District Accountant

New Haven Unified School District

Class Title:

District Accountant


Under limited direction, to coordinate the work of others and/or directly perform complex and accurate fiscal and budget analysis, reconciliations, and postings; to prepare and assist in the preparation of financial statements, reports, project proposals, and attendance reports; performs audits of records and project expenditures for compliance with GAAP, Federal and State laws and regulations; and to do related work as required, consistent with the job description.


Directly responsible to Director of Fiscal Services.


  • Performs specialized budgeting and accounting functions requiring knowledge of specific budgeting and accounting procedures
  • Researches complex problems to their conclusion; and works with supervisor to assure resolution of such problems
  • Reviews and prepares budgets and fiscal analysis, statements, and reports that are clear and accurate
  • Reviews Districts’ independent audit reports for noncompliance items, proposes and implements compliant procedures
  • Audits records, project expenditures and internal controls for compliance with GAAP, SACS, Federal and State laws and regulations, and performs on-site audits of District operations
  • Reconciles County cash, bank statements, and general ledger accounts
  • Prepares and / or coordinates the preparation of payroll, receivable, and payable reports and analysis as needed
  • Prepares and / or coordinates the compiling and filing of various reports with other governing agencies
  • Understands and carries out oral and written directions
  • Establishes and maintains cooperative working relations with those contacted in the course of work
  • Develops and conducts in-service training to provide technical assistance and guidance to department and school site personnel on budgets, fiscal accounting, pupil attendance, and related software programs
  • Serves as a lead contact person with other departments and school sites on the status of their accounts
  • Prepares narratives, reports findings and makes recommendations; and develops and updates operating and instruction manuals, as it relates to the job duties.
  • Performs related duties as required.



  • Modern office practices, procedures and equipment.
  • Operation of a computer and assigned software.
  • Terminology, processes and operations of assigned office or program.
  • Record-keeping and filing techniques.
  • Telephone techniques and etiquette.
  • Basic research methods and report preparation techniques.
  • Correct English usage, grammar, spelling, punctuation and vocabulary.
  • Interpersonal skills using tact, patience and courtesy.
  • Applicable laws, codes, rules and regulations.
  • Oral and written communication skills.
  • Basic budgeting practices regarding monitoring and control.
  • Basic math.
  • Proper methods of storing equipment, materials and supplies.


  • Communicate effectively with students, parents, staff and administration.
  • Interpret, apply and explain applicable laws, codes, rules, regulations, policies and procedures.
  • Answer telephones and greet the public courteously.
  • Maintain records, logs and files.
  • Learn principles of training and providing work direction and guidance to others.
  • Compile, assemble, verify and prepare data for records and reports.
  • Determine appropriate action within clearly defined guidelines.
  • Compose correspondence and written materials independently.
  • Work independently with little direction.
  • Establish and maintain cooperative and effective working relationships with others.
  • Meet schedules and time lines.
  • Plan and organize work.
  • Add, subtract, multiply and divide quickly and accurately.
  • Operate a variety of office equipment including a computer and assigned software.
  • Be able to multitask.
  • Maintain consistent, punctual and regular attendance.
  • Move hands and fingers to operate a computer keyboard.
  • Hear and speak to exchange information in person and on the telephone.
  • Sit or stand for extended periods of time.
  • See to read a variety of materials.
  • Bend at the waist, kneel or crouch to file materials.


An AA degree in accounting or business administration, and two years professional experience; or equivalent work experiences related to varied financial analysis, record-keeping and report preparation duties.



Office environment

Salary Range:

43 12 Month Work year

How to Apply


The application process is as easy as 1-2-3!

  1. Browse New Haven US job listings and submit an online application on Ed-Join.
  2. When the hiring principal is ready to interview, applicants will be considered and may be selected to interview.
  3. If selected to interview, you will be contacted by the school to set an appointment.
  4. Once you have interviewed, if you are selected for the position, you will be contacted by the personnel department. If you are not selected for the position, you will be notified by the school.