ACCOUNTING SPECIALIST

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BRIDGEPORT PUBLIC SCHOOLS
45 Lyon Terrace
Bridgeport, CT 06604
 


 
ACCOUNTING SPECIALIST

AFSCME Job Class Code: 0544
Salary Range: $37,926 – 47,537
 

 
GENERAL STATEMENT OF DUTIES:

The Accounting Specialist will perform accounting work for the Board of Education (BOE), involving the processing of BOE invoices for payment, and the generation of financial reports, while based in the City of Bridgeport's Accounts Payable Office. 
 
This work will encompass the processing of invoices and the creation of financial reports for BOE accounts, including primarily grant-funded accounts, under the BOE Office of Grants Development and Management jurisdiction within the BOE Finance Office.
 
The work requires that the employee has demonstrated knowledge, skill, and ability in accounting and related clerical tasks.
 
SUPERVISION RECEIVED:

The Accounting Specialist will work in the City Accounts Payable Office, under joint-supervision.
  • The Financial Management Supervisor in charge of the City Accounts Payable Office will directly supervise the Accounting Specialist to complete tasks in conformance with established accounting standards, regulations, and procedures.  
  • The BOE Director, Grants Development and Management, and/or BOE Business Office Financial Management Supervisor will supervise timely transmittal and processing of grant (or non-grant) invoices and reports in accordance with applicable timelines.
 
 
RESPONSIBILITIES:
  • Process Payments
    • Match and process all BOE grant invoices.
    • Reconcile discrepancies as necessary.
    • Verify the accuracy of vendor invoices and backup documentation for specific purchase orders.
    • Data enter invoices for payment in the accounting system, on the established schedule and with the City Financial Management Supervisor's approval.
    • Maintain files of financial information, records, and documents to ensure easily accessible information in the management systems. 
  • Create Financial Reports
    • Generate program-specific grant financial reports.
    • Monitor open orders, payments, and balances.
  • Perform other related tasks as required.
 
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS
 
KNOWLEDGE, SKILL, AND ABILITIES:
  • Knowledge of accounting principles and practices to the accounts payable, accounts receivable, general ledger, and purchasing functions.
  • Ability to maintain financial records of some complexity.
  • Skill in mathematical calculations and use of various computer systems.
  • Demonstrated ability to take directions and perform tasks accurately as well as strong organizational, oral, and written communication skills
  • Ability to interrelate effectively and harmoniously with coworkers and managerial personnel as a member of a team.
 
EXPERIENCE AND TRAINING:
  • High school graduate or equivalent, including or supplemented by courses in accounting/bookkeeping and general business office procedures, or
  • Any equivalent combination of experience and training provides a demonstrated potential for performing the duties of the position.
  • Computer proficiency.
 
This description is not, nor is it intended to be, a complete statement of all duties, functions, and responsibilities which comprise this position.
 
Posting open until filled.

 
Qualified candidates who wish to apply should access the Bridgeport Public Schools'  AppliTrack system: http://www.applitrack.com/bridgeport/onlineapp

 
 
It is the policy of the Bridgeport Board of Education not to discriminate on the basis of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, marital status, religion, age, national origin, ancestry, physical disability, present or past mental disorder, mental retardation, or learning ability, in any of its education programs, activities, or employment practices.
“The Bridgeport Board of Education is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer.”

 
 
 

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Bridgeport Public Schools

45 Lyon Terrace , Bridgeport, CT 06604
 

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45 Lyon Terrace , Bridgeport, CT 06604