Accountant, Staff



Requested Start Date:

December 1, 2020

Normal Work Schedule:

8:00 am – 4:30 pm Monday-Friday, some evenings and weekends required

Job Summary:

The Staff Accountant maintains and controls the General Ledger accounts and business transactions of the organization, applying the Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP) that includes analytical work and thorough review of financial records. The staff accountant will gain understanding of specific business units, prepares analysis, and provides financial support to Schools and Departments throughout the University.

Essential Functions:

  • Assists with required tax filings.
  • Assists with preparation of annual financial statements.
  • Assists with monthly reconciliation of balance sheet accounts.
  • Assists with the preparation of the annual budget.
  • Interprets and follows procedures outlined in GASB and ACHE publications, Governmental GAAP Guide, JSU Policy and Procedures Manual, and Federal Guidelines Manuals.
  • Serves as a technical resource and provides assistance to administrators, dean, directors and supervisors.
  • Stays current and complies with GASB, ACHE, local, state and federal legislation affecting public sector law.
  • Helps oversee and provides counsel and assistance regarding financial matters for the institution.
  • Assists with monthly and annual financial statements, EBO, IPEDS, ACHE and other reporting as required.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.
  • Assists the Controller with the day-to-day, monthly, and year-end operations of the University including budget review and analysis.
  • Reviews transactions, prepare journal vouchers and receipt necessary deposits.
  • Assists with preparation of annual NCAA and Equity in Athletics reports
  • Assists with FEMA projects accounting, documentation, and correspondence.
  • Assists with other Federal reporting as needed.

Required Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's-degree in Accounting
  • Accounting experience is a plus

Preferred Qualifications:

Required Documents:

  1. Cover Letter
  2. Resume
  3. Transcript

Additional Information: None

Supplemental Questions: None

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