Financial Accountant

Job description

Job Title :

Financial Accountant

Department:

Business Office

Location:

Sheridan

Posting Category:

Staff

Desired Start Date:

03/08/2021

Hiring Range:

$39,037 - $48,796

Full Salary Range:

$39,037 - $58,555

Benefits Summary:

•Employer paid retirement plan (17.37%
employer paid; .75% employee paid)
•Group Health, Dental and Life
Insurance, including Flex Benefits
•20 days paid annual leave
•Four days per year paid personal leave
•16 paid holidays per year
•Paid medical, emergency and
bereavement leave
•Employee and family tuition waivers
•Free easy-access parking
•Collaborative work environment
•Onsite fitness center and walking track
•Verizon, Microsoft, Dell and HP
employee discounts
•Professional development

Months Worked Annually:

Full-time 12 months

Typical Work Schedule:

Monday Through Friday

Posting Number :

20150570P

Job Posting Date:

02/10/2021

Initial Review Date:

02/24/2021

Open Until Filled:

Yes

Job Summary:

The Financial Accountant directly reports to the Assistant Vice President of Finance and Controller for assisting in the effective control over all financial assets, liabilities, income and disbursements of the College, and supervision of an appropriate accounting system to maintain proper controls.

The Financial Accountant maintains the General Ledger accounts and business transactions of the organization, applying the Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP) that includes analytical work and thorough review of financial records.

Other duties include completion of special projects as assigned by the Assistant Vice President of Finance and Controller.

Reports To:

AVP of Finance/Controller

Education/Qualifications:

•Preferred Bachelor’s degree in accounting, finance, or in business administration
•Associate degree in accounting, finance, or business administration with significant relevant work experience will be considered

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:

•Knowledge of fund accounting and general accepted accounting principles
•Proficient level of professional skill and/or knowledge in accounting and keeping current with developments and trends.
•Knowledge and ability to use applicable information technology and systems to meet work needs.
•Self-directed with an ability to multi-task, prioritize and meet deadlines under strict time constraints.
•Rigorous attention to detail, accuracy, and organization
•Strong analytical, financial, and problem-solving skills with the ability to elicit, organize, and translate data.
•Ability to perform essential job functions effectively in a virtual work environment.
•Proficiency in Microsoft Office software, with advanced skill in Excel.
•High level of interpersonal skills with demonstrated poise, tact, and diplomacy.
•Strong customer service orientation.
•Excellent communication skills, written and verbal, with the ability to effectively communicate information to internal and external customers.
•Ability to maintain confidentiality and follow Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) requirements.

Working Conditions/Physical Requirements:

•Primarily sedentary office work
•Some travel required throughout the service area
•Some lifting may be required
•Regular, predictable attendance

About Northern Wyoming Community College District:

Sheridan College is located in historic Sheridan, WY at the foot of the beautiful Big Horn Mountains, minutes away from a variety of outdoor recreational activities. Sheridan is ranked “America’s Top Western Town” by True West magazine and is a vibrant community. Sheridan College is a vital component in the community.

Gillette College is located in Gillette, WY, the county seat of Campbell County. Located midway between the Big Horn Mountains to the West and the Black Hills of South Dakota to the east. Gillette is a growing, family-friendly community and enjoys a very strong economy due to energy-related industries located there.

NWCCD also includes a small campus site in Buffalo, WY.

Experience:

•Relevant work experience

Special Instructions to Applicants:

All NWCCD job postings are contingent on funding.

Transcripts will be required and may be attached to your online application documents under “Transcripts” and for additional space, under “Other Documents” or emailed to: [email protected]

Letters of recommendation are highly recommended and can be attached to your online application documents (up to three letters), or may be sent to Human Resources at [email protected]

Percentage of time:

30

Responsibility/Duty:

Responsible for assisting in the business and financial management of the College and the administration of the accounting system and financial recordkeeping system.

Percentage of time:

10

Responsibility/Duty:

Assure that all recording and reporting requirements are met for management and regulatory agencies as required by law and general fund accounting practices; and assure that accounting operations are effectively and efficiently performed.

Percentage of time:

10

Responsibility/Duty:

Assist students with account balance inquiries and tuition payments. Research student account balances when discrepancies are found and re-bill student accounts as needed.

Percentage of time:

10

Responsibility/Duty:

Assist in the purchasing process from order request to receiving to payment. Process budget and journal entries as required.

Percentage of time:

10

Responsibility/Duty:

Manage the asset module and tagging process and assist with the annual inventory verification process.

Percentage of time:

10

Responsibility/Duty:

Assist with the daily processing and input of college foundation transactions

Percentage of time:

2

Responsibility/Duty:

Assist departments with questions related to their budgets.

Percentage of time:

2

Responsibility/Duty:

Analyze existing systems and processes; identify greater efficiencies and improved internal controls opportunities; incorporate new regulations; recommend solutions that may require policy changes or new processes.

Percentage of time:

2

Responsibility/Duty:

Develop, recommend, and implement new or revised policies and procedures for better controls and efficiencies. Participate in critical analysis of existing systems and processes, identifying and implementing process improvement opportunities.

Percentage of time:

2

Responsibility/Duty:

Prepare financial analyses and specialized reports as requested.

Percentage of time:

2

Responsibility/Duty:

Serve as subject matter expert for the reconciliation of student information and financial aid systems to the financial system.

Percentage of time:

2

Responsibility/Duty:

Reconcile assigned accounts, including receivable accounts, scholarship accounts, and clearing accounts. Identify and correct discrepancies.

Percentage of time:

2

Responsibility/Duty:

Assists AVP of Finance/Controller in the preparation of monthly journal entries.

Percentage of time:

2

Responsibility/Duty:

Assists AVP of Finance/Controller with yearly financial audit.

Percentage of time:

2

Responsibility/Duty:

Assists AVP of Finance/Controller in ensuring that expenses and general ledger entries are recorded correctly and in conjunction with the approved budget.

Percentage of time:

2

Responsibility/Duty:

Assists AVP of Finance/Controller with all other financial and management reports as required.

 

 

 

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Posted: 2/19/2021
Application Due: 5/20/2021
Work Type: Full Time
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