Waterbury Public Schools   JOB CLASSIFICATION DESCRIPTION      JOB CLASSIFICATION TITLE Accountant 2   DEPARTMENT School Business Office   FUNDING SOURCE Grant Funded    BARGAINING UNIT CLASSIFICATION UPSEU Local 424-Unit 69   REPORTS TO: Receives administrative direction from the Education Grants Manager or other School Business Office administrative official of a higher grade.   FLSA DESIGNATION 12-month; 35 hours per week; M-F 8am-4pm or 9am-5pm, $20.48 – $27.87 per hr. Non-Exempt. Note: This is a Full-Time,  union, grant-funded position with benefits that exists as long as funds are available.   PART I - SUMMARY OF CLASSIFICATION   This class is accountable for independently performing a full-range of professional accounting tasks in grant-related auditing and accounting.   Guidelines for Class Use: The employees in this class use professional accounting knowledge in developing, reviewing, and modifying accounting procedures, systems and policies. An Accountant 2 has considerable latitude in the use of discretion and exercise of professional judgment in revising and modifying procedures, systems and process.   PART II - MINIMUM KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES   A. EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE   General Experience   Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited college or university with 12 credits in accounting or closely related field and one year of experience as an accountant.   B. CREDENTIALS   C. LICENSURES, CERTIFICATIONS AND OTHER REQUIREMENTS   D. CONTINUING EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS   E. KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES  Considerable knowledge of modern business accounting procedures; Considerable knowledge of the principles underling the laws, ordinances, and regulation governing the financial operations of the Education Department; Considerable knowledge of the principles, methods and practices of professional accounting; Knowledge of basic auditing principles and practices; Knowledge of professional accounting principles and practices including knowledge of governmental accounting and budgeting; Oral communication skills; Ability in the use accounting software/database; Ability to analyze and evaluate accounting methods and procedures; Ability to analyze and interpret fiscal and accounting data and to prepare appropriate statements and reports; Ability to establish and maintain effective relationships with co-workers; Ability to organize, problem solve and meet deadlines; Ability to prepare, analyze and evaluate financial statements and other accounting records and reports; Ability to read and interpret written materials; Ability to utilize electronic informational systems for financial management; Ability to work with individuals from diverse backgrounds.   PART III - POSITION SUPERVISES  May supervise bookkeeping (e.g. maintenance, balancing and reconciling of accounts), accounts payable and/or receivable functions or other accounting related paraprofessional or clerical functions as assigned.     PART IV - ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS   The following identifies the primary and essential functions of the position and is not intended to be an exhaustive listing of all duties.  Acts in conjunction with Grant Project Coordinators; Advises department heads and others on accounting policies and interpret and apply them to various grant functions to ensure conformance; Analyzes and interprets accounting records and reports; Assists higher level staff in planning, design and implementation of accounting procedures or systems; Assists in budget management by compiling and reviewing program budget proposals, preparing estimates and calculations of projected expenditures and quarterly allotments, and preparing monthly reports; Assists in planning and implementation of financial aspects of electronic data processing systems; Assists in the preparation of end-of-year expenditure reports; Assists in the preparation of special financial statements and reports for the information and guidance of city officials; Develops and modifies detailed accounting procedures, policies and systems, as necessary in order to meet changing requirements; Follows Business Office Grant Policies and Procedures Manual for: Grant Awards and Appropriations, Budget Revisions, Accounts Payable/Requisition/Purchasing, Reclassifications, Fiscal Timeline, Assist in preparation of CT State Department of Education cash management requests; Monitors fiscal aspects of grant programs by preparing or reviewing financial reports, reviewing expenditures for compliance with grant contracts, providing technical assistance to grantees in maintaining accounting records; Prepares balance sheets and financial statements involving multiple accounts; Recommends accounting related improvements to business practices such as accounting controls and financial reviews; Records complex and compound journal entries; Responds to grant-audit requests; Reviews expenditures and prepares or reviews financial statements; Sets up and maintains accurate grant records and accounts; Utilizes electronic data processing systems for financial records, reports and analysis; Performs related duties as required.   PART V - Working Conditions, Physical and Mental Requirements   Employees appointed to positions in this class must have adequate physical strength, stamina, physical agility and visual and auditory acuity and must maintain such physical fitness as to be able to perform the duties of the class. A physical examination may be required.   Frequency: Place an “X” in each box that is appropriate to your job.       NEVER (N) OCCASIONALLY (O) FREQUENTLY (F) CONSTANTLY (C) 0 % of Shift 1-33% of Shift 34-66% of Shift 67-100% of Shift Working Conditions N O F C Working Conditions N O F C Physical Demands Depth Perception X Standing X Color Distinction X Walking X Peripheral Vision X Sitting X Driving X Lifting X Physical Strength: Carrying X Little Physical Effort (-10 lbs.) Pushing X Light Work (-20 lbs.) X Pulling X Medium Work (20-50 lbs.) X Climbing X Heavy Work (50-100 lbs.) X Balancing X Very Heavy Work (100+ lbs.) X Stooping X Environmental Conditions Kneeling X Cold (50 degrees F or less) X Crouching X Heat (90 degrees F or more) X Crawling X Temperature Changes X Reaching X Wetness X Handling X Humidity X Grasping X Extreme Noise or Vibration X Twisting X Exposure to Chemicals X Feeling X Exposure to Gases and Fumes X Talking X Exposure to Unpleasant Odors X Hearing X Exposure to bodily fluids X Repetitive Motion X Exposure to dampness X Hand/Eye/Foot Coordination X Confinement to Small or Restricting Area X Visual Acuity/Near X Mechanical Hazards X Visual Acuity/Far X Physical danger or abuse X        The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by the employee assigned to this position. They are not to be construed as an exhaustive list of all job responsibilities and duties performed by personnel so classified.   Waterbury Public Schools is an Equal Opportunity Employer. In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, the District will provide reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities and encourage both prospective and current employees to discuss potential accommodations with the District when necessary.
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