ACCOUNTING SPECIALIST


Central Office
Plymouth Public Schools
Plymouth, Massachusetts

Job Details
Job ID: 3904629 Application Deadline: Posted until Filled
Posted: May 26, 2022 Starting Date: July 1, 2022

Job Description
QUALIFICATIONS:
High School diploma or equivalent required. Education beyond high school in accounting and/or bookkeeping is preferred.
Four or more years of prior employment in accounting/bookkeeping using a computerized General Ledger program.
Employment in school or municipal accounting preferred.
Advanced experience using word processing, spreadsheet and web-based applications (i.e., Microsoft Office).
Excellent oral, written communication and organizational skills.
A sense of humor.
Such alternatives to the above qualifications as the School Department may find appropriate and acceptable.
REPORTS TO:
School Business Administrator
JOB GOAL:
To assist the School Business Administrator with tasks necessary for the efficient fiscal operation of the districts’ operating budget.
PERFORMANCE RESPONSIBILITIES (include but are not limited to):
1.Maintains accounts payable within all appropriate local, state and federal protocols and in accordance with Plymouth Public Schools Manual of Financial Procedures.
2.Reconciles invoices and purchase orders when materials are received, insures accuracy and maintains all purchase orders and invoice files.
3.Processes all purchase orders in a timely fashion upon notification by the Cost Center Manager that the order is satisfactory and complete.
4.Prepares warrants for approval by Administration and School Committee and presents approved warrants to the Town Accountant for processing.
5.Monitors budgetary compliance on a monthly basis and advises the School Business Administrator of potential issues.
6.Processes all tasks necessary to comply with the Town of Plymouth’s accounting and internal audit procedures.


7.Remains up to date with the School Department’s chart of accounts and its relationship to Massachusetts Department of Education (MDOE) accounting and reporting requirements.
8.Records and maintains subsidiary worksheets of utility, carryforward balances, or other costs as requested to facilitate budget analysis and improve efficiency.
9.Assists in preparation of the annual School Department budget and makes recommendations to the School Business Administrator based on data history, experience and established protocols.
10.Assists in preparation of the annual MDOE End of Year Report and other reports as required.
11.Maintains confidentiality of information as appropriate.
12.Performs such other tasks and assumes such other responsibilities as may be designated or assigned by the School Business Administrator.
The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by employees assigned to this classification. They are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities and duties required of those in this classification.


TERMS OF EMPLOYMENT:

Twelve (12) month work year.


EVALUATION:
Performance of this job will be evaluated annually in accordance with procedures established by the School Committee.

SALARY:

Per Central Office Clerical and Support Staff Agreement.



Position Type: Full-time
Positions Available: 1

Equal Opportunity Employer
Plymouth Public Schools is committed to maintaining a work and learning environment free from discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, pregnancy, gender, sexual orientation, marital/civil union status, ancestry, place of birth, age, citizenship status, veteran status, political affiliation or disability, as defined and required by state and federal laws.

Job Requirements
  • No experience required
  • None degree preferred
  • Citizenship, residency or work VISA in United States required

  • Application Questions
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    Contact Information
    Adam Blaisdell, Principal
    178 Bourne Road
    Plymouth, Massachusetts 02360
    Phone: 508-830-4390
    Fax: 508-830-4398
    Email: ablaisdell@plymouth.k12.ma.us