Accountant I

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Accountant I
Georgia Southern University

Requisition Number: STA002435

Department: 3900900201-Research Services & Sponsored

Position Status: Full-Time

Position Summary:
Research Services & Sponsored Programs. The Accountant I assists in the overall Accounting and Financial Reporting operations of the Georgia Southern University Research and Service Foundation, a cooperative nonprofit organization of Georgia Southern University, including managing internal controls to mitigate risks and ensures that the official financial records of the University are current and accurate.

Essential Functions

  • Assists with administration of sponsored and other externally funded projects.
  • Monitors and abides by division's internal control procedures.
  • Participates in the performance of routine operational tasks.
  • Performs data entry, accounting, and financial analyses of sponsored projects.
  • Interprets and applies policies and regulations to resolve issues related to contract and grant administration.
  • Communicates policies and procedures and exchanges non-routine information to customers using tact and persuasion as appropriate and readily responds to requests for information.

    Georgia Southern University is a Tobacco Free Campus.

    Minimum Education Required:
    Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting

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

    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:

    Preferred Experience::

    Salary Range: $36,500 - $45,700

    Job Open Date: 07/19/2019

    Job Closing Date: 8/9/2019

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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: 7/19/2019
    Application Due: 8/12/2019
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