Accountant III

Job Title: Accountant III
Location: Atlanta, Georgia
Regular/Temporary: Regular
Full/Part Time: Full-Time
Job ID: 242997
Department Information

The Student Organizations Finance Office (SOFO) provides financial support to ensure the success of Georgia Tech’s student-led organizations.

SOFO serves as the student groups’ on-campus bookkeeper by effectively managing collected dues, fundraising, and expenditures as well as travel planning, expenses, and reimbursements. We support these student organizations by assisting them with their financial management needs.

Our office plays a vital role in financial administration, accounting, and budgeting for over 400 chartered student organizations that all operate on a budget totaling approximately $6 million per year. Our office also works hand in hand with the Student Government Association in the management of bill allocations throughout each fiscal year.

SOFO provides workshop training targeted towards the executive board members of all the student organizations. We also provides advisement and guidance to these student leaders on fiscal responsibility and how to process their budget allocations and organizational purchases in accordance with Georgia Tech and University System of Georgia Board of Regents policies and guidelines.

Job Summary

Verify and post a variety of financial transactions in accordance with accounting principles and Institute policy. Compile and analyze financial data, often complex in structure, and generate related schedules and reports. May provide guidance and work direction to other accounting personnel. This position will interact on a consistent basis with: co workers and other campus financial personnel. This position typically will advise and counsel: other accounting personnel. This position will supervise: NA


Job Duty 1 -
Compile and verify the accuracy and validity of complex accounting transactions, often requiring in-depth analysis and resolution

Job Duty 2 -
Prepare reconciliations of a variety financial data

Job Duty 3 -
Post and or review posting of transactions to appropriate accounts

Job Duty 4 -
Prepare and review financial schedules and reports

Job Duty 5 -
Maintain financial records

Job Duty 6 -
Prepare budget revisions, as needed

Job Duty 7 -
May provide explanations and/or work direction to other accountants and clerical personnel regarding more complex assignments

Job Duty 8 -
Perform other duties as assigned

Required Qualifications

Required Education:
Bachelor's Degree in Accounting, Business, Finance, or related field or equivalent combination of education and experience

Required Experience:
Three years of job related experience

Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities

This job requires application of advanced accounting principles and practices as they relate to recording and reporting financial transactions and related data within university business units. Analytical and problem solving skills are needed as is advanced use of business and accounting related computer applications.

Equal Employment Opportunity

Georgia Tech provides equal opportunity to all faculty, staff, students, and all other members of the Georgia Tech community, including applicants for admission and/or employment, contractors, volunteers, and participants in institutional programs, activities, or services. Georgia Tech complies with all applicable laws and regulations governing equal opportunity in the workplace and in educational activities. Georgia Tech prohibits discrimination, including discriminatory harassment, on the basis of race, ethnicity, ancestry, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, genetics, or veteran status in its programs, activities, employment, and admissions. This prohibition applies to faculty, staff, students, and all other members of the Georgia Tech community, including affiliates, invitees, and guests.

Other Information

This is not a supervisory position.
This position does have financial responsibilities.
No, this position will not be required to drive.
This role is not considered a position of trust.
This position does require a purchasing card (P-Card).
This position will not travel.
This position does not require security clearance.

Job Grade: A7

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