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Allegheny Valley School District

Cheswick, Pennsylvania 15024
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1st Shift
  • Accounting / Finance / Insurance
Allegheny Valley School District
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1.  Maintains a complete and systematic set of records of all financial transactions of the district.  Incorporating and preserving all accounts, vouchers, and contracts relating to the schools.

2.  Sets up and controls an encumbrance accounting system.  Prepares, enters, and records all disbursements and computes and records cash receipt summaries of district funds.

3.  Records detail of school financial transactions in appropriate journals and subsidiary ledgers from such sources as requisitions and payroll records.

4.  Summarizes and balances entries recorded in individual journals and ledgers, and transfers data to general ledgers.

5.  Prepares financial statements, income statements, and cost reports to reflect financial condition of the district.

6.  Provides advance warning of potential overexpenditure of budgeted funds.

7.  Supervises and performs accounts payable processes and procedures.  Must be able to process purchase orders and create a complete voucher package for each transaction.

8.  Obtains the annual budget requirements for all departments and prepares preliminary budget estimates.

9.  Maintains separate funds for the Capital Projects and Fiduciary Funds.

10.  Reports to the Business Manager on the accounting affairs of the district and recommends changes and improvements as necessary.

11.  Arranges for audits of all accounts and records annually by an independent, certified public accountant selected by the Board.

12.  Cooperates with the auditors and provides information to them as requested.

13.  When required to, will cordially and respectfully answer phone calls and greet visitors within office.

14.  Must effectively communicate in writing and verbally various business needs and activities.

15.  Other tasks as requested by the Business Manager in order to accomplish district and business office's goals.


The Allegheny Valley School District seeks an experienced Accountant with either fund-accounting or government-accounting background preferred. Bachelor or an Associate Degree in Accounting plus a minimum of three years’ experience in the field of accounting is also preferred. Prior school district experience is a plus. The individual must also be a self-starter, have excellent planning skills, must be proficient in Microsoft Office Products, and must effectively communicate with others. EXCELLENT medical benefits are offered. Interested individuals are asked to send a cover letter and resume, along with Acts 34, 151, and 114 clearances to: or mail to Human Resources, Allegheny Valley School District, 300 Pearl Avenue, Cheswick, PA 15024. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. EOE.

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