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Florida Southern College
Lakeland, FL

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Employment Type
Full Time
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution
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$0.00 per year


Posted on1/27/2022

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About this position

The College is seeking a staff accountant knowledgeable in non-profit organizations to perform professional accounting and administrative work which assists in maintaining the College’s accounting and budgeting functions and responsibilities. The exempt position is a hands-on role requiring the employee to be willing and able to work with all levels of data prep in order to provide a successfully completed project.


  • Prepares required and assigned reports by compiling, researching and analyzing data (including any reconciliation work required)
  • Assists in the preparation and construction of the College’s Internal Operating Budget as required by the controller or VP of Finance and Administration.
  • Assist in maintaining general ledger system using College administrative software.
  • Research system issues for accounting department users.
  • Assist in performing period end closing process through internal financial statement preparation.
  • Maintain fixed assets by reviewing expenditures for fixed asset purchases, entering into system, running depreciation and reconciling to the general ledger.
  • Basic accounting assistance at affiliated location.
  • Maintain named scholarships including working with Financial Aid and Advancement to properly award same.
  • Assist in preparation of audit work papers.
  • Regularly review accounts payable edits.
  • Track Workers Compensation and General Liability Insurance for Subcontractors
  • Prepares quarterly payroll tax reports
  • Contributes to the success of the Office of Accounting by performing all other duties as needed to drive the vision, fulfill the mission, and abide by the values of the College.

  • Bachelor’s degree in accounting or related field required. MBA a plus.
  • At least two years prior experience in accounting or a related field is preferred.
  • Work experience with non-profit organizations a plus.
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Excel and Word, and Outlook is required.
  • Experience with administrative database softwares a plus
  • A high aptitude in accountancy and a good understanding of computers and their functions in accounting is required.
  • Strong ability to work effectively with a wide range of constituencies in a diverse community.
  • Must possess impeccable communication skills, both verbal and written; exemplify a professional demeanor; a positive attitude; and the knowledge and ability to keep confidences.

  • Occasionally required to sit, stand, bend and lift up to 30 pounds.
  • Frequently required to read computer monitor and financial reports.
  • Position is highly sedentary with a moderate level of typing.
  • Work needs require time in multiple buildings.
  • About us

    The College's health and wellness plans along with generous paid time-off benefits are in addition to rewarding employee benefits such as the tuition grant and 403(b) plan.

    The employee tuition grant is a remarkable benefit that covers the cost of 100% of the College's tuition for dependent children of faculty and staff who have been employed with the college fulltime for one year. Employees can also take advantage of the benefit for themselves.

    The Defined Contribution Retirement Plan is a 403(b) plan in which the college automatically contributes 7% of the eligible employee's earnings into a retirement fund whether the employee chooses to participate or not. The account has a comprehensive investment portfolio and allows the employee to control their investment choices. At 6 years of service, the employer contribution amount is elevated to 10%. Employees can choose to participate through pre-tax payroll deductions when ready!

    Florida Southern College is committed to diversity and inclusion in hiring, campus life, and intellectual engagement and welcomes applications from all interested candidates. The college actively seeks a wide variety of candidates and enthusiastically looks to diversify our workforce.

    Florida Southern College has a strong commitment to the principles of equal employment opportunity. The college recruits, hires, trains, transfers, promotes and compensates individuals and makes all personnel decisions without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, national origin or ancestry, marital status, veteran status, or physical or mental disability unrelated to an individual’s ability to perform the job, in accordance with applicable law.

    Founded in 1883, Florida Southern College is the oldest private college in the state. The College maintains its commitment to academic excellence through 70+ undergraduate programs and distinctive graduate programs in business administration, education, nursing, and physical therapy. Florida Southern has a 14:1 student-to-faculty ratio, is an award-winning national leader in engaged learning, and boasts 30 NCAA Division II National Championships. Florida Southern is ranked at #8 among the “Best Regional Universities in the South” by U.S. News & World Report in its 2022 “Best Colleges” guide and is included in The Princeton Review’s 2022 Best 387 Colleges guide and the “Fiske Guide to Colleges 2022.” The 2021-2022 Colleges of Distinction guidebook praises Florida Southern’s AACSB accredited Barney Barnett School of Business and Free Enterprise alongside the College’s School of Education and its Ann Blanton Edwards School of Nursing and Health Sciences. Poets&Quants, U.S. News & World Report, Fortune, and The Princeton Review further laud the Barney Barnett School of Business and Free Enterprise and the Ann Blanton Edwards School of Nursing and Health Sciences as foremost programs in the nation for business and nursing education. Home to the world’s largest single-site collection of Frank Lloyd Wright architecture, FSC has appeared on The Princeton Review’s top 20 “Most Beautiful Campus” national listing for 12 consecutive years. Connect with Florida Southern College.

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