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Accounts Specialist III, Preschool Lab

Miami Dade College
North Campus
Closing date
Jul 18, 2021

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Job Title: Accounts Specialist III, Preschool Lab
Location: North Campus
Regular/Temporary: Regular
Full/Part Time: Full-Time
Job ID: 1001409
Job Details

Job Family

STAFF - Support Non-Exempt (SNE)




$14.79 - $18.49


Preschool Lab, School of Education

Reports To

Director, Preschool Lab

Closing Date

Open Until FIlled

FLSA Status


First Review Date

June 16, 2021

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The Accounts Specialist III is mainly responsible for providing a broad range of fiscal functions of the Exploration Station and completes general duties related to accounting, cash management, contracts, grant awards, and customer service.

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  • Handles contracts (Childcare Food Program, Voluntary Pre-K (VPK), School Readiness, Parent Contract)
  • Collects revenues in a timely manner
  • Meets accounts receivable and payable deadlines
  • Reviews and reconciles accounts
  • Processes payroll, billing, accounts, and cost transfers
  • Contracts with parents and establishes new accounts
  • Ensures accurate attendance policies
  • Prepares monthly budget reports
  • Monitors budget and actual spending
  • Monitors grant spending and reporting
  • Keeps accurate office inventory
  • Oversees service learning students’ contracts, student assistants' contracts, SOE students, and front desk personnel
  • Performs other duties as assigned

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  • High School Diploma or G.E.D. equivalent from a regionally accredited institution and four (4) years of successful accounting experience; or Associate’s degree, or sixty (60) equivalent college credits, and two (2) years of related experience; or any equivalent combination of education and experience
  • Possess a Child Care Food Program Certificate, or ability to obtain as soon as workshop is offered
  • Knowledge and understanding of College organization, goals and objectives, and policies and procedures
  • Working knowledge of grants and contracts
  • Knowledge and proficiency of Microsoft Office and database software applications; specifically in using word processing and spreadsheets
  • Knowledge of the laws, rules and regulations concerning financial record keeping
  • Knowledge of College Financial Management System and Child Care Management software
  • Knowledge of School Readiness regulations, VPK regulations, food program standards
  • Knowledge of the principles of accounting and the ability to apply this knowledge to work situations
  • Ability to keep complex records, and to assemble and organize data
  • Possess excellent time-management, organizational, and clerical skills
  • Ability to interpret basic financial entries and transactions
  • Ability to work Independently with limited supervision
  • Ability to make decisions in accordance with policies and procedures
  • Ability to work in a multi-ethnic and multi-cultural environment with parents, students, staff, and peers

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Since we opened our doors in 1960, the educators at Miami Dade College have focused on providing quality and innovative educational opportunities to every member of our community desiring a higher education. Our goal is a simple one, to ensure the success of our students and increase the strength of our communities.

Today, Miami Dade College is the largest, most diverse and highly regarded college in the nation. We operate eight campuses with over 6,000 employees who educate over 170,000 students from around the world. The College offers over 300 programs of study and several degree options, including vocational, associate, and baccalaureate degrees. We also offer numerous Community Education classes as well as online credit classes through the Virtual College.  Specialized and advanced educational opportunities include the prestigious New World School of the Arts, The Honors College and our Dual Enrollment Program.

With such a large organization, our employment needs are very diverse. From full-time professional faculty to part-time adjunct faculty and support staff, the people who comprise the MDC workforce are the innovators who help the College maintain our reputation as one of the most highly regarded colleges in the country.

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