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Lane College - Jackson, TN
Full Time
4 Year Degree Preferred


Position:                    General Accountant

Department:            Financial Services

Reports To:               CFO

FLSA:                         Non-Exempt

Job Purpose: Under the general direction of the Chief Financial Officer performs accounting and other fiscal analysis.  In accordance with General Accepted Accounting Principles.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Assist in preparation of payroll.
  • Analyze financial information to prepare journal entries as needed.
  • Assist in reviewing general ledger for accuracy and submit general journal entries for review as needed.
  • Assist in the month end closing process.
  • Reconcile bank and investment statements monthly and quarterly.
  • Reconcile financial aid to students account monthly.
  • Assist with Audit Preparation and year end closing.
  • Prepare financial reports as needed.
  • Advise of any concerns, violations of internal control, and/or noncompliance of Business Financial Procedures by Faculty, Staff, and/or Student.
  • Applies basic principles of accounting to analyze accounts and operations to assure compliance with proper procedures, applicable to laws and regulations, in assigned area of responsibility.
  • Other duties as assigned.


  • B.A. or M.A. degree in accounting, or equivalent work experience.
  • Two to three years of proven accounting Non-profit accounting experience preferred.
  • Previous federal and state grant experience is desired or a combination of education and work experience providing equivalent knowledge.
  • Strong general ledger and cost allocation background. Working knowledge of General Accepted Accounting Principles.
  • Strong work ethic and ability to communicate effectively verbally and in writing.
  • Ability to work both as a team and independently.
  • Strong organizational and time management skills.
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills.
  • May require requires some walking, climbing stairs, sitting long periods of time, lifting up to 15lbs. 10% of the time.

A thorough understanding of accounting theory and the ability to analyze information relies on experience and judgment to plan and accomplish goals. Performs a variety of complicated tasks. May lead and direct the work of others. Ability to report and articulate to an executive or a manager financial data, reports and findings. A wide degree of creativity and latitude is expected. Must be highly proficient in the use of MS Excel and have MS Word experience.

This job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job.  Duties, responsibilities, and activities may change at any time with or without notice.