Bachelor's degree in Accounting from four-year College or University. Six years of professional governmental or commercial accounting experience. Additional education may be considered in lieu of experience.
Nature & Purpose of Position/Usual Duties:
Performs all Level II duties/responsibilities and plans and directs accounting activities within central administration departments. Functions as a Subject Matter Expert for a specific accounting function, examples include Fixed Assets, Taxation, Foundation Accounting, Investments, etc. May work closely with Management and Executive Management to align accounting goals with the University strategic mission.
Primary Responsibilities (Staff Positions Only):
The primary accountabilities below are intended to describe the general content of and requirements of this position and are not intended to be an exhaustive statement of duties. Incumbents may perform all or some of the primary accountabilities listed below. Specific tasks or responsibilities will be documented in the incumbent's performance objectives as outlined by the incumbent's immediate supervisor or manager. Performs Accountant II duties. Assists in the development and implementation of goals, policies, priorities, and procedures related to financial management, budget, accounting, and payroll. Supervises and participates in the preparation of various financial statements and reports. Directs the maintenance of general and subsidiary ledgers, accounts receivable, revenue distribution, depreciation, capital acquisitions, and operating expenses. Reviews financial statements with management personnel. Issues written and oral instructions, assigns duties, and examines work for exactness, neatness, and conformance to policies and procedures. Identifies and resolves problems and inconsistencies, determining appropriate corrective actions and procedures. Participates actively in the preparation of the Annual Financial Report, Operating Budget, and Legislative Appropriation Request. Assists with various special projects as needed. Complies with all applicable Federal, State and University policies, rules, and laws. Performs other duties as assigned.
About Sam Houston State University
For more than 140 years, Sam Houston State University has been preparing students for meaningful lives of achievement. Its motto, "The measure of a Life is its Service," resonates among its 22,000 students, eight colleges and well beyond its historical roots through research, creative endeavors, service learning, volunteering and more.
SHSU is an inclusive institution whose mission is to provide high quality education, scholarship, and service to students. With over 90 bachelor degrees, 50 master’s, and 11 doctoral programs—including the nation’s first Ph.D. in forensic science, SHSU provides an exceptional college experience for every student: traditional or non-traditional; first generation; international; or online.
Service to self and others is paramount at SHSU and reflected in all university organizations and programs. In fact, the university was named to USA Today’s Top 50 in the U.S. for “commitment to civic engagement and global awareness,” in addition to being classified a "Community Engaged Campus" by the Carnegie Commission on Higher Education. This honor, bestowed to only 311 public institutions nationwide, acknowledges th...e university's significant commitment to service.
Sam Houston State University has a small town feel with large scale opportunities. Located in the Piney Woods region of East Texas, Huntsville provides area residents with a sense of community and belonging, although just an hour drive north of Houston.
SHSU is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and Smoke/Drug-Free Workplace. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, creed, ancestry, marital status, citizenship, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, veteran status, disability status, sexual orientation, pregnancy, or gender identity or expression. Sam Houston State University is an "at will" employer. Employees with a contract will have additional terms and conditions. Security sensitive positions at SHSU require background checks in accordance with Education Code § 51.215. SHSU is committed to promoting a campus culture that embraces diversity and inclusion. The University acknowledges and values our responsibility to cultivate an equitable and inclusive environment where students, faculty, staff, and community recognize the benefits of collaboration and mutual respect through diverse identities and experiences.
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