PRIMARY FUNCTIONS: The individual selected for this assignment will report to the Accounting Supervisor, and assume responsibility for processing of cash receipts and monitoring of district revenues, receivables and collections.
QUALIFICATIONS: Minimum qualifications include, but are not limited to: Associates Degree in accounting required, Bachelors Degree in business administration, finance or accounting preferred. Three or more year’s previous work experience in accounting, bookkeeping or budgeting required; or any equivalent combination of education and experience which provides the necessary knowledge, skills and abilities. Experience or familiarity with public school accounting and WUFAR (Wisconsin Uniform Financial Accounting Requirements) account coding preferred.
ESSENTIAL PERFORMANCE RESPONSIBILITIES: Receive and process cash receipt and bank deposit records from all District locations, including creation, distribution and verification of receipt batches in the financial software system and maintenance of all District receipt records. Provide support to the school offices for student activity transactions, reporting and software. Receive, verify and record all central office bank deposits. Monitor cash balances, download bank data and maintain cash balance worksheets. Verify, analyze and enter all monthly, annual and adjusting general ledger journal entries, and prepare journal entries related to cash transactions and receivables. Maintain all student receivable accounts and system records, including coordinating and assisting school sites with payment applications. Process miscellaneous District billings and follow-up on payments and past due accounts, including maintenance and reconciliations of receivable accounts and perform District collection procedures. Work closely with the Accounting Supervisor to prepare reports and working papers for the annual financial statement audit. Work with schools and departments to setup, monitor and reconcile items on the District web store. Evaluate, develop and implement process and software system improvements to increase efficiency, uphold internal controls, and decrease paper use related to cash receipts, receivables and journal entries. Position requires backup knowledge of other functions within the department. Attend scheduled training sessions provided by the District. Serve as a backup to the Accounts Payable Specialist. Complete other duties as assigned.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:
Must also have strong organizational abilities and thorough knowledge of a window-based environment. Must be able to
Learn and be proficient in financial software systems. Demonstrated skills with Microsoft Office products required.
Must have personality characteristics and work skills consistent with the demands of the position. Ability to understand
and effectively carry out oral and written instructions; ability to prepare detailed and meaningful reports; ability to learn
assigned tasks readily and to adhere to prescribed procedures. This position requires consistent interaction with ESC and
HOW TO APPLY: Internal and external applicants must apply online at http://www.kusd.edu/. Online applications will be accepted until the position is filled; with the first review of materials on September 24, 2012. Minority candidates are encouraged to apply. All applicants must be willing to interview in person; and interviews may include performance testing, which encompasses using the advanced features of MS Word and MS Excel; performing calculations; editing; and resolution of problems through interpretation of policies, procedures, and contracts.
The Salary for this position is $46,745 (2012-2013) per year. Benefit Package as outlined in the Miscellaneous Compensation Policy. Further information regarding this position may be obtained from the Miscellaneous Compensation Policy or by contacting the Accounting Supervisor.
The Kenosha Unified School District No. 1 is an Equal Opportunity Educator/Employer with established policies prohibiting discrimination on the basis of age, race, creed, religion, color, sex, national origin, disability or handicap, sexual orientation, or political affiliation in any educational program, activity, or employment in the District. The Superintendent of Schools/designee (262-359-6320) addresses questions regarding student discrimination, and the Director of Human Resources (262-359-6333) answers questions concerning staff discrimination.