Job no: 501813 Position type: Full-Time 12-Month Department: 441300 - MS State University Foundation Location: Main Campus - Starkville, MS Categories: Professional Position Open Date: Nov 13 2020
Performs standard accounting functions such as cost analysis, reconciliation, posting, and inventory control. Analyzes financial and operating data and prepares management reports and financial statements.
1. Monitors revenue and expenses for departmental or unit accounts; ensures expenditure control and proper signatures, receipts and available funds, mathematical correctness, and compliance with Foundation policy and standard accounting procedures. Responsible for communicating with vendors and various university departments concerning accounting or purchase related issues. 2. Process travel related requests for reimbursements to university employees ensuring that employees adhere to all travel policies. 3. Constructs routine spreadsheet applications, prepares financial data, and generates reports. 4. Coordinates the preparation of regularly scheduled and special billings, costs reports, analyses, studies, inventories, and financial statements for audit purposes or otherwise as needed. 5. Oversees processing of monthly payment to MSU for all Foundation charges incurred at the University. 6. Analyzes, reconciles, balances, and maintains account records; develops budgets and special financial reports. This includes all accounts receivable files for the Foundation, as well as travel advances from individuals. 7. Prepares, reviews, and processes budget, revenue, expense, payroll, and related correcting entries, and may prepare complex bank reconciliations. 8. May supervise and/or lead lower graded staff and/or student employees. 9. Performs miscellaneous job related duties as assigned.
Bachelor's degree in Accounting
Two years of related experience.
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
1. Knowledge of standard and/or fund accounting principles, methods, and applications. 2. Ability to effectively communicate accounting information, policies, and/or procedures in a manner easily understood by the customer. 3. Knowledge of computerized information systems used in financial and/or accounting applications. 4. Account balancing and reconciling skills. 5. Ability to set up and maintain financial accounts and ledgers. 6. Spreadsheet software skills to quantify and illustrate routine financial reports, statements, and/or projections. 7. Knowledge of general accounting principles. 8. Knowledge of finance, accounting, budgeting, and cost control procedures. 9. Ability to supervise and train assigned staff. 10. Ability to analyze and interpret financial data and prepare financial reports, statements and/or projections.
Working Conditions and Physical Effort
-No unusual physical requirement. -Requires no heavy lifting and majority of work is performed in a comfortable indoor facility. -Externally imposed deadlines, set or revised on short notice, frequent shifts in priority, numerous interruptions requiring immediate attention, unusual pressure on a daily basis due to accountability for success for major projects or areas of operation. -Job frequently requires sitting, reaching, talking and hearing. -Job occasionally requires standing, walking, climbing or balancing, stooping/kneeling/crouching/crawling, handling objects with hands, and lifting up to 25 pounds. -Vision requirement: Ability to see information in print and/or electronically.
Complete online application. Provide resume and cover letter.
Equal Employment Opportunity Statement:
MSU is an equal opportunity employer, and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, ethnicity, sex, religion, national origin, disability, age, sexual orientation, genetic information, pregnancy, gender identity, status as a U.S. veteran, and/or any other status protected by applicable law. We always welcome nominations and applications from women, members of any minority group, and others who share our passion for building a diverse community that reflects the diversity in our student population.
Internal Number: 501813
About Mississippi State University
Mississippi State University represents the highest level of research activity for doctorate-granting institutions and is designated by the Carnegie Foundation as an R1-Very High Research Activity University. Also, a National Science Foundation “Top 100” research University, MSU shelters a chapter of Phi Beta Kappa, the nation’s oldest and most prestigious honor society, and values the talents of our distinguished faculty, staff, and student scholars. Here, a culture of inclusion is fostered and we’re driven each day to make a difference at the local, state, regional, national and global levels. At Mississippi State University we invite you to join us as we continue our momentum in research, teaching, and service.
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