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Accountant

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


Job ID: 232725
Location: Kennesaw, Georgia
Full/Part Time: Full Time
Regular/Temporary: Regular

About Us
A leader in innovative teaching and learning, Kennesaw State University offers undergraduate, graduate and doctoral degrees to its more than 41,000 students. With 11 colleges on two metro Atlanta campuses, Kennesaw State is a member of the University System of Georgia and the second-largest university in the state. The university's vibrant campus culture, diverse population, strong global ties and entrepreneurial spirit draw students from throughout the region and from 126 countries across the globe. 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. For more information, visit kennesaw.edu.

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
Maintains accounting records for both campuses for Fiscal Services. Examines financial statements, records and other financial reports to confirm accuracy. Ensures statements and accounting records comply with current policies and procedures. Reviews processes to improve businesses efficiencies, recommends best-practices. Answers accounting procedure questions by researching and interpreting accounting policy and regulations. Maintains financial security by following internal controls and protocol. Provides financial support for assigned faculty and staff.

Responsibilities
  • Performs various processes using Accounting Financial Software and Microsoft Office Applications
  • Reviews and reconciles financial transactions for assigned area
  • Performs data entry and agency and reconciliation
  • Audits statements to ensure accuracy, generates daily and monthly reports to access agency or general ledger accounts for accuracy
  • Substantiates financial transactions by auditing documents, assists faculty, staff and other campus partners with inquiries related to agency and general ledger account transactions as needed
  • Produces scheduled and ad hoc financial reports
  • Communicates and responds to inquiries, and proactively provides tutorials and trainings as necessary, monitors unit email account(s) to address customer queries and access submitted documentation
  • Reviews, tracks and monitors submitted financial documents and verifies submissions are complete and correct and communicates with stakeholders as needed
  • Identifies resolution to accounting issues and provides recommendation and/or resolution
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
Two (2) years related experience in bookkeeping or accounting

Preferred Qualifications
Additional Preferred Qualifications
Familiar with PeopleSoft Financials and Banner
Previous experience reviewing and reconciling travel expense statements

Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities
ABILITIES
Able to prioritize workload and work with minimum supervision
Able to deal with multiple tasks or projects at one time meeting assigned deadlines

KNOWLEDGE
Knowledge of KSU, Board of Regents and State of Georgia Accounting Policies and Procedures
Understands accounting processes such as General Ledger, Accounts Payable, Accounts Receivable

SKILLS
Self-motivated and quick learning ability
Maintains organized and up to date files
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. Microsoft Office suite)
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
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

To apply, visit https://careers.hprod.onehcm.usg.edu/psp/careers/CAREERS/HRMS/c/HRS_HRAM_FL.HRS_CG_SEARCH_FL.GBL?Page=HRS_APP_JBPST_FL&Action=U&FOCUS=Applicant&SiteId=43000&JobOpeningId=232725&PostingSeq=1

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