Job Category
Professional
Exemption Status/Test
Exempt
Reports To
Director of Finance
Date Revised
06/26/2017
Department
Finance
Primary Purpose
Perform professional accounting work involving compilation, consolidation, analysis and reporting of financial data related to grant funds, capital projects and capital assets.
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

  • Classify, record, and summarize numerical and financial data to compile and maintain financial records according to governmental accounting principles and district procedures.
  • Compute and prepare data for journal entry.
  • Prepare income statements, balance sheets, consolidated statements, and other statements and reports.
  • Monitor and reconcile expenditures with budget availability.
  • Assist in developing revenue and expenditure estimates for grant and capital projects funds.
  • Perform cost accounting activities for grant, capital projects and capital asset expenditures.
  • Review and verify accuracy of journal entries, accounting methods, and procedures.
  • Reconcile grants and capital projects to general ledger.
  • Submit expenditure reimbursement requests for grant funds in compliance with established procedures.
  • 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 file all reports, records, and other documents required, including auditable records and financial statements.

 Supervisory Responsibilities:

 Supervise, evaluate, and recommend the hiring and firing of projects accounting specialist.

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
Frequent districtwide travel; occasional statewide travel
Mental Demands
Work with frequent interruptions; maintain emotional control under stress