Staff Accountant

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Work type: Staff
Location: Big Rapids, MI 49307
Categories: Administrative

Position Title: Staff Accountant  
Location: Big Rapids (Main Campus)  

56400 - Investment & Treasury Mgmt

Advertised Salary: $45,000-$50,000 Salary commensurate with education, experiences, and other requirements. Comprehensive benefit package (health care, vacation, etc.)  
FLSA: Exempt  
Temporary/Continuing:  Continuing  
Part-Time/Full-Time: Full-Time  
Union Group: N/A  
Term of Position: 12 Month  
At Will/Just Cause: Just Cause  
Summary of Position: Independently perform treasury-related activities related to the General Ledger and the University’s Financial Statements. Assist the Treasury Manager with monthly KCAD and Foundation reconciliations, account analysis and cash projections. Also assist the Finance Office to analyze, audit, reconcile accounts and assist with internal and external audits as assigned.  
Position Type: Staff  
Required Education: Bachelor's degree in Accounting or a degree with a heavy concentration in Accounting must be attainable within 12 months.  
Required Work Experience: One year accounting experience, or office experience.  
Required Licenses and Certifications:    
Physical Demands:
  • Office Environment
  • Bending
  • Carrying
  • Moving
  • Reaching
  • Sitting
  • Twisting
  • Balancing
  • Lifting
  • Pulling/Pushing
  • Repetitive Movement
  • Standing
Additional Education/Experiences to be Considered: A working knowledge of higher education, disbursements, and/or treasury.
Work experience with daily accounting transactions, financial statement preparation and financial spreadsheets. Experience with Ellucian Banner preferred.
Essential Duties/Responsibilities: Analyze and maintain Kendall College of Art & Design (KCAD) & Ferris Foundation financials and ensure they reconcile to the general ledger.
Review and control data in the General Ledger / Financial Statements. This includes daily, monthly and annual data-control functions, review receipts for accuracy, complete departmental journal entries.
Perform daily treasury duties, prepare investment reconciliations and financial statements for all fund groups as assigned.
Monthly Ferris Foundation balance sheet reconciliations.
Prepare monthly financial package and analytics for the President of KCAD.
Works as liaison for Ferris/KCAD for Purchasing, SHERM, Budget Office, Accounting, and other departments when necessary.
Recommend and implement technology solutions for daily finance/accounting functions.
Assist with /complete year-end close and start-up of new fiscal year, budget development, etc.
Maintain integrity of financial computer system (s) to ensure that financial transactions are properly tracked and recorded.
Assist with the analysis of internal accounts, financial transactions, complete annual financial statements, maintain retention records, etc.
Support and serve as backup to the Treasury Manager.
Cross train within the Finance Office and be able to complete other assigned finance/treasury functions. Assist with the development of training materials and conduct training sessions related to the university accounting system.
Perform all duties in compliance with applicable University policies and procedures and state and federal requirements.
Report directly to designated supervisor.
Responsible for maintaining the confidentiality of designated information.
Demonstrated commitment, experience and understanding for diversity, equity, and inclusion.
Any other duties assigned within the position classification area.
Marginal Duties/Responsibilities:    
Skills and Abilities: Communicate effectively, both orally and in written form. Make independent decisions reflecting sound judgment. Successfully communicate and interact with a variety of faculty, staff and a diverse University population. Strong computer skills, including proficiency in Microsoft Office.
Demonstrated commitment, experience and understanding for diversity, equity, and inclusion. Accurately and efficiently establish and maintain complex accounting records.
Required Documents:
  • Cover Letter
  • Resume
  • Unofficial Transcript 1
Optional Documents:    
Special Instructions to Applicants:

Transcript 1 (REQUIRED):  Applicants must attach a copy of unofficial transcript of Bachelor's degree. 

Transcript must include:  Institution name, applicant name, date degree attained, degree awarded.  Finalist will be required to submit an official transcript.

Initial Application Review Date:
April 3rd, 2023  
Open Until Position is Filled?: True  
Posting Close Date:
EEO Statement: Ferris State University, an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer, is committed to enhancing equity, inclusion, and diversity within its community. Ferris offers employment opportunities to qualified candidates seeking careers in a student-focused environment that values opportunity, collaboration, diversity and educational excellence.  Learn more about the Ferris Mission and community at The University actively seeks applications from women, minorities, individuals with disabilities, veterans, and other underrepresented groups. For more information on the University’s Policy on Non-Discrimination, visit: Ferris Non-Discrimination Statement.  


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