Title: Accounting Assistant
Department: Accounting Business Office
Maintain accurate accounting records and provide support for the Accounting Office.
Primary Duties & Global Responsibilities:
- Ability to understand and interpret data off of the appropriate mainframe system.
- Enters complex data to the appropriate mainframe system.
- Reviews and reconciles output of the appropriate mainframe system.
- Works with third parties (both on and off campus) to solve system and procedural problems.
- Assists with installation of system enhancements and up-grades.
- Sets system parameters for necessary reports and programs.
- Prepares cash projections for the Assistant VP for Business and Finance.
- Resolves credit card disputes.
- Prepares journal entries.
- Supervises student employees.
- Other duties as assigned.
Secondary Duties & Responsibilities:
- Assists with the training of system users.
- Maintains the investment and money transfer log.
- Reconciles the ledgers at month end.
Minimum Required Qualifications:
- High school graduate.
- Minimum of three years of related work experience and/or relevant training.
- Demonstrated experience to successfully work under pressure and meet deadlines.
- Demonstrated experience to successfully maintain positive interpersonal relationships.
- Demonstrated experience to successfully operate office equipment.
- Demonstrated experience to successfully provide quality customer service.
- Demonstrated experience to successfully maintain satisfactory work performance and attendance record.
- Possess good verbal and written communication skills.
- Demonstrated experience to successfully to use various computer software applications.
- Demonstrated experience to successfully work independently, organize own work and coordinate work activities of others.
- Demonstrated experience to successfully perform mathematical calculations with speed and accuracy.
- Some college course work.
- Experience in higher education.
- Supervisory experience.
- Experience with mainframe applications.
Receives general instructions from a designated supervisor, but is generally expected to work independently.
Hire, train, supervise, schedule and coordinate the work of student employees and may act as lead worker to other COT staff members within the department/unit/division. May participate in personnel decisions, such as hiring, terminating, disciplining and evaluating of COT's, but is not the decision maker.
Revised Date: September 1997
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