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Job Title:Accountant III, (School Nutrition)
Post Date:September 10, 2019
Apply by:September 17, 2019
Job ID:
Location:1570 Twin Towers East, Atlanta, GA 30334
Program/Unit:School Nutrition Division/Office of Finance and Business Operations
Description of Duties:Under general supervision and according to Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP), performs advanced professional accounting duties that require independent judgment and initiative.
Specific duties include, but are not limited to:
• Analyzing, recording, and interpreting financial transactions
• Preparing specialized and standard accounting reports and providing information to auditors and other third parties
• Performing periodic operational analyses of accounting procedures and systems to recommend methods for the improvement of efficiency and operational effectiveness
• Supervising staff, including direct supervision of the Accountant 1
• Providing input into policies and procedures and/or developing and maintaining budget and financial records for a section or unit
• Analyzing and reconciling accounting data and transactions that require knowledge of complex rules and regulations and use of advanced research and/or problem-solving skills
• Performing operational analyses of accounting systems, subsystems, and procedures to ensure accuracy of data, to ensure compliance with GAAP, and to identify improvements in the methods for recording, maintaining, and reporting financial transactions
• Responding to inquiries for resolution of difficult accounting problems or for information or interpretation from third parties such as banks, auditors, vendors and governmental entities
• Notifying appropriate personnel of pending audit actions
• Developing goals and objectives for assigned responsibility area
• Assisting in the development and/or revision of policies and procedures
• Administering policies and procedures for assigned area(s)
• Developing, monitoring, and maintaining budget and/or financial records for the School Nutrition Division
• Creating and maintaining a high-performance environment characterized by positive leadership and a strong team orientation
• Managing inventory
• Guiding and advising accounting subordinates in procedural processes in areas of responsibilities
• Informing subordinates of procedural changes and assisting in problem resolution
• Maintaining knowledge of current trends and developments in the field and applying relevant new knowledge to performance of responsibilities
Minimum Qualifications:Master's degree in accounting from an accredited college or university AND One year of professional accounting experience OR Bachelor's degree in accounting from an accredited college or university AND Two years of professional accounting experience OR Bachelor's degree in a business curriculum which included completion of introductory and intermediate accounting sequence from an accredited college or university AND Three years of professional accounting experience. Note: Some positions may require certifications.
Preferred Qualifications:Preference will be given to applicants who, in addition to meeting the minimum qualifications, possess one or more of the following:
• Experience in governmental accounting
• Experience in K-12 School Nutrition programs
• Participation in the State Financial Management Certificate Program
• Experience utilizing PeopleSoft Accounting modules
• Strong computer skills including proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite (Excel, Word, Access)
• Strong organizational skills
Salary/Benefits: Pay Grade K – Annual salary range $36,268.00 (minimum) to $63,469.00 (maximum). Hiring salary is commensurate with current employment, relevant education/training and work experience. 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 has been established.  Resumes/Applications will be evaluated and only those meeting the qualifications will be forwarded to the hiring manager to be considered.  Candidates chosen for interviews will be contacted directly.  Notification will only be sent to applicants 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, creed, disability, citizenship, gender, pregnancy, childbirth or other related conditions, national origin, religion, military or veteran status, political opinions or affiliations, genetic information 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​​