL PERFORMANCE KNOWLEDGES, SKILLS, ABILITIES, AND PERSONAL CHARACTERISTICS

Thorough knowledge of business administration procedures.
Good knowledge of accounting methods and budgetary procedures.
Good knowledge of the principles and practices of personnel supervision.
Good knowledge of purchasing and inventory practices.
Good knowledge of computer applications for office operations, including word processing and spreadsheets.
Critical thinking skills.
Ability to supervise and plan the work of subordinates in a manner conducive to full performance and high morale.
Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing.
Ability to establish and maintain constructive and cooperative relationships with others.
Problem solving ability.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

A) Graduation from a regionally accredited or New York State registered college or university with a Masters Degree in Accounting, Business Administration, Business Management, Finance, or a closely related field and one (1) year of professional work experience where the primary function of the position was administering the financial and operating affairs of an organization.

B) Graduation from a regionally accredited or New York State registered college or university with a Bachelors Degree in Accounting, Business Administration, Business Management, Finance, or a closely related field and three (3) years of professional work experience where the primary function of the position was administering the financial and operating affairs of an organization.

Date of original composition: 1/2015