The Senior Accountant performs highly complex ( senior-level) accounting work. Work involves preparing and/ or supervising the preparation of financial analyses and reports; establishing, maintaining, and or supervising accounting systems, procedures, and controls; may assist with the preparation and /or supervising of some departmental budgets, as well as assisting with purchasing activities.
Duties and Responsibilities:
Supervises and /or prepares monthly and annual operating statements, financial statements, vouchers, payrolls, and financial reports.
Approves and signs expense account and purchase vouchers submitted for payment.
Analyzes cumulative monthly budget and status of fund reports on state and federal funs, and conducts the continuous reviews and analyses necessary in controlling the expenditure of funds and in developing stable expenditure patterns.
Analyzes and recommends improvements, adaptation, or revisions to the accounting system and accompanying procedures.
Audits general journal entries, and payment , cash , purchase, travel and related vouchers.
Works with outside auditors informalizing required reports, samples, and requests as needed for the annual audit and coordinates data compilation for annual financial reports.
Develops/reviews ,methods for the control; of cash receipts. deposits. and disbursements; the purchase of services, supplies, and equipment; the documentation of claims for payment.
Develops ,coordinates, or produces complex reports for monitoring and reporting college financial information.
Review expenditures to ensure that budget limits are not exceeded.
May develop procedures and regulations to control the disbursement of allocated funds and prepares letter of instruction, manual revisions, and related forms.
May oversee the development and use of internal audit and control procedures to determine compliance with college policies, plans, and procedures, and state and federal statutes.
Work closely with other departments and / or individuals on the allocations of state and federal funds to college institutional and grant programs and develop suitable plans for validating and matching the various federal funds use in financing college operations.
Perform other duties as assigned by the Chief Financial Officer.
Will participate in Quality Enhancement Plan (QEP) in compliance with SACCSCOC.
Will Participate in College responsibilities such as Institutional Effectiveness Committee, Task Force, etc.
Possible travel to other sites for training, Collège events, and meeting. May attend and participate in annual conference.
Experience in accounting and financial operations, Graduation from an accredited four -year college of university with major course work in accounting, finance, or a a related field with at least thirty (30) semester credit hours in accounting. A minimum of five (5) years progressively responsible accounting experience, preferably in a community college setting. Possess the ability to communicate effectively. Experience with Ellucian Colleague Software.