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Accounting Specialist (Receivables)

Company: Des Plaines School
Location: Des Plaines
Posted on: August 7, 2022

Job Description:

Position Type: Business ServicesDate Posted: 6/16/2022Location: District 62 SchoolsDate Available: 07/01/2022Closing Date: When FilledDescription: The Accounting Specialist completes all tasks related to accounts receivable operations including various deposits, statements, and position back-up services in the district offices. This person interacts with staff members, banks and county offices on a daily basis as a representative of the school district.Job Summary: 1. Makes decisions and demonstrates leadership that supports the mission, vision, goals and interests of the district and of students. Communicates, collaborates, and cooperates with colleagues, supervisors, staff and vendors. 2. Maintains confidentiality of student and staff information. Utilizes confidential and personal information for professional purposes only in accordance with school district policy and regulations. 3. Completes all deposit transactions including deposit slips, postings, and files. Copies to Treasurer at month-end. 4. Complete processing of delinquent accounts. Process and record all NSF checks and notify schools of origin. Process collection of summer school NSF checks. 5. Responsible for balancing and reconciliation of accounts. This includes the District Activity Account. 6. Collect receipts for the District credit cards and batch for payment. 7. Process accounts receivable mail. Fill, record and post all requests for postage. 8. Process final approval of Purchase Requisitions. 9. Assist and distribute monthly financial reports. 10. Process all staff timesheet transactions by cost center. 11. Serves as backup to accounts payable and payroll as needed. Serves as backup for the switchboard operator as assigned. 12. Completes work in an established time frame: seeks appropriate tasks when primary tasks are completed or pace is slow. Demonstrates adaptability to expanded roles of the organization and changing environment. Consistently arrives at work on time and completes all tasks assigned. 13. Advises the administrator and Business Office Manager immediately of the existence of any problems deemed to warrant prompt attention, advice or intervention. 14. Performs special assignments and other duties as determined by the administrator or Business Office Manager.Qualifications: Four-year degree in the area of business/accounting preferred College coursework in accounting or business services. Payroll experience preferred, but not required. The equivalent of three or more years of experience in a business or school environment. Experience with detailed writing and electronic office software; e.g., MS Word, MS Excel. Working Conditions: The office environment at the administration building. Occasional travel will be required for school sites. Application Procedure: Applications are considered complete when all required items are submitted for review including 1) an online application at, 2) a letter of interest in the position and 3) three recent letters of recommendation from past or current employment. All required documents should be electronically attached to the online application. Selection Procedure: All applications will be reviewed by the building committee and recommended for further interview consideration. After interviews are completed, the Associate Superintendent will make a recommendation to the Board of Education via the Superintendent.

Keywords: Des Plaines School, Des Plaines , Accounting Specialist (Receivables), Accounting, Auditing , Des Plaines, Illinois

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