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Accounting Assistant

Kennesaw State University
Job Location:
Kennesaw, Georgia
Business and Financial Services
Accounting Assistant

Job ID: 234876
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

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
Assists accountants with maintaining accounting records, processing transactions and reconciling accounts for the assigned department, location, unit and/or college.

1. Performs general accounting duties for the assigned area
2. Prepares invoice packets and reviews expense reports and invoices, checking for compliance
3. Reconciles accounts to general ledger
4. Prepares assigned grants and/or contracts
5. Manages assigned vendor accounts per established guidelines
6. Provides administrative support to the department by monitoring department inbox and phones, data entry, journal entry, filing and scans documents
7. Provides reports and queries as requested or assigned
8. Communicates with vendors, faculty and staff regarding reimbursement request discrepancies

Required Qualifications
Educational Requirements
High school diploma or equivalent

Required Experience
No experience required

Preferred Qualifications
Preferred Educational Qualifications
Degree from an accredited institution of higher education in related field

Preferred Experience
PeopleSoft software experience
Previous accounting or financial services experience

Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities
Able to handle multiple tasks or projects at one time meeting assigned deadlines

Understands accounting processes and basic bookkeeping procedures (Accounts Payable, Accounts Receivable)

Advanced data entry and 10 key skills; 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 with an emphasis on Excel, Abila, QuickBooks); 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 will not travel
This position does not require security clearance.

Background Check
  • Credit Report
  • Standard Enhanced
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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