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Announcement - 13-34 All Job Openings
Job Title:Accounting Manager 2 (School Nutrition Finance and Budget Unit)
Post Date:July 23, 2013
Apply by:Until Filled
Job ID:00055016 (federally-funded)
Location:1570 Twin Towers East, Atlanta, Georgia 30334
Program/Unit:Finance and Budget Unit/School Nutrition Division/Office of Finance and Business Operations
Description of Duties:
Under broad direction, plans, organizes, and supervises the audit and performance information for the Finance and Budget Unit of the Georgia Department of Education’s (GaDOE) School Nutrition Division. Duties include, but are not limited to,  supervising the staff of the School Nutrition Finance and Budget Unit; providing guidance on state and federal laws, regulations, and rules affecting local school systems; assisting the division director with the development of the state and federal budget; managing the review and maintenance of the state and federal budget; working with the Director of  Financial Review Unit/Finance and Business Office on various departmental issues and responsibilities including analyzing accounting data and transactions to ensure accuracy;  monitoring  school nutrition’s budget on a monthly basis for compliance with current federal laws and regulations; monitoring  school nutrition’s appropriation and cash balances; assisting with troubleshooting in various areas including processing the school nutrition reimbursement claims; reconciling the school nutrition on-line reporting system transactions to PeopleSoft records; ensuring that School Nutrition’s expenditures are reported on the financial statements in accordance with budgetary, Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP), and federal reporting standards; maintaining and ensuring the proper functioning of the school nutrition on-line reporting system; providing cash and expenditure projections to the GaDOE’s Budget Unit and to the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA); staying abreast of USDA policies and procedures and ensuring that changes are implemented with related GaDOE and School Nutrition policies and procedures; developing and maintaining an effective system to track the monitoring function for various federal school nutrition programs; maintaining system access control to allow only authorized user access to monitoring reports; providing information updates and status reports to the School Nutrition division director, director of financial review, and the GaDOE internal audit manager; and serving as the liaison between the Accounting Division and the School Nutrition Division.  Note:  This position is subject to a criminal background check and credit history check. 
Minimum Qualifications:
Completion of a bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university with a major in a business curriculum which included the successful completion of the introductory accounting sequence and the intermediate accounting sequence (Note: the introductory accounting sequence is normally completed in ten (10) quarter hours or six (6) semester hours; the intermediate accounting sequence is normally completed in fifteen (15) quarter hours or six (6) semester hours), and four (4) years of professional accounting experience, two (2) of which must have been in a supervisory, administrative or lead worker (of professional accountants or auditors) role and included experience in budget management and interpreting and creating spreadsheets.
Note: Graduate coursework in accounting may be substituted for up to a maximum of one year of the non-supervisory experience (5 quarter hours = 2 months). 
Preferred Qualifications:
Preference will be given to applicants who, in addition to meeting the minimum qualifications, possess one or more of the following:
• Master’s Degree in Accounting, Finance, other business related area or a certificate as Certified Public Accountant or Certified Internal Auditor required
• Three (3) to five (5) years of progressive experience in accounting processes/functions and financial planning, analysis and budgeting
• Five (5) or more years of accounting  experience in a supervisory role
• Accounting or budgetary experience with the responsibility for a budget of at least $10M
• Extensive understanding of P&L and financial statements is required
• Ability to write accurate and effective  reports, business correspondence, and procedure manuals
• Ability to effectively present information (verbal and written) and respond to questions from groups of managers, clients, or others
• Extensive experience with Microsoft Office applications, including Excel (advanced user is needed), Word, PowerPoint and Access
• Experience utilizing PeopleSoft Accounting modules 
• Experience filing monthly claims and an understanding of the School Approval Module (SAM) and the School Nutrition Online (SNO)
• Experience in K-12 school nutrition
• Experience preparing detailed accounting and budget reports
Pay grade 19 – Annual salary range $52,172.55 (minimum) to $91,137.94 (maximum).  Hiring salary is commensurate with current employment and relevant education/training and work experience and available funding.  Benefit options include life, disability, dental and health insurance, annual/sick leave, and Employees’ Retirement or Teachers’ Retirement.  

Consideration/interviews will begin as soon as a list of applicants is established. Applications/resumes will be evaluated and only those meeting the qualifications may be forwarded to the hiring manager to be considered. Candidates chosen for interviews will be contacted directly. No notification will be sent to applicants except those who are selected for interviews. Due to the large volume of applications received, we cannot provide application status information.

It is the policy of the Georgia Department of Education not to discriminate on the basis of race, color, sex, national origin, disability, or age in its employment practices.

The Georgia Department of Education (GaDOE) and each associated State School is a registered participant in the federal work authorization program commonly known as E-Verify. The GaDOE utilizes the program to verify employment eligibility of individuals hired on or after July 1, 2007.

GaDOE Federally-issued User ID#: 46420
Date of Authorization: 07/02/2007