Assistant Director of Accounting

Blinn College

Bryan, TX

ID: 7065634
Posted: April 2, 2020
Application Deadline: Open Until Filled

Job Description

Objective
Manages daily accounting processes to ensure accurate and timely data is produced and recorded in accordance with standards and rules established by Professional, Federal, and State Governing Bodies. Directly supervises Accounts Payable and the Cash Accounting.

Required Quals Summary
1. A Bachelor’s degree in accounting, finance, business or a related field
2. Recent (within the past 10 years):
• 4+ years of experience working with other accountants in an accounting position within a centralized accounting department
• Increasingly responsible experience in business or governmental accounting
• Hands on experience with fund accounting
3. Experience in preparation of financial statements in accordance with governmental accounting standards and generally accepted accounting principles and experience in preparation and coordination of supporting schedules for the year-end audit requirements
4. 2+ years of direct supervisory experience
5. Advanced working knowledge of Microsoft Excel
6. Proficient in Word, Outlook, PowerPoint and complex financial administrative information systems; ERP systems

Special Notes To Applicants
This is a 12 month, benefits eligible position. Blinn College pays 100% of health insurance for full time employees, 50% for dependents, and two times your annual salary in life insurance benefits. Optional coverage’s can begin on your first active duty date. If you would like to review insurance benefits in advance, you can access the New Employee Benefits Guide online, http://www.ers.state.tx.us/New-Employee/Insurance/.
Leave time includes 96 hours vacation, 40 hours discretionary and 16 hours personal each year and 8 hours sick each month. Paid leave for college designated holiday’s, spring break, thanksgiving and Christmas break (approx. 25 days per year)

Quick Link http://employment.blinn.edu/postings/8852
Position Details
Principal Accountabilities
Principal Accountabilities
1. Serves as primary backup for accounting operations in the absence of the Accounting Director.
2. Assist with the accounting department’s month end close by preparing and inputting journal entries. Assist the Accounting Director with the preparation of the monthly financial statements and financial audits, both internal and external and other state reports. Assist with the accounting department’s fiscal year end close and audit.
3. Monitors general ledger activity and reconciles activity for balance sheet accounts, including accounting for debt service, taxes, investments, investments in plant assets, accounts receivable, accounts payable, revenue and expenses.
4. Monitor and calculate payment submissions to private partners based on collections. Generate billings and monitor receivables, in compliance with contracted obligations, to private partners.
5. Provides support for the reconciliation of the general ledger to the student accounts receivable subsidiary ledger.
6. Supervise daily cash management between the depository bank accounts and the general ledger.
7. Responsible for the initiation of wire transfers of student refunds, investment pool transactions, debt service payments and other financial transactions. Assist with all other bank transfers.
8. Responsible for billings to various vendors and monitoring the related receivables.
9. Provides financial expertise, financial management reports, analytical data and associated financial services.
10. Provides supervision, training, coordination, evaluation and assistance to all direct reports.
11. Performs other related tasks as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications
Minimum Qualifications
1. A Bachelor’s degree in accounting, finance, business or a related field
2. Recent (within the past 10 years):
• 4+ years of experience working with other accountants in an accounting position within a centralized accounting department
• Increasingly responsible experience in business or governmental accounting
• Hands on experience with fund accounting
3. Experience in preparation of financial statements in accordance with governmental accounting standards and generally accepted accounting principles and experience in preparation and coordination of supporting schedules for the year-end audit requirements
4. 2+ years of direct supervisory experience
5. Advanced working knowledge of Microsoft Excel
6. Proficient in Word, Outlook, PowerPoint and complex financial administrative information

Minimum Competencies
Minimum Competencies
1. Complete understanding of federal and state laws pertaining to financial records and guidelines.
2. Excellent oral and written communication skills as well as interpersonal skills.
3. Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions.
4. Ability to read, analyze, and interpret general business periodicals, professional journals, technical procedures, or governmental regulations.



 

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