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Chief Accountant

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POSITION GOAL: Strongly support the District’s financial accounting & reporting

1. Supervise the day-to-day operations and maintenance of the District’s general ledger to ensure the accounting information is accurate and in compliance with all applicable governmental (GASB) accounting standards and ISBE reporting requirements.
2. Preparation of accurate monthly and annual financial statements in accordance with accounting standards generally accepted in the United States of America.
3. Preparation of the Annual Financial Report and Annual Statement of Affairs, both to be filed with the ISBE.
4. Preparation of the Schedule of Expenditure of Federal Awards.
5. Preparation of ISBE/Federal annual financial reporting requirements related to Special Education.
6. Assist in the preparation of the annual financial statement and ISBE audits.
7. Assist in the preparation and monitoring of the annual budget.
8. Ensure the accuracy of state and federal grant reports filed within the GATA system.
9. Evaluate and determine the adequacy of the District’s internal controls over accounting information.
10. Directly responsible for the District’s reconciliation process over cash, balance sheet accounts, revenues, etc.
11. Perform cash flow analysis in order to manage the cash needs of the District and invest excess funds.
12. Coordinate and collaborate with the Directors of Human Resources, Research, Employee Services, Enterprise Services, Food, Transportation, Operations and Maintenance services in (i) maintaining valid and reliable data and its consistent report, (ii) directing Skyward support personnel with respect to maintaining employee, financial, and student management systems data integrity, (iii) developing/maintaining systems, procedures, and processes to ensure the timely, valid, reliable and consistent reporting of data, (iv) providing professional development of staff for aforementioned.
13. Direct in the preparation of the independent audit and assist with the annual state audit.
14. Conduct special, internal audits commissioned at the direction of the Chief Financial Officer.
15. Prepare periodic reports in support of board, committee, task force, commission, and the likes work.
16. Oversee the reconciliation of balance sheet accounts, payables/receivables, and the preparation of select monthly reports.
17. Serve as the District’s liaison in the remediation of audit findings; recommend policy and procedural changes to address deficiencies in operations.
18. Assist the Chief Financial Officer with other special projects as needed.

1. BS in Accounting
2. CPA preferred

1. Previous experience in governmental Accounting and/or Auditing
2. Not less than 10 years accounting or related experience
3. Preference given to individual with accrual, large enterprise, and public sector accounting experience

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