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GL Accountant AR

Fort Lewis College
Durango, Colorado, United States
Salary Not Specified
Date posted
Apr 24, 2024

Job Details

Position Summary:

The General Ledger Accountant position performs general ledger accounting and analysis supporting the Controller and the Accounting Office.

Job Description:
  • Responsible for collecting, recording, depositing, and reconciling all incoming payments to the College, daily. Payments will include student account payments, private scholarships, departmental deposits, grant deposits, State funding deposits, campus commerce deposits, and others.
  • Support departments on campus with their deposits and cashiering needs. This includes things like preparing and monitoring petty cash and change funds, coordinating cashiering for the annual POWWOW in April, distribute receipts, troubleshoots problems with the campus cashiering software, and supports the Skyhawk Station.
  • Answers questions from students, college employees, and other third parties about student account charges and payments and refers questions to the appropriate offices and College personnel, if necessary.
  • Enforces, maintains and updates college cashiering policies.
  • Monitoring of cash payments received for 8300 reporting
  • Responsible for developing and monitoring controls that ensure deposits are recorded accurately and adequate controls exist to protect College assets. Answers, researches and resolves questions concerning amounts receipted into specific budget codes.
  • Assists with the Depository bank reconciliation.
  • Assists with balance sheet account review, reconciliation, and analysis. Investigates and resolves discrepancies.
  • Prepares third party billing for review by Senior Accountant and Controller. Third party billing includes MOU invoicing, dual enrollment invoicing, other third-party AR invoicing.
  • Monitors outstanding accounts receivable and follows up on a regular basis to ensure payment is received.
  • Prepares Foundation Scholarship bill each month.
  • Prepares the Private Scholarship Reconciliation each month.
  • Prepares the bookstore reconciliation each month.
  • Performs the Banner AR Student subledger reconciliation to Workday on a regular basis (TGRRCON report). Identifies and corrects variances. Verifies the daily processing of the Banner AR subledger feed to Workday and reconciles variances, corrects detail codes as needed, or prepares JV requests for associated clearing accounts
  • Backup for the Student Billing Specialist (Accounting Tech III). This includes collection management, late fee management, preparation of billing for new terms, year-end tasks, and other billing related tasks.
  • Monthly review and follow up of outstanding student checks
  • Assist with fiscal year-end tasks
  • Assist with 1098-Ts annually
  • Test software upgrades, and help with software implementations when needed.
  • Assists in the fiscal year-end process by preparing schedules and analyses such as: year end cash counts, accruals and deferrals, other fiscal year-end duties as assigned
  • Analyzes and provides solutions to the College's internal control issues, focusing on continuous improvement
  • Assists with and analyzes financial reporting and third-party audits
  • Performs analysis and creates ad hoc reports when requested
  • Assists with researching complex accounting issues and provides support for campus departments as requested.
  • Assists faculty and staff regarding College accounting procedures and internal controls
  • Demonstrates a commitment to diversity, equity, inclusion, and student success, as well as working with broadly diverse communities
  • Maintains knowledge and awareness of digital accessibility including the American with Disabilities Act and Section 508.
  • Perform other duties as assigned
  • Required Education, Specialized Skills and Experience:
  • Bachelor's degree required, preferably in accounting and/or finance, equivalent experience considered along with at least 9 to 12 credit hours of accounting classes
  • One or more years of professional accounting experience
  • Effective computer skills, especially in the use of Excel spreadsheets
  • Demonstrated ability in problem-solving, multi-tasking, and time management
  • Preferred Education, Specialized Skills and Experience:
  • Experience working in higher education or governmental financial reporting
  • Demonstrated experience in fund accounting
  • Knowledge of generally accepted accounting procedures - GAAP
  • Experience with database applications, including Workday, BANNER and/or CORE
  • Experience with software implementations
  • Good decision-making, analytical, communication, organizational, and people skills
Reports To / Supervisory Responsibility:

This position reports directly to the Senior Accountant of Revenue (Bursar) .

Work Environment:

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those that an employee can expect while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
  • Moderate noise (i.e. business office with computers, phone, and printers, light traffic).
  • Ability to work in a confined area.
  • Ability to sit at a computer terminal for an extended period of time.
Physical Demands:

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by the employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential function
  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to, stand, sit; talk, hear, and use hands and fingers to operate a computer and telephone keyboard reach, stoop kneel to install computer equipment
  • Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision requirements due to computer work
  • Light to moderate lifting is required

Travel is not expected for this position.

