Accountant II, Controller's Office At Baltimore County Public Schools
Location: Baltimore County, Maryland
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LEAD - CENTRAL OFFICE PROFESSIONAL/ACCOUNTANT II (V11020)
GREENWOOD BLDG E CONTROLLER (098512)
BALTIMORE COUNTY PUBLIC SCHOOLS
JOB TITLE: Accountant II, Controller’s Office
REPORTS TO: Supervisor, Fiscal Services
DEFINITION: This position will be relied upon to complete daily, monthly, and year-end accounting tasks for the entire school system. The accountant will review, reconcile, and analyze reports, prepare annual consolidated financial statements, monitor compliance with established policies and procedures, develop training materials, conduct training, and provide telephone support for all schools and offices affected by the accounting operation. The Accountant may participate in the design and development of automated systems for accounting related functions.
EXAMPLES OF DUTIES:
Prepares financial statements, schedules, and footnote disclosures required for external auditors and for inclusion in the Comprehensive Annual Financial Report (CAFR).
Performs daily banking and investment activities.
Assists the fiscal supervisor with all aspects of accounting, including but not limited to – general fund operating budget, capital projects, enterprise funds, grants, school activity funds, payroll, fixed assets, financial reporting, accruals.
Assists with maintenance of the chart of accounts.
Verifies and reconciles information housed in payroll and financial systems.
Coordinates billing and collection of funds due from outside agencies.
Prepares, reviews, and approves disbursements, journal entry requests, and cash remittances.
Prepares payroll labor cost corrections for grants and operating accounts
Maintains fixed assets records and prepares activity and depreciation reports for the CAFR.
Prepares revenue and expenditure projections.
Reviews transactions for compliance with procedures and State financial reporting requirements.
Consults with and assists principals, school-based secretaries, fiscal assistants, office/department heads, and other account managers, with questions about accounting procedures and the financial accounting systems.
Develops training materials related to financial accounting issues for principals, school-based secretaries, fiscal assistants, office/department heads, and other account managers.
Participates in the training of principals, school-based secretaries, fiscal assistants, office/department heads, and other account managers, related to financial accounting issues.
Conducts financial activity analyses as necessary.
Prepares financial reports for management, state, and federal oversight agencies.
Assists fiscal supervisor with compliance reviews of federal grant activity.
Assists fiscal supervisor with investigating audit findings and preparing responses to audits.
Performs other duties as assigned.
Education, Training and Experience:
Graduation from an accredited college or university with a bachelor’s degree in accounting, finance, or a related field plus three years of professional accounting experience.
Master’s degree preferred.
Governmental accounting experience preferred.
Licenses and Certifications:
Certified Public Accountant (CPA), GFOA Certified Public Finance Officer (CPFO), ASBO Certified Administrator of School Finance and Operations (SFO), AICPA Chartered Global Management Accountant (CGMA), or Institute of Internal Auditors Certified Internal Auditor (CIA) preferred.
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
Thorough knowledge of GAAP and standard accounting business practices.
Thorough knowledge, skills, and abilities in organizing, prioritizing, analyzing, presenting, and maintaining data, both electronic and paper.
Knowledge, skills, and abilities in use of Excel spreadsheets, Microsoft Word , databases, and Outlook.
Skill and ability to communicate effectively orally and in writing.
Skill and ability to maintain accurate records and produce necessary reports.
Ability to train fiscal, school-based and office personnel in the use of accounting software and established policies and procedures.
Ability to work independently and perform assigned accounting responsibilities with a minimum need of direct supervision and review.
Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships.
Ability to appropriately maintain confidential information.
PHYSICAL AND ENVIRONMENTAL CONDITIONS:
The work of this class is generally sedentary and performed in an office environment. Requires the use of computers and other office equipment.
CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT:
May be required to work additional hours with little or no notice.
SALARY: Grade 05 on the BCPS OPE 12 Month payscale $66,314 - $102,522.
Eligible for the Baltimore County Employees’ Retirement System.
This document describes the duties and responsibilities of a position. It shall not be held to exclude duties not referenced nor limit the right of management to assign work to employees.
Citizenship, residency or work VISA in United States required
Application Instructions Please read and carefully follow the instructions provided below.
Applicants are required to have a completed application on file for employment with Baltimore County Public Schools (BCPS). Each time an applicant applies to a job with BCPS, the application must be resubmitted. If an applicant started an application with BCPS in the past and at a later date decides to apply for additional positions, it is the applicant's responsibility to review the entire application and ensure that all data is up to date (for example, the applicant may need to add additional schooling or certifications, an additional work experience, or provide updated references). The applicant must remember to review the entire application each time for accuracy and submit each time for a new or different vacancy.
Professional references must be submitted to complete your application. Examples of professional references include current and former principals, supervisors, managers, mentor teachers and university/college supervisors. Personal references from colleagues, friends, community members, etc. will not be accepted. Applicants should notify their reference proactively to inform them they will receive a form via email through a MAILBOT email address from Baltimore County Public Schools. Applicants should also inform their reference(s) of the job they are applying to.
Be sure to account for all periods of employment and unemployment, including student teaching and internship experience, and include names, addresses, and telephone numbers of employers.
Be sure to answer all criminal background questions. If you answer "yes" to any of the criminal background questions you must provide a written explanation. A criminal offense does not necessarily exclude an applicant from employment with BCPS. Factors such as passage of time since the offense, the nature of the violation, and the extent of rehabilitation will be taken into consideration.
All persons employed by the Baltimore County Public Schools, regular and temporary, are required to be fingerprinted and have a criminal background investigation (State of Maryland, Senate Bill 315, effective October 1, 1986) completed. The fee charged for fingerprinting is $81.00. An identification card will be issued which must be shown prior to employment.
Anyone offered employment is required to provide proper identification and documentation of eligibility for employment in the US.
If you have military experience you will be asked to provide a copy of DD214.
Official transcripts for all higher education must be received prior to contract signing.
Some positions will require employees to undergo a physical examination and/or drug testing.
All newly hired personnel must attend a Badges and Benefits session.
Additional job verification will be required for salary credit.
The Board of Education of Baltimore County does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, disability, or veteran status in matters affecting employment or in providing access to educational programs or activities and provides equal access to the Boy Scouts and other designated youth groups. Inquiries regarding the Board’s nondiscrimination policies should be directed to: EEO Officer, Office of Equal Employment Opportunity, Baltimore County Public Schools, 6901 Charles Street, Building B, Towson, Maryland 21204 (443-809-8937). There is a compliance officer responsible for identifying, preventing, and remedying prohibited harassment concerning students. Complaints of harassment should be directed to the executive director, Department of School Safety and Security, 9600 Pulaski Park Drive, Suite 118, Baltimore, MD 21220 (443-809-4360).
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