Accountant I

  • Georgia Southern University
  • Statesboro, GA, USA
  • Jan 28, 2020
Full time   Business/Financial Affairs/Financial Aid

Job Description


Accountant I
Georgia Southern University

Requisition Number: STA002626

Department: 3900340201-Financial Accounting, Office

Position Status: Full-Time

Position Summary:
Office of Financial Accounting. The Accountant I assists with overall Accounting and Financial Reporting University operations; safeguards University assets and manages internal controls to mitigate risks and ensure that official financial records of University are current and accurate; develops and maintains reporting tools and guidelines to provide superior financial information to support University's mission, strategic management initiatives, and vision; prepares integrated financial and statistical reports, statements, projections, and recommendations that may have long-term impact on funding for University.

Essential Functions

Performs related duties as assigned to support the mission of the University.
Supports the University's accounting functions, monitoring and abiding by division's internal control procedures.
Prepares and posts financial transactions to the General Ledger for the University.
Assists with preparation of the University's annual financial statements.
Analyzes and reconciles General Ledger Accounts.
Assists in the preparation of internal, external, and other audits.
Communicates policies and procedures and exchanges non-routine information to customers using tact and persuasion as appropriate and readily responds to requests for information.
Prepares, reviews, and conducts analysis of applicable Governmental Accounting Standards Board (GASB), Georgia Budgetary Law, and University System of Georgia policies and procedures.
Performs daily maintenance to University's financial system.
Prepares, reviews, and conducts analysis of University's annual financial statements.
Works with the Georgia Department of Audits during annual financial audit to provide analysis and documentation for the University's Annual Financial Report.

Georgia Southern University is a Tobacco-Free Community.

Minimum Education Required:
Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting

Could a level of job-related experience higher than the minimum required for the position substitute for the minimum level of education?: No

Minimum Experience Required:
None required

Could a level of education higher than the minimum required for the position substitute for the minimum level of job-related experience?: No

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:
Effective communication (verbal and written), organization and human relations skills; ability to work well in a diverse environment; proficiency with computer and Microsoft Office Applications software including word processing, spreadsheets, and databases; legally authorized to work in the United States; successful completion of background investigation prior to employment.

Preferred Education:

Preferred Experience::

Salary Range: up to $39,750

Job Open Date: 01/24/2020

Job Closing Date: 3/6/2020

Special Instructions Summary:

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