Accountant
Las Lomitas Elementary - Menlo Park, CA

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Education and Experience:
•AA Degree in Accounting required; BA Degree preferred.
•Minimum two years professional accounting experience performing varied financial analysis, auditing, budget development, record-keeping and report preparation duties.
•Minimum of one year of CA School District or County Office of Education experience preferred, specifically with State Reporting of attendance and finance.
Knowledge of:
•Methods, procedures and terminology used in professional accounting work.
•Accounting and fiscal systems, policies, procedures and practices.
•Generally accepted accounting principles applicable to school accounting.
•Modern office practice as applied to financial record-keeping.
•State school accounting laws, practices and procedures.
•The types and uses of modern accounting office machines.
•Modern office practices, procedures and equipment.
•District organization, operations, policies and objectives.
Ability to:
•Track projects; prepare budget transfers; analyze accounts.
•Analyze and resolve problems and draw accurate conclusions.
•Operate a personal computer and recommend appropriate software needed.
•Work independently with little direction.
•Establish and maintain cooperative and effective working relationships with others.
•Meet schedules and time lines.
•Plan and organize work.
•Work confidentially with discretion.
•Communicate effectively both orally and in writing.
•Use interpersonal skills including tact, patience and courtesy.
•Establish and maintain cooperative and effective working relationships with others.
Physical Requirements:
•Sitting and standing for extended periods of time.
•Dexterity of hands and fingers to operate a computer keyboard.
•Seeing to read.
•Bending at the waist, kneeling or crouching.
•Hearing and speaking to exchange information in person or on the telephone.
•Assignment requires lifting 25 lbs. maximum or carrying any object weighing 15 to 25 lbs.
A completed application packet must include:
•Las Lomitas School District classified Edjoin employment application
•Letter stating your interest in this position and how your education and experience will enable you to perform the duties of the position.
•Current Resume
• Two letters of recommendation
Please note: Any successful candidate selected will be required to submit proof of education (i.e. original copy of diploma or college/university transcripts) and proof of TB clearance. The selected candidate will be required to clear a DOJ background check.
This is a non-exempt position paid monthly and represented by the CSEA bargaining unit.
Please direct questions regarding this opportunity to Cindy Hellmann at chellmann@llesd.org or call Cindy at (650)854-6311 ext. 31
Under the direction of the Chief Business Officer, performs accounting activities related to the preparation, maintenance and review of financial records, accounts and reports for the District or facilities; provides technical assistance to District personnel regarding accounting and budgeting policies, procedures and requirements.
TYPICAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILTIES
•Perform a variety of professional accounting duties involved in reviewing, analyzing, auditing, reconciling, maintaining and adjusting various District accounts, funds and budgets; assist in assuring financial activity of assigned accounts and budgets complies with applicable standards, requirements, law codes, rules, regulations, policies and procedures.
•Assist staff with the initiation and posting of budget and expenditure transfers, verifying account numbers and related information.
•Communicate and assist in coordination of audits and the collection of the District’s financial transactions for the auditors.
•Assist staff with reconciliation of clearing/revolving accounts and internal accounts and funds.
•Understand payroll accounts and accounts payable functions for cross-training purposes.
•Audit monthly payroll earnings and deductions, accounts payable payments, and student body accounts.
•Assist with review of payroll and accounts payable functions.
•Assist business office technician in accounts payable and payroll with issues related to reconciliation and invoicing and provide technical assistance to District personnel regarding accounting policies, procedures and requirements.
•Provide support for budget development activities.
•Assist with maintaining position control as assigned.
•Provide accounting support for facilities projects, including the Bond Fund and State modernization programs.
•Work with site personnel regarding all forms of accurate and timely reporting and the needs of the sites and the business office.
•Prepare or assist preparation of reports to the State on attendance and finance.
•Maintain asset logs and perform fixed asset reconciliations.
•Operate a variety of office equipment including calculator, copier, fax machine, computer and assigned software.
•Maintain current knowledge of laws, codes, rules, and regulations.
•Other duties as assigned.

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