FLSA Status/ Position Type/Expected Hours of Work/ and Salary Range:
  • Exempt
  • Full Time 1.0 FTE
  • Permanent
  • Full Year
  • Typical Work hours are Monday through Friday 8:00 am-5:00 pm

T he salary range is $52,000 - $57,000 plus a comprehensive benefits package .

Application Process
A complete application packet includes:
  • Cover letter addressing interest and qualifications for the position.

  • Re sume

  • Names and contact information for three current, professional references .

Application materials received by May 6, 2024, will receive full consideration.

The position will remain open until filled.

About Fort Lewis College:

On a sage-brushed mesa overlooking downtown Durango and the La Plata Mountains, Fort Lewis College is Southwest Colorado’s premier public undergraduate research institution. With more than half of the 3,300 students identifying as people of color, FLC’s academic programming and campus life thrive on nurturing safe, diverse spaces for intellectual exploration and helping people achieve their career goals. A Native American-serving, Non-Tribal Institution, FLC is committed to promoting economic development in neighboring tribal communities and connecting students with the education they need to be the change in the world they want to see. Degree programs span the arts, business, education, health sciences, humanities, and social and natural sciences. Coursework builds on the natural, cultural, and historical resources found around the Four Corners region. Students work closely with faculty on research projects with real-world implications. Like the mountain town it resides in, FLC promotes a culture of work-life balance for students, faculty, and staff. Skyhawks enjoy unparalleled access to a healthy outdoor lifestyle thanks to 300 days of sunshine a year and more than 300 miles of hiking and biking trails in and around Durango

Notice to Prospective Employees:
The Fort Lewis College is required by the Clery Act of 1990 to notify prospective employees, current employees, students and applicants where to access our Campus Security Report. The report is updated and published annually in accordance with the Higher Education Amendments of 1998, Federal Student Right-to-Know, the Federal Drug-free Schools and Campuses Act of 1989. This report contains information about:
  • Fort Lewis College's alcohol and other drug policy
  • Sexual assault policy
  • Campus security policies
  • Campus/community resources
  • The Colorado Riot Offense Statute restriction on enrollment
  • Where to find registered sex offender information
  • Crime statistics for the previous three calendar years
  • Reporting crimes
The Campus Security Report can be accessed in two ways:
By going to the internet website at: Fort Lewis College Student Affairs Office will also provide a paper copy of the annual security report upon request. You can reach them at (970) 247-7331.

Equal Opportunity
Fort Lewis College does not discriminate on the basis of race, age, color, religion, national origin, sex*, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, family or domestic status, political beliefs, veteran status, pregnancy, or genetic information. Accordingly, equal opportunity for employment shall be extended to all persons. The College shall promote equal opportunity, equal treatment, and affirmative action efforts to increase the diversity of students, faculty, and staff. The College is dedicated to building a culturally diverse and pluralistic faculty and staff committed to teaching and working in a multicultural environment. To file a report, get resources, read policies, or make an appointment, See

Discrimination Questions?

Office of Compliance and Community Standards
David Pirrone, Director of Compliance
192 Education Business Hall
1000 Rim Drive
Durango, Colorado 81301
(970) 247-7182

Questions about Title IX sex discrimination?
Office of the Title IX Coordinator
Kate Suazo, Assistant Director of Compliance and Title IX Coordinator
230 Skyhawk Station
1000 Rim Drive
Durango, Colorado 81301
(970) 247-6729

Information about Fort Lewis College’s alcohol and drug policy, sexual assault policy, campus security policies, campus crime statistics, fire safety procedures and fire statistics, and campus/community resources can be found in the Annual Security and Fire Safety Report. Hard copies are available upon request.

* Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 and Part 106 of the Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) prohibit discrimination on the basis of sex, including in admission and employment. Inquiries about the application of Title IX and CFR 106 to Fort Lewis College may be directed to FLC's Title IX Coordinator and/or to the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights of the Department of Education.

ADAA Accommodations
Any person with a disability as defined by the ADA Amendments Act of 2008 (ADAAA) may be provided a reasonable accommodation upon request to enable the person to complete an employment assessment. To request an accommodation, please contact Kristin Polens by phone 970-247-7459 or email at least five business days before the assessment date to allow us to evaluate your request and prepare for the accommodation. You may be asked to provide additional information, including medical documentation, regarding functional limitations and type of accommodation needed. Please ensure that you have this information available well in advance of the assessment date.


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