Accountant I

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Accountant I
Georgia Southern University

Requisition Number: STA002227

Department: 3900340311-Research Accounting

Position Status: Full-Time

Position Summary:
Research Accounting. The Accountant I assists with overall Accounting and Financial Reporting operations and projects, including managing internal controls to mitigate risks.

Essential Functions

  • Performs technical and specialized work preparing and analyzing financial reports and records.
  • Examines a variety of financial statements for completeness, accuracy, and compliance with uniform accounting classifications in accordance with Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP).
  • Ensures the official financial records of the University are current and accurate.
  • Develops and maintains reporting tools and guidelines to provide superior financial information which supports the University's missions, strategic management initiatives, and leadership vision.
  • Participates in the preparation, review, and analysis of annual financial statements prepared in accordance with FASB regulations.

    Georgia Southern University is a Tobacco Free Campus.

    Minimum Education Required:
    Bachelor’s Degree

    Could a level of job-related experience higher than the minimum required for the position substitute for the minimum level of education?: Yes

    Minimum Experience Required:

    Could a level of education higher than the minimum required for the position substitute for the minimum level of job-related experience?: No

    Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:
    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.

    Preferred Education:
    Knowledge of the University System of Georgia’s policies and procedures, applicable Governmental Accounting Standards (GASB), and Georgia Budgetary Law.

    Preferred Experience::
    Two or more years of related accounting work experience in a University setting

    Salary Range: $27,540 - $34,418

    Job Open Date: 01/02/2019

    Job Closing Date: 1/23/2019

    Special Instructions Summary:

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    Georgia Southern University provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, religion, age, veteran status, political affiliation, or disability. Individuals in need of reasonable accommodations under the Americans with Disabilities Act to participate in the search process should notify Human Resources: (912) 478-5468 or HR-TDD: (912) 478-0791.

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    Posted: 1/3/2019
    Application Due: 1/24/2019
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