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Staff Accountant

Company: Newman University
Location: Wichita
Posted on: February 16, 2020

Job Description:

The Staff Accountant performs detailed accounting functions for the University.-- The role is responsible for multiple duties involving cash records and their use in monthly financial reports in accordance with applicable policies and procedures.-- The role provides back-up support to the Finance and Administration accounting staff.--Work Performed:Reconciles the Universitys operating bank account and four checking accountsPrepares and posts daily, weekly and monthly cash journal entries and budget transfersReviews gift batches from Advancement to ensure accurate accounting of gifts and pledgesPosts gift transactions from Raisers Edge and ensures deposits are completed in a timely mannerReconciles pledge receivables on a monthly basisAssists Financial Aid in posting Federal grant funds, alternative loans and institutional aid that are applied to students accountsResponsible for Federal fund drawdowns from the Department of Educations G5 siteWorks with the Financial Aid office in monitoring Federal funds and provides updates on available fundsPrepares and posts monthly Federal fund journal entriesReconciles Federal fund and loan electronic fund transfers (EFT) and the liability general ledger accountPerforms duties as assigned for the Universitys purchasing card program and enforces its policies and proceduresReviews, evaluates, and posts monthly purchasing card expensesReconciles three other Receivable general ledger accounts (i.e. Refund Control account)Coordinates deposits with Student Accounts that are received for student billingPosts close-out of Student Account activity from Empower at the end of each workdayAssists with tax compliance reporting and form preparation for the monthly Kansas state sales tax filing and paymentProcesses special billings through Empower (i.e. Great Western Dining and ASC security)Performs month-end and year-end closing proceduresPrepares audit work papers as assigned for the Universitys fiscal year-end Financial Statement and Financial Aid auditsAssists staff and faculty with accounting related questions and participates in meetings as requiredAssists staff with office filing and organizationPerforms other tasks as assigned by the Accounting Supervisor--Required Qualifications/Education/Experience/Skills/Training:Minimum of 1 - 2 years of experience working in an accounting or finance environmentPreferred Associates or Bachelors degree in accountingPreferred work experience using Microsoft Dynamics GPWorking experience in using Microsoft products, particularly ExcelDependable, detail oriented, and high standards of professionalismAbility to work in busy office setting and handle frequent interruptionsStrong organizational, interpersonal and communication skills are essentialAbility to handle confidential information in a discreet mannerNewman University is an Equal Opportunity Employer. The equal employment opportunity (EEO) policy of Newman University provides for a fair and equal employment opportunity for all employees and applicants regardless of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, disability or status as a protected veteran.In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the ADA Amendments Act of 2008, Newman University will provide reasonable accommodation to applicants with a disability in completing the application form or in the interview process. Please notify the Human Resources Office at (316) 942-4291, ext. 2202 or email in advance so necessary arrangements can be made.

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