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Accountant

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Position type: Full-Time 12-Month
Department: 017500 - Administrative Services
Location: Main Campus - Starkville, MS
Categories: Professional
Position Open Date:

Salary Grade/Minimum:

14/Minimum:  41,000

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

The following examples are intended as illustrations only of the various types of duties assigned in positions allocated to this classification. The absence of specific statements of duties does not exclude those tasks from the position if the work is similar, related, or a logical assignment of the position.
1. Monitors revenue and expenses for departmental or unit accounts; ensures expenditure control and compliance with funding and reporting requirements, university policy, and standard accounting procedures.
2. Constructs routine spreadsheet applications, prepares financial data, and generates reports.
3. Coordinates the preparation of regularly scheduled reports, analyses, studies, and financial information for local, state, federal and private funding sources.
4. Reviews expenditure, personnel, and purchasing documents for availability of funding, mathematical correctness, and compliance with university policy and state and federal funding requirements.
5. Analyzes, reconciles, balances, and maintains accounting records; assists with budget development and special financial reports.
6. Prepares, reviews, and processes budget, revenue, expense, payroll, and related correcting entries.
7. Assists with instructing department members in unrestricted and restricted funding requirements and methods and assists with budget development.
8. Assist in development of training materials, presentations and manuals
9. Oversees personnel expenditures (paperwork, lapse, transfers, etc.).
10. Performs miscellaneous job-related duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications:

Bachelor's degree in Accounting.  No substitutions allowed.

Preferred Qualifications:

1. Knowledge of federal and state financial regulations, and university financial policies and procedures.
2. Knowledge of university accounting procedures involving procurement, travel, and/or employment.
3. Knowledge of Microsoft Office (Excel and Word specifically).
4. Knowledge of Crystal Reports.
5. Knowledge of Banner Human Resource and Finance modules.
6. Experience with developing database queries.
7. Knowledge of contracts and grants accounting.

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.
11. Demonstrated capabilities in communication and interpersonal skills.
12. Demonstrated organizational skills.

Instructions for Applying:

Must complete online application; submit a cover letter, resume with three references, and a current unofficial transcript. Any social security numbers included on requested transcripts should be redacted prior to submitting online. An official copy of the transcript will be required if selected for an interview.

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement:

MSU is an equal opportunity employer, and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, ethnicity, sex (including pregnancy and gender identity), national origin, disability status, age, sexual orientation, genetic information, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by 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.

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