Accountant - Associate

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Classification Title Accountant - Associate Position Type Staff Department Office of Accounting Position Title Accountant - Associate Position Number 8900 Pay Grade Range Nature of Work

At the University of West Georgia, we’re in the business of transforming lives and changing perspectives. From success in the classroom and chosen career fields to success on the athletic field and the total college experience, UWG has more than 1100 full-time faculty and staff members dedicated to helping you succeed. Over 13,000 students pursuing undergraduate and graduate degrees attend UWG presently.

Additionally, UWG is a qualifying employer under the Department of Education Public Service Loan Forgiveness program (PSLF). This program provides student loan repayment and forgiveness for qualifying loans for eligible full-time employees. See for more information.

This position performs accounting functions using established processes, including but not limited to the reconciliation of assigned general ledger accounts. Typical assignments consist of accounts such as student receivables, liabilities, revenues and deferred revenue. Create, review and enter journal entries, including but not limited to: revenue transfers, expenditure transfers, reclassifications, campus charges, daily banking, and Banner transactions. Such duties include verifying proper approval has been obtained from impacted departments. Scanning and indexing of all journal entries. Coordinate with daily accounts payable check printing process, preparation of related positive pay files and assist with uploading of electronic payment information to financial institutions. Respond to on-campus requests for information. Assist with month-end and year-end close processes and ad hoc reporting analysis.

Required Qualifications

Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university with a major in Accounting or Finance. Candidates with other degrees may be considered if they can demonstrate equivalent education through professional certifications or by submitting their transcripts. Knowledge of Generally Accepted Accounting Principles. Experience with Microsoft Office Suite, particularly Excel. Ability to multi-task and work as a team player.

Preferred Qualifications

Preference will be given to candidates with previous experience using PeopleSoft and/or Banner.

Salary $17.14 (minimum) - $22.38 (midpoint) Hourly Physical Requirements/Working Conditions

Ability to move about the office freely, communicate without restriction, lift heavy boxes. Job requires extended hours during peak work periods as determined by the Director of Accounting.

Does this position require any special certification/ license? If yes, please specify. None required Work Hours Notice to Applicants

Please be advised that should you be recommended for a position, University System of Georgia Board of Regents policy requires the completion of a background check as a prior condition of employment.

It is the policy of the University of West Georgia to follow federal law in regards to affirmative action and equal opportunity. The University of West Georgia.s affirmative action program and related policies are developed in compliance with Executive Orders 11246 and 11375, as amended; Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964; the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 (Sections 503 & 504) and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (Title II) and their implementing regulations; the Age Discrimination in Employment Act of 1967; and the Vietnam Era Veterans Readjustment Assistance Act of 1974, as it amends 38 U.S.C. 4212.

About the University of West Georgia Posting Detail Information

Posting Number S01066P Posting Date 02/12/2019 Closing Date 02/25/2019 Open Until Filled No Special Instructions to Applicant Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * Do you have a Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university with a major in Accounting or Finance or an equivalent of a different degree and eqivalent education through professional certifications or by submitting transcripts?
    • Yes
    • No
Applicant Documents Required Documents
  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter
Optional Documents
  1. Letter of Reference 1
  2. Letter of Reference 2
  3. Unofficial Transcript
  4. Other Document




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Posted: 2/13/2019
Application Due: 2/26/2019
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