The University of Kansas (KU) Controllers Office consists of Financial Services, Financial Reporting Services and Financial Management Systems. The Controllers Office supports and promotes the University's mission by providing financial leadership and innovation in business strategy and processes. In partnership with the university community, we develop and improve business services in regard to systems, processes, practices, policies, and guidelines.
The General Ledger Accountant has major responsibilities performing cash basis and accrual basis accounting, fund accounting, general ledger reconciliations, managing reimbursable billing receivables, journal entries/corrections, and pay cycles. This position provides input to numerous projects and processes, maintains internal controls, researches, and analyzes data, extensively utilizes Excel and database query, coordinates projects, and reviews financial transactions. Federal and state laws, The University of Kansas policies, and departmental procedures must be followed. The accountant is responsible for participating in the design, modification, recommendation, testing and/or implementation of accounting systems. It is expected to exercise good judgment, continually prioritize, have a high degree of concentration, planning, and coordination to perform functions of their position and achieve accurate and timely results.
In addition to a competitive salary, KU offers great benefits to employees with up to 176 hours of paid vacation per year, 8 hours of sick leave earned every month, nine paid holidays plus one discretionary day, a retirement program, medical & dental insurance, life and disability insurance, other benefit plan options and State of Kansas discounts offered by various vendors. KU also offers employees educational and professional development opportunities. KU is a great place to work! The University actively encourages applications from members of underrepresented groups.
The University of Kansas is a Carnegie doctoral/research-extensive university with a $1.4 billion endowment and a faculty of 2,600. Current enrollment is 28,500 (19,000 undergraduate), with students drawn from 110 nations and all 50 states. The 1,000-acre main campus is in Lawrence, a community of 95,000 in hilly northeast Kansas that lies about 35 miles west of Kansas City and 30 minutes from the state capital, Topeka.. Lawrence has a thriving community with a wide range of activities/events