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Accountant
Post Date: 03/13/2020
Close Date: 03/30/2020
Company:
Bismarck State College
PO Box 5587
701-224-5531

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http://bismarckstate.edu/employment/

Job Listing URL: (new browser window will open)
https://bismarckstate.edu/employment/JobOpenings/?category=3000+Professional

Salary:
$50,000 - $69,999

Location:
Bismarck, ND

Job Description:
OPENING DATE: 3/13/2020
 
CLOSING DATE: 3/30/2020
 
STARTING DATE: TBD
 
COMPENSATION: $50,000 + based on directly related experience. May be eligible for a salary increase after six months. Paid health insurance, life insurance, retirement, employee tuition waiver, spouse/dependent tuition discount.
 
RESPONSIBILITIES: 
Performs a variety of professional accounting related duties such as the preparation of various reports and schedules and other special projects.  Specific assignments may include grant and project accounting, fixed assets and depreciation, inventory, accounts payable processing and payment, p-card administration, travel and expense auditor and other duties as assigned.  Duties to be performed with limited supervision.
 
Is directly accountable and responsible to the Chief Accounting Officer (CAO).
 
DUTIES:
General Ledger Closing and Control – 20%
Ensures that the general ledger system is maintained to provide accurate and timely financial reporting.
Compile and analyze financial information to prepare necessary entries to general ledger accounts resulting in accurate financial reports.
Coordinates the development of the general ledger and other financial systems with other accounting services staff to ensure that funds, budgets and projects are setup and effectively utilized.
Reconcile general ledger accounts including bank statements on a timely basis.
Grant and Campus Accounting – 20%
Ensure grants are properly maintained, tracked and reported, collaborating with stakeholders to assure proper management of grants from an accounting/compliance standpoint.
Prepare and/or review reports and documents that support the recording of extra ordinary repairs transactions into the accounting records and ensure that the entries have been properly made.
Analyze fixed asset purchases and inventory evaluations, including receiving and disposal, tracking capitalization costs related to campus.
Campus Credit Card Administrator – 20%
Creates, maintains and uploads allocation statements from cardholders.
Ensures campus p-cards are properly set up, maintained and cancelled.
Audits the monthly credit card transactions, verifying policies and procedures are followed.
Procurement Process (Requisitions, Purchase Orders, RFP Processing and Payment) and Travel/Expense – 20%
Analyze purchasing policies and procedures upon entering purchase requisitions and track receiving reports.
Reviews and analyzes invoices for accurate data, verification of proper approvals and related information through automated RFP system.
Audits campus travel and expense requests, analyzing transactions to assure they adhere to policies and procedures before approving for payment.
Miscellaneous Duties – 20%
Provide backup support, education, guidance and training to team members as appropriate.
Recommends improvements, adaptations, or revisions in the accounting system and procedures to the team.
Supports innovation, creativity and ideas to improve/enhance processes, functions in the department and as a whole for the campus.
Provides coordination for audits and supports team activities during audits.
Performs other duties as assigned.
QUALIFICATIONS:
Required:
Bachelor’s degree with courses in accounting, business, banking, finance, or related field and two years of directly related accounting, bookkeeping or budgeting experience.
Knowledge of procedures and methods in large accounting systems.
Good working knowledge of Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP).
Ability to meet deadlines, take initiative and work independently with limited supervision.
Excellent computer software skills – Microsoft Office (Word, Excel and Access), email and electronic calendar (Outlook) and excellent keyboarding skills.
Excellent interpersonal skills, demonstrated positive customer service skills, and ability to relate to people of varying ages and backgrounds.
Ability to perform well under pressure while handling multiple job duties.
Excellent organization skills and attention to details and accuracy.
Preferred:
More than two years of directly related work experiences.
Experience in Higher Education.
Certified Public Accountant.
APPLICATION INFORMATION & DEADLINE:  
 
Completed applications must be fully submitted on March 30, 2020.
 
To apply, click the Apply button at the top of the job opening page (https://bismarckstate.edu/employment/JobOpenings/?category=3000+Professional). To be considered by the search committee, applications must include: online application and upload a cover letter and resume.  Paper applications will not be accepted.  (NOTE:  Incomplete files will NOT be considered.)
 
Applicants must be legally authorized to work in the United States. Bismarck State College does not provide sponsorships. BSC determines employment eligibility through the E-Verify system. 
 
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION:
 
For more information or assistance contact:  Human Resources (701) 224-5531.  This position requires a criminal history record check.
 
Equal Opportunity Employer
http://bismarckstate.edu/employment/
Human Resources*Meadowlark Building*PO Box 5587*1700 Schafer St.*Bismarck, ND 58506-5587
701-224-5531*800-366-6888 (TTY Relay ND)
 
Veterans claiming preference must submit all proof of eligibility by the closing date.  Proof of eligibility includes a DD-214 and if claiming disabled status, a current letter of disability from the VA dated within the last 12 months.

Contact Information:
Human Resources at 701-224-5531 or email: bsc.humanresources@bismarckstate.edu.
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