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Senior Accountant

Kennesaw State University
Job Location:
Kennesaw, Georgia
Business and Financial Services
Senior Accountant

Job ID: 228816
Location: Kennesaw, Georgia
Full/Part Time: Full-Time
Regular/Temporary: Regular

About Us
A leader in innovative teaching and learning, Kennesaw State University is one of the 50 largest public institutions in the country. KSU offers more than 150 undergraduate, graduate and doctoral degrees to its more than 35,000 students. With 13 colleges on two metro Atlanta campuses, Kennesaw State is a member of the University System of Georgia and the third-largest university in the state. The university's vibrant campus culture, diverse population, strong global ties, entrepreneurial spirit, and Division I athletics draw students from throughout the region and from 92 countries across the globe. Ranked a top choice for students by U.S. News, Kennesaw State is a Carnegie-designated doctoral research institution (R2), placing it among an elite group of only 6 percent of U.S. colleges and universities with an R1 or R2 status.

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.

  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 KSUs 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. Assists 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

Knowledge, Skills, & 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 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

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

Other Information
This is not a supervisory position.
This position has 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.

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