Accounting Manager

Job | Posted 11 days ago
Position Areas
Non-Instructional Support


Location: Tucson or Phoenix
Employee Status: Permanent
Hours Per Week: 40
Work Calendar: 12-Month
Pay Rate: $27.72-$35.21

The purpose of this position is to assist the Director of Business Services with the day-to-day functions of payroll, travel, accounts payable, accounts receivable, general accounting, student service billing and school activity accounting. The position will work with minimum supervision, schedules workload, completes assigned projects on time, within scope, works accurately and efficiently with attention to detail and makes routine employment decisions by setting goals, monitoring performance, and taking appropriate follow-up actions. The position will also be responsible for some or all of the listed duties and/or additional duties that occur from time to time.
The position receives supervision and work assignments as needed from the Director of Business Services and exercises direct supervision over the Payroll, Travel, Accounts Payable, Accounts Receivable, School Accounting and Student Services staff.
  • Oversees, manages and implements all functions/application of the payroll and travel department, ensuring proper and accurate payment and reporting of employee wages in compliance with all State, Federal and local entity requirements.
  • Assures the quality control of all payroll transactions, travel claims and payroll accounting.
  • Responsible for all phases of ASDB payroll, utilizing multiple funding sources and assuring proper accountability.
  • Analyzing a variety of financial information (e.g. budget variances, cost projections, etc.) for the purpose of providing direction and support, making recommendations, maximizing use of funds, and/or ensuring overall operations are within budget.
  • Collaborating with internal and external personnel (e.g. other administrators, auditors, public agencies, community members, etc.) for the purpose of implementing and/or maintaining services and programs.
  • Compiling data from a wide variety of sources for the purpose of analyzing issues, ensuring compliance with agency policies and procedures, and/or monitoring program components.
  • Developing special and regular financial reports (e.g. financial statements, reports for the Board, Superintendent, department administrators, etc.) for the purpose of ensuring resources are available to maintain and fulfill the agency's educational mission.
  • Maintaining a variety of manual and electronic fiscal information, files and records (e.g. agency accounting records, fund balances, and internal controls, etc.) for the purpose of providing an up-to-date reference and audit trail in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles, forecasting agency expenditures, ensuring that allocations are accurate, revenues are recorded, expenses are within budget limits and/or fiscal practices are followed.
  • Responding to a wide variety of inquiries of staff, agency personnel, other professional organizations, etc. (e.g. accounting guidelines, expenditure and revenue status, etc.) for the purpose of resolving problems, providing information and/or referring to appropriate personnel.
  • Overseeing and ensuring that all student activity accounts and trust funds operate in accordance with Board Policy and proper accounting procedures.
  • Overseeing the collection of voucher revenues, fee for service billings, and processing of school district tuition reimbursements.
  • Overseeing the accounts payable functions, including disbursements, vendor relations, and reconciliations.
  • Supervising assigned business services staff (Payroll, Travel, Accounts Payable, School Accounting and Student Services) for the purpose of ensuring their individual performance objectives are met.
  • Keeping current with federal and state laws impacting the agency's business operations and accounting standards, as well as proposed legislation impacting financial operations and school management developments, by attending conferences and other professional development activities.
  • Developing internal control policies, guidelines, and procedures for activities such as cash management and accounting.
  • Travels to agency schools and administrative sites.
  • Performing other related duties as assigned for the purpose of ensuring the efficient and effective functioning of the work unit.  
  • Bachelor’s degree in Business, Accounting, Finance, or a related field
  • Five years of experience in accounting or finance
  • Two years of supervisory experience and management experience
  • Prior school business or governmental accounting experience
  • Experience with governmental accounting processes and practices, including encumbrances, budget basis accounting, and generally accepted accounting principles
  • Proficient with Microsoft Word, Excel, and Outlook
  • Effective verbal, listening, and written communication skills
  • Strong leadership and supervisory skills
  • Must be able to pass FBI and State background check or Fingerprint Clearance Card as positions requires by policy or Statute
  • Defensive Driver Training Program to be completed by all agency personnel that drive on State business
  • Policies, procedures, and programs of the immediate work unit
  • Principles and practices of administration and management
  • Agency or program rules, regulations, and operating procedures
  • Accounting, budgeting grants and accounts receivable/payable processes
  • Generally Accepted Accounting Principles
  • Communicate information and ideas effectively so that others will understand
  • Analyze and interpret financial data
  • Apply a logical thought process necessary for problem solving and decision-making
  • Research and reconcile documents to automated systems
  • Organize and prioritize
  • Attention to detail and accuracy
  • Provide quality customer service
  • Evaluate organizational processes with an eye for increasing effectiveness & efficiencies and operational improvements
  • Identify training and development needs, evaluate workloads and resources
Benefit eligible employees have a variety of choices for medical, dental, vision, short-term disability, supplemental and dependent life insurance.  Offered plans provide exceptional value to our employees and their eligible dependents.   Employees have a 31-day period from effective date of hire to elected coverage.  Elected benefits could start as early as 2 weeks after hire. 
Benefit eligible employees are automatically covered for basic life, non-smokers, accidental death and dismemberment and seat belt insurance
Benefit eligible employees are automatically enrolled in the State’s retirement plan and long-term disability (LTD) program.  Enrollment is mandatory and is subject to a 26-week waiting period before initial enrollment.  Employees may also choose to participate in a deferred compensation program to take advantage of tax-deferred retirement investments.  Benefit Options also offer Employee Self-Service, Wellness, Tuition Discount, Travel Reduction, Auto & Home Insurance and Purchase Discount Programs.  
For more information contact the Recruiter at:
Persons with a disability may request a reasonable accommodation such as a sign language interpreter or an alternative format by contacting the Recruiter. Requests should be made as early as possible to allow time to arrange the accommodation.
Arizona State Government is an EOE/ADA Reasonable Accommodation Employer.

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AZ State School for the Deaf and Blind

PO Box 88510 , Tucson, AZ 85754

At the following locations

Business Services Tucson

1200 W Speedway Blvd , Tucson, AZ 85745