Accountant III

Job description

Accountant III


Accountant III

FLSA status

Hiring Salary
$3,846 – $5,556 per month

Occupational Category

Associate Controller

Open Until Filled

Educational and Experience Requirement
Bachelor’s degree in Accounting from four-year College or University. Six years of professional governmental or commercial accounting experience. Additional education may be considered in lieu of experience.

Nature & Purpose of Position
Performs all Level II duties/responsibilities and plans and directs accounting activities within central administration departments. Functions as a Subject Matter Expert for a specific accounting function, examples include Fixed Assets, Taxation, Foundation Accounting, Investments, etc. May work closely with Management and Executive Management to align accounting goals with the University strategic mission.

Primary Responsibilities
The primary accountabilities below are intended to describe the general content of and requirements of this position and are not intended to be an exhaustive statement of duties. Incumbents may perform all or some of the primary accountabilities listed below. Specific tasks or responsibilities will be documented in the incumbent’s performance objectives as outlined by the incumbent’s immediate supervisor or manager. Performs Accountant II duties. Assists in the development and implementation of goals, policies, priorities, and procedures related to financial management, budget, accounting, and payroll. Supervises and participates in the preparation of various financial statements and reports. Directs the maintenance of general and subsidiary ledgers, accounts receivable, revenue distribution, depreciation, capital acquisitions, and operating expenses. Reviews financial statements with management personnel. Issues written and oral instructions, assigns duties, and examines work for exactness, neatness, and conformance to policies and procedures. Identifies and resolves problems and inconsistencies, determining appropriate corrective actions and procedures. Participates actively in the preparation of the Annual Financial Report, Operating Budget, and Legislative Appropriation Request. Assists with various special projects as needed. Complies with all applicable Federal, State and University policies, rules, and laws. Performs other duties as assigned.

Other Specifications
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. Ability to read, analyze, and interpret common scientific and technical journals, financial reports, and legal documents. Ability to respond to common inquiries or complaints from customers, regulatory agencies, or members of the business community. Ability to write speeches and articles for publication that conform to prescribed style and format. Ability to effectively present information to top management, public groups and boards of directors. The physical 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. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit, use hands to feel, talk, or hear. The employee is occasionally required to stand and walk. The employee must occasionally lift and move up to 10 pounds.

Full Time Part Time
Full Time


EEO Statement
Sam Houston State University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Plan Employer and Smoke/Drug-Free Workplace. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, creed, ancestry, marital status, citizenship, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, veteran status, disability status, sexual orientation, or gender identity. Sam Houston State University is an “at will” employer. Security sensitive positions at SHSU require background checks in accordance with Education Code 51.215.

Applicant Documents Required Documents
  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter
Optional Documents
    Screening Questions

    Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

    1. * Please describe your experience with Banner Finance.

      (Open Ended Question)

    2. * Describe your experience with preparing and presenting financial reports?

      (Open Ended Question)

    3. * Are you a Certified Public Accountant (CPA)?
      • Yes
      • No
    4. * If you are not currently a CPA, are you working toward the certification? If you are, what steps have you completed?

      (Open Ended Question)

    5. * How did you learn about this position?
      • The Chronicle of Higher Education
      • Diverse Issues in Higher Education
      • HBCU Connect - Historically Black Colleges and Universities
      • HACU - Hispanic Association of Colleges & Universities
      • The Journal of Blacks in Higher Education
      • Association for Women in Science
      • TWC - Work in Texas
      • Inside Higher Ed
      • Higher Ed Jobs
      • HERC - Higher Education Recruitment Consortium
      • SHSU Website
      • SHSU Employee
      • Other
    6. If your response to the question above was "Other" please indicate from what source.

      (Open Ended Question)




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    Job No:
    Posted: 9/9/2020
    Application Due: 12/8/2020
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