Job Category
Professional
Exemption Status/Test
Exempt
Reports To
Assistant Director of Finance
Date Revised
06/26/2017
Department
Finance
Primary Purpose

Assists in the operation of the Business Department, evaluates financial processes and supervises professional and clerical personnel in the performance of various accounting functions.

Education Certification

Bachelor’s Degree, preferably in accounting, finance or related field

CPA and TASBO Certification preferred

Special Knowledge/Skills

Knowledge of Texas Education Agency (TEA) Financial Accountability System Resource Guide

Knowledge of applicable State of Texas and United States government and government agency compliance requirements

Knowledge of governmental accounting and auditing principles established by the Governmental Accounting Standards Board (GASB)

Experience with a strong knowledge of Oracle 12 financials applications

Ability to analyze and interpret financial data, evaluate accounting problems, develop data, and recommend improved procedures

Ability to use software to develop complex accounting reports, spreadsheets, and databases

Effective organizational, communication, and interpersonal skills

 

Experience

Three (3) years accounting experience at a high level of responsibility

Major Responsibilities and Duties

Accounting

  • Prepare, record, and summarize financial data in accordance with governmental accounting principles and district procedures.
  • Compute and prepare data for journal entry.
  • Prepare income statements, balance sheets, and other reports.
  • Review transactions submitted by Proprietary Funds Accountant and Curtis Culwell bookkeeper.
  • Prepare and record monthly journal entries.
  • Balance Sheet and Income statement reporting, analysis and reconciliation.
  • Prepare schedules, reports and other information for the auditors.
  • Record investment transactions including wire transfers.
  • Maintain escheatment files.
  • Analyze monthly property tax reports.
  • Work with administrators, principals, directors, and staff regarding accounting issues.

Records and Reports

  • Prepare timely audit schedules and financial statements according to federal, state, and GASB standards.
  • Compile, maintain, and submit all reports, records, and other required documentation, including auditable records, and financial statements.

Supervisory Responsibilities:

Supervise, evaluate, and recommend the hiring and firing of the Proprietary Fund Accountant and Bookkeeper.

Tools/Equipment Used

Standard office equipment including personal computer and peripherals

Posture

Prolonged sitting; occasional bending/stooping, pushing/pulling, and twisting

Motion

Repetitive hand motions, frequent keyboarding and use of mouse; occasional reaching

Lifting

Occasional light lifting and carrying (less than 15 pounds)

Environment

May work prolonged or irregular hours

Mental Demands

Work with frequent interruptions; maintain emotional control under stress