Senior Accountant

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Senior Accountant

Job ID: 242866
Location: Kennesaw, Georgia
Full/Part Time: Full Time
Regular/Temporary: Regular

About Us
Find your wings at KSU!

Are you ready to join a community leading in innovative teaching and learning? Kennesaw State University is one of the 50 largest public institutions in the country. With our growing enrollment and global reach, we are enjoying increased prominence among Georgia's colleges. We offer more than 150 undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral degrees to over 43,000 students. Our entrepreneurial spirit, high-impact research, and Division I athletics also draw students from throughout the region and from 92 countries across the globe. Our university's vibrant culture, diversity, career opportunities, and rich benefits make us an employer of choice. We are searching for talented people to join our mission. Come to KSU and find your passion.

Location
Our Kennesaw campus is located at 1000 Chastain Road NW, Kennesaw, GA 30144. Our Marietta campus is located at 1100 South Marietta Parkway, Marietta, GA 30060.

Job Summary
Responsible for carrying out accounting tasks of a broad and complex nature. Determines how to record items for P&L and balance sheet activity. Performs analysis and reporting of financial results at the client level. Completes general ledger journal entries, executes month-end close procedures, performs account reconciliations and analyzes balances appropriateness. Required to meet all scheduled monthly financial reporting deadlines and provide accurate and timely analysis and research on assigned departments or colleges. Ensures that all accounting duties are compliant with the established fiscal policies and procedures of the University, the Board of Regents and the State of Georgia.

Responsibilities
1. Responsible for advanced level reporting and reconciliation

2. Responsible for Treasury Management including cash flow forecasting, management of daily cash balances, assist with maintaining a working relationship with KSU's current bank partner

3. Performs general ledger reconciliations on various liability accounts

4. Prepares and reviews complex journal entries and supporting documentation

5. Assists campus with inquiries related to various general ledger transactions

6. Ensures all financial and accounting data is maintained and accurate

7. Participates in monthly, quarterly and annual close processes

8. Prepares and reviews account reconciliations

9. Researches accounting issues and recommends accounting treatment

10. Prepares monthly variance analysis for management review

11. Organizes files and scanning of documents

12. Assist with special projects and ad hoc reporting

Required Qualifications
Educational Requirements
Bachelor's degree from an accredited institution of higher education in Accounting or related field

Required Experience
Three (3) years related work experience in bookkeeping or accounting

Preferred Qualifications
Additional Preferred Qualifications
Familiar with PeopleSoft Financials and Banner
Proficient with Microsoft Office products with an emphasis on Excel Advanced data entry and 10-key utilization with accuracy and speed
Understands accounting processes (Accounts Payable, Accounts Receivable, etc.)
Knowledge of balancing cash drawers and preparing bank deposits for accuracy and timeliness

Preferred Experience
Previous accounting experience at an institution of higher education preferred Familiar with PeopleSoft Financials and Banner

Proposed Salary
Pay Grade: Exempt 06

Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities
ABILITIES

Ability to manage staff Able to handle multiple tasks or projects at one-time meeting assigned deadlines

Able to prioritize workload and work with minimum supervision Maintains organized and up to date files

Able to perform advanced accounting duties according to Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP)

KNOWLEDGE

Knowledge of general ledger and other submodules Knowledge of Board of Regents and State of Georgia Accounting Policies and Procedures

Extensive knowledge of Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP) Budgetary experience

SKILLS

Excellent interpersonal, initiative, teamwork, problem-solving, independent judgment, organization, communication (verbal and written), time management, project management, and presentation skills

Proficient with computer applications and programs associated with the position (i.e. MicrosoftOffice suite, PeopleSoft Financials, and Banner)

Strong attention to detail and follow up skills

Strong customer service skills and phone and e-mail etiquette

Equal Employment Opportunity
Kennesaw State University is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. It is the policy of Kennesaw State University to recruit, hire, train, promote and educate persons without regard to age, color, disability, ethnicity, gender, national origin race religion, sexual orientation, or status as a protected Veteran. Kennesaw State University is a participant in the Employment Eligibility Verification Program (E-Verify) effective October 15, 2007. Participant ID: 61415

Other Information
This is not a supervisory position.
This position does not have any financial responsibilities.
No, this position will not be required to drive.
This role is not considered a position of trust.
This position does not require a purchasing card (P-Card).
This position may travel 1% - 24% of the time
This position does not require security clearance.

