Dare County Schools

Director of Finance (238)

Job Posting

Job Details

TitleDirector of Finance
Posting ID238


Title: Director of Finance Location: Dare County Central Office

Reports to: Superintendent

Salary: Based on State Salary Schedule and commensurate with experience


Essential Job Functions include but are not limited to the following:

  • Provides district leadership, the Local Board of Education, building-level administrators, and others with appropriate guidance, policies, and procedures related to financial matters.
  • Prepares and maintains the school district's annual budget; analyzes and costs the local boards and local superintendent’s initiatives and ensures appropriate and allowable funding sources. Manages all activity for a balanced budget that is in compliance with the School Budget and Fiscal Control Act.
  • Analyzes various financial, personnel, and student data and records for leadership decision-making. These analyses are used in the preparation of reports as required for submission to local, state, and federal oversight agencies and/or superintendent and board.
  • Maintains a payroll system in compliance with state and federal laws and regulations, including the Fair

Labor Standards Act and the Internal Revenue Service Code, as well as procedures related to salary
and absence data required by the State Board of Education.

  • Oversight of the school system purchasing and contract procedures to ensure compliance with local, state, and federal policies.
  • Ensures compliance with the Federal funding expenditures to ensure compliance with federal regulations including Uniform Grant Guidance and specific grant requirements.
  • Maintains the general ledger system, including adjusting journal entries, budget adjustments, chart of account maintenance, and reconciliation of general ledger accounts to ensure accurate account balances and adherence to generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP). Utilizes a complex chart of accounts and recognizes and researches appropriateness of accounts codes on payroll expenditures, payroll collections, and non-salary expenditures and determines required steps for resolution.
  • Responsible for the year-end financial statements for the annual independent audit and the school system’s Annual Comprehensive Financial Report (ACFR). Provides auditors (independent, state, and/or federal) all required reconciliations and other client-prepared materials.
  • Maintains all system-wide bank accounts and ensures timely and accurate reconciliation of all bank and balance sheet accounts.
  • Ensures the quality of fiscal operations at the individual schools, through periodic audit reviews of fiscal records and ensures corrective action is taken, as necessary.


The minimum qualifications of candidates for finance officer are five years of professional experience in finance
operations combined with one of the following:

1. A baccalaureate degree from an accredited four-year college or university with a minimum of 15 semester hours in accounting, or
2. A licensed Certified Public Accountant.
3. Certified by the State Board of Education as an LEA school finance officer prior to July 1, 2023.

Primary Location and Shift Type: Central Office/Full-Time

3020 S. Wrightsville Ave
Nags Head, NC 27959
Ph: 252-480-8888
Fax: 252-480-8885

Shift TypeFull-Time
Salary RangePer Month
LocationCentral Office

Applications Accepted

Start Date11/21/2023

Job Contact

NameOliver A. HolleyTitleHR Director