Accounting Technician

New Haven Unified School District

Class Title:

Accounting Technician


Under limited direction, to coordinate the work of others and/or personally perform complex and responsible financial recordkeeping work; to prepare and assist in the preparation of financial statements, reports, and project proposals; and to do related work as required, consistent with the job description.


Directly responsible to designated administrators.


  • Coordinates and/or personally performs work in posting to expenditure and income accounts of District and/or Federal Budgets
  • Prepares periodic reports for District officials
  • Supervises and trains subordinate account clerks
  • Serves as a contact person with other departments and District sites on the status of their accounts; researches complex problems to their conclusion; and works with supervisor to assure resolution of such problems
  • Prepares clear and accurate financial statements and reports
  • Analyzes financial data reports
  • Makes arithmetical calculations with speed and accuracy
  • Understands and carries out oral and written directions
  • Establishes and maintains cooperative working relations with those contacted in the course of work.



  • Modern office practices, procedures and equipment.
  • Operation of a computer and assigned software.
  • Terminology, processes and operations of assigned office or program.
  • Record-keeping and filing techniques.
  • Telephone techniques and etiquette.
  • Basic research methods and report preparation techniques.
  • Correct English usage, grammar, spelling, punctuation and vocabulary.
  • Interpersonal skills using tact, patience and courtesy.
  • Applicable laws, codes, rules and regulations.
  • Oral and written communication skills.
  • Basic budgeting practices regarding monitoring and control.
  • Basic math.
  • Proper methods of storing equipment, materials and supplies.


  • Communicate effectively with students, parents, staff and administration.
  • Interpret, apply and explain applicable laws, codes, rules, regulations, policies and procedures.
  • Answer telephones and greet the public courteously.
  • Maintain records, logs and files.
  • Learn principles of training and providing work direction and guidance to others.
  • Compile, assemble, verify and prepare data for records and reports.
  • Determine appropriate action within clearly defined guidelines.
  • Compose correspondence and written materials independently. Work independently with little direction.
  • Establish and maintain cooperative and effective working relationships with others.
  • Meet schedules and time lines. Plan and organize work.
  • Add, subtract, multiply and divide quickly and accurately.
  • Operate a variety of office equipment including a computer and assigned software.
  • Be able to multitask. Maintain consistent, punctual and regular attendance.
  • Move hands and fingers to operate a computer keyboard.
  • Hear and speak to exchange information in person and on the telephone.
  • Sit or stand for extended periods of time.
  • See to read a variety of materials.
  • Bend at the waist, kneel or crouch to file materials.


  • Type at a speed of thirty-five (35) words per minute
  • Pass qualifying test.

Salary Range 29

How to Apply


The application process is as easy as 1-2-3!

  1. Browse New Haven US job listings and submit an online application on Ed-Join.
  2. When the hiring principal is ready to interview, applicants will be considered and may be selected to interview.
  3. If selected to interview, you will be contacted by the school to set an appointment.
  4. Once you have interviewed, if you are selected for the position, you will be contacted by the personnel department. If you are not selected for the position, you will be notified by the school.