Accountant - Intermediate

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Job Title: Accountant - Intermediate
Location: UWG Recruiting Location
Regular/Temporary: Regular
Full/Part Time: Full-Time
Job ID: 225480
About Us Welcome to one of the most dynamic universities in the nation.

Since 1906, UWG has been home to those who are eager to take their own path, learn, and grow. With more than 13,400 students and 85+ programs, we’ve come a long way since then. Today, we’re a regional powerhouse with locations in Carrollton, Douglasville, and Newnan, Georgia, making a difference in the lives of our students, our neighbors, and the world. The one thing that’s never changed: Amazing things happen when you Go West.

For more information about UWG, visit https://www.westga.edu/about-uwg/index.php

Becoming UWG

Becoming is about what we grow to be. UWG is positioning for Success in the 21st Century, introducing Strategic Priorities to help shape a comprehensive blueprint for our university. Relevance, Competitiveness and Placemaking serve as the pillars for the future of the institution. Learn more at https://www.westga.edu/becominguwg/index.php.

UWG Commitment Statement

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Location Carrollton, Georgia

Department Information

Mission - What We Do

The mission of the Division of Business and Financial Services is to support a vibrant learning environment by delivering efficient and innovative service-oriented solutions.

Vision - Where Are We Going

The Division of Business and Financail Services takes great pride in its role to support the institution in its quest to become an "destination university."

Its vision is to be a cohesive organization that is responsive to the needs of the institution through talent development, innovative solutions and cost effective strategies.

Job Summary Perform varied accounting functions involving independent judgment and adaptation of established processes, including but not limited to the reconciliation of assigned general ledger accounts. Typical assignments consist of more complex accounts having increased likelihood of errors and required problem resolution. Create, review and enter journal entries, including but not limited to: revenue recognition, revenue transfers, expenditure transfers, reclassifications, campus charges, daily banking, and Banner transactions. Ensure all journal entries include appropriate supporting documentation, applicable interdepartmental approvals and are in compliance with budgetary authority. Mitigate audit risks by ensuring the accuracy and validity of complex accounting transactions in compliance with state mandated procedures. Identify opportunities for organizational efficiencies and help implement related process improvements. Respond to on-campus requests for information and act as a trusted advisor. Assist with month-end and year-end close processes and prepare Ad Hoc Reports and Analyses. Maintain documentation of desktop procedures. Perform Peer-to-Peer training. Assist with daily accounts payable processes, primarily for problem resolution and serve as backup when Accountant-Associates are not available.

Responsibilities Accounting functions – 50

Perform accounting functions including but not limited to the reconciliation of assigned general ledger accounts.

Journal entries - 15
Create, review and enter journal entries, including but not limited to revenue and expenditure transfers, reclassifications, campus charges, and system generated entries such as those produced by Banner and OneUSG. Assist with training and supervising Accountant-Associates in their journal entry related duties.

Month and year end - 15
Assist with month-end and year-end close processes, including ad-hoc reports, analyses and year-end entries prescribed by the Board of Regents.

Accounts payable - 10
Assist with daily accounts payable processes, primarily for problem resolution and serve as backup when Accountant-Associates are not available.

Advise and assist campus partners - 10
Respond to on-campus requests for information and act as a trusted advisor on accounting matters.

Required Qualifications Educational Requirements
Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university with a major in Accounting or Finance.

Required Experience
Minimum of one year of directly relevant experience. Experience with Microsoft Office Suite, including advanced applications of Excel.

Preferred Qualifications Preferred Experience
Preference will be given to candidates with current or previous work experience as an Accountant-Associate in the UWG Office of Accounting. Additional preferences include experience using PeopleSoft, Banner, TouchNet, ADP Administrator Reports, and/or TerraDotta.

Proposed Salary $40,056/annual minimum - $52,356/annual midpoint

Closing date: April 12, 2021

Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities ABILITIES
Position is expected to resolve routine issues and apply prior experiences to new challenges, thereby requiring less supervision than an Accountant-Associate. Decisions will be less routine in nature and, the individual should be able to work independently with minimal supervision. The potential consequences of errors include: incorrect departments being credited or charged, thereby adversely affecting the department's ability to accurately budget their spending. Material misstatement of the University's financial statements. Creation of state audit findings, thereby opening the University to criticism and/or increased outside monitoring.

KNOWLEDGE
Must possess knowledge of Generally Accepted Accounting Principles. In addiition, candidate must be a critical thinker, pay close attention to detail, have the ability to multi-task while staying focused on deadlines and work as a team player.

Conditions of Employment

Please be advised that should you be recommended for a position, the University System of Georgia Board of Regents policy requires the completion of a background check as a prior condition of employment.

The Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act, codified at 20 USC 1092 (f) as a part of the Higher Education Act of 1965, is a federal law that requires colleges and universities to disclose certain timely and annual information about campus crime and security policies.

It is always the policy of the University of West Georgia Police Department to provide to the public an annual campus security report and comply with the federal law known as the Clery Act.

Equal Employment Opportunity It is the policy of the University of West Georgia to follow federal law in regards to affirmative action and equal opportunity. The University of West Georgia's affirmative action program and related policies are developed in compliance with Executive Orders 11246 and 11375, as amended; Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964; the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 (Sections 503 & 504) and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (Title II) and their implementing regulations; the Age Discrimination in Employment Act of 1967; and the Vietnam Era Veterans Readjustment Assistance Act of 1974, as it amends 38 U.S.C. 4212.

 

 

 

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Posted: 4/1/2021
Application Due: 7/12/2021
Work Type: Full Time
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