Accounting Technician III (VRS)

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04/14/2021
Position Areas
Non-Instructional Support

Description

ACCOUNTING TECHNICIAN III (VRS)
 
GENERAL DEFINITION AND CONDITIONS OF WORK:
Performs difficult technical work in the processing of the Virginia Retirement System and employee deductions; does related work as required.  Work is performed under the regular supervision of the Supervisor of Finance.
 
 
ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS/TYPICAL TASKS:

  • Preparing and maintaining all Virginia Retirement System data and related records and files; preparing reports.
  • Meets with all new hires, explains all benefits with the Virginia Retirement System, group life and optional life
  • Responsible for meeting with all retirees and processing their retirement through the VRS software system.
  • Maintaining group life and optional life for all eligible employees
  • Works closely with payroll and maintains all VRS deductions in a timely manner
  • Works closely with all employees and counsels them on their VRS benefits including their voluntary and mandatory deductions and their annuities related to Hybrid employees with VRS.
  • Prepares all payroll records related to VRS and works with the VRS software and uploads all VRS records in a timely manner
  • Prepares a variety of spreadsheets used for VRS verification
  • Prepares complex computer reports used to project and analyze VRS expenditures and proposals
  • Assists in analyzing and adjusting the general ledger as required
  • Assists and prepares information for auditors
  • Operates calculator, data processing and other standard office equipment incident to maintaining financial and related records
  • Performs related tasks and any other financial or payroll tasks as needed

 
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:

  • Thorough knowledge of the Virginia retirement system and benefit program administration; thorough knowledge of bookkeeping terminology and methods 
  • general knowledge of accounting theory and principles, and their application to the accounting transactions of the area assigned;
  • general knowledge of standard office procedures, practices and equipment; skill in the use of computer equipment
  • ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with associates and the general public 
  • ability to follow detailed and written instructions; ability to prepare complex financial records and reports.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of complex spreadsheet software such as Microsoft Excel, Google Sheets, Alio, etc.

 
EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:

  • Any combination of education and experience equivalent to graduation from high school supplemented by course work in bookkeeping and accounting
  • considerable experience involving the maintenance of payroll and payroll records, financial and retirement records.


This is sedentary work requiring the exertion of up to 10 pounds of force occasionally and a negligible amount of force frequently or constantly to move objects; work requires reaching, fingering, grasping and repetitive motions; vocal communication is required for expressing or exchanging ideas by means of the spoken word; hearing is required to perceive information at normal spoken word levels; visual acuity is required for preparing and analyzing written or computer data, operation of machines, determining the accuracy and thoroughness of work, and observing general surroundings and activities; the worker is not subject to adverse environmental conditions.

This position is considered essential and is required to work to ensure all deadlines are met when needed.


Terms of Employment

    • Salary Range:     $43,347 - $66,057 (Grade 25)

    • Contract:             12 Months Employment

    • Benefits:              Paid Retirement, Life Insurance, Contribution to Medical Insurance, Sick Leave and Annual Leave

Posted By

Suffolk Public Schools

P.O. Box 1549 100 N Main Street, Suffolk, VA 23439
 

At the following locations

School Administrative Office

100 North Main Street , Suffolk, VA 23434



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Amount per Student

$11,497

State Average: $11,724

% ELL Students

1%

State Average: 9%

Student Teacher Ratio

14.35

State Average: 14.22

% IEP Students

12%

State Average: 13%

FTE

1,883

State Average: 801