Staff Accountant (REVISE/REPOST)

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

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

56000 - Finance Office Admin

Advertised Salary: 48,000-59,000 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 accounting-related activities related to the General Ledger and the University & Foundation Financial Statements. Analyze and maintain records related to Grant Accounting, Fixed Assets and property accounting within the Finance Office. Analyze, audit, reconcile accounts and assist with internal/external audit as assigned. Duties may vary depending on the specific area to which the employee is assigned. Duties may not be applicable to every employee in this classification.  
Position Type: Staff  
Required Education: Bachelor’s degree in Accounting, Finance, Management, Business or related field.

The requirements listed are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Any equivalent combination of education, training, and experience which provides the required knowledge, skills, and abilities may be considered. Equivalency for education is two years of related work experience equals one year of education.
Required Work Experience: 1-3 years of complex accounting experience, balance sheet reconciliations, or financial statement preparation.  
Required Licenses and Certifications:    
Physical Demands:
  • Office Environment
  • Moving
  • Sitting
Additional Education/Experiences to be Considered: MBA

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A working knowledge of higher education or governmental accounting

Work experience in balance sheet reconciliations, financial statement preparation and financial spreadsheets.

Banner, Higher Education, and FIMS experience.
Essential Duties/Responsibilities: 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.
Complete monthly bank statement reconciliations and analysis.
Analyze and prepare reconciliations and financial statements for all fund groups as assigned.
Recommend and implement technology solutions for daily accounting functions.
Assist with /complete year-end close and start-up of new fiscal year, budget development, etc.
Prepare state and federal tax returns as assigned.
Assign new account numbers. Update and approve user access.
Maintain integrity of financial computer system(s) to insure that financial transactions are properly tracked and recorded.
Perform analysis of internal accounts, assist departments regarding financial transactions, complete annual financial statements, maintain retention records, etc.
Support and serve as backup to other accounting functions.
Cross train within the Finance Office and be able to complete other assigned accounting functions.
Assist with the development of training materials and conduct training sessions related to the university accounting system.
Create and manage endowments.
Endowment reconciliations with FIMS to banner
Perform all duties in compliance with applicable University policies and procedures and state and federal requirements.
Reports directly to designated supervisor.
Responsible for maintaining the confidentiality of designated information.
Any other duties assigned
Demonstrates an understanding of diversity, equity, and inclusion, especially in working relationships with students, faculty, staff and community members.
Marginal Duties/Responsibilities:    
Skills and Abilities: Strong computer skills, including proficiency in Microsoft Excel and ERP systems.
Accurately and efficiently establish and maintain complex accounting records.
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.
Demonstrated commitment, experience and understanding for diversity, equity, and inclusion.
Required Documents:
  • Cover Letter
  • Resume
  • Unofficial Transcript 1
Optional Documents:    
Special Instructions to Applicants: Transcript 1 (Required): Applicants who have completed college coursework or attained a degree must attach a copy of unofficial transcript.

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:
Open Until Position is Filled?: No  
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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