Community colleges are uniquely positioned to respond to workforce needs and make higher education an affordable reality. There has never been a better time to join a two-year college, and there's no better place to do it than at Columbus State. A laser focus on student success and a partnership mindset have established Columbus State as a key talent provider in a thriving regional economy, and a premier community college that is changing the nation's education and workforce landscapes. With more than 46,000 students across two campuses, at several regional learning centers, and online, Columbus State is the nation's only institution recognized as an Achieving the Dream (ATD) college, an AACC Guided Pathways institution, and a participant in The Right Signals Initiative through the Lumina Foundation. Columbus State employees at all levels benefit from an engaging, collaborative, and supportive culture that rewards innovation and vision. We provide competitive compensation, comprehensive benefits, and professional development opportunities. We are dedicated to ensuring that the diversity of Columbus State faculty and staff reflects that of our students and region. We are proud to be a central part of a community that embraces differences and celebrates the many cultures, beliefs, and lifestyles that define Central Ohio.
Columbus, Ohio is also home to The Ohio State University and more than 30 other colleges and universities as well as the headquarters of multiple Fortune 500 companies. Columbus is one of America's fastest-growing cities, offering a wealth of cultural experiences, dining, entertainment, shopping opportunities, and more. That's why Central Ohio residents find living here so fulfilling, both professionally and personally.
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform the essential job functions satisfactorily. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential job functions described in this position description. Since every duty associated with this position may not be described herein, employees may be required to perform duties not specifically spelled out in the job description, but which may be reasonably considered to be incidental in the performing of their duties just as though they were actually written out in this position description.
Under direction, the Accountant, Fixed Assets position performs a variety of professional level accounting duties involved in preparing, maintaining, analyzing, verifying, and reconciling complex financial transactions, statements, records, and reports; maintains the accuracy of the College's ledgers and subsidiary fixed assets systems; assists in annual audit and year end closing; and provides highly responsible staff assistance to assigned management staff.
Professionalism, Managing Work, Continuous Improvement, Customer/Student/Employee Focus, Collaboration, Planning and Organization, Monitoring Information, Business Acumen, Resolving Conflict and Quality Orientation
ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS
Support Accounting Analyzes purchases to determine items to be capitalized, tagged and recorded as a College asset. Ensures this information is recorded timely and accurately through the College ERP system and that depreciation expenses are properly recorded. Removes assets from the records when disposed of. Records and performs similar activities for capitalized leases. Performs fiscal responsibilities for grants and contracts and helping to ensure that contract policies, procedure and other requirements are followed.
General Accounting Summarizes financial positions. Analyzes financial information detailing assets, liabilities, and fund balances. Assists in monthly and year-end closing processes and activities. Documents all types of business transactions to general ledger. Reconciles and corrects general ledger accounts with subsidiary ledgers. Examines invoices for appropriate support and approvals. Reconciles complex transactions. Analyzes, verifies, and posts transactions to journals, ledgers, and other records. Analyzes, investigates and corrects accounting entries, as needed. Keeps accurate records. Completes and maintains required documentation. Performs internal audits of financial records to ensure accuracy and compliance with regulations and procedures. Performs bank reconciliations using information and files provided by the bank and general ledger analysis, and identifies and categorizes differences. Performs research of items that are unidentified from the bank to ensure proper recording on the College general ledger.
Customer Service Collaborates with other college departments, to ensure vendors are paid accurately. Works with College departments in identifying and tagging fixed assets.
Usual Physical Requirements The employee regularly exhibits digital dexterity when entering data into computer, frequently sits for extended periods of time, and occasionally stands and walks. Employee occasionally reaches with hands or arms and stoops, kneels, crouches or crawls. Employee converses verbally with others in person and by telephone. Vision demands include close, detailed vision when focusing on computer screen. Employee occasionally lifts or exerts force up to 10 pounds.
Working Conditions Typical office environment. Regular exposure to moderate noise typical to business offices.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities: Knowledge of: advanced generally accepted accounting principles; fund accounting; general ledger management; accounts payable and receivable administration; computer software, programs and applications. Skill in: verbal and written communications; preparing financial reports; operating general office equipment; working with detailed data; statistical data entry; application of job software including word processing and spreadsheets. Ability to: apply accounting principles; develop and maintain effective working relationships with associates, supervisors, job contacts and general public; answer general and technical accounting questions; research and analyze financial issues; perform detailed work with numerical data; maintain confidential and sensitive information; maintain accurate and complete work records.
Associate's Degree in Accounting or closely related field of study and at least one year of accounting experience. State Motor Vehicle Operator's License or demonstrable ability to gain access to work site(s). *An appropriate combination of education, training, coursework and experience may qualify a candidate.
Preferred Qualifications: 1 - 3 years accounting / general ledger or related experience Fixed Assets exposure or monitoring experience Bank Reconciliation experience Excel spreadsheet construction and manipulation
Internal Number: req2748_1571146102
About Columbus State Community College
Columbus State Community College has been meeting the diverse educational needs of the Central Ohio community for more than 50 years. The college is proud to be an important contributor to the growth and progress of the region and to serve as the front door to higher education in Central Ohio. From the first graduating class in 1965 through this year, 50,000 students have earned associate degrees in 50-plus technical fields and academic transfer programs. Columbus State also offers Associate of Arts and Associate of Science degree programs whose coursework fulfills the freshman and sophomore year requirements for bachelor’s degree programs offered by four-year colleges and universities throughout the state. Specific transfer agreements with more than 40 colleges and universities are in place at Columbus State, and new direct-to degree partnership programs are being developed all the time. Columbus State now has two campuses serving Central Ohio educational needs. The Columbus Campus is located on 85 acres in downtown Columbus. The 108-acre, full-service Delaware Campus welcomed its first students in 2010. Additionally, Columbus State offers classes at nine convenient regional learning centers throughout Central Ohio.