Accountant/Financial Analyst - Financial Services

  • Southeast Missouri State University
  • Cape Girardeau, MO, USA
  • Dec 29, 2023
Full time Business/Financial Affairs/Financial Aid

Job Description


Accountant/Financial Analyst - Financial Services

Southeast Missouri State University

Salary: $40,000.00 - $55,000.00 Annually

Job Type: Full-Time

Job Number: 202300034-01

Location: Cape Girardeau, MO

Department: Accounting Services


Position Summary


Financial Services

Full Time: Hybrid/remote work opportunities available for this position (Must reside in MO, IA, AR, KS, KY, TN, IL, or FL)

Primary Responsibilities

  • Reconciliation and analysis of various balance sheet and income statement accounts to ensure compliance, integrity of balances and accuracy and timeliness of financial reporting
  • Reconciliation and analysis of various operating ledger accounts to ensure proper budgeting and reporting for the overall health of the University
  • Responsible for general ledger accounting, including journal entry preparation
  • Prepare various internal and external financial reports and analyses
  • Prepare work papers for annual external audit
  • Apply all internal and external policies and guidelines to ensure compliance with internal and external (federal, state, and other agencies) regulatory guidance
  • Ability to evaluate and apply generally accepted accounting principles
  • Research, review and resolve unusual variances with minimal supervision
  • Serve as liaison between the controller's office and financial managers across the university campus
  • Conduct training with University personnel on accounting procedures

Required Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree in Accounting or Business with appropriate experience
  • Demonstrated knowledge and application of generally accepted accounting principles; prior accounting job experience a plus; grant experience a plus
  • Demonstrated use of a computerized accounting system; prior experience with reconciling and analyzing balance sheet and income statement accounts a plus
  • Must be PC proficient with strong experience using Excel, Word and Access
  • Excellent verbal and written communication
  • Excellent organizational skills and ability to work with minimal supervision
  • Experience and understanding of customer service

Required Information & Deadline

Application Deadline: The review of applications will begin immediately, and will continue until the position has been filled.

To Apply: Submit the following items online by clicking on the APPLY button at the top of the page:

  • letter of interest addressing all position qualifications
  • resume
  • names and contact information of three professional references may be asked for at a later date

Additional Information

About Southeast Missouri State University (SEMO): Founded in 1873 and accredited by the Higher Learning Commission, Southeast Missouri State University provides student-centered education and experiential learning with a foundation of liberal arts and sciences, embracing a tradition of access, exceptional teaching and commitment to student success that significantly contributes to the development of the region and beyond. SEMO values access to high quality, affordable education with a broadly representative student body, faculty and staff that respects and celebrates a diverse learning community in a global society.
SEMO Fact Book: Institutional Research Factbook | SEMO
SEMO Strategic Action Plan: Strategic Action Plan (

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Southeast Missouri State University is committed to providing equal employment opportunity and to the principles of affirmative action. In accordance with this commitment, and in compliance with the requirements of applicable laws, it is the policy of the University to provide equal opportunity for all applicants and employees in its employment practices, without regard to race, color, ethnicity, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, genetic information, disability, or protected veteran status. The University believes that a diverse University community advances the academic purposes of the University and enhances the working and learning environment.


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