General Ledger/Grant Accountant

Leander Independent School District
Leander, Texas, United States
USD 49.00
24 Jan 2021
25 Jan 2021
Job role
Experience level
Qualified accountant
Position Type:
02 - District Administrative

Date Posted:

Financial Services

Closing Date:
Open until filled

Salary Range:


Work Days/Year:

$59,885/yr + approved work experience


226 Days

Leander ISD is currently evaluating several potential models in light of the changing situation, and following guidance established by local, state and federal leaders.

Regardless of what decisions are reached in order to open our campuses and operations, we must ask that all applicants, new employees, and current staff be prepared for
possible variations in campus assignments, hours of operations, and modifications to job duties among other considerations.

Any of these possible changes may not be known until we move into the school year and certainly will depend upon any developments in managing COVID -19 restrictions and recommendations.

The State Board for Educator Certification will require all first time applicants for an initial credential to be fingerprinted as part of a national criminal background check. A $49.00 fingerprinting fee will be charged once hired.

To supervise accounts payable activities of the District to ensure accurate and timely accounts payable processing. Ensure compliance with applicable state and federal laws and regulations.

  • Prepare and verify accuracy of journal entries, accounting methods, and procedures.
  • Debit, credit, and total accounts on computer spreadsheets and databases using specialized accounting software.
  • Prepare, enter, and record disbursement of district funds. Check figures, postings, and documents for correct entry, mathematical accuracy, proper codes, and budget availability.
  • Prepare income balance sheets, statements, consolidated statements, and other statements and reports.
  • Ensure transactions are reported in accordance with governmental accounting standards and state and federal regulations.
  • Coordinate weekly accounts payable check runs, including but not limited to, general ledger posting and releasing payments through depository system/website.
  • Coordinate general ledger posting of procurement card transactions into financial software.
  • Assist with implementation and management of the district travel card program.
  • Monitor accounts payable operations with Accounting and Purchasing and confer with other administrative and technical staff regarding changes and new systems; participate in developing, implementing, and testing procedures.
  • Assist with preparation and submission of annual 1099's for all appropriate vendors.
  • Periodically review and update accounts payable and travel procedures.
  • Assist Financial Services Trainer with district-wide training on various levels, including annual Business & Operations Guidelines training, workshops, and one-on-one training as requested.
  • Assist auditors during audit process by answering questions and providing documents, reports and other accounts payable related data upon request.
  • Responsible for monitoring controllable inventory acquisitions and asset tagging, dispositions, and monthly reconciliation.
  • Assist Construction/Fixed Asset Accountant with annual physical inventory for year-end audit.
  • Keep abreast of legal, regulatory, and policy developments to ensure compliance with all applicable policies, rules, regulations, and laws.
  • Perform other accounting related tasks as assigned.
  • Demonstrates regular and prompt attendance.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

  • None.

  • Bachelor's degree in accounting, finance or related field required.
  • TASBO certification preferred.
  • Experience in reviewing financial reports and estimations.

  • Knowledge of governmental accounting and auditing principles established by the Governmental Accounting System Board (GASB); Texas Education Agency's Financial Accountability System Resource Guide (FASRG); computerized accounting systems including but not limited to Excel, Word, Power Point, and database software; invoice auditing principles, procedures, laws, rules, and regulations.
  • Skills in written, oral and interpersonal communications; organization, attention to detail, accuracy, and problem solving.
  • Ability to analyze and interpret financial data; analyze and evaluate accounting problems, develop data, and recommend improved procedures; use personal computer and software to develop complex accounting reports, spreadsheets, and databases; work with numbers in an accurate and rapid manner; exercise independent judgment and professional discretion in administering, advising, planning, and supervising assigned responsibilities; interpret and apply technical procedures; and demonstrate strong ethical principles.

Mental/Physical/Environmental Demands
The essential functions, pursuant to the Americans with Disabilities Act, may include the characteristic duties, responsibilities, knowledge, skills, and abilities noted herein; however, this is not a comprehensive listing of all functions and tasks performed by positions found in this job description.
  • Needs to occasionally move about inside the office to access file cabinets, office machinery, etc.
  • Constantly operates a computer and other office productivity machinery, such as a calculator, copy machine, and computer printer.
  • Frequently communicates with other employees or public. Must be able to exchange accurate information.
  • Ability to compute, analyze and interpret numerical data for reporting purposes.
  • Ability to understand, remember, and communicate routine, factual information.
  • Ability to organize and prioritize own work schedule on short-term basis.
  • Ability to make decisions which have moderate impact on immediate work unit.
  • Ability to compose letters, outlines, memoranda, and basic reports and/or to orally communicate technical information.
  • Ability to communicate with individuals utilizing a telephone, computer or other electronic device.
  • Use standard office equipment including personal computer and peripherals.
  • Prolonged sitting; occasional bending/stooping, pushing/pulling, and twisting.
  • Repetitive hand motions including frequent keyboarding and use of mouse; occasional reaching.
  • Occasional light lifting and carrying (less than 15 pounds).
  • May work prolonged or irregular hours.
  • Work with frequent interruptions.
  • Maintain composure and professionalism at all times.

Equal Opportunity Employer