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Job Description

Expected Start Date: January 3, 2018
FTE: 1.0
Salary Level: $102,778 - $134,083 DOE
Union/Days per year: Exempt 260 work days, 12
Benefits: This job has the full range of
benefits offered by Tacoma Public Schools.
This position plans, organizes, and manages the general accounting
activities of the district; supervises the preparation of the
comprehensive annual financial report (CAFR) and internal reports
required by district programs and other governmental agencies;
directs the investment of district funds, provides technical
accounting support to staff at all district sites, and manages
accounts payable functions for all funds.

Supervises the preparation of internal and external accounting
systems reports on the district's financial status; interprets,
reconciles and controls periodic and annual reports for all regular
and specially funded projects.
Supervises the preparation of the district's annual
Comprehensive Annual Financial Report.
Ensures that adequate controls and procedures are maintained in
all financial systems interfacing the general ledger system;
maintains the necessary accounts in the general ledger system to
provide full disclosure of assets, liabilities, revenues,
expenditures, and fund balances.
Ensures accounting safeguards of district assets; works with
financial institutions, rating agencies and underwriters to ensure
favorable financing rates and bond ratings.
Develops and recommends new and/or revised accounting
procedures; assists in the analysis and design of alternative
financial systems and their interaction with state and governmental
agencies and outside financial institutions.
Monitors cash flow through the district's clearing and checking
accounts; maintains records on excess cash available for
investments and approves cash investment recommendations; works
with banking institutions and other outside financial agencies
and/or advisors.
Manages and performs accounts payable functions for all funds,
including payments to vendors for goods and services, Internal
Revenue Service Form 1099 reporting, account distributions,
contractual agreements, reimbursements to individuals for mileage
or extended travel, and payroll fringe benefits claims; performs
detail work relating to vendor information and claims
Ensures the accuracy of detail work relating to the assignment
of classifications to revenues and expenditures in accordance with
the Washington State Accounting Manual for School Districts.
Manages financial accounting functions; supervises the
reconciliation of account reconciliation activities.
Supervises assigned staff; makes hiring recommendations;
appropriately evaluates, commends, and disciplines employees;
approves leaves and overtime; assigns and reviews work; provides
for and encourages participation in professional development
opportunities; promotes a high quality customer service
environment; ensures staff receives district wide and department
Provides technical assistance to programs and departments on a
variety of accounting and cost analysis projects.
Assists in the planning and forecasting of cash and/or fund
balances, revenues, expenditures, and yearend accrual balances for
all funds; assists in the planning, development, and implementation
of the district's annual budget.
Supervises overall ASB (Associated Student Body) budgeting and
financial accounting activities; monitors cash register
use/records; manages ASB financial accounting systems.
Assists in coordinating the district's annual examination by
the Office of the State Auditor and periodic audits by state and
federal agencies.

Education and Experience
Bachelors degree in finance, accounting, business administration,
or closely related field, and five years of increasingly
responsible experience in accounting, treasury, fiscal management,
and reimbursements including experience in preparing a
Comprehensive Annual Financial Report; supervisory responsibility
in a governmental or public school district environment; or any
combination of experience and training which provides the applicant
with the knowledge, skills, and ability required to perform the
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
Knowledge of generally accepted accounting principles and
practices. Knowledge of principles and practices of budgeting and
financial analysis.
Knowledge of state and federal financial reporting
Knowledge of supervisory principles and practices.
Skill in obtaining, clarifying and exchanging information.
Skill in providing high quality customer service.
Ability to concentrate on detail and be precise and accurate.
Ability to work under pressure and meet established
Ability to maintain strict confidentiality.
Ability to formulate, implement and perform standard and special
accounting methods and procedures.
Ability to plan, organize and supervise the work of assigned
Ability to operate a personal computer with advanced proficiency on
computerized accounting systems/software, database management, and
spreadsheet software.
Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships
with a variety of people in a multicultural, diverse socio-economic
Required Licenses/Special Requirements
Certified Public Accountant is preferred.
Working Conditions
Office environment; experiences frequent interruptions; experiences
exposure to video display and prolonged visual concentration;
required to travel to district sites.
Job Locator Number: D0607
This job description is not an employment agreement or
contract. Tacoma School District administration has the exclusive
right to alter this job description at any time without notice. The
statements contained herein reflect general details as necessary to
describe the primary functions of this job, the level of knowledge
and skill typically required and the scope of responsibility, but
should not be considered an all-inclusive listing of work
requirements. Individuals may perform other duties as assigned
including work in other functional areas to cover absences or
relief, to equalize peak work periods or otherwise balance the
Civil Rights Coordinator: Lisa Nolan,
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Address: P.O. Box 1357, Tacoma, WA 98.
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