Job Title: Principal Accountant (12 Months)
Posting Date: August 20, 2012
Closing Date: September 4, 2012
Salary Range: $71,782.20 - $91,800.00 (annually)
Salary noted is Pre-Concession
Job Type: Administrative
Benefits Eligibility: Successful candidates will be eligible for medical, dental, vision and life insurance coverage, as well as illness and vacation days.
Reports to: Chief Accounting Officer
Location: Office of Accounting
Applicants must possess and provide evidence of a Master's Degree in Business Administration, Accounting or Finance from an accredited college/university. Course work should reflect systematic study in at least two (2) of the following: Business Administration, Accounting, Economics, and Information Technology. A Bachelor's Degree and three (3) years directly related experience may be considered in lieu of the Master's Degree.
Must present evidence of a minimum of four (4) years of full-time work experience in a computerized accounting environment. Familiarity with computer hardware and software accounting applications preferred. Knowledge in Microsoft Excel is a must. Experience managing and accounting for State, Federal and municipal grant funds preferred. Also must present evidence of at least one of the following: audit preparation responsibilities, financial statement preparation, fixed assets management, grants management/federal single audit compliance and vendor payments.
Regular Attendance is critical; must have an exemplary attendance record.
Must be able to verify whether U.S. citizen, resident alien, or otherwise authorized to accept employment in the U.S.
Must be physically able to perform the duties and responsibilities outlined with or without accommodations.
Under the direction of the Deputy Chief Financial Officer / Designee, the Principal Accountant will:
Assist in the preparation of periodic and annual financial statements;
Prepare other interim and annual financial reports to be submitted to the District and various governmental agencies;
Assist with the preparation of the comprehensive annual financial report, including the capital assets section;
Maintain communications and rapport with personnel in other departments and divisions;
Reconcile general ledger accounts and prepare journal entries as required.
Maintain district-prescribed records of all financial transactions;
Assist in conducting of special studies and analyses;
Responds to vendors regarding discrepancies, problems, or related matters and resolves vendor problems;
Process payments in settlement of debts incurred by the Detroit Public Schools;
Train and supervise subordinates, if applicable;
Supervise and manage and payments to vendors;
Prepare on-going vendor reports required for making payment decisions on a weekly, monthly or quarterly basis as required;
Utilize computer-driven practices for recording and maintaining financial records;
Completes district-prescribed ledgers;
Prepare monthly bank reconciliation;
Fulfill other duties and responsibilities as assigned by the Chief Financial Officer /Designee.
If you are hired to fill a vacant position, you will be required to submit a Detroit Public Schools security clearance.
At point of offer to hire, please be advised that you will be responsible for a non-refundable payment of $60.00 by cashier's check, certified check or money order, payable to the I.I.S. (Identix Identification Services). DO NOT SUBMIT PAYMENT WITH APPLICATION.
There is an option to pay by MasterCard or Visa.
All fingerprinting appointments will be scheduled by Detroit Public Schools, Human Resources Department.
If you are a current Detroit Public Schools employee, presently employed with the district, you do not have to submit a fee related to obtaining the Detroit Public Schools security clearance.
Applicants MUST apply through the online application system. ONLY applications submitted through the online application system will be considered for any posted position. All applicants are to attach a copy of their transcripts, most recent resume and cover letter. A copy of your valid teacher certification should also be attached if certification is required for the position you are applying for.
Applicants will receive an automated confirmation once they have successfully applied for a position.
Successful candidates are required to submit official transcript(s) at point of offer to hire. Service outside of the Detroit Public Schools must be verified by the applicant's employer(s) prior to hire.
It is the applicant's responsibility to provide all documentation (including copies) as requested. All documentation must be submitted along with the letter of interest. Due to the high volume of candidates applying for positions, we regret that we are unable to pull individual personnel files to retrieve/copy documents. Therefore, to assure the application process is not delayed, if you are applying for multiple positions with the district, we strongly encourage you to have available several photocopies of your credentials to be submitted for each position for which you apply. Documentation will not be accepted subsequent to the closing date of the announcement. Incomplete information will not be considered. Applicants requesting assistance during the application process should contact the Office of Recruitment and Employment Services at email@example.com.
The Board of Education of the School District of the City of Detroit does not discriminate against, deny benefits to or exclude participation by any person in its programs, activities or employment on the basis of age, race, sex, color, national origin, creed, religion or handicap.