Accountant

Employer
Alcorn State University
Location
Mississippi, United States
Salary
Salary Not Specified
Posted Date
Mar 24, 2022

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Business & Management, Accounting & Finance, Business Administration, Administrative, Business & Administrative Affairs, Financial Affairs
Employment Type
Full Time
Posting Details

Position Information

Job Title

Accountant

FLSA Status

Exempt

Posted Salary Range

Commensurate with experience

Employment Status

Full Time

Department

Finance & Administration Department

Minimum Qualifications

A Bachelor’s Degree in business and finance or related field. An MBA degree is preferred.

Job Summary

Serves on the university’s accounting staff which is committed to the values of transparency, accountability, and responsibility. The incumbent will analyze revenue and expense accounts to ensure that our state operating budget is maintained.

Knowledge Skills and Abilities

•Knowledgeable of Generally Accepted Accounting Principles
•Knowledgeable of Governmental Accounting Standards Board
•Knowledgeable in Microsoft Excel and Word
•Ability to analyze financial data and effectively communicate findings to management
•Interpret federal and state laws and regulations
•Maintain integrity and confidentiality
•Possess strong analytical skills
•Show initiative that promotes growth and development of the university
•Effective time management skills
•He/she must possess sound judgement and be able to communicate effectively
•The incumbent must maintain a high level of confidentiality when handling sensitive data
•He/she must be able to work independently

Essential Job Functions

•Authorize payments and reconcile payroll withholdings/insurances processed by the Payroll Office and the Human Resources Departments.
•Assist at year-end in the preparation of the GASB reporting and Note Disclosures.
•Perform monthly activities to reconcile the general ledger and bank accounts, including but not limited to Proprietary Fund. Follow up on discrepancies to find cause and create journal entries to correct errors.
•Prepare journal vouchers and obtain approval for entries necessary to update general ledger for un-posted activity. Maintain files for audit.
•Perform interdepartmental journal entries
•Manage petty cash accounts
•Review general ledger activity to determine incorrect fund, organization, program, and account code usage; propose corrective entries; key into the system and forward for approval.
•Reconcile Title IV funds submitted by Financial Aid.

Qualifications

A Bachelor’s Degree in business and finance or related field. An MBA degree is preferred.

Licensing and Certifications

N/A

Physical Requirements

Work in noisy (above 85 decibels) areas

Sedentary Work - Exerting 10 pounds

Light Work - Exerting up to 20 pounds

Occasionally

Medium Work - Exerting 20-50 pounds

Heavy Work - Exerting 50-100 pounds

Very Heavy Work - Exerting in excess of 100 pounds

Travel

Occasionally

Extended Work Hours

Occasionally

Posting Detail Information

Posting Number

S631

Number of Vacancies

1

Location

Lorman

Position End Date (if temporary)

Open Date

07/06/2020

Close Date

Open Until Filled

Yes

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

Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * Do you have a bachelor's degree in business and finance or related field?
    • Yes
    • No
  2. * Do you have knowledge of Generally Accepted Accounting Principles?
    • Yes
    • No
  3. Have you previously performed bank reconciliations?
    • Yes
    • No
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

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