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Announcement - 13-60 All Job Openings
Job Title:Accounting Manager 1 (School Nutrition-Accounting Services)
Post Date:October 21, 2013
Apply by:Until Filled
Job ID:00197226 (federally-funded)
Location:1654 Twin Towers East, Atlanta, Georgia 30334
Program/Unit:Grants Accounting/Accounting Services Division/Office of Finance and Business Operations
Description of Duties:
Under the general to limited supervision of the Grants Accounting Manager, manages the Georgia Department of Education (GaDOE) School Nutrition federal funds, accounts, related financial and accounting activities, and staff supervision. According to General Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP), performs professional accounting duties which include, but are not limited to, recording financial transactions; preparing standard accounting reports and providing information to auditors and other third parties; supervising staff; working cooperatively with the Accounting Manager in the School Nutrition Division; processing claims submitted from Georgia schools; generating year-end closeout financials and submitting to the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) to ensure compliance with federal funding guidelines; accurately assigning rates to Severe Needs schools; reconciling he School Nutrition On-line Reporting System, internal payments, and tracking application;  ensuring expenditures are not in excess of available Cash/Letter of Credit; providing customer service assistance to local education agencies and private and charter schools; providing professional training relating to claims processing and ACH funds deposits to local educational agencies and private and charter schools; enhancing and modifying the School Nutrition On-line Automated Application to comply with federal rules and regulations; providing cash and expenditure projections to the GaDOE’s Budget Services Division and the USDA; maintaining knowledge of and ensuring compliance with USDA policies and procedures; and assisting Director of GaDOE Finance with year-end financial data relating to School Nutrition.
Minimum Qualifications:
Completion of a bachelor's degree 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 years of professional accounting experience, which included one (1) year in a supervisory or lead worker (of professional accountants or auditors) role, and which 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, business administration or related field
• Experience in governmental accounting, preferably with a local educational agency/board of education accounting office
• Experience filing monthly claims and an understanding of the School Approval Module (SAM) and the Online Reporting System (ORS)
• Experience working with electronic data processing applications
• Strong computer skills including proficiency in Microsoft Office (Excel, Word, Access, and PowerPoint)
• Experience utilizing PeopleSoft Accounting modules or a governmental accounting application 
Pay grade 17 – Annual salary range $43,063.23 (minimum) to $75,523.31 (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