Accountant Senior - General Accounting & Financial Reporting
- Houston Community College
- Location: Houston, Texas
- Category: Admin-Business And Financial Management
- Posting Date: 10/23/2020
- Application Deadline: Open until filled
You: Innovator. Pacesetter. Agent of change. If you’re a tech savvy, process improvement-focused Student Champion with a talent for developing partnerships with communities and individuals, we’re looking for you.
Highlights: We are currently seeking an exceptional individual who will advance the institution’s proud tradition of excellence in academics, student life and community service.
Next steps: If you always have the student experience in the forefront of your planning and execution, if you’re a collaborator, an innovator and a person who gets things done, apply today!
Responsible for all aspects of accounting and financial reporting as assigned by the Business Affairs office, this includes but not limited to, general ledger maintenance, journal voucher postings, the periodic reconciliation of accounts and the attendant resolution of reconciling items, general ledger interface with subsidiary systems, GASB and FASB research, financial analysis and audit worksheet preparation. Also is required subsidiary ledger maintenance, collection of funds transactions, financial aid accounting, periodic financial reports, student financial transactions, financial aid collection of funds, Federal, State, and grant contract accounting, all aspects of accounting support for construction programs, forecasting of cash requirements, preparation of the Annual Financial Report and audit schedules in compliance with OMB Circular 133 and the State of Texas Single Audit Circular. Provide support and interfaces with budget authorities, management, customers, service providers, and all staff levels on accounting matters, and the supervision of accounting staff members as assigned.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following. Other duties may be assigned.
Prepare all required General ledger and Subsidiary ledger postings for assigned transactions;
Assure compliance with generally accepted accounting principles on all assigned transactions;
Control proper cut off of all assigned transactions on an ongoing basis, and prepares a final accounting of transactions where required;
Generate all fiscal reports required by management and if applicable by federal state regulation and/or contract covenant;
Monitor, account for, and assist in the collection of outstanding receivable from federal, state, local and other entities as assigned;
Monitor, account for, and administer the payment of assigned transactions such as student book purchases, tuition and fees, student aid checks, debt service and construction programs;
Provide support in the projection of cash receipts, cash requirements and if assigned effects and provides support for transaction such as student financial aid, and the drawing of funds in accordance with contract covenants or regulations;
Provide direct accounting and reporting support to budget managers and their staff as required;
Reconcile and correct all reconciling items of all assigned accounting transactions on an ongoing basis; and
Prepare the Annual Financial Report and audit schedules in accordance with Generally Accepted Accounting Principles and if required under OMB Circular 133 and the State of Texas Single Audit Circular.
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform the essential duties and responsibilities listed above. The qualifications listed below are representative of the education, experience, knowledge, skills, and/or abilities required.
Bachelor’s degree in Accounting required;
CPA or MBA highly preferred.
Five (5) years’ accounting experience required with at least three (3) years working with the general ledger maintenance.
PeopleSoft Finance experience is preferred.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES
Demonstrated ability in working in a complex, multi-entity accounting environment interfacing with all levels of an organization, internally and externally;
Able to identify and resolve complex technical accounting and financial matters relative to grants;
Able to make sound decisions on accounting transaction that could affect HCCS institutional credibility and its ability to obtain funds; and
Able to supervise assigned accounting functions and resolve all accounting issues without supervision.
This job description in no way states or implies that these are the only duties to be performed by the employee occupying this position. Employees will be required to follow any other job-related instructions and to perform any other job-related duties requested by their supervisor.
This job description may be revised upon development of other duties and changes in responsibilities.
Some of the brightest minds in academics and business are choosing HCC as their home. We’ll support you in your professional development as you contribute your knowledge and expertise to HCC, our students and the community.
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