Fort Worth Independent School District Fort Worth , TX 76102
Senior Accountant, CIP
Reports to: Program Controls Manager: Capital Improvement Program
Pay Grade: 804
Salary: $62,969 - $77,263
Duty Days: 240
Responsible for managing the accounting of capital funds, coordinating construction procurement, as well as developing and implementing regulations and procedures related to the construction procurement and funding processes.
Essential Job Functions
Provides financial oversight to CIP in a variety of functional areas such as HUB (Historically Underutilized Business), organizational planning, accounting, purchasing, budget and others, as required.
Assures compliance with the program guidelines and procedural requirements.
Reads and interprets technical and/or legal documentation.
Establishes capital accounts and maintains accounting records that reflect both budget and funding information.
Prepares and audits contracts, purchase orders, change orders, and any other documents related to the CIP.
Reviews and verifies accuracy of budget information and budget transfer requests submitted by Owner's Representative.
Maintains department financial reports, generates reports needed to manage funds, and provides information to staff for program planning.
Reconciles differences of CIP account balances and external sources.
Participates in the preparation of project closeouts including financial reconciliation, final payment, and transition to district.
Responds to questions from staff, vendors, bonding companies, auditors, lawyers, and others regarding CIP operations.
Maintains communications with city, county and state staff in matters relating to capital accounts.
Oversees and maintains reports, reconciliations, and reimbursements for custodial overtime associated with the CIP.
Assists internal and external auditors in conducting periodic audits.
Processes, reviews and verifies all journal entries related to CIP.
Interacts with Owner Representative's Controls team to ensure accuracy of reports.
Records and Reports
Ensures the accuracy of all CIP finance-related documents.
Monitors HUB reports and percentages reported to committees and the public.
Compiles, maintains, and files all reports, records, and other documents required, including auditable records and financial statements.
Prepares monthly comparison report to ensure district financial records correspond with Owner Representative financial records.
May coordinate or assign work to CIP specialists and clerks engaged in accounting activities.
Personal Work Relationships
All Fort Worth ISD employees must maintain a commitment to the District's mission, vision, and strategic goals
Exhibits high professionalism, standards of conduct and work ethic.
Demonstrates high quality customer service; builds rapport/relationship with the consumer.
Demonstrates cultural competence in interactions with others; is respectful of co-workers; communicates and acts as a team player; promotes teamwork. Responds and acts appropriately in confrontational situations.
Other Duties As Assigned
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
Knowledge of accounting principles and practices and their application to public sector construction, the construction procurement process and business law as it applies to construction contracts.
Knowledge of governmental accounting and auditing principles established by the Governmental Accounting System Board (GASB).
Knowledge of computerized accounting systems.
Knowledge of applicable federal and state laws regarding education and students.
Ability to establish and maintain accounting records and to prepare clear, concise financial and accounting reports.
Ability to perform financial analyses, draw conclusions and prepare reports
Ability to use software to develop complex accounting reports, spreadsheets, databases, and word processing
Ability to organize and coordinate work.
Ability to communicate effectively, both oral and written forms.
Ability to engage in self-evaluation with regard to performance and professional growth.
Ability to establish and maintain cooperative working relationships with others contacted in the course of work.
Physical and Mental Demands, Work Hazards
Tools/Equipment Used: Standard office equipment, including computer and peripherals
Posture: Prolonged sitting; occasional bending/stooping, pushing/pulling, and twisting
Motion: Frequent repetitive hand motions; frequent keyboarding and use of mouse
Lifting: Occasional light lifting and carrying (less than 15 pounds)
Environment: Works in an office setting; may require occasional irregular and/or prolonged hours
Mental Demands: Maintains emotional control under stress; works with frequent interruptions
Minimum Required Qualifications
Education: Bachelor's degree in accounting, finance, business or public administration.
Certification/License: Certification by TASBO preferred.
Experience: 5 years' in accounting or related finance field; experience in construction administration preferred
Note: These statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to this job. They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all job responsibilities.