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Staff Accountant, Advancement Services

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Work type: Full Time
Location: Jacksonville (Main Campus)
Categories: Staff


Advancement Services

Requested Start Date:

November 1, 2021

Normal Work Schedule:

8:00 am – 4:30 pm Monday-Friday, few evenings and weekends required around Financial Statement deadlines

Job Summary:

The Staff Accountant maintains and controls the General Ledger accounts and business transactions of the organization, applying the Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP) that includes analytical work and thorough review of financial records. The staff accountant will gain understanding of Scholarship Budgets for the University and departments, understand specific business units, prepares analysis, and provides financial support to Schools and Departments throughout the University.

Essential Functions:

  • Assists with monthly reconciliations.
  • Assists with the preparation of the budgets.
  • Assures compliance with recognized accounting standards, principles, and procedures.
  • Assists with monthly and annual financial statements and other reporting as required.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.
  • Assists with the day-to-day, monthly, and year-end operations of the organization including budget review and analysis.
  • Prepares journal entries for the general ledger and various subsidiary ledgers by compiling, researching, and analyzing data.
  • Maintains accounting records, performs cash management, and account analysis.
  • Works closely with other applicable JSU departments regarding the availability and disbursement of funds.

Required Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting or other related area and 6 years of accounting experience
  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting (or equivalency), CPA qualified, 4 years of experience (with expectation of getting certification within 2 years)
  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting (or equivalency), CPA Certified, 2 years of experience

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience at an institution of higher education
  • Ability to demonstrate Banner Finance experience or other ERP Programs
  • Master's degree in Business Administration or Accounting
  • Strong technical skills in Excel, Word and Powerpoint

Required Documents:

  1. Cover Letter
  2. Resume
  3. Transcript

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