The Staff Accountant works as a member of the Finance team to maintain the University’s general ledger and reconcile accounts in support of financial reporting and analysis. This position is integral to the University’s financial control and reporting systems. This position requires a high level of confidentiality, significant amounts of data entry and attention to detail.
- General Ledger Management: Oversees and manages maintenance of and changes to the general ledger from various system interfaces; oversees the design, maintenance and production of all coding including all codes that require interface with the finance system, including but not limited to detail codes, rate codes, and index codes; enters transactions and budget adjustments into the general ledger and maintains all relevant support for such transactions; performs periodic closing processes; prepares and records expense allocations; reviews general ledger at regular intervals to ensure proper recording of transactions.
- IRS Form 990 and 990PF: Prepares the University’s form 990 and all supporting schedules, as well as the 990PF for the University Foundation
- IPEDS: Prepares annual reports and benchmarking survey required by IPEDS.
- Account Reconciliation: Monitors, maintains, and reconciles connections between payment processors and Banner ERP, ensuring timely and accurate posting of electronic payment information; reconciles cash and other balance sheet accounts at regular intervals; monitors restricted account activity for proper recording and satisfaction of donor restrictions; reconciles daily cashier records.
- Regulation & Compliance: Develops and assists Controller in preparation of annual financial audit documentation, including reconciliations, allocations, and analysis; maintains compliance and ensures all required reports are submitted in a timely manner; manages the proper filing and storing of all relevant documents in accordance with GAAP and other relevant government and private agencies.
- Accounting Support: Assists Controller in training budget officers; Maintains process documentation for all interfaces that affect the general ledger. Supports yearly endowment matching process.
- Special Projects: Coordinates assigned projects to include scheduling meetings as needed, organizing project details, and collecting and deciphering appropriate data. Monitors progress towards completion of assigned tasks. Ensures required reports are submitted in a timely manner.
- All other duties as assigned
- Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience preferred.
- 3-4 years prior experience in an accounting function
- Thorough understanding of Generally Accepted Accounting Principles, preferably those specific to higher education.
- Experience handling cash in a business environment.
- Demonstrated interpersonal communication skills and the ability to efficiently and effectively solve problems.
- Advanced knowledge of MS Office Suite
- Effective oral and written communication skills; Demonstrated ability to compose, correspond, edit and proofread documents.
- Strong organizational and problem resolution skills with ability to set priorities, independently develop a work schedule and work in a team atmosphere.
- Demonstrated attention to detail in projects and in every day assignments.
- Excellent customer service skills and ability to interact professionally within all levels of the organization
- Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts and draw accurate conclusions (effective problem solving skills).
- Must be self-motivated and function under minimal direct supervision with initiative to complete tasks
- Able to endure extended periods of sitting, typing, and talking on the phone.
- Able to work effectively in a fast paced, strong service-oriented environment subject to frequently changing priorities.
Commitment to the Concordia Mission
Concordia University Texas is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer. Concordia University Texas empowers students of all backgrounds to lead lives of critical thought, compassionate action and courageous leadership. As a liberal arts university, Concordia develops the mind, heart, soul, and body, preparing leaders for lives of service. As a private, faith-based university, employees must be supportive of our mission. We actively seek candidates who have professional skills, experience, and willingness to strengthen campus diversity, equity, and inclusion in support of our mission as an institution and our strategic plan. To the extent allowed by law, we reserve the right to give preference in employment based upon religion. Concordia does not discriminate on the basis of gender, race, color, age, national origin, disability, genetic information, military or veteran status, and any other basis protected by law.