Accounting & Business Systems Specialist II

Accounting & Business Systems Specialist II
Corvallis School District 509J Business Services Department
 Corvallis, Oregon
Job Description

PURPOSE: Performs a variety of moderate to complex work involving the application of bookkeeping and accounting principles to various financial and record keeping tasks. These applications may involve areas such as invoicing/accounts receivable, grant accounting, and general ledger maintenance. Provides support to all other functions of the business office.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Develops and implements internal auditing systems to ensure accurate tracking of financial information.
  • Designs, develops, and maintains accounting systems for district revenues and expenditures, investments, and establishment of a fee structure to recover costs of programs in accordance with governmental accounting standards and district policy.
  • Effectively work with and respond to people from diverse cultures or backgrounds.
  • In accordance with professional standards, policy, and law, prepares financial statements, as well as reports of service efforts and accomplishments, for public inspection and review.
  • Assist with annual budget preparation; together with monitoring and forecasting of district revenues and expenditures, in a timely and accurate manner.
  • Provide effective training and assistance with business operations to individuals and groups to achieve Business Services and district goals.
  • Serves as lead worker to other classified staff, as assigned, in a manner that promotes team development and effective work.
  • Provides other related services as assigned.
  • Manages business office software systems and provides training to district staff, as directed by the Business Services Manager.

GENERAL PERFORMANCE REQUIREMENTS:

  • Perform duties in a courteous and efficient manner that builds the confidence of staff, students, and the public in the Corvallis School District and enhances learning.
  • Observe laws, district policies and procedures, and professional standards for the position.
  • Establish and maintain effective working relationships with school personnel, parents, students and the public; work collaboratively as a team member.
  • Maintain regular attendance at work and work activities and is punctual in meeting deadlines, attending meetings, and following schedule.
  • Carry out work responsibilities with strong organizational skills effectively under pressure of deadlines, difficult situations, interruptions, and new or emergency conditions.
  • Respect confidential information and the privacy of students, staff, and parents.
  • Develop job skills necessary to meet changes in the position.
  • Maintain personal appearance and hygiene appropriate to the position as defined by the district.
  • Meet applicable district physical ability/health and safety guidelines for the position.

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Knowledge equivalent to bachelor's degree in accounting or business administration or equivalent accounting experience. Thorough understanding of generally accepted accounting principles with continuing education to maintain skills.
  • Equivalent of two years experience in similar accounting duties, preferably in a governmental entity.
  • Ability to use established accounting principles with a high degree of accuracy.
  • Demonstrated experience with complex computerized financial systems.
  • Mastery of office equipment and technology.
  • Ability to design, modify, and use spreadsheets, databases, and word processing programs.
  • Strong organizational skills working in a high volume function
  • Ability to understand and explain the district’s instructional goals and carry out work assignments in a manner that supports those goals.
  • Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing.
  • Ability to effectively perform multiple, simultaneous tasks with numerous interruptions.
  • Ability to analyze and prepare federal, state, and local financial reports.
  • Ability to analyze, interpret, and implement complex regulations governing financial operations.
  • Ability to independently plan, organize, and carry out work assignments.
  • Ability to travel among district facilities as needed; if driving, the ability to meet district driving standards for the position.
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