Financial Services Accountant

Georgia Highlands College
Job Description
Job Description Summary

This position performs accounting duties in support of college operations.

Georgia Highlands is a growing and progressive institution with opportunities for the individual selected to grow with us. With a focus on employee wellness and development, the culture is warm and embracing, while the work is fast paced and challenging. Regular fulltime staff, administrators, and faculty enjoy the abundant array of University System health, retirement, and other benefits which includes tuition assistance after six months of employment. Additionally, GHC is a qualifying employer under the Department of Education Public Service Loan Forgiveness program (PSLF). This program provides student loan repayment and forgiveness for qualifying loans for eligible full-time employees. See https://studentaid.ed.gov/sa/repay-loans/forgiveness-cancellation/public-service for more information.

This is an excellent opportunity to impact the lives of literally thousands of students and their families.

Key Qualifications

• Knowledge and level of competency commonly associated with the completion of a baccalaureate degree in a course of study related to the occupational field or equal relevant experience.
• Sufficient experience to understand the basic principles relevant to the major duties of the position, usually associated with the completion of an apprenticeship/internship or having had a similar position for one to two years

Key Responsibilities

• Regularly performs review and audit of travel in compliance with Board of Regents Policy and State Policy
• Assists with general ledger maintenance
• Prepares journal entries, cash, and inter-fund transfer
• Serves as a backup for accounts payable process
• Reconciles assigned accounts and generates periodic reports
• Performs reconciliation of student receivable accounts
• Works with business office staff to verify the status of third party billings
• Recommends procedures for increased efficiency and accuracy
• Assists with year-end general ledger closing procedures
• Maintains invoicing, reporting, and reconciliation of grants
• Maintains college unclaimed property account and ensures compliance with state unclaimed property requirements
• Maintains college’s athletic department account in relation to revenue, budget, and student financial activity with scholarships, housing, and meal plans
• Reconciles and submit international tax forms – 1042 – in compliance with federal guidelines
• Reconciles and submit sales tax to the State Department of Revenue in compliance with state guidelines
• Assists with year-end general ledger closing procedures
• This role is designed by the institution as a Position of Trust
• Performs related duties

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

• Basic knowledge of generally accepted accounting principles
• Knowledge of college and university system collection policies and procedures
• Knowledge of computers and job-related software programs
• Knowledge of Board of Regents Policy and Procedures
• Skill to make timely decisions
• Skill in developing and maintaining effective working relationships with peers
• Skill in decision making and problem solving
• Skill in interpersonal relations and in dealing with the public
• Skill in oral and written communication
• Ability to administer established policies and procedures

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