Background Check
  • Standard Enhanced + Education + Credit

Per the University System of Georgia background check policy, all final candidates will be required to consent to a criminal background investigation. Final candidates may be asked to disclose criminal record history during the initial screening process and prior to a conditional offer of employment. Applicants for positions of trust with screening results which confirm a disqualifying criminal history will be immediately disqualified from employment eligibility.

All applicants are required to include professional references as part of their application process. Some positions may require additional job-based screenings such as motor vehicle report, credit check, pre-employment drug screening and/or verification of academic credentials.

https://www.usg.edu/hr/assets/hr/hrap_manual/HRAP_Background_Investigation_Employment.pdf


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Organization

Founded in 1963, Kennesaw State University (KSU) is the third-largest in the University System of Georgia with more than 22,500 undergraduate and graduate students representing 142 countries.

KSU is located just northwest of Atlanta in Cobb County near historic Kennesaw Mountain, allowing students to experience the best of Atlanta while enjoying the serenity of a 384-acre, beautifully landscaped pedestrian-friendly campus.kennesaw_state_university1.jpg

Accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS), KSU offers 70 bachelor's, master's and doctorate degree programs including undergraduate degrees in education, health, business, the humanities, the arts, science and math and graduate degree programs in nursing, business, information systems, conflict management, public administration, education and professional writing. The university’s expanding doctoral programs currently offer a Doctorate of Education in Leadership for Learning, Doctorate of Business Administration and Doctorate of Nursing.

Additionally, nursing students from Kennesaw State have one of the highest passing rates on the statewide licensing exam and are highly sought-after in the medical community, while the College of Education is the second-largest preparer of teachers in the state. The Executive MBA program, housed in the Coles College of Business, is the second-largest program in the country and has been recognized by BusinessWeek.

kennesaw_state_university2.jpgKSU’s national reputation has gained steam and has been recognized by U.S. News & World Report for the past two years as an “Up-and-Coming Masters University in the South,” ranking among the top ten (8th) in the 2010 issue of “America’s Best Colleges.” In addition, the university’s First-Year Experience has been named an “Academic Program to Look For” by U.S.News for seven consecutive years and was named one of 12 founding institutions in a project called "Foundations of Excellence in the First Year of College."

The university has committed itself to expanding the global experience of students, faculty and staff through its Quality Enhancement Plan (QEP), known as the "Global Learning for Engaged Citizenship" initiative, which began in 2007. This program focuses on increasing opportunities for international learning experiences. In spring 2009, KSU awarded its first Global Engagement Certification to graduate and undergraduate students. This certification recognizes students’ achievements in learning global perspectives and developing intercultural skills.

As a destination campus, KSU offers students plenty of opportunities to experience campus life by participating in more than 150 student groups and organizations, including student government, sororities and fraternities, club and intramural sports, social and special-interest organizations, student publications and honor societies.

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In 2009, the Kennesaw State Owls completed a reclassification from NCAA Division II to NCAA Division I, competing in the Atlantic Sun Conference. During the transition from 2005-2009, KSU teams have won six Atlantic Sun Conference tournaments in five sports, including men’s indoor and outdoor track, women’s soccer, softball and cross-country.

Kennesaw State University has been recognized as one of the top universities in the country by the Chronicle of Higher Education’s “2009 Great Colleges to Work For.” KSU was recognized among the top 10 schools in six categories – confidence in senior leadership, teaching environment, collaborative governance, professional/career development programs, physical work space conditions and post-retirement benefits.

Kennesaw State was originally established by the University System of Georgia as Kennesaw Junior College serving 1,000 students. The college became a four-year institution in 1976 and was named Kennesaw College in 1977. In 1988, on its 25th anniversary, it was named Kennesaw State College and in 1996 became Kennesaw State University.

Find Us
Telephone
470-578-6000
Location
1000 Chastain Road
Kennesaw
GA
30144
US

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