Accountant I

  • Georgia Southern University
  • Statesboro, GA, USA
  • Feb 03, 2020
Full time   Business/Financial Affairs/Financial Aid

Job Description

Position Title: Accountant I Pos. # 10012619 (Req. # STA00)

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 Requirements: Bachelor's Degree in Accounting; 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

Salary Range: up to $40,000

Application Deadline: TBD

TO APPLY: Please visit the Georgia Southern University employment website and complete the application process at The application process must be completed by the deadline to be considered. Georgia is an open records state. Individuals in need of reasonable accommodations under the ADA to participate in the search process should notify Human Resources: (912) 478-5468. Georgia Southern University is an EEO/AA/ADA/Veteran employer.

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