JobID 1392 : Senior Accountant (#1986137)
The Roaring Fork School District is seeking applications for a Senior Accountant to serve on the district finance team which supports the effective and efficient delivery of financial services across all district departments including the administration of and compliance with all related district policies and state and federal laws, as well as short and long range financial planning. This position will perform mid to advanced level accounting functions specific to the District’s financial operations with an emphasis on general ledger accounting and financial reporting. This position plays a major role in the production of district interim and audited financial statements. This role includes budget to actual analysis, recording transactions pertaining to day-to-day activities for the District, grant tracking and accounting, analysis and reconciliations of balance sheet and bank accounts for the District, and ensures accurate recording of transactions.
This position requires a bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university in accounting and a minimum of five years experience in accounting. Certified Public Accountant (CPA) preferred.
Position start date: ASAP
Salary: Starting at $65,000 (with 5 years experience), commensurate with experience
Benefits: employer-paid health coverage for employee with opt-in family benefits including vision and dental care; retirement package under PERA; vacation and sick days; local employee discount programs (e.g., ski pass); access to employee housing options; Employee Assistance Program and other voluntary benefits
SUPERVISION RECEIVED AND EXERCISED
Receives direct supervision from the Director of Financial Services.
1. Annual audits and financial statements
Prepare and review Prepared by Client (PBC) schedules, forms, and other requests.
Review of footnote disclosures for accuracy and completeness.
Prepare and review Management Discussion & Analysis supporting documentation
2. Financial planning and budgeting
Manage and participate in the development and implementation of the goals and objectives of the strategic plan ensuring alignment of the annual budget to the priorities of the plan.
Provide support to the annual budget development process and appropriate stakeholder groups.
Support schools in the development of their annual budgets
Provide training and coaching to school and department leaders regarding district financial policies and procedures.
3. Student activity funds
Develop, implement, and monitor accounting procedures and controls for school activity funds
Guide school finance secretaries and school administrators in regulatory and procedural responsibilities relative to correct management of activity funds.
Assist high school athletic directors in budgeting and planning for athletic programs
4. Policies, procedures and internal controls
Working with the Director of Financial Services, design, develop, and implement a strong system of internal controls including policies, procedures, communication, training for staff, and periodic monitoring to ensure compliance.
Ensure policies are updated periodically to comply with all requirements for the receipt of federal funds including, but not limited to, the federal free and reduced lunch program and consolidated federal grant.
Interpret policies and procedures and make recommendations for revisions to existing policies and addition of new policies.
Ensure compliance with existing policies through training and periodic monitoring.
5. Other accounting and finance duties
Collaborate with payroll, benefits and operations management teams and customer service among departmental teams.
Establish and maintain procedures for accounting for assigned funds and projects.
Research and document recommendations on governmental accounting standards, new pronouncements and proposed accounting treatments, with an emphasis on GASB and generally accepting accounting principles.
Maintain fixed asset records in accordance with state rules and regulations and generally accepted accounting principles including annual inventory, entry of additions and disposals in the district’s fixed asset system, and calculation and recording of depreciation.
6. Other duties as assigned.
Generally Accepted Accounting Principles
Governmental accounting practices
Methods and techniques used in accounting and financial management practices
Principles and practices of auditing and reporting
Methods and techniques of coding and balancing accounting records
English usage, spelling, grammar and punctuation
Modern office procedures and methods
Pertinent Federal, State and local codes, laws and regulations
Principles of business and letter writing and basic report preparation
Knowledge of Google Docs, spreadsheets, and Excel
Audit, reconcile and balance accounts.
Analyze problems, identify alternative solutions, project consequences of proposed actions and implement recommendations in support of goals
Prepare clear and concise administrative and statistical reports
Prepare and maintain accurate and confidential records and reports
Interpret and apply District policies and procedures
Operate and use modern office equipment including a computer and various software packages
Communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing
Establish and maintain effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of work
Strong organizational and analytic skills and strong attention to detail.
Ability to multi-task and juggle management of several high-priority projects in parallel.
EXPERIENCE & TRAINING GUIDELINES
Minimum of 5 years of accounting experience
Experience in a governmental accounting setting preferred.
Experience in preparation of audited financial statements preferred.
Training & Education
Bachelor’s degree in accounting, Certified Public Accountant (CPA) preferred
Office environment; exposure to computer screens.
Primary functions may require maintaining physical condition necessary for sitting for prolonged periods of times; use of computer keyboard. Travel from site to site.