Accountant III - OPSR
Job Details
Main Campus - Edmond, OK
4 Year Degree
$48,000.00 - $56,000.00 Salary/year
Job Description

Position Overview:

Prepare standard and specialized financial reports (e.g., balance sheets, income statements, monthly closing reports) according to Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP) or other regulatory requirements. Compile and analyze financial information. Prepare entries into accounts, such as general ledger accounts, and document business transactions. Establish, maintain, and coordinate the implementation of accounting and accounting control procedures. Analyze and review budgets and expenditures for local, national and private funding, contracts, and/or grants.


Department Specific Essential Job Functions:

Responsible for the accuracy and integrity of the Oklahoma Partnership for School Readiness (OPSR) Foundation Funds. Provides assistance and support to the OPSR management regarding financial position and results of operations, prepares annual budget and quarterly financial reports for the OPSR Board and OPSR Foundation Board meetings. Responsible for the general accounting functions of OPSR which includes, but is not limited to: reconciliations, reporting, analysis, and implementing new processes. Provides information to staff and individuals or organizations outside of OPSR; explains accounting transactions; resolves accounting issues and discrepancies. Provides excellent quality customer service. Analyses of inter fund transfers on a monthly basis reporting and rectifying any issues. Assists in the development of grant budgets, monitors expenditures and prepares financial reports. Participates in the preparation of schedules and work papers related to annual internal and external audits. Participates in the development of detailed internal and external audit plans and programs. Analyzes accounts and prepares supporting schedules for the reconciliation of funds including accounts receivable and charitable donations. Assists with the development of fiscal policies for the OPSRF. 



Experience Required:

Requires a bachelor's degree in accounting, finance or related field plus 6+ years of relevant work experience that provides knowledge of and exposure to fundamental theories, principles, and concepts. Requires the application of expertise in a chosen field to achieve results.


Experience Preferred:

Auditing experience. Database management or information systems management experience. Federal grant accounting experience.



Use a high degree of communication skills, particularly attuned to working well with non-finance professionals and volunteers. Understands the need for maintaining confidentiality of sensitive information. Works with a high degree of independence in performing accounting and financial activities. Ability to review, understand, and verify the accuracy, of financial information. Organizes own work, sets priorities and meets critical deadlines. Knowledge of: generally accepted accounting practices and principles; governmental accounting practices and procedures and fund accounting; computer applications related to the work; standard office practices and procedures; reconciling accounts, records, reports and journals. Computer proficiency in word processing, accounting and spreadsheet applications including an intermediate level of proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel applications, experience in using QuickBooks. 


Will this employee supervise others?

No, this employee will NOT supervise other employees.


Physical Demands:

Repetitive movement of hands and fingers - typing and/or writing. Frequent standing, and/or sitting. Occasional walking, stooping, kneeling or crouching. Reach with hands and arms. Visually identify, observe and assess. Ability to communicate with supervisor/students/colleagues. Regular physical attendance required. The physical demands and work environment characteristics described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations (in accordance with ADA requirements) may be made, upon request, to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions.