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Senior Accountant, Athletic Operations

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


Controller’s Office

Normal Work Schedule:

Monday – Friday 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m., some evening and weekends required

Anticipated Start Date:

October 16, 2023

Job Summary:

The Senior Accountant, Athletic Operations provides support and guidance to the effective use of athletics financial resources by preparing and posting recurring journal entries, reconciling accounts, auditing transactions, and preparing reports.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Reviews accounting transactions such as travel reimbursements, invoices, check requests, p-card charges, etc.
  • Runs, compiles, and distributes various budget and expense reports for the Athletics Department.
  • Monitors invoices and payments to schools for guarantees owed to and by JSU.
  • Answer questions from staff and coaches, and communicate regularly with JSU Foundation, Accounts Payable, and Procurement.
  • Ensures transactions are in compliance with policies, procedures, and business processes.
  • Oversees financial tracking and reporting for athletic camps
  • Oversees preparation of yearly NCAA Financial Report
  • Oversees preparation of EADA report
  • Responds to customers with questions or problems related to accounting functions and policies.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

Required Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelors degree in Accounting or related business field
  • At least three (3) years of experience in a professional accounting, budgeting, or related field

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Accounting experience in higher education or governmental setting
  • At least five (5) years of experience in a professional accounting, budgeting, or related field
  • Experience working in college athletics
  • Experience with Ellucian Banner or other enterprise financial management software application

Required Documents:

  1. Cover Letter
  2. Resume
  3. Unofficial Transcripts (official required upon hire)

Employee Benefits:

JSU strives to provide great quality of life to our employees through an attractive, competitive benefits package for our full-time faculty and staff. These benefits enhance your salary as a JSU employee and are part of your total compensation package.  Benefits include:

  • Retirement Plans
    • Alabama Teacher’s Retirement System (TRS)
    • RSA-1 Deferred Compensation
    • 403-B Retirement Annuity (TIAA)
  • Health Insurance
    • Medical (PEEHIP)
    • Optional plans:  vision, dental, flexible spending plan, dependent care, cancer and hospital indemnity
  • Long-term disability and life insurance
  • Tuition assistance
  • Paid and unpaid leave
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Prescription assistance

For additional information regarding benefits, please visit our website.

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