DeSoto ISD Appoints CFO

DeSoto ISD Appoints CFO
Posted on 01/21/2021
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At the January 19, 2021, regular meeting of the DeSoto Independent School District School Board, trustees approved the administration’s recommendation for the appointment of Joey Jones to the position of Chief Financial Officer.


Jones comes to DeSoto ISD after ten years of service in the Longview Independent School District (LISD) where he most recently served as Assistant Superintendent of Finance overseeing payroll, benefits and leave; accounts payable and internal controls; purchasing; accounting; and several other business and finance management functions in LISD.


Jones began his school finance career as a Business Manager in Grand Saline ISD in 2010 after performing governmental audits as an accountant at a private firm in Lufkin, TX for four years.


In 2011, Jones joined Longview ISD as an accountant and during the next ten years, moved up the ranks to serve as an assistant CFO, CFO, and most recently as the district Assistant Superintendent of Finance.


In that capacity, Jones was responsible for all of Longview ISD’s operations and business affairs including advising the Longview ISD superintendent and school board on all matters related to district business operations and finance. Also, he provided oversight for facilities, food service, transportation and maintenance.


Jones also oversaw the operational and business transformation of the district into a district-wide charter partnership including the business oversight of multiple charter partners in which he provided strategies to pull multiple operations into dependable and predictable continuing operations. 


As assistant superintendent of finance, Jones also implemented internal controls to safeguard against multiple business affairs operating within the same department. 


Most recently, Jones provided strategy and worked with Longview ISD team members to support the safe opening of campuses during COVID-19.


Jones holds a Bachelor of Business Administration in Finance (2005) and a Bachelor of Business in Accounting (2006) from the University of Texas at Tyler.


Jones will join DeSoto ISD in his capacity as Chief Financial Officer on February 8, 2021.