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Accountant

  • Classified

Salary range: 40

Reports to: Fiscal Services Manager

OVERVIEW

Under general supervision of the Fiscal Services Manager, assist with the development and maintenance of the financial and accounting records for the District's central business operations. Employee under this classification receives limited supervision with a broad framework of standard policies and procedures.

QUALIFICATION
  • Equivalent to an A.A. degree or higher required, with an emphasis in Business and/or Accounting
  • Advanced skill using a variety of computer applications, including word processing, databases, spreadsheets, accounting software, and communication software
  • Three years of accounting experience in the maintenance of financial or statistical records for large or medium-sized institutions
  • Experience with computerized data entry and accounting systems
  • History of satisfactory employer evaluations
  • Successful experience demonstrating tact, courtesy, and positive attitude, maintaining cooperative relationships with those contacted during the course of work.
RESPONSIBILITIES/DUTIES
  • Review, analyze and maintain statistical and financial data
  • Post entries and maintain the District General Ledger
  • Review the postings of all financial transactions and make corrections as needed
  • Reconcile district records with Project Managers and County and State records
  • Responsible for internal audit functions assigned by the Fiscal Services Manager
  • Monitor special and categorical project budgets; file reports and claims as required
  • Audit financial records, reports, and claims prepared by other District staff
  • Prepare a variety of financial reports and assists Fiscal Services Manager in preparation of Annual Budget Report
  • Work closely with independent auditor and assist the audit staff in their annual review of District books and records
  • Suggest and implement accounting procedure changes
  • Provide information and assistance to Project Managers, Schools, and Departments regarding budget availability and account balances; train District staff as needed
  • Assist Fiscal Services Manager with other tasks as assigned
  • Apply specific School Budget, Accounting, and Fscal procedures and policies to practical situations
  • Oversee the Fiscal Accounting and Auditing Operations of the School District, and conduct financial analyses
  • Learn and interpret specific rules, laws and policies, and apply them with good judgement
  • Demonstrate skill in a variety of computer applications, including word processing, databases, spreadsheets, and communication software
  • Communicate effectively orally and in writing, and confer with others in a variety of complex financial accounting methods
  • Analyze situations accurately and adopt an effective course of action
  • Deal effectively with a wide variety of personalities and situations requiring diplomacy, friendliness, poise and firmness
  • Keyboard at a speed of not less than 50 words per minute
  • Maintain cooperative relationships with those contacted during the course of work.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ABILITIES
  • Thorough knowledge of Governmental Accounting and laws and regulations relating to special projects;
  • Financial recordkeeping, procedures and methods as they relate to school districts;
  • Principles of business office management practices, County and other application software, calculators, and operation of modern office equipment;
  • Proper auditing procedures and financial reporting;
  • Methods and practices of statistical and financial record keeping and financial terminology;
  • Computer accounting systems;
  • Microsoft Word; Works, Excel or Lotus 1‑2‑3;
  • English usage, spelling, grammar and punctuation.
PHYSICAL DEMANDS

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand; walk; use hands to finger, handle, or feel objects, tools, or controls; and talk or hear. The employee is frequently required to reach with hands and arms. The employee is frequently required to sit and occasionally required stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl.

The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds or more. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus.

WORK ENVIRONMENT

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Work is performed in a standard office environment; the employee is occasionally exposed to risk of electrical shock. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.

Work Year: 12 Months

Revision Date: 04/07/2015

Initial date: 10/01/1978

Equal Opportunity Employer in compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act and all other applicable federal, state, and local laws.