Reporting to the Accounting Manager, the General Ledger Accountant
maintains the College’s general ledger to accurately and completely
reflect accounting information. This position may supervise other
fiscal related professional staff.
This is a full-time exempt, at will position.
Please be advised beginning October 18, 2021 of the Washington
State employees requirement to be fully vaccinated from COVID-19 as
a condition of employment. Additional details located in the
Supplemental Information section.
PRIMARY DUTIES & ESSENTIAL TASKS
- Maintain all general ledger accounts and balances in a
complete, accurate and timely manner;
- Analyze and interpret general ledger information;
- Reconcile general ledger accounts with subsidiary ledgers;
- Prepare and post general ledger journal entries;
- Design and generate ledger reports for management;
- Take a lead role in month- and year-end closing processes;
- Prepare fiscal and financial reports;
- Interpret and apply applicable federal and state
- Create efficient processes to enhance productivity in alignment
with best practices;
- Make recommendations for changes or refinement as
- Represent the college on site visits or during formal
conferences with auditors;
- Conduct and provide technical workshops and other training
activities for college personnel on fiscal related topics;
- Serve on college committees;
- Act as backup to the Accounting Manager as necessary;
- Perform other duties as assigned.
- Communicate effectively (written and orally);
- Excellent time-management and organizational skills;
- Exceptional attention to detail;
- Meet established deadlines;
- Collaborate effectively within a team;
- Use Microsoft Office and appropriate financial software.
- Bachelor's Degree in Accounting from an accredited college or
- Two years of relevant professional experience in fiscal,
accounting, planning, fund development or budget;
- Equivalent education and work experience which includes two
years of relevant professional experience in fiscal, accounting,
planning, fund development or budget.
- Three years of full-time working experience with general
- Experience working with PeopleSoft;
- Experience working in a college environment;
- Working with diverse academic, cultural, and ethnic backgrounds
of community college students and employees.
Applicants considered for this position will be required to
disclose if they are the subject of any substantiated findings or
current investigations related to sexual misconduct at their
current employment and past employment. Disclosure is required
under Washington state law.
Conditions of Employment
Highline College does require
COVID-19 vaccinations for all students, staff and faculty –– with
waivers for specific exemptions –– for those who physically attend
courses, operations, or other in-person activities. This decision
was made in accordance with
higher education proclamation
20-12.4. A candidate will not be
asked to report their vaccination status unless they are hired by
the college. If a candidate chosen for hiring is not fully
vaccinated from COVID-19 and plans to submit a medical or religious
exemption to this employment condition, the hiring process will be
suspended until a decision has been made regarding any exemption
application which is submitted. A candidate will not be allowed to
do any work for Highline College or be onboarded as a new employee
during the time period when the exemption is being considered. The
request for an exemption does not guarantee approval.
ABOUT HIGHLINE COLLEGE
Founded in 1961, Highline College is situated in a diverse
community just 15 minutes south of Seattle. The college annually
serves more than 16,500 students –– a student population of over
70% students of color, representing 35 nations and more than 100
languages. The college embraces equity, inclusion and social
justice, with core goals of student attainment, diversity,
community Engagement and sustainability. The student body at
Highline College is made up of Transfer students, Running Start
students, Professional-Technical students, International students,
Comprehensive Transition Program for students with intellectual
disabilities, Adult Basic Education and English Language Learners.
In addition, we offer six bachelor of applied science, four-year
MISSION AND VISION
As an essential part of our mission and vision
, diversity, equity and
inclusion are promoted and fostered in all aspects of college
APPLICATIONS MUST BE FILED ONLINE AT:
Your online application must include the following three
attachments to be considered complete:
1. A detailed RESUME.
2. A cover letter (two-page maximum) that addresses the REQUIRED
QUALIFICATIONS, and to the extent applicable, the DESIRED
QUALIFICATIONS of the position.
3. A one page response to the DIVERSITY STATEMENT found in the
Supplemental Questions Tab.
Should you have any difficulties uploading your documents or
navigating the application process, please contact NEOGOV Technical
Support at 1-855-524-5627, Mon- Fri 6:00 AM to 6:00 PM Pacific
Highline College offers an outstanding benefits package with a full
range of benefits that include multiple medical, dental, life and
disability coverage options for employees and eligible family
members; choice of retirement and deferred compensation plans to
save for the future; paid holidays, sick time, and vacation,
reduced tuition, employee discounts, memberships, Employee
Assistance Program and more.
Highline College is an Equal Opportunity Employer
Highline College is an equal opportunity employer. The College is
committed to enhancing the diversity of our faculty and staff, as
well as our student population. We strive to create a working
environment that includes and respects cultural, racial, ethnic,
sexual orientations, and gender identity diversity. We strongly
encourage applicants to apply without regard to race, color,
religion, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, age, marital or
veteran status, disability, or any other legal protected
The College complies with the Americans with Disabilities Act.
Applicants needing accommodations in the application process in an
alternative format may contact the Human Resources office at (206)
592-3812. Persons who are deaf or hard of hearing may dial 711 to
place a call through Washington Relay, the state's free
telecommunication access service.
Title IX Policy
Highline College complies with Title IX regulations. For details on
our policies, see our website https://humanresources.highline.edu/faculty-and-staff/policies/title-ix/
The College appointing authorities reserve the right and may
exercise the option to make an employment decision prior to the
conclusion of the recruitment process.