The Accountant provides accounting services including general ledger accounting, classifying transactions, account reconciliations, budget transfers, journal voucher processing and posting, general data entry and maintenance, account analysis and research, as well as other financial accounting activities. The Accountant works closely with other members of the Financial Accounting Services team to support the university’s financial processes, procedures, and practices. The Accountant reports to the Accounting Manager.
Demonstrate an attitude and behavior that reflects the values and mission of the department and University.
Provide accounting services including, but not limited to the following:
- Acquire and maintain a familiarity and working knowledge of the University’s integrated software systems for financial records (Banner/Ellucian)
- Acquire and maintain an in-depth working knowledge of current University accounting policies
- Prepare, process, and post journal voucher entries
- Process inter-departmental transfers and/or budget transfers as requested
- Prepare data files for upload to financial records
- Prepare multiple bank statement reconciliations monthly
- Assist in month-end, quarter-end, and year-end closing
- Prepare and analyze account reconciliations as needed
- Participate in annual audit process as assigned
- Provide guidance to departments as needed to ensure compliance with university accounting policies and practices
- Coordinate with departments as needed to review, research, and resolve accounting issues
Share in other responsibilities of the Financial Accounting Services department including special projects and initiatives as needed
Other duties as assigned.
- Constantly operates a computer and other office machinery.
- Constantly visually identifies, observes, and assesses.
- Frequently communicates with university constituents.
- Frequently remains in a stationary position (standing and/or sitting). Occasionally moves to accomplish tasks and/or to get from one worksite to another.
- Occasionally moves common office materials.
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations (in accordance with ADA requirements) may be made, upon request, to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions.
- Work is primarily indoors, but at times may be required to be in an outdoor environment when traveling between campus buildings or off campus.
- Will be exposed to frequent noise caused by telephones and office machines.
- Standard office hours are 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday; some overtime may be required.
- Off-campus, state and regional travel may be required.
The anticipated hourly rate for this position is $17 to $20 per hour.
- Knowledge of principles and practices of financial record keeping, audits, and accounting functions.
- Knowledge of and ability to apply accounting principles (GAAP) to work assignments.
- Knowledge of and ability to implement internal control concepts.
- Ability to apply accounting practices including computation, reconciliation, and other processes to complete work assignments.
- Skill in commonly utilized accounting software and tools including Excel and databases.
- Technical fluency in commonly used software, applications, programs, and other resources and the ability to acquire new technical skills quickly.
- Ability to develop and maintain positive working relationships with internal and external constituents.
- Ability to prioritize, meet deadlines, and work on multiple assignments simultaneously.
- Ability to work independently as well as part of a team.
- Ability to develop a system of organization
- Ability to effectively communicate with internal and external constituents.
- Ability to maintain confidential information.
Required: A bachelor’s degree in accounting or a related field required. A minimum 12 to 24 months of accounting experience is required.
Preferred: The ideal candidate has previous experience in bank and account reconciliation. Additional accounting-related certifications, trainings, and credentials are preferred. Experience in the higher education or non-profit environment is preferred.