Massachusetts Government Finance Officers Association

Southeastern Regional School-Controller Lead Accountant

  • 15 Aug 2022 6:43 PM
    Message # 12884764
    MARILYN GORDON (Administrator)

    Job Title: Controller/Lead Accountant (Anticipated Vacancy)

    Supervisor/Evaluator: The Assistant Superintendent of Finance & Operations

    Job Goal: To support the financial operations of the District by performing all tasks associated with accounting and grants management.

    Representative Performance Responsibilities:

    General Ledger

    • Maintains up-to-date financial reports, prepares reports, and reconciles bank statements.
    • Generates end-of-month cash receipt and reconciliation reports for the Assistant Superintendent of Financial & Operations and Accounts Receivable and Payroll Assistant.
    • Posts entries and warrants in the General Ledger
    • Assists in preparation of monthly trial balances and budget reports.
    • Advises the Assistant Superintendent of Finance and Operations regarding budget balance, free cash, and any other financial matters.
    • Generates bi-weekly accounts payable reports.
    • Maintains trial balance to coincide with bank records.
    • Maintains cash balance update and report information.
    • Remits update to Treasurer.
    Student Activity Accounts
    • Maintains account balances and generates monthly reconciliation statements.
    • Processes request for payments from advisors.
    • Ensures continuity of District Operations through cross-training with Business Office staff.
    • Reconciles banking records to General Ledger system monthly.
    • Complies and maintains audit files on budget information. Acts as point person for annual audits.
    • Assists in the preparation and filing of year-end statistical reports for Department of Elementary and Secondary Education and other major reports.
    • Provides technical resources and information services to administration and staff, as required.
    • Assists in the preparation of the annual budget.
    • Maintains records and processes invoices for scholarships received by students.
    • Maintains monthly cash reconciliation with Cafeteria manager, processes monthly claims, profits, and loss.
    • Maintains fixed assets listing and ensures fixed assets are capitalized according to state/federal guidelines.
    • Facilitates, processes, and records intercompany transactions between the various district departments.
    • Performs accounting tasks for the Southeastern Technical Institute, including but not limited to, reconciling student payments and financial aid, recording Accounts Receivable and deferred revenues and refunds, processing 1098-T, assisting with EZ audit, etc.
    • All other duties as assigned by the Superintendent and/or the Assistant Superintendent of Finance and Operations.
    • Minimum of a Bachelor's degree in accounting; Master's preferred.
    • Certification as a Public Accountant preferred.
    • Previous experience in a municipal or public school setting preferred.
    • Demonstrated proficiency with accounting programs, software, and applications as well as Excel Microsoft Office, and related products is essential.
    • Excellent time management skills.
    • Ability to work well in a team environment.
    • Such alternatives to the above qualifications as the Superintendent may find appropriate and acceptable.
    • Position Type: Full-time
    • Positions Available: 1
    • Salary: $ 56,818 to $ 83,997 Per Year
    Last modified: 15 Aug 2022 6:47 PM | MARILYN GORDON (Administrator)
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P.O. Box 102, Sharon, MA  02067

Phone: +1 (774)222-1391


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