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Detailed Job Description - Accountant


Title: Accountant
Reports To: Comptroller
Type of Appointment: Grade 3, 12-months
Staff Reporting to this Position: None


Required: Bachelor’s Degree required with concentration in Finance, Accounting, or Business Administration and a minimum of three (3) years accounting/auditing experience.


  • Experience in government and/or education fund accounting and auditing.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite, specifically Excel.
  • Familiarity with complex integrated accounting systems which include A/R, A/P, purchasing, fixed assets and student information systems.
  • Excellent accounting, budgeting, and analytical skills.
  • Strong written and oral communication skills.
  • Working knowledge of spreadsheet applications.
  • Commitment to team approach and demonstrated ability to work effectively with a diverse population.

General Functions

Provide accounting support to the Comptroller. Assist in the routine daily accounting and banking functions.

Specific Responsibilities

  • Assist in the accounts payable, accounts receivable, student accounts and payroll functions.
  • Review daily accounting reports.  Verify accuracy of on-line posting and accounting feeds.
  • Prepare journal entries.
  • Performs complex financial analysis including preparation of key reports and forecasts.
  • Bank reconciliation.
  • Payroll tax reporting.
  • Provide support for student accounting functions.
  • Other duties as assigned.