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Accounting Specialist I

Florida Gulf Coast University
Florida, United States
Salary Not Specified
Posted Date
Jun 30, 2022

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Business & Management, Accounting & Finance, Administrative, Business & Administrative Affairs, Financial Affairs
Employment Type
Full Time
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Job Summary

The Accounting Specialist I performs routine accounting functions. Prepares and posts recurring journal entries, reconciles accounts, audits transactions, and prepares reports.

Florida Gulf Coast University is committed to establishing and maintaining an inclusive working and learning environment in which students, faculty, administrators, staff, curriculum, social activities, governance, and all other aspects of the campus life reflect a diverse, multi-cultural, and international worldview.

At FGCU, we collectively stand against any individual or group that practices any form of racism, discrimination, intolerance, hate expressions, or disrespect. We are committed to preparing students to understand, live among, appreciate, and work in an inherently diverse country and world made up of people with different ethnic and racial backgrounds, religious beliefs, abilities, ages, gender identities, sexual orientations, socio-economic status, cultural traditions, family statuses, and military backgrounds. FGCU strives to hire great people from a wide variety of backgrounds, not just because it’s the right thing to do, but because it makes our University stronger. The University community recognizes the importance of a diverse and inclusive institution and holds these ideals as paramount for the current and future success of the institution.

We seek colleagues who promote and embrace diversity, equity, and inclusion. We encourage individuals from diverse backgrounds to apply for this position as we believe that our University will grow and move forward through a commitment of equality for all.

Job Description

Typical duties include but are not limited to:
  • Processes, codes and posts accounting transactions such as travel reimbursements, invoices, check requests, p-card charges, etc.
  • Balances and reconciles accounting records.
  • Ensures transactions are in compliance with policies, procedures, and business processes.
  • Receives and audits travel expenses for validity, accuracy and compliance with policies and procedures.
  • Receives and processes cash, checks, credit card, and electronic fund transactions. Records transactions, audits cash collection records, and records journal entries.
  • Audits, processes, and records refund transactions.
  • Records, reconciles, and collects on checks returned unpaid by the bank.
  • Cancels and reissues lost and stale dated checks.
  • Prepares invoices and processes billing.
  • Prepares reports and statements.
  • Responds to customers with questions or problems related to accounting functions and policies.
Other Duties:
  • Performs other job-related duties as assigned.
Additional Job Description

Required Qualifications:
  • High School diploma or equivalent.
  • Four years of relevant full-time accounting support experience.
  • Any appropriate combination of relevant education, experience, and/or certifications may be considered.
  • Experience operating a personal computer and proficient with Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Outlook).
  • Experience with general accounting procedures.
Preferred Qualifications:
  • Associate’s Degree from an accredited institution in Accounting, or closely related field.
  • Accounting experience in a higher education setting.
  • Experience with Banner Finance module.
  • Experience with Workday.
Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:
  • Knowledge of University Chart of Accounts.
  • Knowledge of generally accepted accounting principles and practices.
  • Knowledge of general office procedures.
  • Knowledge of or ability to learn Banner or similar enterprise financial management software application.
  • Strong interpersonal, verbal, and written communication skills.
  • Excellent organizational skills and the ability to prioritize and complete simultaneous projects.
  • Skill in completing assignments accurately and with attention to detail.
  • Ability to thrive in an organization that values the diversity of its student body and workforce and actively promotes equity and inclusion.
  • Ability to interact in a professional manner with a diverse group of staff, faculty, students, and vendors.
  • Ability to work successfully as both a member of a team and independently with minimal supervision.
  • Ability to take initiative to plan, organize, coordinate and perform work in various situations when numerous and diverse demands are involved.
  • Ability to interpret and apply laws, regulations, policies and procedures consistently.
Salary: $14.37 hourly to negotiable ($30,000 annually to negotiable)

FGCU is an EOE AA /F/Vet/Disability Employer.
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