Senior Accountant

Job description

This position requires high level accounting operations, such as analysis and reporting, primarily involving general ledger journal entries, closing process, and treasury accounting services. This position requires strong communication, analytical, technical, and problem-solving skills. Must be an advanced computer (PC) user, able to perform high-level accounting processes in advanced general ledger systems (PeopleSoft) and subsidiary ledgers (Banner), and proficient in the use of Excel.

May be directed to perform job related tasks other than those specifically delineated in this description. Responsibilities include:

Verify accuracy and validity of posting and accounting transactions; monthly and year-end general ledger close processes, loading interfaces from subsidiary ledgers, and posting subsystem journals into the General Ledger

Review expenditures, revenues, and other entries in the financial system for compliance with GAAP, USG, and

University policies and procedures; assist Comptroller with the preparation of complex financial reports

Assist with designing policies and procedures to improve financial processes and establishing solid internal controls, particularly regarding cash compliance on campus

Work with the Cashier’s Office with regards to cash compliance and posting of the Accounts Receivable, Cash

Receipting subsidiary ledger (Banner)

Monitor and maintain accurate records, databases, and other documents to support general funds

Accounting and reconciliation, communication, and time management are essential to support budget management and financial reporting

Responsible for all treasury functions and banking support, including but not limited to reconciliations of University cash and investment accounts, payroll general ledger issues and funding, electronic banking transactions, etc.

Provide support to other staff within the Comptroller’s Office and related departments; work with management, employees, and others to resolve complex accounting issues on a regular basis Review departmental systems involving financial accounting methods, policies, and procedures, and recommend needed improvements; evaluate internal controls and security of automated accounting applications to ensure adherence to USG/BOR policy; monitor the implementation and updates of those systems to ensure proper integration; assists in providing access to systems.

Must be able to follow written and verbal instructions, as well as communicate and collaborate with other employees,

project managers, sponsors, etc. Must understand and be able to apply all University, Board of Regents, State, Federal,

and other policies and procedures as applicable, and specifically in regards to grants and contracts

Perform high level accounting duties and assist with other assignments as directed by the Comptroller

Perform other projects assigned by the Comptroller or VPBFA

Minimum Qualifications

Position requires a minimum of a Master’s degree in business or accounting and a CPA is desired. Must have a minimum of five (8) years’ experience in a complex accounting environment. Governmental accounting experience is required. Requires strong analytical and technical skills, and Requires the ability to work independently and in a team setting, and professional communication skills to work with employees of the University and external parties.

Preferred Qualifications

Accounting Information Systems experience is desired.

Special Information to Applicants

Savannah State University is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative-Action Institution committed to diversity, equity and inclusion. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, genetics, religion, sex, national origin, disability or protected Veteran status. Georgia is an Open Records State.

Employment is contingent upon successful completion of a background investigation.

Your application is not considered complete until all required documents have been uploaded to the appropriate section.

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Posted: 11/18/2020
Application Due: 11/18/2032
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