1632 Senior Account Clerk, Department of Technology

San Francisco Unified School District - San Francisco, California - Full time

Who We Are

The San Francisco Unified School District (SFUSD) is the seventh largest school district in California, serving more than 54,000 students who speak more than 44 documented languages across 136 schools in the city of San Francisco every year. We aim for every student who attends SFUSD schools to discover his or her spark, along with a strong sense of self and purpose, and that all students graduate from high school ready for college and career, and equipped with the skills, capacities and dispositions outlined in SFUSD’s Graduate Profile. Every day in our quest to achieve this mission we provide each and every student the quality instruction and equitable support required to thrive in the 21st century.

What It Means to Work Here

The SFUSD community is unified by our Core Values:

  • Student-centered: We put students’ needs first
  • Fearless: We persist through challenges
  • United: We celebrate and build on each other’s strengths
  • Social Justice: We stand with those most vulnerable in our community
  • Diversity-driven: We respect and seek to understand each person

We are also inspired by Vision 2025, which captures our aspirations and vision for the future of public education in San Francisco. Alongside the District’s strategic plan, Transform Learning. Transform Lives.SFUSD is reimagining how public education will change over the next decade to meet the dynamic future of San Francisco. As aCORE district, SFUSD is also a leader in critical systems change for more comprehensive school accountability and innovations that help strengthen the instructional core, which is the foundation of our strategic plan and Vision 2025.

Who We Want

Under general supervision, performs difficult bookkeeping and financial recordkeeping operations within complex accounting systems. Incumbents interpret, enforce and carry out existing policies and procedures relative to financial record-keeping activities; make regular contacts with other departmental personnel and the general public in connection with bookkeeping and financial operations; prepare and maintain a variety of complex financial and bookkeeping records and reports; post, adjust and balance entries to ledgers; verify the correctness of accounting documents; respond to inquiries and provide financial information; organize and file source documents; perform operations involving automated accounting systems and spreadsheet programs and perform related duties as required.

Example of Important and Essential Duties

  • Performs difficult bookkeeping and financial recordkeeping operations within complex accounting systems in order to ensure accurate balances and available budgeted funds.
  • Posts, adjusts and balances entries to subsidiary ledgers by searching out details and reconciling account discrepancies.
  • Verifies the correctness of accounting documents by comparing postings to source documents and checking calculations for accuracy.
  • Responds to inquiries and provide financial information to other units, individuals, and the general public regarding the status of accounts, payments, issuance of checks, and availability of balances by extracting information from documents and answering questions.
  • Organizes and files source documents according to accepted practice.
  • Performs tasks in software related to accounting, including databases, automated accounting systems, spreadsheets, and word processing.
  • Calculates encumbered balances of blanket purchase orders and contract orders to ensure that funds are available for payment.
  • Assists in the compilation of financial data for accounting and financial purposes.
  • Prepares accounting documents including requisitions for purchase orders, journal entries, encumbrances, and payment documents.
  • Performs mathematical calculations such as addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division in order to arrive at correct balances when working on financial and accounting matters such as cost records, deposits, expenditures, allocations, taxes, and penalties.
  • Prepares basic financial schedules and reports using spreadsheet programs such as Excel
  • Validates timesheets at the end of each pay period
  • Track and maintain DoT inventory device and supplies
  • Performs general administrative and clerical duties

Minimum Qualifications

Experience: Eighteen (18) months (equivalent to 3,000 hours) of verifiable experience processing financial and accounting matters (e.g. cost records, deposits, expenditures, allocations), bookkeeping and/or financial record keeping. Such experience typically includes verifying correctness of financial documents; maintaining expenditure records; and reconciling subsidiary accounts

Substitution: 15 semester units (or equivalent quarter units) of coursework from an accredited college or university with a minimum of 6 semester units (or equivalent quarter units) in accounting may be substituted for up to six (6) months of the required experience as described above.

Desired Qualifications

Knowledge of financial record keeping and elementary accounting methods such as posting, adjusting, balancing, reconciling and single-entry bookkeeping; office clerical procedures such as filing, coding, indexing and proofreading accounting documentation; and elementary mathematics.

Ability to: analyze financial record-keeping problems and suggest corrective actions; prepare and analyze financial reports; coordinate and inspect the work of a small clerical unit; perform accurate mathematical calculations; establish effective working relationships with departmental and non-departmental staff; apply accounting principles to a complex accounting system; navigate through and perform tasks in the various computer software (accounting systems, tax programs, spreadsheets, word processing and database systems) required for financial transactions; and communicate effectively both orally and in writing.

What We Offer

SFUSD offers a competitive hourly rate of $29.15 - $35.31 commensurate with experience in a similar position. We offer a comprehensive benefits plan including dental and vision plans, a defined benefit pension plan, disability, life insurance, flexible spending account options and vacation time. We also offer an inclusive and equity-centered environment where we encourage staff to bring their whole selves to work.

How to Apply

  • Visit www.careers.sfusd.edu and create a new account to begin your application.
  • If you have previously applied to a job on JobAps, you will be prompted to “select an application to copy;” please select any previous application: you will have the opportunity to update the application and your resume; if you have not previously applied you will be prompted to create a new account
  • You will be prompted to electronically attach a letter of interest, resume, list of professional references and any applicable credentials or licenses
  • Our Human Resources team will then review your entire application to determine your eligibility status and contact you directly should you move forward in the process

Non-Discrimination Policy

San Francisco Unified School District programs, activities, and practices shall be free from unlawful discrimination, harassment, intimidation, and bullying based on actual or perceived race, color, ancestry, national origin, ethnic group identification, age, religion, marital or parental status, physical or mental disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, or gender expression; or on the basis of a person’s association with a person or group with one or more of these actual or perceived characteristics. This policy extends to San Francisco County Office of Education, including community school programs and activities.

For more information about the District's non-discrimination policy, please review Board Policy 4030.

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K12 School Operations

Experience Level

Entry Level

San Francisco Unified School District

SFUSD) is the seventh largest school district in California, serving more than 54,000 students who speak more than 44 documented languages across 136 schools in the city of San Francisco every year.
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