Job Category
Professional
Exemption Status/Test
Exempt
Reports To
Executive Director of Finance
Date Revised
01/24/2019
Department
Finance
Primary Purpose
Assists in the operations of the Business Department, directs and 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 principals 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 in public school finance

Experience

Five (5) years of accounting and management experience

Major Responsibilities and Duties
  • Maintain general ledger (including chart of accounts) in accordance with District needs.
  • Ensure accounting systems comply with applicable laws and regulations including the Financial Accountability System Resource Guide.
  • Ensure accounting system complies with the applicable requirements of the Governmental Accounting Standards Board and Financial Accounting Standards Board.
  • Manage month end and year end close processes.
  • Review and approve reconciliations, check requests, and TEA draw downs.
  • Prepare financial and management reports.
  • Manage the annual independent audit.
  • Assist with preparing the Comprehensive Annual Financial Report.
  • Prepare balance sheet and income statement reporting and analyses.

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:

  • Recruit, train, and supervise personnel and make sound recommendations relative to personnel placement, assignment, retention, discipline and dismissal; provide internal training to District staff regarding policies and procedures.
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