Albany, New York - Posted on: Thursday 09/12/13
Trains and assists school district staff on financial software applications used to perform accounting, payroll, budgeting and other financial activities. Prepares financial documentation or reports such as W2 and 1099 Forms or Federal and State retirement reporting for a school district. Tests and installs financial software applications/updates and analyzes and resolves computer hardware and software problems either onsite or by phone. Performs basic computer hardware and financial software installation, maintenance and network administration such as installing stand alone or Local Area Network computer hardware and software; configuring software, adding and removing end-users, and resolving printer problems. Meets with school district technology personnel and administrators to discuss requests for program changes, advise on hardware and financial software purchases and coordinate technology projects. Orders and tracks financial software applications purchased for school districts, maintains detailed written records on training and services provided. Participates in regional user group meetings for the support and development of financial services supported by BOCES. Distributes training documents, manuals, revisions, and memos, newsletter and other information pertaining to financial software use in a school district. A documents financial software change requested by component school districts and forwards it to the appropriate software company. Researches new and updated financial software before distributing it to a school district. Advises and makes recommendations to school personnel regarding financial software purchases. Maintains an up-to-date knowledge on emerging theories
and best practices in learning and teaching technology integration. Prepares and submits written and statistical reports related to program activities for the BOCES and New York State Education Department. May contact government agencies such as the Internal Revenue Service or the New York State Department of Taxation and Finance to research questions or resolve problems.
A. Graduation from a regionally accredited college or university or one accredited by the New York State Board of Regents with at least a Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting, Finance, Computer Science, Business Administration or related field; OR, B. Graduation from a regionally accredited college or university or one accredited by the New York State Board of Regents with at least an Associate’s Degree in Accounting, Finance, or Business Administration and two (2) years experience installing and maintaining accounting, payroll, budgeting or other financial computer software, or performing training on computer application; OR, C. Graduation from high school or possession of a high school equivalency diploma and four (4) years of experience as stated in (B). Vacancies are filled by certified list provided by Albany County Civil Service. Should no certified list be available, candidates appointed to this position will be serving in a provisional appointment in accordance with New York State Civil Service Law. The candidate must successfully complete a competitive examination and be eligible for appointment in accordance with Civil Service Law and the Civil Service Rules for Albany County to obtain a permanent appointment.