Accountant III

Atlanta, Georgia
Jan 16, 2018
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

The Accountant III performs subsidiary ledger to general ledger reconciliations, verifies and posts a variety of financial transactions in accordance with Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP) and University System of Georgia (USG) policies and procedures. The Accountant III compiles and analyzes complex financial data to ensure the development of accurate and consistent financial and operating reports.

Specific Duties and Responsibilities
Essential Duties:
1. Prepare subsidiary ledger to general ledger reconciliations.
2. Compile and verify the accuracy and validity of complex accounting transactions, often requiring in-depth analysis and resolution.
3. Compile and analyze data to prepare entries to general ledger.
4. Analyze financial information for accuracy in processing month-end closing.
5. Review monthly reports and make adjusting journal entries as needed.
6. Review posting of transactions to appropriate accounts.
7. Maintain financial records, including general accounting activities.
8. Assist in the preparation of the Annual Financial Report.
9. May participate in asset management, construction or facilities related projects, including depreciation and reconciliation of fixed assets.
10. Perform other related duties as assigned.

Physical Demands/Work Environment
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel including the use of a computer keyboard; reach with hands and arms; and talk or hear including the use of a telephone. The employee is frequently required to walk. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, and ability to adjust focus.

The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.

NOTICE: The above job profile does not include all essential and nonessential duties of this job. All employees with disabilities are encouraged to contact Human Resources to review and discuss the essential and nonessential functions of the job. An employee with a disability can evaluate the job in greater detail to determine if she/he can safely perform the essential function of this job with or without reasonable accommodation.

AMSC is an equal employment opportunity employer. AMSC does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex (including sexual harassment), national origin, disability, age or military/veteran status.

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Minimum Qualifications: Education, Experience, and Licenses
Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university in accounting, business, or finance, and a minimum of three years of demonstrated related job experience.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

-Knowledge and experience in PeopleSoft, fund accounting, and University System of Georgia or higher education accounting and financial reporting.
-Ability to apply advanced accounting principles and practices as they relate to recording and reporting financial transactions and related data in a college and university environment.
-Demonstrated ability to work with multiple tasks to meet deadlines.
-Strong attention to detail and high level of discretion and confidentiality.
-Ability to work autonomously and handle concurrent multiple priorities.                              

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