Senior Accounting Specialist, Federal Funds
Job Title: Senior Accounting Specialist, Federal Funds
Location: Tallahassee, FL
Full/Part Time: Full-Time
Job ID: 48500
Department The Office of Financial AidEqual Employment Opportunity An Equal Opportunity/Access/Affirmative Action/Pro Disabled & Veteran Employer.
FSU's Equal Opportunity Statement can be viewed at: http://www.hr.fsu.edu/PDF/Publications/diversity/EEO_Statement.pdfResponsibilities Manages and oversees the accounting and budgetary functions for Federal Title IV Funds for the Office of Financial Aid (OFA). Assists with State Programs, institutional and foundation funds. Responsible for designing and implementing a comprehensive internal control program within OFA to ensure audit compliance and integrity with University, federal and state rules and regulations.
Manages, analyzes, and monitors budgets for Federal Title IV funds disbursed within the Office of Financial Aid. Responsible for developing and maintaining accurate budget and financial records to properly account for transactions in the Office of Financial Aid student aid budgets.
Performs analysis and reconciliation of federal funds and assures compliance with federal, state and university rules and regulations. Compiles and analyzes data of large batch departmental disbursements. Ensures accurate and timely daily, monthly, and annual financial reports to senior management of student financial aid budgets. Monitors financial data and activity to identify unusual activity and/or reports of discrepancies. Re-evaluates spending of budgets once disbursements are made to resolve reporting issues, errors, omissions, and discrepancies in a timely manner. Coordinates enhancements to existing reports and recommends automation opportunities to IT staff and administration. Assists staff in day-to-day issue resolution and monitors time-frame and work output for sensitive disbursement cycles.
Responsible for reconciling and analyzing institutional and foundation funds. Knowledgeable in the accounting and budgetary functions for State Programs and able to support with the managing and analyzing of these funds as needed.Conducts internal audits within the Office of Financial Aid to ensure individual programs within the department are in compliance with University, federal and state regulations. Programs are assessed for quality assurance, compliance and efficiency. Reviews internal controls and communicates results of audits to senior leadership. Develops recommendations to improve the effectiveness of financial aid programs. Serves as liaison between Student Business Services, the Foundation and Federal/State agencies with regards to accounting and financial aid services.
Participates in short and long range planning and makes recommendations on financial and budgetary operations related to the business functions of the department. Reviews policies and procedures for assisting in the effective management of staff and budgetary resources to determine new trends and recommends, developments, and implements new procedures as needed. Identifies system enhancements in operations to recommend automation options resulting in over-all improvement of financial aid services and delivery of funds for students.Qualifications Bachelor's degree and four years of experience or a high school diploma or equivalent and experience equal to eight years.
(NOTE:or a combination of post high school education and experience equal to eight years)
Experience with general accounting, budgeting, and financial reporting.
Knowledge of the concepts, principles, and practices of accounting, and budgeting.
Knowledge of Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP).
Knowledge of electronic data processing as it applies to fiscal and accounting activities.
Ability to review and reconcile financial data for accuracy, completeness, and compliance.
Applicant should be able to establish and maintain effective working relationships and should possess a strong sense of initiative.Preferred Experience with financial aid processes, systems, and reconciliation.
Experience in applying proper auditing techniques to evaluate, document and formulate audit results.
Knowledge with cost control procedures.Anticipated Salary Range Mid 40s to Low 50sPay Plan This is an A&P (Administrative and Professional) position.Schedule If not otherwise specified, schedule is M-F, 8-5.Criminal Background Check This position requires successful completion of a criminal history background check. The background check will be conducted as authorized and in accordance with University Policy 4-OP-C-7-B11.How To Apply If qualified and interested in a specific job opening as advertised, apply to Florida State University at https://jobs.fsu.edu. If you are a current FSU employee, apply via myFSU > Self Service.
Applicants are required to complete the online application with all applicable information. Applications must include all work history up to ten years, and education details even if attaching a resume.