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Announcement - 17-87 All Job Openings
Job Title:Accountant III (Financial Review)
Post Date:November 1, 2017
Apply by:December 15, 2017
Job ID:00192158 (state-funded)
Location:1654 Twin Towers East; Atlanta, GA 30334
Program/Unit:Financial Review Division/Office of Finance and Business Operations
Description of Duties:
Under general supervision and in accordance with Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP), performs professional accounting duties, such as preparation of financial statements and various accounting reports, and providing information to auditors and other third parties.  Specific duties include, but are not limited to, researching and documenting accounting procedures and policies which integrate Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP), Governmental Auditing Standards, statutory accounting and fiscal requirements applicable to local educational agencies; identifying improvements in the methods for recording, maintaining, and reporting financial and budgetary data of local education agencies; assistance with transparency reporting; assisting Accounting Manager with federal reporting requirements; providing professional guidance and assistance in the solution of complex accounting and financial issues affecting local educational agencies; providing ad-hoc research and analysis for management, as well as, providing analysis of key federal reporting data; analyzing accounting data and transactions to ensure accuracy, analyzing, recording, and interpreting financial transactions; preparing specialized and standard accounting reports and providing information to internal and external third parties.
Minimum Qualifications:
Completion of a Bachelor’s degree in accounting from an accredited college or university and two (2) years of professional accounting experience OR Completion of a Bachelor’s degree in a business curriculum which included completion of introductory and intermediate accounting sequence and three (3) years of professional accounting experience OR Completion of a Master’s degree in accounting and one (1) year of professional accounting experience. 
Note:  Applicants must have good working knowledge of interpreting, creating and managing spreadsheet applications.
Preferred Qualifications:
Preference will be given to applicants who, in addition to meeting the minimum qualifications, possess one or more of the following:
• Experience working directly in a local education agency’s finance department.
• Experience in financial statement preparation
• Experience in governmental accounting and auditing
• Strong computer skills including proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite (Excel, Word, Access)
Pay grade K – Annual salary range $36,268 (minimum) to $63,469 (maximum).  *Hiring salary is based on current employment, relevant education/training, previous 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