Georgia Highlands College is a rapidly growing, multi-site institution in the University System of Georgia granting associate degrees as well as bachelor degrees in nursing. The college sites and campuses are located north of Atlanta in Cobb, Douglas, Paulding, Bartow and Floyd counties.
Job Description Summary
This position performs accounting duties in support of college operations.
•Knowledge and level of competency commonly associated with the completion of a baccalaureate degree in a course of study related to the occupational field.
•Possession of or ability to readily obtain a valid driver’s license issued by the State of Georgia for the type of vehicle or equipment operated.
•Regularly performs review and audit of travel in compliance with Board of Regents Policy and state policy.
•Continuously audits both accounts payable and bursar’s office scanned images;
•Maintains student accounts and assists with general ledger maintenance;
•Prepares journal entries, cash, and inter-fund transfers;
•Coordinates with financial aid office on student billing issues;
•Serves as a backup for processing of student refund batches and coordinates with accounts payable;
•Reconciles assigned accounts, generates periodic reports;
•Performs reconciliation of student receivable accounts;
•Works with business office staff to verify the status of third party billings;
•Recommends procedures for increased efficiency and accuracy;
•Works with students to resolve\explain difficult student billing issues;
•Authorizes holds to be put on students with past due balances;
•Assists with year-end general ledger closing procedures;
•Reconciles and prepares student organization profit/loss statements;
•Assists the senior accounting manager calculate total Federal Work Study (FWS) monies paid to each student; monitors percentage of funds used in community service positions.
•Maintains college unclaimed property account and ensures compliance with state unclaimed property requirements.
•Assists with the maintenance of the college’s asset management system
•Performs related duties.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
•Basic knowledge of generally accepted accounting principles.
•Knowledge of college and university system collection policies and procedures.
•Knowledge of computers and job-related software programs.
•Knowledge of Board of Regents Policy and Procedures
•Skill to make timely decisions.
•Skill in developing and maintaining effective working relationships with peers
•Skill in decision making and problem solving.
•Skill in interpersonal relations and in dealing with the public.
•Skill in oral and written communication.
•Ability to administer established policies and procedures