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Announcement - 21-02*GAB*Click here for job details*/00055257/State Funded All Job Openings
Job Title:Accountant Paraprofessional
Post Date:March 5, 2021
Apply by:Until Filled
Job ID:
Location:Georgia Academy for the Blind 2895 Vineville Ave. Macon, GA 31204
Program/Unit:Division of State Schools/Georgia Academy for the Blind
Description of Duties:Under general supervision and in accordance with established accounting procedures, guidelines, practices, and agency policies and procedures, performs paraprofessional accounting and fiscal control functions, such as cash management, requisition and PO creation, receiver generation, bank reconciliation, accounts receivable, purchasing card use and reconciliation, asset management, and other related general accounting duties.  Reviews, monitors, and inputs transactions and balances, reconciles bank accounts, maintains accounting records, and prepares reports.  This position will report to the State Schools Finance and Operations Manager to assist in providing support to all three State Schools including the Division of State Schools, the Atlanta Area School for the Deaf, the Georgia Academy for the Blind, and the Georgia School for the Deaf.
Minimum Qualifications:Associate's degree in a business curriculum or related field from an accredited college or university OR High school diploma or GED AND Two years of experience performing accounting and/or fiscal control functions.
Preferred Qualifications:

Preference will be given to applicants who, in addition to meeting the minimum qualifications, possess one or more of the following:

·         Strong computer skills, including proficiency in Microsoft Office (Excel, Word, PowerPoint, and Access)

·         Experience with PeopleSoft Financials TGM/Accounts Receivable/Accounts Payables/Requisitions/Purchase Orders/Receivers/Vendor Management

·         Two or more years of experience with governmental accounting at the paraprofessional or professional level

·         Experience preparing detailed accounting and budget reports

·         Experience with Purchasing Card use and reconciliation

·         Experience with Bank Account reconciliation

·         Experience with Inventory and Asset Management

·         Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP) certification

·         Professional customer service skills


Salary/Benefits: Pay grade G– Annual salary range is $24,771.59 (minimum) to $43,350.29 (maximum). Hiring salary is commensurate with current employment and 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​​