Essex Junction, VT, US
Jun 11, 2019
The Essex Westford School District (EWSD) is seeking a Finance and Accounting Assistant to provide clerical and bookkeeping support for finance and accounting functions for all of EWSD, including playing a key role in supporting the finance and human resources software system. In addition to various office work and special projects, the Finance & Accounting Assistant is responsible for assisting with and providing training sessions for end users using specific software tools. Acting as a user liaison, the Finance & Accounting Assistant will identify key areas of need for standard operating practices, user training materials, or system modifications.

We are seeking candidates with the following qualifications and competencies:
- A combination of professional bookkeeping, office management, and/or accounting work experience and education.
- Direct experience supporting a complex, multi-user, distributed software system.
- Experience facilitating presentations and adult learning in a dynamic and proactive manner across multiple job levels in an organization. Project management experience highly desired.
- Strong technical background including proficiency in word processing programs, Google applications, graphics design programs, presentation programs, website platforms, and social media.
- Excellent understanding of different operating systems and programming languages, as well as extensive experience working with databases and network tools.
- Excellent oral and written communication skills.
- Great interpersonal skills.
- Flexible and adaptable. Able to identify and implement improvements to systems and practices to increase efficiency and effectiveness.
- High accuracy & attention to detail. Strong organizational and planning skills.

The successful candidate will have the ability to:
- Establish and maintain effective working relationships with employees at every level of the organization
- Gather and analyze data, draw conclusions, identify alternative solutions, project consequences of proposed actions, and implement recommendations
- Marshal resources
- Influence others to work together towards common goals
- Make independent decisions
- Present views in a clear and compelling manner and develop trust and influence as a thought leader with a broad relationship base
- Identify and analyze organizational needs
- Work effectively in a diverse work group
- Work independently, as well as, a member of a team
- Meet deadlines without compromising project quality and/or implementation and fidelity
- Work under pressure and flexible in adapting and responding to changing situations
- Manage multiple conflicting priorities
- Work with external vendors and negotiate outcomes

For a complete list of job responsibilities and additional qualifications, Click here for a copy of the job descriptions.

Positions pays $20.75 to 24.95/hour depending on experience. Excellent benefits package available including family medical and dental insurance; 30K term life insurance; professional development funds; retirement plan with up to 6% employer contribution; and paid vacation and other leaves.

Reference Check Requirements - Candidates who pass the initial application screening will be sent an email with a link to enter your references: 5 total of which at least 2 must be from your most recent managers/supervisors. If you are a recent graduate, teachers, professors and instructors may qualify as manager references. This process should be completed within 24 hours of receiving the email. Once your references are entered, they will receive an email with the web link to complete the reference. Please be sure to gather the necessary contact information (contact phone number(s) and email address) for your references after you submit your application to avoid any unnecessary delays. It is also a good idea to contact your reference to let them know what to expect so they will watch for the web link via email.

Click Here for more information about the Essex Westford School District and our schools.

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Position Type: Full-time
Positions Available: 1
Welcome to Essex Westford School District!
In 2017 three vibrant communities unified to provide enhanced and expanded educational options for all students, with the idea that we are better together. In the Essex Westford School District, we are designing opportunities that meet the unique needs of all our learners.

As one of the largest school districts in the state of Vermont, approximately 4,500 students from preschool through 12th grade walk through our doors each day, eager to take advantage of the resources provided by our supportive communities.

Every student is supported by highly qualified and caring educational leaders, educators, and staff who strive to make our schools a place where everyone belongs, feels safe, and is respected.

Learning happens here ... students are challenged by a rigorous, well-balanced, proficiency-based curriculum and supported by our dedicated teachers and staff, who believe in and are passionate about what they do.

Our staff are more than just employees, they are our neighbors as well. Nearly 50% of our staff live in one of the three communities that they support.
Job Requirements PLEASE NOTE: The District conducts thorough screenings of all applicants being recommended for hire, which may include contacting references not listed on your schoolspring application. Selected individuals shall also be subject to a criminal records background checks, and child and adult abuse registry checks. Any offer of employment shall be contingent upon acceptable results of these checks at the sole discretion of the Superintendent or his/her designee. Click Here for additional background check information.

  • At least 4 years of relevant experience preferred
  • Associate degree preferred
  • Citizenship, residency or work VISA in United States required

  • Application Instructions Please answer the questions below relative to your candidacy for this position:
    Application Questions This employer has requested that all applicants answer the following questions. It is highly recommended that you type any essays in a word processing program, save them, and then paste them on the proceeding job application page. 1. Are you under contract or do you have a letter of intent from another school district or supervisory union that would conflict with this posted position?
    Multiple Choice / Single Answer
    - Yes
    - No
    2. Do we have your permission to contact all references, employers, educational institutions, and other individuals who may have knowledge of your employment and/or other pertinent information regarding your candidacy for this position?
    3. Please review the job description and answer the following question (a link to the job description has been provided in the posting): Are you able to complete the requirements of the job with or without accommodation?
    4. Describe what motivates you to do your best work and what personal strengths do you bring the job.
    Long Essay (Answer limited to 4000 characters, including spaces)
    5. When given a new project or challenge, how do you approach it - the learning, research, and ultimately the work?
    Long Essay (Answer limited to 4000 characters, including spaces)
    Contact Information Natasha Wheel, Executive Assistant to Operations
    51 Park Street
    Essex Junction, Vermont 05452
    Phone: (802)857-7038