Lead Accountant

ST. CHARLES PARISH PUBLIC SCHOOLS   Baton Rouge, LA   Full-time     Construction / Physical Labor / Skilled Trades
Posted on September 8, 2023
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St. Charles Parish Public Schools is currently hiring the below position: Lead Accountant

Responsibilities: Examines School Board records and record-keeping procedures, communicates with representatives of other departments to identify areas where training in accounting procedures is needed, and assists in the implementation of financial accounting policies and procedures including but not limited to: • Researches, extracts and compiles financial, accounting and statistical data for analysis and use in the preparation of the budget. • Assists auditors for the purpose of providing supporting documentation and information on internal processes required for audit. • Provides guidance, technical direction and professional development to accounting, bookkeeping or clerical personnel in the department and in the school district, including addressing employee operational issues. • Prepares complex financial, statistical, and accounting statements and reports including, but not limited to, the Annual Financial Report for the Louisiana Department of Education • Prepares and posts adjusting journal entries with references to track a transaction to provide a complete and accurate record of financial transactions for the school district.

Certification Requirements: · Bachelor’s degree in accounting OR bachelor’s degree with equivalent experience in accounting · Possess 3-5 years in governmental accounting experience · Significant understanding of accounting functions including accounts payable, general ledger maintenance, purchasing and payroll · Successful completion of District-provided accounting assessment · Ability to develop and maintain effective relationships with all stakeholders.

District Support & Commitment: The Lead Accountant in St. Charles Parish Public Schols’s in provided with extensive and comprehensive support to foster success and growth, including but not limited to: • Professional growth opportunities for upward mobility and career advancement • Participation in on-going district, local and state training sessions in effective and ethical business and financial management • Support and collaboration with the Chief Financial Officer and other district level administrators • Support in participation in local, state and national professional societies devoted to the advancement of government accounting

Salary: $62,921 Plus: · $1,500 Sign-on Incentive • Not including additional State One-time Stipend Work Duration: Twelve (12) months 240 Days 7.5 hours per day

It shall be the policy of the St. Charles Parish School Board that no person shall, on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age, disability, religion or veteran status be denied the benefits of, or be subject to, discrimination in regard to employment, retention, promotion, transfer, or dismissal in any educational program or activity under the jurisdiction of the Board.