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Senior Accountant - Bookstore

Kennesaw State University
Job Location:
Kennesaw, 30144
Business and Financial Services

Job ID: 268830

About Us

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, 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.


Our Kennesaw campus is located at 1000 Chastain Road NW, Kennesaw, GA 30144. 

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


1. Responsible for advanced level reporting and reconciliations of a variety of financial data
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 partners 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. Assists with special projects and ad hoc reporting
13. May provide explanations and/or work direction to other accountants and administrative
personnel regarding more complex assignments

Required Qualifications

Educational Requirements
Bachelor's degree from an accredited institution of higher education in Accounting or related field or an equivalent combination of relevant education and/or experience

Required Experience
Three (3) years related work experience

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 Educational Qualifications
Advanced degree from an accredited institution of higher education related to accounting, finance, business or other related field

Preferred Experience
Previous accounting experience at an institution of higher education

Proposed Salary

The budgeted salary range is $54,160 to $60,000.  Offers are based on relevant experience. 

Comprehensive benefits to include Medical, Dental, Vision, 13 paid holidays, vacation, generous retirement plans, tuition waiver, wellness options, and much more!


Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities

Able to handle multiple tasks or projects at one-time meeting assigned deadlines 
Able to prioritize workload and work with minimum supervision 

Knowledge of general ledger and other submodules 
Knowledge of Board of Regents and State of Georgia Accounting Policies and Procedures 
Extensive knowledge and ability to perform accounting duties according to the Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP)

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 analytical, forecasting and problem solving skills
Strong customer service skills and phone and e-mail etiquette
Maintains organized and timely records with a strong attention to detail and follow up

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