DIRECTOR OF ACCOUNTING (BOCES) 02315

(Competitive)


DISTINGUISHING FEATURES OF THE CLASS


The Director of Accounting (BOCES) will oversee the daily financial and accounting operations and ensure that all funds are being expended efficiently, effectively and within the guidelines of all policies, procedures and education laws for all school districts participating in the Central Business Office. Under direction of an administrative superior, the employee is allowed independence and initiative in areas of concern and responsibility. These may include, but not be limited to general ledger maintenance, journal entries and bank reconciliations. The incumbent supervises a large staff of professional and clerical account maintenance staff. Does related work as required.


TYPICAL WORK ACTIVITIES


Administers, supervises and evaluates all Central Business Office staff.

Performs and reviews all of the accounting for school districts participating in the Central Business Office including but not limited to general ledger maintenance, journal entries and bank reconciliations.

Prepares and/or reviews all required school district Treasurer Reports for all school districts participating in the Central Business Office.

Administers all payroll activities for participating school districts to include the preparation and filing of all required federal, state, and retirement systems reports.

Executes and/or reviews bank account transfers necessary to complete payments to employees, vendors and the federal and state government for all school districts participating in the Central Business Office service.


FULL PERFORMANCE KNOWLEDGES SKILLS, ABILITIES AND PERSONAL CHARACTERISTICS


Thorough knowledge of generally accepted accounting principles and business office practices.

Thorough knowledge of basic trends and current developments in the field of accounting as it relates to education in New York State.

Good knowledge of the principles and practices of supervision.

Gook knowledge of available PC accounting software inclusive of word processing and spreadsheet/database software.

Ability to apply established and accepted accounting principles and techniques.

Ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing.

Ability to prepare complex accounting reports and statements.

Ability to establish and maintain effective relationships with staff and administration in order to promote fiscal responsibility and accountability.



MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS


Open Competitive


  1. Graduation from a regionally accredited college or university or one accredited by the New York State Board of Regents to grant degrees with a Baccalaureate Degree in Accounting, or a baccalaureate degree including or supplemented by 24 semester credit hours in accounting AND four (4) years of professional level work experience, or its part time equivalent, in School District accounting, finance, educational business services or school business administration, two (2) years of which must have included supervision of others, or;


  1. Eight (8) years of *professional level work experience or its part time equivalent in School District accounting, finance, educational business services or school business administration, of which two (2) years must have included supervision of others; or,


  1. An equivalent combination of training and experience as defined by the limits of A and B above.


* Professional level work experience requires specialized and theoretical knowledge usually acquired through college education or through experience and other training. The experience involves independence of action and personal responsibility for actions.



11/2019 Date of Original Composition