Leake and Watts Services

  • Senior Accountant, Education Programs

    Job Locations US-NY-Yonkers
    Posted Date 8 months ago(10/10/2017 1:21 PM)
    Job ID
    2017-1164
    # of Openings
    1
    Category
    Accounting/Finance
  • Overview

    The Senior Accountant for Education Programs will be responsible for managing the financial viability of the agency's SED-funded programs, including 4402 and 4410 programs.

     

    Responsibilities

    • Provide budget preparation for all SED-funded programs
    • Monitor budget to actual variation and review such with directors each month
    • Prepare detailed schedules for CFR submission and audit work papers that cross reference to the CFR
    • Make recommendations to CFO regarding financial viability of education programs, including rate maximization, cost cutting, and impact of census fluctuation
    • Maintain internal control procedures and compliance with funding sources
    • Monitor compliance with Related Services requirements and SED-4 schedule
    • Monitor filing of year-end reports
    • Provide School Grant management for IDEA, ETTPP, CDOS, Title ID and Title IIA funds, including preparation of applications & budgets in partnership with school and preschool staff, expense monitoring, and preparation and filing of all required child count, child data, and expenditure reports
    • Assist with period closing and preparation of schedules and supporting documents
    • Perform other financial projects as assigned by CFO

    Qualifications

    To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

    EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE

    Bachelors or higher degree in Accounting/Finance

    Minimum of 7 years meaningful experience working with SED-funded programs

    Strong knowledge and understanding of SED Reimbursement Cost Manual and tuition rate-setting methodology as well as related grant management and accounting

    Expertise working with Microsoft Great Plain Dynamics and other financial accounting software

    Self-starter with strong analytical skills and interpersonal skills

    Expertise in preparation of CFR and supporting schedules

    Strong verbal and written skills

    Ability to work cooperatively and collaboratively with all levels of employees, management and external agencies to maximize performance, creativity, problem solving and results

    High level of proficiency in Microsoft Excel and Access

     

    LANGUAGE SKILLS

    Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals. Superior ability to write routine reports and correspondence. Superior ability to speak effectively before groups.

     

    MATHEMATICAL SKILLS

    Superior ability to work with mathematical concepts such as probability and statistical inference, and standard mathematical functions. Superior ability to apply concepts such as fractions, percentages, ratios, and proportions to practical situations.

     

    REASONING ABILITY

    Superior ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out instructions furnished in written, oral, or diagram form. Superior ability to deal with problems involving several concrete variables in standardized situations.

     

    CERTIFICATES, LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS Not applicable.

    PHYSICAL DEMANDS The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

    While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit. The employee frequently is required to use hands to finger, handle, or feel. The employee is occasionally required to stand, walk, and talk or hear. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 20 pounds.

    WORK ENVIRONMENT The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

    OFFICE ENVIRONMENT The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.

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