The position of Accounting Manager supervises the accounting activities of the school district to ensure accuracy and consistency of accounting information and processes and performs related duties as assigned.
Hires, trains, supervises, and evaluates staff within assigned area.
Plans, organizes, directs and coordinates the centralized accounting and financial reporting processes in conjunction with Director and Financial Systems Manager. Ensures activities are completed efficiently and align and comply with federal and state laws and regulations, district policies, and contractual obligations.
Responsible for development and interpretation of financial and accounting information, including analysis, verification, and adjustments of general ledger account balances.
Plans, assigns, directs, and evaluates the work of staff in such areas but not limited to: general ledger, accounts payable, accounts receivable, fixed assets, inventory, project and cost accounting, treasury, payroll and/or other accounting and service activities.
Develops audit plan, manages external audit schedule, and coordinates with external auditor on all audit activities.
Prepares and compiles the Comprehensive Annual Financial Report and quarterly reports, prepares and/or directs preparation of annual audit working papers and schedules, reviews work papers, and works as liaison with auditors.
Backs up the Financial Systems Manager.
Ensures monthly closing and reconciliations are reviewed and completed timely.
Provides for procedures and systems necessary to maintain proper accounting records and to afford adequate accounting controls and services.
Ensures all supplementary financial reporting is completed.
Works as part of a team in planning, development and implementation of new or enhanced financial systems and/or processes.
Acts as internal auditor and performs financial, compliance, and performance audits.
Serves as a coach and mentor to staff providing hands on leadership and career development opportunities.
Lead and guide activities and decisions with a racial and cultural equity mindset and lens
Performs other duties as assigned.
Bachelor’s degree in Accounting, Finance, or related fields required.
Current CPA license required and must be maintained.
Five years of progressively responsible accounting/finance experience in a governmental agency with at least three years prior experience as a supervisor in the accounting field required. Prior experience in education institutions preferred.
Enterprise system accounting and reporting experience, with advanced knowledge and experience in analyzing, troubleshooting, and providing technical accounting expertise on general ledger processes within the system.
Sound technical foundation of principles, methods and procedures of governmental accounting, including generally accepted governmental accounting standards (GAGAS), generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP), Statement on Auditing Standard (SAS), Governmental Accounting Standards Board (GASB), and other requirements for State and Federal reporting. Proven ability to apply that knowledge to specific circumstances.
Knowledge and experience in preparing a Comprehensive Annual Financial Report (CAFR) and implementing GASB pronouncements.
Experience with Single Audit and OMB circulars.
Experience developing financial policies and procedures.
Advanced skill in researching, analyzing, and evaluating complex financial data.
Advanced technological skills providing the ability to enter, revise, organize, and retrieve information and to formulate methods of collecting and presenting information; and to generate complex reports, advanced experience with Microsoft Office software applications. Advanced Excel skills required.
Demonstrated ability to establish and maintain high profile, influential and collaborative working relationships across teams, functions and layers with district staff, public officials, financial and business communities and the general public.
Self-starter with proven analytical, organizational, and problem-solving skills.
Excellent leadership skills as demonstrated by attendance, work ethic, and job performance.
Exceptional interpersonal skills in leading, motivating, coaching, and developing staff.
Ability to think strategically, proven analytical and problem-solving skills, and ability to develop both short term and long-term plans to meet an objective.
Ability to produce accurate work in a sometimes stressful environment with frequent deadlines.
Ability to exercise confidentiality, tact, diplomacy and independent judgment in the performance of duties.
Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing.
Knowledge of principles and practices of work coordination and simplification and ability to develop and implement work schedules.
About David Douglas School District
David Douglas School District covers 12 square miles of family homes, apartments, shopping centers and small businesses. It serves a community population of approximately 53,775. The David Douglas School District was formed in 1959 from three elementary districts — Gilbert, Powellhurst and Russellville — and the David Douglas Union High School District. The District now includes nine elementary schools for grades kindergarten through 5, three middle schools for grades 6 through 8, one comprehensive high school for grades 9-12, and one alternative high school campus for grades 9-12.