Senior Accountant

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Posting Details

Position Information

Position Title Senior Accountant Posting Number Sta00530 Recruitment Type External - Open to All Applicants Employment Type Full-Time Benefits Available Yes Position Summary Information

Nature of Work

The Senior Accountant reports to the Assistant Vice President for Budget and Finance/Comptroller and is responsible for assisting with accounting, auditing, financial reporting and software maintenance for the College of Coastal Georgia. The position is responsible for monthly closing of the general ledger and provides significant assistance to the AVP for Budget and Finance/Comptroller in preparing the annual financial report and supporting documents for the College. Some weekend and evening work is required.

Essential Duties

•Responsible for analysis and reconciliation of an assigned subset of accounts.
•Assists with the College’s annual financial report and annual audit.
•Approves and maintains vendors.
•Approves and reviews journal entries.
•Assists monthly closeout.
•Assists Assistant Vice President for Budget and Finance with preparation of audit schedules, financial statements and GAAP reporting.
•Assist to ensure College’s compliance to federal, state and regulatory requirements and policies.
•Assists in the preparation of monthly and annual financial reports and other related reports required by the College constituencies, the Board of Regents and other external agencies.
•Works closely with the Director of Student Accounts/Bursar to coordinate daily accounting activity in the areas of Revenue Collections and as needed.

Minimum Qualifications and Training

•Bachelor’s degree in accounting or related field from a regionally accredited institution of higher education.
•Three years of experience in government and fund accounting.
•Knowledge of current accounting principles (GASB & FASB).
•Three years of experience in financial analysis, financial reporting and forecasting.
•Three years of experience in financial statement preparation.
•Three years of experience in operating an accounting-oriented software application such as PeopleSoft.
•Excellent communications skills and a commitment to providing services in accordance with the sated mission, goals, objectives and priorities of the College.
•Must successfully pass a background and credit check.

Preferred Qualifications and Training

•Experience working with PeopleSoft financial software system desired.

Work Hours Monday - Friday; 8am-5pm Special Instructions to Applicants

The College of Coastal Georgia is an Equal Opportunity Employer. The College supports equal employment opportunities for all persons without regard to race, color, creed, ethnicity, sexual orientation, religion, gender, national origin, status as a war veteran, age, disability, or any other status protected by law.

CCGA Information

College of Coastal Georgia is an undergraduate college in the University System of Georgia. Located on Georgia’s coast, the College campus is in Brunswick with additional outreach through the Camden Center in Kingsland. The vision of the College is to be a college of choice for students within Georgia and beyond, providing an outstanding education for tomorrow’s leaders and citizens through service-learning, global awareness and engaged entrepreneurship. With a strong emphasis on student retention, progression and timely graduation, the College offers baccalaureate degrees in American Studies, Biological Sciences, Business Administration, Criminal Justice, Education, French, Health Informatics, Interdisciplinary Studies, Mathematics, Nursing (BSN), Psychology, Public Management, Spanish, and Workforce Management and Leadership, as well as career associate degrees in Culinary Arts, Hospitality Management, Nursing (ASN) and Radiologic Science. A veterans-friendly campus, the College is a designated Yellow Ribbon School. Approximately 3,000 students are served by more than 200 staff members and a teaching faculty of whom 52% hold doctoral degrees. CCGA is an active participant in the Complete College Georgia initiative designed to support community partnerships and develop the critical thinking, problem-solving and communication skills necessary to address the challenges of 21st century economic development and community wellbeing. For more information, visit the College website:

Posting Detail Information

Open Date 03/08/2019 Close Date Open Until Filled Yes Posting Specific Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * How did you first learn of this job opening?
    • Brunswick News
    • Chronicle of Higher Education
    • Coastal CareerLink
    • College of Coastal Georgia website (
    • Current/Former College Employee
    • Personal Referral
    • University System Applicant Clearinghouse
    • Other
    • Georgia Department of Labor
  2. * Are you currently employed by this College? If yes, enter the department name. If no, enter "No".

    (Open Ended Question)

  3. * Are you legally eligible for employment in the United States?
    • Yes
    • No
  4. * Will you now or in the future require sponsorship for employment visa status?
    • Yes
    • No
  5. * What date could you be available to begin working in this position?

    (Open Ended Question)

  6. * Do you have at least three years experience in government or fund accounting?

    (Open Ended Question)

  7. * Do you have experience working with PeopleSoft financial software?
    • Yes
    • No
    • No, but similar financial software
Applicant Documents Required Documents
  1. Cover Letter
  2. Resume
  3. Transcripts 1
Optional Documents
  1. Transcripts 2
  2. Transcripts 3




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Posted: 3/15/2019
Application Due: 5/14/2019
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