Financial Accountant I (Cooperative Agricultural Research Center))

  • Prairie View A&M University
  • Prairie View, TX, USA
  • Oct 02, 2021
Full time Business/Financial Affairs/Financial Aid

Job Description


Prairie View A&M University

Financial Accountant I (Cooperative Agricultural Research Center))

Job Title
Financial Accountant I (Cooperative Agricultural Research Center))

Prairie View A&M University

Adloc Cooperative Extension Programs

Proposed Minimum Salary
$3,194.84 monthly

Job Location
Prairie View, Texas

Job Type

Job Description

Under the general supervision of the Budget Specialist III, the Financial Accountant I is responsible for reconciling and providing various financial reports for accounts for the Cooperative Agricultural Research Center (CARC) in the College of Agriculture and Human Sciences (CAHS). This position is responsible for assisting in the overall improvement of fiscal operations, functions, processes and internal controls to achieve the strategic goals and objectives of the CAHS.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Performs accounting work to include recording, examining and analyzing financial records, documents and reports.
  • Completes monthly reconciliation of statement of accounts for all federal, state, local and private accounts in CAHS, to specifically include those funded under CARC and reports discrepancies to the Budget Specialist III or relevant area.
  • Reviews daily reports and take necessary action, including correspondence with other fiscal staff internal and external to department to ensure that adequate documentation, charges are identified and posted correctly, and/or corrections are made timely and accurately.
  • Provides financial reports intermittently to internal and external stakeholders and assists with the year-end closing of each account and close out of sponsor funded programs.
  • Uses data driven methods to review, improve, develop and/or implement changes and monitor effectiveness of those changes. Assists the Budget Specialist III in leading, reviewing and counseling with administration to identify opportunities for financial reporting and reconciliation improvements.
  • Performs other duties inclusive as deemed necessary.

Required Education and Experience:

  • Bachelor's Degree Accounting, Business or related field
  • Accounting experience in a business office preferred.

Preferred Education and Experience:

  • Master's degree in Accounting, Business or related field
  • Four or more years of experience in an accounting related position

Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Advanced skills in Microsoft Excel
  • Excellent critical thinking and analytical capabilities with attention to detail and accuracy
  • Ability to apply problem-solving skills to complex problems, prioritize, manage multiple projects and meet deadlines.
  • Knowledge of account reconciliation and problem solving
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills

Job Closing Date:

  • 10/8/2021

Required Attachments:

Please attach all required documents listed below in the attachment box labeled as either “Resume/CV or Resume/Cover Letter” on the application. Multiple attachments may be included in the “Resume/CV” or Resume/Cover Letter” attachment box. Any additional attachments provided outside of the required documents listed below are considered optional.

  • Cover Letter
  • Resume or Curriculum Vitae

Application Submission Guidelines:

All applicants are required to apply via our Career Site on or before the closing date indicated on the job posting. Applicant inquiries received via email and websites such as Indeed, HigherEdJobs, etc. will not be considered unless the individual has applied to the available position via the PVAMU Career site.

The required documents listed in the above Required Attachments section must be attached to the application prior to the job closing date indicated to ensure full consideration for the application submitted. Please contact the Office of Human Resource on or before the closing date indicated above at 936-261-1730 or should you need assistance with the online application process.

Background Check Requirements:

All positions are security-sensitive. Applicants are subject to a criminal history investigation, and employment is contingent upon the institution's verification of credentials and/or other information required by the institution's procedures, including the completion of the criminal history check.

Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action/Veterans/Disability Employer committed to diversity.

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About Us
For more than 140 years, Prairie View A&M University (PVAMU) has been igniting passion in its students. With an established reputation for producing engineers, nurses and educators, PVAMU offers baccalaureate degrees, master’s degrees and doctoral degree programs through nine colleges and schools. The University has an enrollment of more than 8,500 students. Designated an institution of “the first class” in the Texas Constitution, PVAMU is the second-oldest public institution of higher education in the state and a member of The Texas A&M University System. The University is dedicated to fulfilling its land-grant mission of achieving excellence in teaching, research and service.

PVAMU is conveniently located near the rapidly growing residential and commercial area known as the Northwest Houston Corridor. The developing Northwest Houston Corridor offers newly developed suburban communities, a variety of shopping and dining near the Houston Premium Outlets and is a short, 35-minute commute into downtown Houston. For more information, visit Your career opportunities with a “University of the first class” begins here!

Prairie View A&M University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action/Veterans/Disability Employer.

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