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Cont Ed Business Administration

About the University of Georgia:

The University of Georgia (UGA), a land-grant and sea-grant university with statewide commitments and responsibilities is the state’s oldest, most comprehensive, and most diversified institution of higher education ( UGA is currently ranked among the top 20 public universities in U.S. News & World Report. The University’s main campus is located in Athens, approximately 65 miles northeast of Atlanta, with extended campuses in Atlanta, Griffin, Gwinnett, and Tifton. UGA was founded in 1785 by the Georgia General Assembly as the first state-chartered University in the country. UGA employs approximately 1,800 full-time instructional faculty and more than 7,600 full-time staff. The University’s enrollment exceeds 36,000 students including over 27,500 undergraduates and over 8,500 graduate and professional students. Academic programs reside in 17 schools and colleges, as well as a medical partnership with Augusta University housed on the UGA Health Sciences Campus in Athens.

About the College/Unit/Department:

The University of Georgia Center for Continuing Education & Hotel is hiring motivated, dependable, and team-orientated individuals for jobs that advance UGA’s mission of Public Service and Outreach. The Georgia Center, located on campus across from Stegeman Coliseum, is the campus hub for the development and administration of non-credit professional and continuing education courses as well as home of the only on-campus hotel.

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Benefits Eligibility:

Benefits Eligible

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Full Time

Additional Schedule Information:

8:00 am – 5:00pm, Monday thru Friday

Advertised Salary:

$35,000 - $39,000

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Special Instructions to Applicants:

Please provide a cover letter and resume.

Location of Vacancy:

Athens Area

EEO Policy Statement:

The University of Georgia is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, ethnicity, age, genetic information, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation or protected veteran status. Persons needing accommodations or assistance with the accessibility of materials related to this search are encouraged to contact Central HR ([email protected]).

Classification Title:

Accounting Paraprofessional/Professional



Job Family:

Business And Finance



Minimum Qualifications:

Requires technical knowledge in the field acquired through an apprenticeship, a 2-year degree, or professional certificate. Please contact your Human Resources office for an evaluation of education/experience in lieu of the required minimum qualifications.

Position Summary:

This position is the accounting professional responsible for supporting business processes of the UGA Center for Continuing Education and Hotel. Duties include entering payment requests into OneSource, act as delegate for travel expense reports, management of accounts receivable including invoicing, payments, collections, and aging, preparation and entering of journal entries and other duties as necessary for the efficient functioning of the UGA GC Business and Finance Department. This position assists in the daily operation of the financial unit to guarantee fiscal resources are appropriately utilized and that payments are processed timely with the correct coding and chart string and proper backup to confirm they are allowable expenses. This position ensures documents are accurate and in compliance with policies and procedures, as well as internal controls. This position maintains departmental accounting files and records and provides back-up for other appropriate unit staff, as needed.

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and/or Competencies:

• Two- or Four-year degree in Accounting, or equivalent.
• Experience in accounting process including payables, receivables, journal entries and general ledger analysis and reconciliation.
• Experience with UGA People Soft programs including financials, budgets and One USG Connect, and UGA Mart.
• Possess knowledge of Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP) and understand the various related business processes of the University of Georgia. The senior accountant will be able to apply that knowledge and understanding to assigned duties accurately, effectively, and efficiently.
• Strong customer service skills.
• Strong interpersonal communication skills.

Physical Demands:

Long hours of sitting at a desk while working a keyboard and viewing computer monitor.

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Does this position have direct interaction or care of children under the age of 18 or direct patient care?:


Does this position have Security Access (e.g., public safety, IT security, personnel records, patient records, or access to chemicals and medications):


Credit and P-Card policy:

Be advised a credit check will be required for all positions with financial responsibilities. For additional information about the credit check criteria, visit the UGA Credit Background Check website.


Accounts Receivable including invoicing, payments, collections, and aging.

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Processes invoice payments via UGA’s Financial Management System.

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Provides assistance to business manager with resolving problems, implementing new policies, preparing journal entries and other duties, as needed, including back up of some business manager duties.

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Assists with successful completion of departmental goals, individual goals and ongoing objectives.

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Provides back up for various functions across the department as requested by the business manager and Department Head.

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Posted: 2/16/2021
Application Due: 5/17/2021
Work Type: Full Time