The Financial Accountant III under direction processes complex accounting and financial work, maintains accounting records, and prepares financial reports.
Hybrid eligible. While most job duties are required to be performed on campus, a portion can be performed remotely. Generally, work can be done off-site without loss of productivity and efficiency, but most work requires on-site presence and/or in-person collaboration with other team members and/or mentoring. Employees in these positions may request hybrid schedules/locations utilizing the AWL process.Â
Remote eligible. We expect that full-time remote work may be available in cases where such arrangements meet the operational needs of the department and benefit the department and the University.
25% Performs complex accounting work to include recording, examining, and analyzing of financial records, documents, or reports. Prepares financial statements, reports, schedules, and exhibits. Audits accounting and financial documents for accuracy and completeness. Â
20% Serves as a resource in solving accounting or financial problems. Assists in making recommendations for improvements, adaptations, or revisions to the accounting system, policies, and procedures. Identifies financial discrepancies and budget shortfalls and informs management.
20% Reviews daily cash flow and prepares accounting entries for processing in the accounting system.Â Monitors all credit card clearing accounts on a daily basis for accurate accounting.
20% Classifies, codes, posts, and balances financial and accounting documents and records. Prepares periodic analysis of fund balances and expenditures, and prepares technical reports on payroll, estimates, cost data, and budget items. Responsible for billing/collecting departmental accounts receivable on a monthly basis.
10% Assists with the preparation of the Annual Financial Report and internal and external audits.
5% Other duties as assigned by supervisor.
Education and Experience
-Bachelorâ™s degree in Accounting or related field or equivalent combination of education and experience.
-Four years of related experience.
Preferred Education and Experience
-Six years of related experience.
-Experience in higher education using USAS, Banner, and FAMIS is preferred.
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
Knowledge of word processing, spreadsheet, and database applications. Ability to multitask and work cooperatively with others. Effective verbal and written communication skills. Strong interpersonal and organizational skills.
Ability to apply rules and regulations in a complex environment. Ability to apply Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP) and Governmental Accounting Standards Board (GASB).
Compensation & Benefits:
Commensurate with Experience
Tarleton State University offers competitive wages, fully covered employee health insurance, comprehensive dental, vision, and life insurance options are also available. Benefits also include paid vacation, paid sick leave, holiday pay, retirement plan, longevity pay and more. The target base annual salary is $48,120 and may be negotiable based on funding availability and candidate experience/skillset in relation to the minimum requirements of this position. Qualified candidates are encouraged to submit a completed application for consideration.
â‹Completed online application
Three professional references with complete contact information
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