General Accountant

Position Summary:

Working closely with the Senior Accountant – Financial Statements/GL, the primary responsibilities of the General Accountant include, but are not limited to, preparation of the daily cash receipts and check deposits related to the daily activity of cash flow in the College’s main operating bank account, maintenance of the College’s fixed assets and the associated annual financial audit work papers, and input of the annual compensation operating budget, non-operating and center budgets into the Banner System as well as any mid-year budget reconciliations that maybe required for the College. As a secondary function, the General Accountant will act as the main back-up for Accounts Payable on an as-needed basis.

Primary Responsibilities:
  • Prepare and execute daily bank deposits and cash receipts as well as the associated month-end, quarter-end and year-end standard journal entries related to cash receipts.
  • Ensure that all non-Business Department parties are notified when payments for their respective departments are received (i.e. Student Accounts and Financial Aid).
  • Update and maintain the daily cash report.
  • Process the weekly G5 Title IV drawdown of financial aid funds.
  • Review the weekly Student Account feed and process student refunds.
  • Reconcile and maintain accounting records as it pertains to the donations the College receives.
  • Manage the fixed asset system an all additions/deletions to fixed assets monthly and on an annual basis.
  • Prepare the monthly posting of depreciation and reconciliation to the financial statements for month-end and year-end close.
  • Prepare the monthly, quarterly and annual sales/use and property tax returns for review by the Senior Accountant – Financial Statements/GL.
  • Prepare the annual personal property declaration for signature by the Controller.
  • Prepare account reconciliations as assigned by the Senior Accountant – Financial Statement/GL on an ad hoc basis.
  • Enter the annual compensation and operating budget into the Banner System as well as any mid-year budget reconciliations.
  • Disburse the organizational monthly budget and expense statement to respective budget managers.
  • Provide administrative support to the Vice President for Finance and Administration and the Controller.
Secondary Responsibilities:
  • Prepare the weekly cash flow documentation for the Accounts Payable check run meeting with the VPFA.
  • Provide general customer service for the Business Department and direct inquiries as necessary.
  • Assist the Senior Accountant – Accounts Payable on an as needed basis and provide back-up for this position as a result of annual leave.
  • Assist with data input and reconciliation of outstanding Purchase Requisition’s and other documentation as it relates to Accounts Payable.
  • Annual preparation of tax forms for Vendors (IRS Form 1099).
Minimum Qualifications:
  • Three (3) years accounting/bookkeeping experience in a Business Office environment.
  • Proficiency in the Windows environment, including Word, Excel and Outlook.
  • Experience with accounting software as it relates to the general ledger, accounts payable, accounts receivable, payroll and budgeting functions of a Business Office.
  • Detail oriented with excellent organizational and interpersonal skills.
  • Proven customer service skills with a diverse customer base.
  • Able to work as a “team player” in a dynamic, fast paced environment.
  • Reports to: Controller

Compensation Range: $14.00 – $18.00 depending on experience; plus, employee health and retirement benefits.
Hours: Full time; Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Other: Fingerprint check required as a condition of employment.

To Apply:

Please upload your resume, cover letter, list of at least three professional references, and any other documentation to our online application. Review of applications will begin immediately, and continue until the position is filled.

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Sierra Nevada College is an Equal Opportunity Employer