General Accountant

Job description

Job no: 495999
Work type: Full Time Permanent - Staff
Location: Charleston
Categories: Finance and Business
Salary: $50,000 - $55,000
Payscale: Band 5

Job Responsibilities:

Under general supervision from the Director of Accounting Operations and the Senior Accountant, the General Accountant is responsible for monitoring ACH transactions, bank reconciliations, grants billing, and general accounting duties. Will serve as the primary contact for principle investigators. Maintains the goals of the institution to optimize the use of the college’s financial resources and ensure that all State, Federal, University and College rules, regulations, policies and procedures are adhered to. Supports and aids in reporting for payroll, accounts payable, and State and college funds. Supports finance project implementation and fiscal year end accounting processes.

  • Responsible for reconciling bank statements and related state reports to the subsidiary records of the college for all accounts. Manages journal entries to capture income and fees and resolve discrepancies in any accounts. Monitor and process ACH and wire payments.
  • Responsible for reviewing grant related contracts in preparation for submission to VP of Finance and Business. Established proper indexes within banner for specific funding as it relates to grants and issues the associated budget. Provides Principal investigators grant expenses for approval prior to receiving invoices. Prepares invoices and creates grants reports for each billing period.
  • Receives internal and external queries including but not limited to comps, reports, or invoices. Resolves all matters with internal departments or outside entities in a timely manner. Assist in fiscal year end accounting processes.
  • Responsible for non-student accounts receivable including monthly invoices to related parties and reconciliation of negative cash and receivables. Manage the accounting for federal and institutional loan programs.
  • Responsible for sponsored programs. Liaison with Office of Study Abroad, International, and Domestic Programs to approve budgets and create new funds in banner finance.
  • Manages all in-house collections. Oversees the reporting of accounts to collection agencies. Manages delinquent accounts and reports then to SC. Dept of Revenue and appropriate programs. Assists in outstanding debt reports.
  • Monitors and collects documentation for all employee travel and processes reimbursement requests (past, current, and advances) accordingly. Ensures that all Citadel and State travel policies are followed with each request. Resolves any queries from employees in regards to travel.

Minimum Qualifications:

Bachelor’s degree in Accounting, Finance, or related field. Must have two years accounting experience. A Master’s degree in Accountancy may be substituted for related work experience

Knowledge and understanding of generally accounting principles and GASB accounting standards. Knowledge of (or ability to rapidly assimilate and retain) State and College fiscal and administrative policies, procedures and practices, and the ability to appropriately analyze, interpret, and apply business policies and procedures. Ability to stay organized and maintain detailed documentation of all work performed. Ability to perform a detailed self-review of work performed. Ability to perform work with accuracy, efficiency, and timeliness. Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite with a high degree of proficiency in Excel and Word.

Preferred Qualifications:

Ellucian systems preferred.

Advertised: Apr 09 2021 Eastern Daylight Time
Applications close: May 07 2021 Eastern Daylight Time

 

 

 

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Posted: 4/10/2021
Application Due: 5/7/2021
Work Type: Full Time
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