Job no: 500199 Position type: Full-Time 12-Month Department: 194000 - Raspet Location: Main Campus - Starkville, MS Categories: Professional Position Open Date: Jun 2 2020
Performs standard accounting functions such as cost analysis, reconciliation, posting, and inventory control. Analyzes financial and operating data and prepares management reports and financial statements.
The Raspet Flight Research Laboratory (RFRL), the premier manned and unmanned aviation research facility in the nation, particularly in advanced flight testing, was established in 1948. RFRL possesses a rich heritage of full-scale aircraft research, development, testing, and evaluation (RDT&E).
Today RFRL's focus is to perform advanced RDT&E of: 1) Manned and unmanned aircraft; 2) Automated flight control systems; 3) Aircraft sub-structures and components; 4) Ground and airborne sensor systems, including detect and avoid; and 5) Ground and maritime robotics.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
1. Performs routine administrative duties, greeting visitors, answering the main phone line, and filing & retrieving documents both physically and electronically. 2. Directing visitors to the sign-in and sign-out log upon arrival and exiting of facility. 3. Accompanying visitors to restricted areas in the facility for meetings and prearranged tours. 4. Data entry in Banner such as, but not limited to, Requisitions, Invoices, Payroll, and Journal Vouchers. 5. Monitors revenue and expenses for departmental or unit accounts; ensures expenditure control and compliance with funding and reporting requirements, university policy, and standard accounting procedures. 6. Constructs routine spreadsheet applications, prepares financial data, and generates reports. 7. Coordinates the preparation of regularly scheduled and special billings, costs reports, analyses, studies, inventories, and financial statements for local, state, federal, and private funding sources. 8. Reviews and approves expenditure, personnel, and purchasing documents for the availability of funding, mathematical correctness, and compliance with university policy and state and federal funding requirements. 9. Analyzes, reconciles, balances, and maintains accounting records; develops budgets and special financial reports. 10. Prepares, reviews, and processes budget, revenue, expense, payroll, and related correcting entries. 11. Instructs department members in unrestricted and restricted funding requirements and methods and provides information for budget development. 12. May supervise and/or lead lower graded staff and/or student employees. 13. Performs miscellaneous job-related duties as assigned.
Supervisory Responsibility None
Bachelor's degree in Accounting.
Substitution allowed: None
Two years of related experience Experience using Banner Experience with Microsoft Office Platforms including Office 365, Outlook, Excel, Word and Teams 2-5 years of direct accounting experience supporting Department of Defense and/or Department of Homeland Security contracts; and/or 2-5 years of direct accounting experience in a technical industry, particularly aerospace or robotics (may run concurrently with the DoD/DHS experience).
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
1. Knowledge of standard and/or fund accounting principles, methods, and applications. 2. Ability to effectively communicate accounting information, policies, and/or procedures in a manner easily understood by the customer. 3. Knowledge of computerized information systems used in financial and/or accounting applications. 4. Account balancing and reconciling skills. 5. Ability to set up and maintain financial accounts and ledgers. 6. Spreadsheet software skills to quantify and illustrate routine financial reports, statements, and/or projections. 7. Knowledge of general accounting principles. 8. Knowledge of finance, accounting, budgeting, and cost control procedures. 9. Ability to supervise and train assigned staff. 10. Ability to analyze and interpret financial data and prepare financial reports, statements and/or projections.
Working Conditions and Physical Effort
* No unusual physical requirements. Requires no heavy lifting, and the majority of work is performed in a comfortable indoor facility. * Externally imposed deadlines, set or revised on short notice, frequent shifts in priority, numerous interruptions requiring immediate attention, unusual pressure on a daily basis due to accountability for success for major projects or areas of operation. * Job frequently requires sitting, reaching, talking, and hearing. * Job occasionally requires standing, walking, climbing or balancing, stooping/kneeling/crouching/crawling, handling objects with hands, and lifting up to 25 pounds. Vision requirements: Ability to see information in print and/or electronically.
MSU is an equal opportunity employer, and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, ethnicity, sex, religion, national origin, disability, age, sexual orientation, genetic information, pregnancy, gender identity, status as a U.S. veteran, and/or any other status protected by applicable law. We always welcome nominations and applications from women, members of any minority group, and others who share our passion for building a diverse community that reflects the diversity in our student population.
Internal Number: 500199
About Mississippi State University
Mississippi State University represents the highest level of research activity for doctorate-granting institutions and is designated by the Carnegie Foundation as an R1-Very High Research Activity University. Also, a National Science Foundation “Top 100” research University, MSU shelters a chapter of Phi Beta Kappa, the nation’s oldest and most prestigious honor society, and values the talents of our distinguished faculty, staff, and student scholars. Here, a culture of inclusion is fostered and we’re driven each day to make a difference at the local, state, regional, national and global levels. At Mississippi State University we invite you to join us as we continue our momentum in research, teaching, and service.
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