Updated posting with elimination of CPA minimum requirement effect 11/23/2021
DEFINITION: Under general supervision, provides support for all grants accounts and business office functions including accounts payable, student activities, auxiliary, payroll and financial software for Sunnyside Unified School District.
(Essential functions, as defined under the Americans with Disabilities Act, may include the following tasks, knowledge, skills and other characteristics. This list of tasks is ILLUSTRATIVE ONLY, and is not a comprehensive listing of all functions and tasks performed by positions in this class).
Audits, manages, and reconciles all local, State, and Federal grants, student activity and auxiliary operations; prepares monthly financial activity reports for all Grant Directors; reviews and approves all grant funded Personal Action Requests (PARs); reviews and analyzes journal entries for payroll corrections where funding is incorrect or has changed; audits, manages, and reconciles all District gifts, donations, student activity and auxiliary operations and tax credit accounts; maintains and reconciles records of land, building improvements and equipment for the District general fixed asset listing.
Performs general ledger and accounting functions to include posting cash, payroll deduction and County deposits and journal entries; provides budget reports to schools/departments; processes month end closing; assists with annual audit and provide required reports for CAFR; reconciles accounting records to County Treasurer; reconciles bank statements for various accounts including department, student and school accounts; assists in preparation and monitoring of grant funds and grant reporting including Amendments, Cash Management and Completion Reports.
Provides budget data to schools and administrators; provides instruction and guidance to all individuals regarding best accounting practices; holds training sessions with all individuals who have contact with funding sources and monitors adherence to guidelines, processes and procedures; controls and conducts monthly and annual audits; maintains secure documentation for all assigned accounts; provides assistance to Accounts Payable within all functions including best practice instruction, deposit reconciliation and journal entries; maintains records of annual physical inventory and reconcile GFA (general fixed asset) reports; performs internal audits of District departments, programs, and internal accounting controls as requested; performs other duties as assigned.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:
Knowledge of professional accounting, including general ledger, payroll, fixed assets, and fund accounting.
Knowledge of computer software for spreadsheets, word processing and presentations (Microsoft Office Suite).
Knowledge of Uniform System of Financial Records (USFR).
Knowledge of District and Department policies and procedures.
Skill in preparing and maintaining a variety of financial reports.
Skill in identifying and resolving accounting issues.
Skill in organizing and prioritizing accounting work and meet established deadlines.
Skill in communicating effectively, orally and in writing.
Skill in establishing and maintaining effective working relationships.
PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS: Work is performed in an indoor environment. Work requires frequent sitting, standing, bending, repetitive motion, vision to monitor, and may require some lifting.
Associate’s Degree in Accounting, Finance, Business, or related field; Bachelor’s Degree preferred.
Two (2) years of experience in professional level accounting; preferably in the public sector, or an equivalent combination of training and experience.
Depending on the needs of the District, some incumbents in this class must be able to demonstrate fluency in both Spanish and English as a condition of employment.
Salary Grade: 20 Hourly Pay: $20.36 Hours per Day: 8 Days in Contract: 260 Start Date: November 29, 2021