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Accounting Clerk I

Cedar Rapids, IA

Job Information:

PRINCIPAL DUTIES:
  • Record receipts into GWAEA accounting system.Review for appropriate account numbers and amounts.
  • Post journal entries for all departments; review for accuracy, investigate outstanding journal entries.
  • Release and post print shop and bus trip monthly journal entries.
  • Prepare balance sheet analysis and invoices monthly.Reconcile balance sheet accounts.
  • Prepare bus trip reports and invoices monthly.Prepare quarterly pay busing invoices.
  • Prepare facilities usage and crossing guard invoices.
  • Run aging list and investigate outstanding invoices; contact customers regarding payment.
  • Bookkeeper for Kingston Stadium; includes KEV Student Activity Fund accounting.
  • Prepare invoices for open enrollment, special education, and various other invoices.
  • Prepare quarterly motor fuel tax refund claim.
  • Review District Contracts and Agreements; update spreadsheet, investigate if outstanding.
  • Responsible for fiscal year-end procedures and understanding GAAP rules for accruals.
  • Thoroughly understand Cash Handling Procedures; train others in the District.
  • Assist Accounting Manager with categorical reports and documentation requirements.
  • Prepare documents for scanning; both AP and AR.
  • Provide support for others within the department as necessary; learn additional job duties to backup team members, including the BSO purchasing system and Asset Works.
  • Update and maintain Desk Procedures manual.Adhere to Segregation of Duties and Internal Controls outlined in the Accounting Department.
  • Proficiency in using Microsoft Office software including Word and Excel.
  • Proficiency in operation of 10-key calculator.
  • Ability to work with limited supervision and display critical thinking skills.
  • Ability to work under pressure with frequent interruptions.
  • Other duties as assigned.  

CLASSIFICATION:
  • Secretarial/Clerical Group F
  • Eight (8) hours per day.  Twelve (12) months.
  • $15.15/hour

EMPLOYMENT DATE:
  • As arranged.
  • Applications should be submitted by July 16, 2018

PREPARATION:
  • 2-year accounting degree and accounts receivable experience preferred.
  • Knowledge of basic accounting principles and governmental accounting principles preferred.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodation(s) may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS:
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to stand; walk; use hands and fingers to handle and/or feel objects, tools or controls; talk and hear.  The employee frequently must squat, stoop or kneel, reach above the head and forward 0 to 24 inches and on occasion up to 36 inches.  The employee continuously uses hand strength to grasp items.  The employee will frequently bend or twist at the neck and trunk more than the average person while performing the duties of this job.The employee must frequently lift and/or move up to 50 pounds 0 to 12 feet and occasionally up to 20 feet, such as curriculum materials, desks, chairs, and boxes.

The employee will sometimes push/pull items such as tables and carts.  Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, color vision and the ability to adjust focus while supervising students and working with computers, written materials, reports, assessment data, etc.

WORKING ENVIRONMENT:
The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
The noise level in the work environment is moderately quiet.  The position requires the commitment of professional working hours that may require the employee to extend beyond a typical 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. workday.  The employee will frequently work in different areas of the building including in/at desks, on or near the floor, standing.  The employee will usually work in indoor temperatures.  

The information contained in this job description is in compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and is not an exhaustive list of the duties performed for this position. Additional duties are performed by the individual holding this position and additional duties may be assigned.

The Cedar Rapids Community School District is an Equal Opportunity Employer. The district does not discriminate on the basis of race, creed, color, gender, national origin, religion, age, marital status, sexual orientation, veteran status, or disability.

Posted 07/05/18

Job ID: 64872