in Faulkner County, AR
The Accountant I is responsible for analyzing financial information and preparing reports related to the financial activities of an organization. This position is governed by Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP), state and federal laws, and institution policy.
Job Duties and Responsibilities
Develops and maintains manual or automated accounting records to record billings, receivables, cash received/disbursed, purchases, inventory, and assets to record and reflect organizational fiscal status; transfers and/or encumbers funds as necessary. Prepares spreadsheets and database files from automated information systems, monitors purchasing procedures of departmental personnel, makes decisions regarding account responsibility for payment of expenditures, and instructs new employees on purchasing and travel procedures. Analyzes business operations, trends, costs, revenues, and financial commitments and obligations to project future revenues and expenses for budget purposes. Enters and runs trial balances, reconciles out-of-balance amounts, and performs calculations on amortization and interest due or earned. Reconciles bank statements, bank transfers, and stop payments and makes necessary corrections as needed. Assists management in the development of new accounting systems and procedures and confers with information technology staff to resolve automated information system problems when necessary. Performs other duties as assigned.
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
Knowledge of Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP). Knowledge of manual and automated accounting systems. Ability to develop and maintain manual or automated accounting systems. Ability to interpret and apply the provisions of laws, rules, or policies to accounting transactions. Ability to analyze financial information and prepare reports. Ability to provide technical assistance to management, research investigators, staff and the general public regarding accounting operations
-Knowledge of the organization and administration of higher education.
-Knowledge of state, federal, and university rules, regulations and procedures.
-Ability to work in a diverse and dynamic environment.
-Ability to work collaboratively and independently with common goals as a part of a team.
-Ability to make sound judgments.
-Effective interpersonal communication, writing, and organizational abilities.
-Civility in all interactions.
-Demonstrate effective follow-up.
Required Education and/or Experience
The formal education of a bachelor’s degree in accounting. Additional requirements determined by the institution for recruiting purposes require review and approval by the Arkansas Division of Higher Education. OTHER JOB RELATED EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCE MAY BE SUBSTITUTED FOR ALL OR PART OF THESE BASIC REQUIREMENTS, EXCEPT FOR CERTIFICATION OR LICENSURE REQUIREMENTS, UPON APPROVAL OF THE QUALIFICATIONS REVIEW COMMITTEE.
Preferred Education and/or Experience
Preference given to those with a degree in business with emphasis in Accounting or Finance.
Experience with Banner ERP or banking software.
Desired start date
Background Check Statement
This position may be subject to a pre-employment criminal, sex-offender registry, financial history background check and drug screening. A criminal conviction or arrest pending adjudication and/or adverse financial history alone shall not disqualify an applicant in the absence of a relationship to the requirements of the position. Background checks and drug screening information will be used in a confidential, non-discriminatory manner consistent with state and federal law.
Affirmative action/equal opportunity institution dedicated to attracting and supporting a diverse student, faculty and staff population through enhanced multicultural learning environments and opportunities. In keeping with its nondiscrimination policy in employment, admissions and other functions and programs, the university considers employees and students on the basis of individual merit and will not discriminate against a person on the basis of gender, race or color, ethnicity, religion, spiritual beliefs, national origin, age, familial status, socioeconomic background, sexual orientation, disability, political beliefs, intellectual perspective, genetic information, military status, or other factors irrelevant to participation in its programs.
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