Job Description

TEMPE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL DISTRICT

CATEGORY: Classified

TITLE: Account Specialist - Funded Programs

JOB DESCRIPTION:

Maintain accurate and efficient computerized accounting system to ensure compliance with State and
Federal mandates

QUALIFICATIONS:

1. Education and/or experience equivalent to a High School Diploma or GED
2. Two (2) years of accounting and budget experience, preferably in a school environment
3. State of Arizona Identity Verified (IVP) Fingerprint Clearance Card
4. Completion of District administered skills tests
5. May require a valid Arizona Driver's License

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS: (Essential functions, as defined under the Americans with Disabilities Act,
may include any of the following tasks, knowledge, skills, and other characteristics. This list is
ILLUSTRATIVE ONLY, and is not a comprehensive listing of all duties and responsibilities performed by
incumbents of this class.)

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
- Maintain accurate accounting and compliance for State and Federal reporting.
- Maintain accurate accounting by allocating, posting and preparing a variety of financial reports.
- Review and process budgets.
- Perform reconciliations of budget balances.
- Allocate, post and prepare purchase requisitions for budget compliance.
- Monitor expenditures, create reports and recordkeeping tasks.
- Assists schools and departments with maintaining and tracking funds. This includes review of travel
reimbursement requests, purchase requisitions, Request for Added Service and Request for
Personnel Action.
- Prepare a variety of reports as required for State and Federal funding requirements.
- Review all revenues and expenditures to ensure accuracy and correctness of fund balances.
- May perform highly confidential support activities requiring independent operational decision-
making.
- Perform other duties as assigned.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND OTHER CHARACTERISTICS:

- Knowledge of Federal, State and District accounting and reporting requirements for assigned area
- Knowledge of District policies and procedures, Federal and State rules and regulations,
Governing Board and school operations
- Knowledge of basic accounting methods, file maintenance and recordkeeping practices and
procedures
- Knowledge of customer service and public relations practices and procedures
- Knowledge of Microsoft Office and Google Drive Applications
- Skill in researching information databases, computer databases applications and software
- Skill in implementing policies and procedures related to area of assignment
- Skill in accurately inputting and retrieving information from computer databases
- Skill in utilizing verbal and written communication skills in the development of reports and records - Skill in communication and utilizing customer service and public relations techniques when
responding to inquiries, complaints and interactions with staff and community.
- Skill in organization and maintaining confidential files and records
- Skill in, but not limited to:
o Email
o Word Processing
o Spreadsheets
o Databases
o Presentation Software
o Accounting and basic math
o Use of standard office equipment

WORKING CONDITIONS:

Fast paced general office environment with extensive student and public contact

PHYSICAL EFFORT:

Position may require climbing, stooping, standing, walking, lifting, keyboarding, talking, listening,
eyestrain, and repetitive motions.
Position may require lifting, pushing, pulling or carrying supplies and materials weighing up to 60 pounds.
May be required to travel to in and out-of-district sites.

WORK YEAR: 12 months

DEPARTMENT/SCHOOL: Superintendent’s Office

GRADE: 45

REPORTS TO: Coordinator

EVALUATION: Classified Personnel Evaluation

SUPERVISES: N/A

PREPARED: January 2004

REVISED: December 2019

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