JobID 1529 : Accountant - District (#1426232)

Job | Posted 7 days ago

Fulltime 260 days/yr, 8hrs/day Mon-Fri
Full Benefits package


POSITION TITLE:              Accountant

SUPERVISOR:                     Business Administrator (BA)
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting
  • A minimum of three Years Governmental (non-profit) accounting experience preferred.
  • Knowledge and experience using Excel and Financial, information systems (InfiniteVision preferred)
  • Experience in public school financial operations preferred.
  • A knowledge of applicable NH RSA’s and regulations as it relates to the total range of financial planning and reporting within a school business setting


This position will contribute to the planning, administration and conduct of the business affairs of SAU #1, in accordance with state laws, policies and practices of the School Board and the direction of the BA and the Superintendent of Schools.  Under direction of the BA and/or the Superintendent, performs a variety of duties involved in the operation of the business services of the District; performs difficult fiscal accounting work in preparing, reviewing and maintaining financial and statistical records and reports.  Directly supports the BA, Treasurer, Payroll, Grants, and Accounts Payable.


Skills & Abilities
  • Knowledge of, accounting, budgeting principles and appropriate procedures; laws, regulations, and procedures that apply to school district accounting and financial reporting.
  • Ability to read and interpret documents such as accounting statements, business correspondence, government regulations and procedure manuals.
  • Ability to write reports and correspondence in a clear, concise, and accurate manner
  • Ability to accurately calculate figures and amounts such as interest, taxes, insurance rates and other practical solutions.
  • Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from supervisors, staff and outside personnel.
  • Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions.
  • Ability to deal with problems involving several concrete variables.
  • Ability to perform duties with awareness of all District requirements, accounting standards and Board policies.
Duties and Responsibilities
  • Assists with directing all financial accounting.
  • Assists with set-up and controls for the encumbrance accounting system.
  • Provides accounting services essential to the preparation, administration, supervision and control of the budgets.
  • Assist with obtaining annual budget requirement for all Districts and programs and assists with the preparation of the annual budgets.
  • Oversees and coordinates payrolls, including deductions, expense allocations, etc.
  • Assists with the preparation of periodic and monthly financial reports.
  • Serves as the accountant for regular budgets and grants.
  • Assists with the collection of tuition, rental and other monies due to the Districts.
  • Assists with the establishing and maintaining of an effective inventory control and property accounting systems (fixed assets).
  • Assists with the supervision of the accounts payable process and expenditures.
  • Distributes and files annual 1099’s, 941’s, and W2’s.
  • Assists with the financial duties relating to the Nutrition Fund, Adult Education Fund, Student Activity Fund, Capital Projects Fund, Private Grants Fund and BASP Funds.
  • Reconciles and verifies monthly bank statements, as assigned.
  • Performs monthly account analysis and reconciliation of balance sheet accounts.
  • Assists with cash deposits for all revenue collected by the Districts.
  • Prepares financial and other budget reports at regular intervals.
  • Assists with the supervision of clerical aspects of assigned insurance matters.
  • Recommends change and improvements to the accounting system, as necessary.
  • Assists and oversees internal controls.
  • Responsible for the fiscal year-end closing and annual audits.
  • Assists with recommendation for the purchase and maintenance of accounting and financial software and hardware.
  • Assists with the supervision of clerical aspects of assigned insurance matters.

  • Compile all relative statistical data for the preparation of the annual budget
  • Develop the annual budget timeline
  • Prepare all budget development documents as required 
  • Review the expenditures of all approved budgets
  • Arrange for annual audits, prepare all documentation for, and comply with all audit requests

  • Responsible for reviewing and supporting Payroll, Accounts Payable and Grant funding

  • Establish and administer the procedure and practice for all purchasing requirements of the District
  • Prepare bid specifications and requests for proposals for goods or services in accordance with District policies and state regulations as necessary

  • Maintain capital asset schedules and inventory
  • Support the implementation the District’s Capital Improvement Plan
  • Support the plan to improve responsiveness and effectiveness of central maintenance services provided to the schools

  • Support the District’s Risk Management and Joint Loss Safety Programs

  • Support the student transportation system
  • Assess the limitations and cost of student bus proposals
  • Comply with transportation related legal and contractual provisions

  • Comply with food service related legal and contractual provisions.
  • Assist with the efficient operation of the food service program.

  • Assume responsibility for the reporting of food service operations
  • Make recommendations concerning purchases, accounting, and inventory as necessary
  • Assist with the responsibility for the coordination of school transportation services, including request for proposals and contract implementation

  • Administer district insurance providers of such coverage as Health, Dental, Life, Disability, and Liability for staff and property
  • May be appointed by the School Board as Board Clerk.
  • Review, revise, and recommend applicable policies and procedures
  • Performs other position related tasks or services as may be assigned by the BA.
Note:  The above description is illustrative of tasks and responsibilities.  It is not meant to be all inclusive of every task or responsibility.
Evaluation & Professional Growth
The individual in this position is expected to participate in the professional growth and evaluation process in accordance with the District procedures.


  • Occasionally reaching.  Extending hand(s) and arm(s) in any direction.
  • Seldomly standing.  Particularly for sustained periods of time.
  • Occasionally walking.  Moving about on foot to accomplish tasks, particularly for long distances or moving from one work site to another.
  • Frequently fingering.  Picking, pinching, typing or otherwise working, primarily with fingers rather than with the whole hand as in handling.
  • Frequently grasping.  Applying pressure to an object with the fingers and palm.
  • Seldomly feeling.  Perceiving attributes of objects, such as size, shape, temperature or texture by touching with skin, particularly that of fingertips.
  • Frequently talking.  Expressing or exchanging ideas by means of the spoken word.  Those activities in which they must convey detailed or important spoken instructions to other workers accurately, loudly, or quickly.
  • Frequently hearing.  Perceiving the nature of sounds at normal speaking levels with or without correction.  Ability to receive detailed information through oral communication, and to make the discriminations in sounds.
  • Frequently repetitive motion.  Substantial movements (motions) of the wrists, hands, and/or fingers.
  • Sedentary work.  Exerting up to 10 pounds of force occasionally and/or negligible amount of force frequently or constantly to lift, carry, push, pull or otherwise move objects, including the human body.  Sedentary work involves sitting most of the time.  Jobs are sedentary if walking and standing are required only occasionally and all other sedentary criteria are met.
  • The worker is required to have close visual acuity to perform an activity such as:  preparing and analyzing data and figures; transcribing; viewing a computer terminal; extensive reading; visual inspection involving small defects, small parts, and/or operation of machines (including inspection); using measurement devices; and/or assembly or fabrication parts at distances close to the eyes.
  • The worker is not substantially exposed to adverse environmental conditions (such as in typical office or administrative work.)

Posted By

Contoocook Valley Sau Office

106 Hancock Rd., Peterborough, NH 03458-1197
Compare with State

Amount per Student

State Average: $16,146 (USD)

% ELL Students

State Average: 2%

Student Teacher Ratio

State Average: 12.35

% IEP Students

State Average: 16%



State Average: 104