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Assistant Director, General Accounting

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Minimum Requirements 

  • Bachelor’s degree in accounting at an accredited college or university.  

  • Seven years of full-time, paid, professional accounting experience in a large public or private institution which  have included fund and grant accounting, financial statement preparation, and advanced financial analyses,  at least three of which have been in a supervisory capacity and have included project leadership and process  improvement experience.  

Note: A CPA or a master’s degree in business administration or accounting from an accredited college or university may be substituted for one year of experience.  

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities 

Demonstrated knowledge of: 

  • the principles, practices and procedures of accounting as promulgated by the Government Accounting  Standards and Board (GASB).  

  • mainframe and PC accounting software and systems.  

  • the State and City’s accounting and budgeting requirements for school districts or public entities.  o the Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) Finance system.  

  • the current methods and techniques utilized in the effective administration of day-to-day operations.  o supervisory methods and techniques.  

  • the principles, practices and procedures of government accounting, including fund and grant accounting  o the use of a wide variety of data processing systems and personal computer software, especially as  they relate to accounting and financial analyses.  \

Demonstrated ability to:  

  • plan, schedule, review and oversee the work of a staff of accountants and paraprofessionals involved in  key accounting functions for the District.  

  • plan, schedule, review and oversee the work of many business users who provide input. 

  • handle multiple activities simultaneously.  

  • to comprehend and analyze organizational and procedural problems and make recommendations for  improvements and implement them.  

  • devise, modify and implement accounting policies and procedures.  

  • prepare advanced accounting entries and financial reports.  

  • validate accounting information which is entered into the ERP Finance system.  

  • analyze, improve and resolve major problems in accounting operations and procedures.  

  • prepare financial analyses and interpret results.  

  • plan, organize, and direct project activities and process improvement initiatives.  

  • effectively communicate, both orally and in writing.  

  • establish and maintain effective working relationships. 


The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by  people assigned to this classification. They are not to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities,  duties, and skills required of personnel so classified.  

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