Job Description

TEMPE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL DISTRICT

CATEGORY: Classified

TITLE: Account Specialist Senior - Accounting

JOB DESCRIPTION:

Implement and maintain for the District an accurate and efficient computerized accounting and
bookkeeping system to ensure compliance with State and Federal mandates as related to district and
student activity funds.

QUALIFICATIONS:
1. Education and/or experience equivalent to a High School Diploma or GED
2. Three (3) years of bookkeeping or accounting experience preferably in a school environment
3. Completion of District administered skills tests
4. May require a valid 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:
? Review and approve purchase requisitions, travel reimbursement requests, print shop invoices,
P-Card purchases and copier maintenance.
? Approve and process Student Activity payments and receipts, prepare monthly balance reports
train club advisors and provide assistance to school office staff.
? Prepare and process journals for budget transfers, encumbrances, field trip charges, and nutrition
services billings.
? Provide technical assistance and run budget reports for schools and departments.
? 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 accounting methods practices and procedures
? Knowledge of record keeping/file maintenance practices and procedures
? Knowledge of customer service/public relations practices and procedures
? Skill prioritizing, scheduling, assigning and reviewing work
? Skill solving problems independently
? Skill utilizing automated systems to maintain databases and generate reports
? Skill accurately inputting and retrieving information from computer databases
? Skill utilizing effective verbal and written communication in the preparation of reports and records
? Skill implementing policies and procedures related to area of assignment
? Skill utilizing customer service techniques in responding to inquiries and complaints
? Skill establishing and maintain effective working relationships
? 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:
General Office environment
May need to drive to other sites to complete work assignments

PHYSICAL EFFORT:
Position may require climbing, stooping, standing, walking, keyboarding, talking, listening, eyestrain and
repetitive motions
May be required to travel to in and out-of-district sites
May require lifting and carrying materials and supplies weighing up to 20 pounds

WORK YEAR: 12 months
DEPARTMENT/SCHOOL: Finance
GRADE: 49

REPORTS TO: Accounting Supervisor
EVALUATION: Classified Personnel Evaluation
SUPERVISES: N/A

PREPARED: January 2004
REVISED: September 2018

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