Accounting Specialist/Buchanan Virtual Academy Coordinator

Friday, July 27, 2018
Buchanan Community Schools
Position Details: 

Buchanan Community Schools:

Accounting Specialist/Buchanan Virtual Academy Coordinator

Buchanan Community Schools is welcoming applicants for a support staff position in our Business Office and in our virtual education program: Buchanan Virtual Academy (BVA).  The district seeks qualified applicants to support accounting processes for accounts payable/receivable, monitoring fiscal transactions, and reconciling financial records. The position will also provide part-time support to our BVA program by managing office communications, facilitating student enrollments, maintaining student records, and assisting the administrator responsible for the educational program.  

The desired candidate must possess the following attributes:

  • Able to effectively take direction, as well as, work independently and as a member of a team.
  • Experience with computerized accounting and pupil software (Skyward and PowerSchool).
  • Skill in the operation of standard office machinery including personal computer, ten key adding machine, typewriter, FAX machines, copy machines, printers, scanners, etc.
  • Ability to perform duties with awareness of all district requirements and Board of Education policies.
  • Proficient in word processing, including basic desktop publishing, databases and spreadsheet applications, Google drive, scanning
  • Exceptional verbal and written communication skills; analysis, interpersonal, and organizational strengths
  • Ability to handle complex and stressful issues or situations with sound judgment, common sense, and a calm demeanor
  • Impeccable character, a good sense of humor, and compassion for virtual school students, families, and district staff
  • Such alternatives to the above qualifications as the Executive Director of Business and Operations may find appropriate and acceptable

Eligible candidates must meet the following qualifications:

  • Degree in accounting or business related area
  • Experience in accounts payable/bookkeeping and pupil accounting/registration.
  • Knowledge and/or experience in business/school office.
  • Knowledge and/or skill in fund accounting.

Position Details:

  • Title: Accounting Specialist/Buchanan Virtual Academy Coordinator
  • Reports to: Executive Director of Business and Operations
  • Starting date: early August, 2018
  • Calendar: Full time, 52-weeks per fiscal year
  • Compensation: Salary commensurate with the credentials and experience of the candidate (anticipated compensation range of $15 to $20 per hour), full benefit package offered
  • Posting date: July 12, 2018
  • Application deadline: July 27, 2018 by 5:00pm

Application Process:

Applicants for the position should submit the following documents using our online application located on the Buchanan Community Schools’ website and accessing the Employment link. Uploaded documents are acceptable as one file of all scanned documents together in the area of Application Materials or as separate titled uploads in the specified areas of Application Materials and References within the online application. Please be sure to upload the following documents:

  • Letter of interest detailing the manner in which the candidate meets the qualifications and desired attributes for the position, addressed to Tricia Lowery, Executive Director of Business & Operations
  • A current resume with reference contact information
  • Unofficial photocopies of all university/college transcripts
  • Two current (within the last three years) letters of recommendation

Application and supporting materials should be submitted using

Buchanan Community Schools’ online employment link:


before 5pm on July 27th, 2018


Application materials should be addressed to:


Tricia R. Lowery

Executive Director of Business & Operations

Buchanan Community Schools

401 W. Chicago Street

Buchanan, Michigan 49107



Questions about the position or the district can be sent to Mrs. Lowery at:




The Buchanan Community Schools does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, (including sexual orientation or transgender identity), disability, age, religion, height, weight, marital or family status, military status, ancestry, genetic information, or any other legally protected category, (collectively, "Protected Classes"), in its programs and activities, including employment opportunities. Coordinators for Affirmative Action and review of Federal requirements are as follows: Section 504 and ADA, Karin Falkenstein (Ottawa Early Childhood Principal, 695- 8409): Title IX, Title VI and Civil Rights, Brian Pruett (H.S. Assistant Principal, 695-8404).