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Position: Senior Accountant
Municipality:Hartford Public Schools
Close Date:3/31/2021
Description:

POSTING NUMBER: N656-2021
 
POSTING DATE: September 22, 2020
CLOSING DATE: Until Filled
 
POSITION: Senior Accountant II (2)
 
REPORTS TO:  Accounting Supervisor / Accounting Manager
 
SUPERVISES:  N/A
 

Revised


PRIMARY FUNCTION: 

Provides fiscal management assistance by performing a variety of accounting and auditing functions.  Pre-audit of expenditures and accounting records.  Preparation/posting of general ledger entries, revenue and expenditure analyses, and participation on various Special Projects for the Finance Department. 

TYPICAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  1. Pre-audit and review of all HPS documents working closely with, Accounting, Budget, Purchasing, Accounts Payable and vendors, if applicable.
  2. Preparation and entry of journals and corrections/adjusting documents for the Board of Education.
  3. Request of Funds from State of Connecticut and Federal Government to cover current and projected expenditures.
  4. Complete account reconciliations and verifications.
  5. Make bank deposits for the following Funds: Special Funds, General Budget, Employee Benefits and Revolving Fund(s).
  6. Assist in the preparation of various State and Federal Financial Reports including but not limited to:  EFS/ED001 (End of School Year Financial Report), ED111 Cash Management, Magnet School Expenditure Reports, Indirect Cost Rate Application, and SBCH/Medicaid Cost Report.
  7. Assist in preparing various Fund financial statements.
  8. Assist in performing a variety of accounting and analytical tasks and computations.
  9. Prepare budget and expenditure projections, forecasts and analyses as requested.
  10. Prepare Fringe Benefit Calculations and Analyses.
  11. Assist in fiscal year-end close.
  12. Assist in the preparation of the total school system budget.
  13. Respond to inquiries regarding invoices, payments, requisitions, purchase orders, and employee reimbursements.
  14. Review accounting procedures and processes and recommend improvements.
  15. Perform other duties/functions as assigned by Supervisor, Manager, Director of Finance, Chief Financial Officer or designee.

 

SKILLS, KNOWLEDGE, QUALIFICATIONS AND EXPERIENCE:

  1. Bachelor’s degree in Accounting.
  2. Knowledge of governmental accounting principles and practices.
  3. Accounting experience working for City, State or Federal Government entities.
  4. Experience preparing timely and accurate accounting reports.
  5. Demonstrated knowledge in Microsoft Products and other financial accounting software packages. MUNIS preferred.
  6. Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with all levels of administration.
  7. Ability to work with discretion and assume responsibility.
  8. Ability to work within difficult time constraints.
  9. Good written and verbal communication skills.


CERTIFICATION REQUIREMENTS: None
 
SALARY AND TERMS OF EMPLOYMENT:  Twelve (12) Month Work Year.  Salary Grid:  C-525 $70,202-$84,553 (2017-2019)

EVALUATION:  Evaluated Annually

UNION AFFILIATION:  Hartford Educational Support Personnel (HESP)
 
APPLICATION PROCEDURE: To be considered, all internal and external applicants are asked to please fully complete a Hartford Public Schools’ online application and upload a cover letter, current resume, and three letters of professional reference. To apply please visit
http://www.applitrack.com/hartfordschools/onlineapp and follow the appropriate link.

An Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer, M/F/V/D

 



We are an Equal Opportunity Employer.


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