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, Financial Accounting and Reporting position adheres to generally accepted accounting principles and performs a variety of professional level accounting duties involved in preparing, maintaining, analyzing, verifying, and reconciling complex financial statements, reports, and reports. This position will be working with all areas of Business Services as well as other departments around the college as needed.
Performs Fiscal responsibilities for Financial Accounting and Reporting including journal entries, bank reconciliations, budget transactions, and daily cash flows. Creates manual journal entries and uploads entries into ERP system for departmental charges and budgets. Reconciles complex transactions. Summarizes financial positions. Performs analysis on general ledger accounts as needed and upon request. Assists upper management upon request.
Abides by federal, state and other statutory regulations, as well as College Policy and Procedure. Collaborates with accounts payable, cashiers and student accounting, grants accounting, budget, and other departments as needed to ensure that work is completed accurately.
Ensures that College fiscal policies and procedures are followed. Collaborates with College departments to determine accuracy of general ledger accounts. Adheres to generally accepted accounting principles. Supports the Office of the Controller as needed.
Other duties as required.
Other Duties & Responsibilities
Attends all required department meetings and training. Works overtime, as required to meet workload demands. Manages multiple assignments of varying complexity and meets tight timelines and deadlines, with the ability to adapt to changing needs of the College and business partners. Ensures College name and image is perceived positively by external as well as internal audience/stakeholders. Fosters and maintains a safe environment of respect and inclusion for faculty, staff, students, and members of the community.
Usual Physical Requirements
Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential job functions described in this position description. While performing duties of this job, the employee regularly exhibits digital dexterity when entering data into computer. The employee frequently sits for periods of time, stands, and walks. Employee converses verbally or manually with others in person as well as by telephone. Vision demands include close, relatively detailed vision when focusing on computer screen. Employee occasionally lifts up to 10 pounds.
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; graphical presentation of data; advanced understanding of how the College ERP system works; computers, software, including cloud applications, to include Microsoft Office applications (Work, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint), accounting programs and software. Skill in: verbal and written communication; 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; read and comprehend technical information; effectively work with persons of varying cultures and diversity; problem solve effectively.
Associate's Degree in Accounting or closely related field of study with at least one year of accounting experience. State Motor Vehicle Operator's License or demonstrable ability to gain access to work site(s).
Additional Information: Applicants are encouraged to submit a cover letter detailing how their qualifications align with the needs of this position.
Internal Number: req3115_1614265486
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.