Accountant/Analyst (General Accounting)

Job description

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Department: Accounting & Financial Operations

Location: District Administration

Reports To: Senior Accountant/Analyst

Recruitment Type: External/Internal

Requisition ID: req105

Employment Type: Full-Time Support Staff

Vacancy Number: 187-18

Union Position: Non-Union

Work Schedule: Standard College Hours: M-F, 8:30am - 5pm

Number of Openings: 1

Job Description:


Responsible for reconciling various accounts and projections of financial information and completing other special projects as needed.


  • Provides all levels of management with useful and accurate financial information on a timely basis via verbal communication or written documentation
  • Performs quantitative analysis to assist management in reviewing/resolving business issues and improving overall accuracy/efficiency
  • Assists with the preparation and/or presentation of documentation for annual audit and any internal or external audits, reviews and site visits
  • Partners with College stakeholders to understand their underlying business practices to insure that appropriate internal controls are in place and that business activity is recorded in accordance with GAAP
  • Ensures the accuracy of information through monthly analysis and reconciliation of assigned balance sheet accounts and variance research for related income statement accounts
  • Identifies and resolves any issues or reconciling items related to general ledger balance sheet accounts
  • Inputs and maintains appropriate information in the Banner accounting system module and other business systems in the department and recommends and/or assists with implementation of enhancements and conversions
  • Prepares support schedules and other analyses as needed for the long-range plan, including projections of revenues and expenses
  • Tracks and reconciles activity with external partners, including Barnes and Noble and Regional Transit Authority
  • Compiles and analyzes financial information to prepare journal entries to accounts, such as accruals, corrections, charge backs, redistributions and other standard entries
  • Reviews unrestricted funds, as well as high-level reviews of all College funds
  • Participates in training with regard to College policies and procedures
  • Performs other duties as assigned



  • Bachelor's degree in Accounting, Business, or a related field
    • Significant related experience may substitute for education
  • Minimum of three years of demonstrated experience in financial and/or management analysis and reporting
  • Demonstrated experience making sound decisions that affect a work unit or team
  • Demonstrated experience in a role requiring diverse problem solving methods in a variety of situations

  • Possess basic knowledge of fundamental GAAP, GASB, and OMB concepts, practices and procedures and ability to apply in varied situations as it pertains to the departmental focus
  • Possess excellent analytical and problem solving skills
  • Ability to effectively respond to requests from multiple levels of the College in various departments
  • Possess excellent organizational and prioritization skills with demonstrated attention to detail
  • Ability to be creative and exercise initiative
  • Possess excellent written, verbal and interpersonal communication skills
  • Possess strong organizational and time-management skills
  • Ability to work accurately with great attention to detail
  • Ability to adjust to changing priorities and respond appropriately to deadlines
  • Intermediate-level proficiency with Microsoft Excel (or equivalent programs)
  • Basic-level proficiency with Microsoft: Outlook, Word, Access, & PowerPoint (or equivalent programs)
  • Ability to confidentially and discreetly handle subject matters requiring privacy and sensitivity
  • Ability to collaborate, persuade and gain cooperation and acceptance of ideas on significant projects
  • Ability to develop and maintain relationships with key contacts to enhance work flow and quality
  • Possess sensitivity to respond appropriately to the needs of a diverse population


  • Service Focus
  • Communication
  • Quality of Work

  • Collaboration
  • Time Utilization

  • Adaptability
  • Continuous Improvement


  • Certified Public Accountant or Certified Management Accountant (or candidate for either)
  • Demonstrated experience with the Banner System (or equivalent program)
  • Demonstrated accounting experience in higher education, fund accounting, and/or externally funded projects


(The 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.)
  • The work is performed in a normal, professional office environment;
  • The work area is adequately lighted, heated and ventilated;
  • Typically, the employee may sit comfortably to perform the duties of the job and will perform repetitive motions with hands/fingers using a computer mouse and keyboard to type. However, there may be some walking; standing; bending; carrying of light items such as papers, files, pamphlets, books, etc.;
  • Work may also require walking and standing in conjunction with travel to and attendance at meetings and conferences away from the worksite

Special Note:

Special Note:

Special Instructions to Applicants: During the application process, you may be required to attach a cover letter and/or resume. It is recommended that you have these documents ready to be attached electronically to the online application. This system accepts only MS Word or PDF attachments. Any employment with the College is contingent upon satisfactory completion of a background check and drug screen.

Affirmative Action Statement: Cuyahoga Community College is committed to attaining excellence through the recruitment and retention of a qualified and diverse workforce. Cuyahoga Community College is an equal employment/educational opportunity institution.





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Posted: 3/24/2018
Application Due: 5/19/2018
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