Staff Accountant Job at Dubuque Community School District (Iowa)

Full Job Description

  • SALARY: $45,000-$55,000 based on education and experiences
  • LOCATION: Dubuque, IA 52001
  • COMPANY NAME: Dubuque Community School District
  • JOB TYPE: 
BASIC FUNCTION: As a Staff Accountant, you will be willing to help the Business Department in many roles. They will play role in:
  • Assist accounts payable
  • Able to provide backup to every Business and Finance operation
  • Assist in the preparation, mending, and maintenance of the District line-item budget
  • Help in financial software security and changes
  • Accounts receivable


  • Able to give training to staff in the financial system
  • Make provision of journal entries as demanded
  • Must be willing to work hand in hand with the Chief Financial Officer, Director of Finance, and Staff Accountant/Budget Coordinator on multiple tasks
  • Able to work on the fiscal year-end reports
  • Able to prepare daily reports
  • Responsibility for reporting local grants and donations.
  • Carrying out assigned duties
  • Must be able to maintain District accounts receivable

REQUIRED QUALIFICATION: Must have a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Accounting preferred or an equivalent accounting degree.


  • Must be knowledgable in the principles of governmental budgetary accounting
  • Must be knowledgable in computer operating systems, business office operation machines, and computer pieces of equipment
  • Must be capable of creating an active and effective working relationship with other staff members, supervisors, and members from other departments
  • Must be capable of carrying out administrative detail independently with high accuracy.
  • Able to maintain reports and records.
  • Must be able to organize, plan, and supervise the work of other employees.
  • Should be able to understand the basic principles of school accounting.
  • Ability to get along with other team members.

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