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FINANCIAL BOOKKEEPER/RECEPTIONIST- CORNATZER ELEM. – Davie County Schools- Cornatzer Elementary School

FINANCIAL BOOKKEEPER/RECEPTIONIST- CORNATZER ELEM. – Davie County Schools- Cornatzer Elementary School

Job Type:

Full Time



Posting End Date:

August 29, 2023
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        Pay Grade 61


        General Statement of Job

        12 Month Classified Position

        Under general supervision, processes purchase orders, invoices, travel reimbursements, payroll, etc. in an efficient and timely manner and in compliance with applicable state and local policies on budget operations. Performs routine receptionist, clerical, and general office assistance duties to support the effective functioning of the school office. Work typically involves receiving and directing visitors while ensuring safety protocols are followed, answering and directing telephone calls, and responding to requests for general information. While instructions are given and most tasks are routine and repetitive in nature, the employee seeks guidance for unusual situations when general knowledge of operations does not allow application of judgment. Reports to the principal.


        Essential Job Functions


        Assures that all school funds are properly received and disbursed while maintaining accurate records
        Maintains financial records and accepts responsibility for state, local, federal and other allotments
        Ensures expenditures do not exceed the school allotments
        Generates requisitions and purchases orders; maintains inventory of supplies
        Verifies invoices against purchase orders

        Prepares and maintains monthly payrolls for all school employees
        Maintains a daily attendance record for all employees
        Secures and assigns substitutes and maintains proper records for payroll
        Verifies leave balances annually
        Serves as a liaison between employees and payroll specialists to help answer payroll related questions
        Clerical Tasks

        Assists school administrators as necessary; assists with scheduling activities and events; prepares letters, memos, and announcements as required
        Completes forms, permits, reports, tabulations, notices, or form letters with designated or routine information as needed
        Assists with maintaining files of various information including but not limited to documentation, correspondence, forms, reports and other materials
        Distributes intra-office and general delivery mail
        Operates a variety of office equipment
        Receptionist Duties

        Greeting visitors, parents, volunteers, etc. and directing them to locations as needed
        Providing information regarding school operations and answering questions on routine matters, programs, procedures, and regulations
        Answering incoming telephone calls and routing them to the proper person; taking messages as needed
        Handling inquiries regarding routine matters and correspondence of a non-technical nature
        Supervises students who are waiting to see administrative staff
        Assists school nurse with student medications or minor health needs
        Contacts parents of students in a variety of circumstances
        Other tasks as assigned by the supervisor


        Ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing, using correct grammar, vocabulary usage, and spelling
        General knowledge of the operations of the school and procedures to follow along with the ability to reason and make judgments
        Solid understanding of math and accounting principles
        Organization and administration skills
        Skills in operating a computer with word processing, spreadsheets, and desktop publishing applications; skills in keyboarding with accuracy at a moderate rate of speed
        Ability to transcribe information and to prepare standardized forms, letters, and reports from that information.
        Ability to operate multi-line phone systems and common office equipment
        Ability to sort and distribute documents and to maintain basic files and accurate records
        Ability to compile information and to develop simple reports
        Ability to understand and follow oral and written instructions
        Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships as necessitated by work assignments

        Associate’s degree in relevant field preferred; high school diploma with some coursework in bookkeeping and clerical experience; or any equivalent combination of training and experience which provides the required knowledge, skills, and abilities.



        Physical Requirements: Must be able to use a variety of automated office equipment such as computers, copiers, calculators, etc. Must be able to exert up to 20 pounds of force occasionally and a negligible amount of force frequently or constantly to lift, carry, push, pull or otherwise move objects. Due to the amount of time spent standing and/or walking, physical requirements are consistent with those for Light Work.

        Conceptual Awareness: Requires the ability to observe, compare, and contrast various people, data, or items.

        Interpersonal Communication: Requires the ability to speak and/or signal people to convey or exchange information. Includes receiving instructions, assignments and/or directions from colleagues or supervisors.

        Language Ability: Requires the ability to read a variety of correspondence, reports, handbooks, forms, lists, etc.

        Intelligence: Requires the ability to rationalize and solve problems with a variety of variables, aligned with policies, procedures, and professional expectations; to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagrammatic, or schedule form.

        Verbal Aptitude: Requires the ability to record and deliver information, to explain procedures, to follow oral and written instructions. Must be able to communicate effectively and efficiently in standard English.

        Numerical Aptitude: Requires the ability to use mathematical operations and apply mathematical skills to solve work-related problems; including but not limited to adding, subtracting, and utilizing decimals and percentages.

        Motor Coordination & Dexterity: Requires the ability to coordinate hands and eyes rapidly and accurately. Requires the ability to handle a variety of office machines, etc. Must have minimal levels of eye/hand/foot coordination.

        Visual and Spatial Aptitude: Requires visual acuity to complete essential duties, including the ability to conceptualize visual representations, size, shape, and color.

        Interpersonal Temperament: Requires the ability to deal with people beyond giving and receiving instructions. Must be adaptable to performing under stress and when confronted with persons acting under stress.

        Physical Communication: Requires the ability to talk and hear: (Talking: expressing or exchanging ideas by means of spoken words. Hearing: perceiving nature of sounds by ear). Must be able to communicate via telephone.


        The preceding job description has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by employees within this classification. It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities, and qualifications required of employees to this job.

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