Sunday, May 19, 2019
Southgate Community Schools
Position Details: 


POSTING DATE: March 19, 2019

REPORTS TO: Director of Business & Finance

LOCATION: Central Office

POSITION SUMMARY: This position works as a member of the Southgate Community Schools Business

Office Team to conduct the day-to-day financial operations of the school district. The

Accountant should demonstrate strong interpersonal qualities, sound judgement and the

ability to work independently with minimal supervision.


- Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting. Experience with Fund Accounting preferred.

- Advanced computer skills required including, Windows, Microsoft Word, Google Docs (Docs,

Sheets, etc.) and a strong emphasis on Microsoft Excel. Experience with SMART database


- Experience in payroll, accounts payable, accounts receivable, journal entries and cash

reconciliations is required.

- Three or more years of experience in school business office operations preferred

- Must possess good written and oral communication skills and the ability to interact effectively with

a diverse population of individuals and organizations.

- Ability to maintain strict confidentiality.

- High energy level.


- Maintain the financial records of all school district funds, including creating general ledger account

numbers in the chart of accounts according to the Michigan Public School Accounting Manual


- Prepare and post journal entries on a timely basis, in order to maintain accurate accounting records.

- Responsible for completion of all district bank reconciliations on a monthly basis, including a

review of the outstanding check lists.

- Monitor unclaimed property list, perform due diligence and file annual Michigan Unclaimed

Property report with the State of Michigan.

- Responsible for assigning Federal and State grant account numbers, maintaining post administrative

grant requirements and preparing required financial reports to the State (FERs and IFERs) or

granting agency.

- Monitor general ledger, including analysis and reconciliation of accounts.

- Review and post all Payroll and Fringe Benefits entries to the general ledger.

- Input the annual Original budget and subsequent YTD amendments into SMART.

- Perform various year-end procedures required to close the fiscal year.

- Participate in any fiscal reviews/audits and the annual financial audit of the district, which includes

preparation of worksheets, schedules and providing information requested by auditors.

- Prepare, validate and submit annual Financial Information Database (FID).

- Compose routine letters and reports.

- Assist other members of the District Business Office Team and District staff, as needed.

- Perform other duties and responsibilities as assigned by the Director of Business & Finance.

SALARY: $50,000 - $58,000

STARTING DATE: TBD and full time daily hours will be determined.


TO APPLY: Please visit:, click on HR, select Employment, and Job



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