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Mr. Stuart Simpson, Executive Director of Finance

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EXPERIENCE
North Platte Public Schools
DISTRICT BUSINESS MANAGER 
Primary responsibility is financial management and accounting procedures. Supervision and direction of building maintenance, grounds and architect services; food service program; delivery and supply system; transportation system and staff assigned to the District Business Manager. Maintain and manage district insurance program. Serve as the board of education's fiscal analyst in the staff negotiations process. Administer the districts Section 125 plan. Assume other duties as assigned by the Superintendent. (Current)

Alliance Public Schools
DISTRICT BUSINESS MANAGER 
Primary responsibility is financial management and accounting procedures. Supervision and direction of building maintenance and grounds; food service program; delivery and supply system; transportation system and staff assigned to the District Business Manager. Maintain and manage district insurance program. Serve as the board of education's fiscal analyst in the staff negotiations process. Administer the districts Section 125 plan. Assume other duties as assigned by the Superintendent. (1989-2006)

Western Nebraska Community College
CONTROLLER 
Work under the direct Supervision of the Vice-President of Finance and Dean of Administrative Services. Responsible for establishing and maintaining accounting systems and procedures; analyzing and implementing internal controls and procedures; preparing financial reports; implement, maintain, and develop efficient payroll procedures; and establishing inventory control procedures. Assisting preparation of budgets and process of budget control. Serve in the stead of vice-president of Finance and Dean of Administrative Services in his absence. Perform related duties and direct related activities. Manage and supervise business office staff. (1985-1989)

STAFF ACCOUNTANT 
Responsible for the implementation and maintenance of the computerized accounting system, supervised the business office staff, immediate responsibility for the accounting system including the general ledger, accounts receivable, accounts payable, payroll, inventory, account analyses, evaluation and implementation of policies and procedures, preparation of financial reports, and assisting controller in various accounting activities. (1982-1985)

ACCOMPLISHMENTS 
Developed and implemented a financial statement for North Platte Public Schools. This conforms to Governmental GAAP and state auditor’s requirements.
Implemented a classified staff handbook. This helped to organize and communicate accurate information on salary, benefits, hours, etc.
Controlled, organized and issued the information for negotiations with the faculty.
Coordinated the implementation of an online free/reduced lunch application form for the district.
Implemented Nebraska Department of Education’s computerized reporting formats. This format reduced processing time in computing and compiling information.
Monitor and control the investments for the school district.
Provide faculty and staff with assistance in the area of financial information.

EDUCATION 
Chadron State College
Masters in Business Administration (MBA)
May 1995

Chadron State College
Bachelor of Arts Degree in Business Administration
Emphases in Accounting and Electronic Data Processing
May 1982

SPECIAL TRAINING 
College Business Management Institute
Southwest School of Governmental Finance
School Law Seminar
Labor Relations Conference

COMMUNITY ORGANIZATIONS 
Community Connections
Board Member
North Platte NE 69101

Kiwanis
President
North Platte NE 69101

Church of Christ
Treasurer
North Platte NE 69101

North Platte Public Schools Foundation
Lend Assistance in Separation of Duties
North Platte NE 69101

MEMBERSHIPS
Association of School Business Officials
Nebraska Association of Schools Business Officials
Nebraska Council of School Administrators