Senior Accountant

Job Posted 4/14/2022
Saugus Union School District
24930 Avenue Stanford
Santa Clarita, CA 91355
United States
Experience Required
Degree Required
Security Clearance Required
Application Closing Date
$5,193.90 to $5,726.34 Per Month
No Travel
Job Description
Purpose Statement The job of Senior Accountant is done for the purpose/s of ensuring that overall fiscal policies, practices, and regulations meet compliance requirements; ensuring efficient use of financial resources; managing and reconciling all community facilities deposits (CFD); ensuring all related payroll taxes are paid timely and accurately; managing payments for debt services and other accounts; and providing financial information, guidance, and recommendations to the department administration, Superintendent, Board, and regulatory agencies. This job reports to Director of Business Services Essential Functions Analyzes financial information (e.g., salary and benefit coding, transactions processed, etc.) for the purpose of ensuring financial information meets established financial practices and regulatory requirements. Assists auditors for the purpose of providing supporting documentation and/or information on internal process that is required for audit. Collaborates with other administrative personnel and outside agencies (e.g., district personnel, administrators, regulatory agencies, etc.) for the purpose of implementing and maintaining services and programs in accordance with established financial policies, practices, laws, and regulatory guidelines. Creates reports and report options for the purpose of providing personnel with information to their specific needs. Develops new fiscal budget of labor costs and benefits for the purpose of providing requested supporting documentation, information on internal processes, and coordinating activities in support of the budget. Implements accounting procedures in assigned areas (e.g., payroll accounting, bond debt reduction, etc.) for the purpose of providing internal financial controls throughout the organization and ensuring compliance with established accounting practices and all applicable regulatory requirements. Monitors a variety of financial activities (e.g., labor costs and benefits, payroll schedule, payroll suspense accounts, etc.) for the purpose of ensuring the accuracy of reported information, availability of funds, and compliance with established financial guidelines and program policies, practices, and regulatory requirements. Participates in meetings (e.g., unit meetings, in-service training, workshops, etc.) for the purpose of conveying and gathering information required to perform job functions. Pending CSEA and Governing Board Approval Prepares finance-related documents (e.g., bond debt reports, costs of labor and benefits, etc.) for the purpose of documenting activities, providing written reference, and conveying information. Prepares payment for federal and state payroll taxes for the purpose of documenting activities and issues, meeting compliance requirements, and/or providing reference materials. Process all financial transfers between the County and the District. Recommends policies, procedures, and actions on issues that relate to financial operations for the purpose of providing direction and making decisions for the district. Reconciles fiscal information and account balances (e.g., CFD fiscal agent accounts, non-CFD accounts, etc.) for the purpose of verifying accuracy of information, maintaining accurate balances and complying with accounting practices. Researches a wide variety of financial and administrative topics (e.g., labor costs and benefits, lease bond revenue, debt reduction opportunities, etc.) for the purpose of providing information and recommendations that impact the operations of the district. Responds to inquiries from stakeholders (e.g., staff, administration, government agencies, etc.) for the purpose of providing information, direction, and appropriate referrals. Supports the Director of Business Services on all budget functions for the purpose of providing assistance with professional functions and responsibilities. Trains department staff as needed (e.g., proper accounting practices, payroll and benefits, etc.) for the purpose of ensuring compliance with regulatory requirements and generally accepted accounting principles. Marginal Functions Performs other related duties as assigned for the purpose of ensuring the efficient and effective functioning of the work unit.
Job Requirements
Skills, Knowledge and Abilities
SKILLS are required to perform multiple, technical tasks with a need to occasionally upgrade skills in order
to meet changing job conditions. Specific skill-based competencies required to satisfactorily perform the
functions of the job include: operating standard office equipment and pertinent software applications;
performing accounting procedures; planning and managing projects; and preparing and maintaining
accurate records.
KNOWLEDGE is required to perform advanced math; read technical information, compose a variety of
documents, and/or facilitate group discussions; and analyze situations to define issues and draw
conclusions. Specific knowledge-based competencies required to satisfactorily perform the functions of
the job include: principles of accounting and auditing; general governmental accounting practices;
standard office practices and procedures; and pertinent codes, policies, regulations, and laws.
ABILITY is required to schedule activities, meetings, and/or events; gather, collate, and/or classify data;
and use basic, job-related equipment. Flexibility is required to work with others in a wide variety of
circumstances; analyze data utilizing defined but different processes; and operate equipment using
standardized methods. Ability is also required to work with a wide diversity of individuals; work with data
of varied types and/or purposes; and utilize job-related equipment. Problem solving is required to analyze
issues and create action plans. Problem solving with data frequently requires independent interpretation
of guidelines; and problem solving with equipment is limited to moderate. Specific ability-based
competencies required to satisfactorily perform the functions of the job include: analyzing a variety of
financial and statistical information; working under time constraints; communicating with diverse groups;
meeting deadlines and schedules; setting priorities; and working with detailed information.
Click To View

24930 Avenue Stanford
Santa Clarita CA 91355
United States