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Vacancy Announcement: Senior Accountant

The Idaho Education Association is seeking qualified applicants for the position of Senior Accountant.  The purpose of this position is to ensure the smooth daily financial and membership operations of the Idaho Education Association.

Posting Date:  October 30, 2014                                Closing Date:  November 7, 2014

EDUCATION

It is preferred, though not required, that the candidate possesses at least a bachelor’s degree in accounting.

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

  1. Three years of significant bookkeeping/accounting experience.
  2. Proficiency in the use of Microsoft Office applications (i.e. Word, Excel, Outlook, Publisher, PowerPoint, etc.).
  3. Significant experience with a variety of accounting applications.
  4. Assist the Director of Business and Finance in completion of daily business affairs of the business office.
  5. Prepare IEA Children’s Fund reports and present them to the Children’s Fund Board and assist with the coordination of the Children’s Fund silent auction at Delegate Assembly.
  6. Assist the Director of Business and Finance and the Manager of Administrative Services in coordinating staff training for IEA financial, budget and membership processes.
  7. Process monthly payroll and human resource documents, and administer employee benefits paperwork.
  8. Maintain IEA human resources files as required by law and IEA record retention policy
  9. Ensure timely payment of recurring payroll and benefit obligations.
  10. Ensure timely PERSI reporting of monthly retirement plan contributions, periodic sick leave, and Notice of Change in Employment Status (Form RS109).
  11. Assist the Director of Business and Finance in the Development, coordination, implementation, and continuous monitoring of eDues processes.
  12. Prepare IEA personal property reports and track IEA property and equipment.
  13. Assist the Director of Business and Finance in coordinating record management for the Business Office.
  14. Assist in the budgeting and annual audit processes.
  15. Assist with monthly general ledger closing.
  16. Office skills including telephone techniques, punctuation, spelling, English usage, composition, proofreading, filing, office equipment operation.
  17. Ability to manage time efficiently, being self-directed and able to complete projects within timelines without direct supervision.
  18. Basic knowledge of computer operations and ability to learn advanced operations and more efficient use of computer programs.
  19. Effective verbal and written communications skills.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES (see Job Description for a full and complete list)

KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS REQUIRED (see Job Description for full list)

REPORTING RELATIONSHIP

The Senior Accountant reports to the Director of Business and Finance

SALARY AND FRINGE BENEFITS

Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.  Fringe benefits include annual leave; health, life, and disability insurance; defined benefit retirement plan; and 401(k) plan.

APPLICATION PROCESS

Please send a letter of interest, resume, two (2) examples of previous of work product (one of which must be written), and three (3) references to:

 

Robin Nettinga, Executive Director

Idaho Education Association

PO Box 2638

Boise, ID  83701-2638

 

For more information call 208-344-1341 or 1-800-727-9922.

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SENIOR ACCOUNTANT

JOB FUNCTION AND PURPOSE

 

The person in this professional staff position, under the supervision of the Director of Business and Finance, ensures the smooth daily financial and membership operations (including eDues coordination) of the Idaho Education Association (IEA), and assumes responsibility for payroll, human resources and employee benefits. In addition, the Senior Accountant is responsible for all administrative, financial, and reporting functions of the IEA Children’s Fund.

 

Education: It is preferred, though not required, that the candidate possesses at least a bachelor’s degree in accounting. At a minimum, the Senior Accountant must have completed 15 college credit hours in accounting.

 

Minimum Qualifications:

 

  1. Three years of significant bookkeeping/accounting experience.

 

  1. Proficiency in the use of Microsoft Office applications (i.e. Word, Excel, Outlook, Publisher, PowerPoint, etc.).

 

  1. Significant experience with a variety of accounting applications.

 

Knowledge and Abilities:

 

  1. Office skills including telephone techniques, punctuation, spelling, English usage, composition, proofreading, filing, office equipment operation.

 

  1. Ability to manage time efficiently, being self-directed and able to complete projects within timelines without direct supervision.

 

  1. Basic knowledge of computer operations and ability to learn advanced operations and more efficient use of computer programs.

 

  1. Effective verbal and written communications skills.

 

  1. Experience in workplace training.

 

Duties:

 

  1. Assist the Director of Business and Finance in completion of daily business affairs of the business office.

 

  1. Maintain a thorough knowledge of accounting software and NEA membership/financial systems, as well as Microsoft Office applications utilized by the Association.

 

  1. Prepare IEA Children’s Fund reports and present them to the Children’s Fund Board.

 

  1. Assist the Director of Business and Finance and the Manager of Administrative Services in coordinating staff training for IEA financial, budget and membership processes.

 

  1. Provide local treasurer training and oversight.

 

  1. Process monthly payroll and human resource documents, and administer employee benefits paperwork.

 

  1. Maintain IEA human resources files as required by law and IEA record retention policy

 

  1. Ensure timely payment of recurring payroll and benefit obligations.

 

  1. Ensure timely PERSI reporting of monthly retirement plan contributions, periodic sick leave, and Notice of Change in Employment Status (Form RS109).

 

  1. Assist the Director of Business and Finance in the Development, coordination, implementation, and continuous monitoring of eDues processes.

 

  1. Assist staff with financial and membership matters.

 

  1. Prepare IEA personal property reports and track IEA property and equipment.

 

  1. Assist the Director of Business and Finance in coordinating the IEA Children’s Fund silent auction at annual Delegate Assembly.

 

  1. Assist the Director of Business and Finance in coordinating record management for the Business Office.

 

  1. Assist in the budgeting process by providing data and reports as requested by the Director of Business and Finance.

 

  1. Assist the auditors in annual audit process by providing the auditors with account analysis and documentation, as required.

 

  1. Assist with monthly general ledger closing.

 

  1. Maintain confidentiality of IEA financial and HR/benefits records.

 

  1. Perform other relevant duties as assigned.