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Accounting Manager
To apply to this role, please apply online: https://ats4.atenterprise.powerschool.com/ats/job_board_form?op=view&JOB_ID=4600203680&REPRESENTATIVE_COMPANY_ID=00002581&COMPANY_ID=00002581
 

Job Summary

Oversees and participates in the review and preparation of complex fiscal transactions and financial reports or grants fiscal transactions and grants financial reports or accounts receivable fiscal transactions and financial reports.  Directs the work activities of professional and paraprofessional accounting staff or grants professional and paraprofessional accounting staff responsible for preparing a variety of accounting entries and financial reports and conducting financial analyses for the assigned area.  Coordinates and prepares subsidiary and general ledger information and journal vouchers with business users as well as consolidated reporting as part of the annual reporting process.  For accounts receivable, coordinates and prepares subsidiary and general ledger information and journal vouchers with business users as well as consolidated reporting as part of the daily and annual reporting process. Coordinates accounts receivable audit requests. Coordinates financial reporting with the District’s Auditors as it relates to accounting and reporting requirements or grants accounting and reporting requirements.  Serves as an expert on accounting matters or grants accounting matters or accounts receivable matters related to the Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) system or sub-ledger system for accounts receivable.

Essential Functions

Both Specialties

  • Manages key components and performs advanced work related to accounting and financial reporting functions or grants accounting and financial reporting functions or accounts receivable financial reporting functions; participates in the development and implementation of accounting policies and procedures; leads and implements key accounting projects or key accounting projects related to accounts receivable and billing functions.
  • Assigns and reviews the work of senior accountants and/or accountants and/or paraprofessionals engaged in financial recording, analysis and reporting for accounting or grants accounting or accounts receivable.
  • Oversees and participates in the preparation of key financial data and accounting information essential to the District’s financial stability and controls or accounts receivable accounting information; conducts financial analyses to evaluate financial results or evaluate the collectability of accounts receivable.
  • Reviews the propriety of accounting entries or accounts receivable related entries; ensures compliance with generally accepted accounting principles and government accounting standards including fund and grant accounting.
  • Serves as a technical expert as it relates to the accounting or grants accounting side or accounts receivable sub-ledger accounting side of the ERP Finance system; validates information which is input into it and provides team leadership.
  •  Develops and establishes daily and/or monthly, quarterly and annual financial reporting processes for financial reporting and accounting or for grants financial reporting and accounting or for accounts receivable financial reporting and accounting.
  • Develops performance measurements and management reports; develops and leads process improvement projects for the assigned area.
  • Works with systems staff to ensure accounting needs are met; works with internal and external auditors and outside vendors or internal and external customers on complex accounting or accounts receivable matters; provides assistance and direction to business operations on their accounting entries, data maintenance and accounting requirements.
  • Uses financial spreadsheet programs (Excel and Access) to perform financial analyses and to prepare a variety of accounting reports and financial information as needed.
  • Uses the District’s Finance Enterprise System and financial spreadsheet programs (Oracle ERP Accounts Receivable Module, Excel, and Access) to perform financial analyses and to prepare a variety of accounting reports and financial information as needed.
Position: Accounting Manager
Organization: The School District of Philadelphia
Location: Philadelphia,  PA 
United States
Salary:
Posting Start Date:
Date Posted: 6/9/2020
Requirements

Minimum Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university in accounting or a related field.
  • Seven years of full-time, paid, professional accounting or auditing experience for a large public or private employer inclusive of grant/fund and government accounting using an ERP system, at least three of which have included administrative or supervisory experience with responsibility for advanced financial analysis work, project management and the development and implementation of process improvement initiatives or an accounts receivable sub-ledger system.

Note:  A CPA or master’s degree in business administration or accounting from an accredited college or university may be substituted for one year of experience.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

Both Specialties

Demonstrated knowledge of:

  • the principles, practices and procedures of general and government accounting inclusive of fund and grant accounting or accounts receivable accounting.
  • the use of a wide variety of data processing systems and personal computer software, especially as they relate to accounting, financial analyses and reporting information.
  • financial record keeping and work flow practices.
  • accounting and financial reporting systems or accounts receivable accounting and financial reporting systems.
  • supervisory methods and techniques.
  • the principles and practices of methods and procedural analysis.
  • project management and system implementation or process improvement practices.

Ability to:

  • plan, schedule, oversee and review the work of professional and paraprofessional staff members.
  • oversee and coordinate the work of business users who provide input data.
  • analyze organizational and procedural problems and to make recommendations for improvements.
  • prepare advanced accounting entries and financial reports.
  • lead accounting and financial projects or serve as the accounts receivable liaison for audits of the District.
  • participate in the development, modification and implementation of accounting policies and procedures.
  • communicate effectively, both verbally and in writing.
  • establish and maintain effective working relationships.

Disclaimer

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to this classification. They are not to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required of personnel so classified. 

Status: This listing expires on: 7/9/2020
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Organization Information
Name:
The School District of Philadelphia
Address:
440 North Broad Street

Philadelphia,  PA 19130
United States
Email:
jobs@philasd.org
Phone:
2154004600
Fax:
Contact:
Danielle Schultz