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Accountant I

Alcorn State University
Lorman, Mississippi, United States
Salary Not Specified
Date posted
Mar 14, 2024

Job Details

Posting Details

Position Information

Job Title
Accountant I

FLSA Status

Posted Salary Range
Commensurate with experience.

Employment Status
Full Time


Job Summary

The incumbent is responsible for ensuring that bank entries are posted timely, accurately, and reconciled to the University’s general ledger. He/she analyzes revenue and expense accounts to ensure the state budget is maintained.

Knowledge Skills and Abilities

Knowledge of Generally Accepted Accounting Principles.
Knowledge of Governmental Accounting Standards Board.
Knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite.
Strong communication skills, verbal, written and interpersonal.
Effective time management skills.
Strong analytical skills.
Ability to interpret federal and state laws and regulations.
Ability to analyze financial data and effectively communicate findings to management.
Ability to make sound and independent judgements.

Essential Job Functions
  • Maintains the general ledger, including preparation of journal entries with supporting analysis and documentation.
  • Completes monthly and year-end balancing and reconciling for state, federal and institutional funds.
  • Sets up new accounts, reconciles accounts and closes monthly books.
  • Reconciles bank accounts timely, verifies deposits, and addresses bank inquiries.
  • Runs payroll feed processes to the general ledger, making journal entries as needed.
  • Assists in the preparation of year-end financial statements.
  • Other related duties, as assigned.
  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting, Business Administration, Finance or related field.
  • Master’s degree preferred.
  • Two (s) years’ accounting experience.
Licensing and Certifications


Physical Requirements

Work in noisy (above 85 decibels) areas

Sedentary Work - Exerting 10 pounds

Light Work - Exerting up to 20 pounds

Medium Work - Exerting 20-50 pounds

Heavy Work - Exerting 50-100 pounds

Very Heavy Work - Exerting in excess of 100 pounds


Extended Work Hours

Posting Detail Information

Posting Number

Number of Vacancies


Position End Date (if temporary)

Open Date

Close Date

Open Until Filled

EEO Statement

Alcorn State University

Equal Employment Opportunity and Notice of Non-Discrimination
Alcorn State University is an affirmative action and equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, disability, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran status, or genetic information. Alcorn State University is committed to providing access, equal opportunity and reasonable accommodation for individuals with disabilities in employment, its services, programs, and activities.

Advertising Summary
Excellent Benefits Package

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Applicant Documents
Required Documents
  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter/Letter of Application
  3. Unofficial Transcripts
  4. Letter of Recommendation (Professional)
  5. Letter of Recommendation (Personal)
  6. Letter of Recommendation (Professional or Personal)
Optional Documents


 Alcorn State University

A great educational choice, Alcorn State University in Mississippi is a place of purpose, history, and discovery, and the nation's oldest, land-grant HBCU

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