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Highline College
Washington, United States
Salary Not Specified
Posted date
Sep 27, 2021

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Business & Management, Accounting & Finance, Administrative, Business & Administrative Affairs, Financial Affairs, Student Affairs, Disabled Student Services, Minority & Multicultural Affairs, Other Student Affairs
Employment Type
Full Time
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General Summary

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.

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 regulations;
  • Create efficient processes to enhance productivity in alignment with best practices;
  • Make recommendations for changes or refinement as appropriate;
  • 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.
Ability to:
  • 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 university; AND
  • 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 ledger;
  • Experience working with PeopleSoft;
  • Experience working in a college environment;
  • Working with diverse academic, cultural, and ethnic backgrounds of community college students and employees.

Supplemental Information

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.

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 degrees.

As an essential part of our mission and vision , diversity, equity and inclusion are promoted and fostered in all aspects of college life.

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.

Need Help?
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 Time.

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 status.

Reasonable Accommodations:
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

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.

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