Staff Accountant

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Job Summary:

Perform general accounting functions including reviewing accounting data and reviewing/maintaining internal controls. Reconcile operating bank account monthly and manage the entry of daily bank activity. Manage merchant accounts and ensure compliance with Purchase Card Industry standards. Assist with annual audit preparation. Train College personnel in financial policies, functions and budget management. Provide leadership to Business Office Supervisor.

1. Assist with general accounting. – 40%
•Review Finance transactions to correct and maintain proper account use and coding.
•Assist with general accounting functions as needed. Act as back-up for Journal Voucher entry.
•Act as liaison between Business Office and other College departments in answering accounting and procedural questions.
•Perform vendor maintenance by performing verification procedures on selected vendors.
•Support and work with the AP Specialist in Unclaimed Property reporting.
•Provide guidance and technical advice to AP Specialist and Business Office Supervisor for annual IRS Form 1099 reporting.
•Understand vendor payment process to determine which IRS forms need to be submitted by vendors, such as W-9, W8-BEN.
•Assist with annual audit preparation and work papers as needed.
•Support the Controller.

2. Reconcile Accounts 25%
•Responsible for monthly bank reconciliation of College Bank Account. Work with Cashier to resolve any discrepancies.
•Review and approve daily Cash Account entry.
•Reconcile General Ledger accounts for the monthly and annual closing.

3. Manage merchant accounts -15%
•Manage merchant accounts, track activity and set up new accounts as needed.
•Ensure and maintain current PCI certification for all College Merchant Accounts.
•Train merchant account managers in appropriate data and merchant accounts security.
•Assess the need and appropriate use of new Merchant Accounts, including the need and security of new payment technology.

4. Train College personnel -10%
•Coordinate and assist personnel gaining access to the College accounting system, Banner Finance.
•Inform new Banner Finance users of College Financial policies. Act as point of contact for questions regarding Financial Policies.
•Develop and implement training for College personnel in the use of Banner Finance.

5. Assist with CLV Restricted Grant Funds -10%
•Assist the Concordia Language Villages in proper recordkeeping for governmental and private grants and contracts.
•Work with the Concordia Language Villages to ensure expenses are in compliance with Federal Guidelines and College Financial Policy.
•Aid in reporting and the drawdown of grant funds.


Minimum Qualifications:

• Bachelor’s degree in accounting, business, or related degree
• 3+ years related accounting experience

Preferred Qualifications:

• Bachelor’s degree in Accounting

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Posted: 3/20/2018
Application Due: 5/15/2018
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