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Accountant and Business Office Specialist

Posted: 05/27/2021

South Lane School District 45J Accountant and Business Office Specialist (21-22 Accountant) 


Job Details 

Posting ID Title Description 

21-22 Accountant Accountant and Business Office Specialist 

Accountant and Business Office Specialist 

South Lane School District REPORTS TO: Director of Finance and Operations Tentative start date 7/1/2021 or soone

WORK YEAR: 2021-22 

260 days 

SUMMARY The accountant provides day to day support in the business office by processing financial transactions, billing State, Federal, and Private entities for grants and other revenues owed to the district. Prepares reports of funds expended and received for the various funds and accounts. Assists the Director of Finance with budget development and oversight, assists with accounts payable and receivable, and supports payroll and other functions of the business 


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

Assists the Business Office in the ongoing monitoring, reconciliation, and general maintenance of grant contracts and related materials. Provides financial information to management by researching and analyzing accounting data; preparing reports. Prepares asset, liability, and capital account entries by compiling and analyzing account information. Processes Journal Entries Assists with Account reconciliation Processes grant fund expenditures and receivables and works in EGMS to prepare payment requests on grant expenditures and processes record keeping of grant and other funds. Documents financial transactions by entering account information. Recommends financial actions by analyzing accounting options. Summarizes current financial status by collecting information; preparing balance sheet, profit and loss statement, and other reports. Substantiates financial transactions by auditing documents. Assists with Audit preparation. Maintains internal controls by documenting and updating policies and procedures. Data entry. Reconciles financial discrepancies by collecting and analyzing account information. Maintains financial security by following internal controls. Prepares payments by verifying documentation, and requesting disbursements. Answers accounting procedure questions by researching and interpreting accounting policy and regulations. Complies with federal, state, and local financial legal requirements by studying existing and new legislation. Assists Business Office personnel as needed for other duties within the department that may be assigned. 


Highly proficient and accurate grammatical and typing skills with the ability to effectively use computer systems and excel. 

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Strong mathematical skills. Ability to review and comprehend complex budgets Strong organizational skills, with an ability to work independently. 

Works well with others in a group or team with the ability to remain flexible despite interruptions and/or routine changes to priorities and/or job duties

Strong interpersonal and customer service skills, including ability to maintain composure under pressure, interact routinely with others face-to-face, by telephone, and through other communication modalities using active listening skills, and excellent teamwork skills. 

Reliable in meeting exacting or highly accurate work results, strict deadlines, and providing prompt and friendly service delivery. 


To perform successfully in this position, 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. 

Education: o Bachelors degree in accounting or at least four years -experience working as an accountant for a government, edcuation, or non-profit entity required. CPA certificate preferred. Interpersonal Skills: o Works well with others from diverse backgrounds. o Focuses on solving conflict; maintaining confidentiality; listening to others without interrupting; keeping emotions under control; remaining open to others' ideas and contributing to building a positive team spirit. Language Skills: o Ability to communicate fluently verbally and in writing in English. o Ability to respond to common inquiries or complaints from students, parents, staff, regulatory agencies or members of the community, o Ability to effectively present information to directors, administrators and the Superintendent. o Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions and procedure manuals. o Ability to write reports and business correspondence. 

Mathematical Skills/Skills Related to Position: o Ability to add, subtract, multiply and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions and decimals. o Ability to compute rate, ratio and percent and to draw and interpret bar graphs. o knowledge of accounting principles, systems, procedures, controls and automated accounting systems. o Knowledge of principles, practices, and procedures of finance. Reasoning Ability: o Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists. o Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram or schedule form. Computer Skills: o Proficiency in the usage of accounting, database software, internet software, Excel, gmail and word processing software. o Ability to type accurately and proficiently. Other Skills and Abilities: o Ability to respectfully and professionally communicate with staff at all levels and others including students, parents, vendors, law enforcement and other agencies. o Ability to exercise good judgment and work in an environment with frequent interruptions and competing priorities. Certification: o Certificates, Licenses, Registrations: Certificates as determined by the District including a valid Oregon Driver License


Open until filled. 

AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER South Lane District is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, national origin, disability, parental or marital status, age, or genetic information. Reasonable accommodations for the application and interview process will be provided upon request and as required in accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act of 

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1990 (ADA) and the ADA Amendments Act of 2008 (ADAAA). Disabled persons may contact Human Resources at (541)942-3381 for additional information or assistance. Speech/Hearing impaired persons may contact the District for assistance through the Oregon Relay at (800) 735 2900

Salary Range Job Category Internal Job Application Posting Status 

$40,000.00 to $60,000.00 District Administrative Classified Application for Internal Applicants Active 

Shift Type 

Full-Time Salary Code 

Per Year External Job 

Classified Application for Application 

External Applicants Locatio

District Service Center Minimum 

Qualifications Screening Job Application Timeframes 

Internal Start Date 05/16/2021 Internal End Date 06/30/2021 Job Pools Pool Nam


General Start Date General End Date 

05/16/2021 06/30/202

Requisition ID 

Requisition Title 

Title Phone 

Default Alternate Job Contact Name 

Celia Gowing Location 

District Service Center Email References 

Automatically Send Yes Reference Check 

Director of Finance 541-942-3381 

Reference Check Form 

Classified Survey (email)

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