Skip to main content

Accountant

Job Details

Chesterfield MO - Chesterfield, MO
Full Time
4 Year Degree
None
Day
Accounting

Description

SUMMARY: The accountant is primarily responsible for applying principles of accounting to analyze financial information, maintain general ledger, and prepare financial reports by performing the assigned duties from the list below. The accountant should be a self-starter with strong attention to detail and above-average Excel skills. They should be customer service oriented, enjoy working with people, and be able to maintain discretion with personnel information.

This is a on-campus position.

PRINCIPLE DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Reconcile accounts, research discrepancies, and maintain schedules for items including, but not limited to, student financial aid receivables, contributions, grants, prepaid expenses, accrued liabilities, and health care.
  • Record journal entries for month-end reconciliations.
  • Responsible for accounting for fixed assets, including:
    • Working with facilities and other departments to review transactions, ensuring compliance with organizational policies and procedures and general accounting standards.
    • Posting of transactions to fixed asset sub-ledger.
    • Generated and processed monthly depreciation journal entries and rollforward schedules.
    • Prepare capital acquisition reports for financial reporting, as needed.
    • Participate in inventory and tagging projects on an ad-hoc basis.
  • Work collaboratively with health clinic billing personnel to resolve issues related to clinic finances and ensure all transactions are reported accurately and by required deadlines.
  • Assist with the Finance/Accounting department’s tax and compliance issues, such as the University Form 990, preparation of Form 1099 and 1098-T, and sales tax.
  • Research GL detail and transactions to assist other departments on an ad-hoc basis.
  • Be a resource and backup for key functions in the accounting department, such as reconciliation between systems, required daily processes like deposits or journal entries, and assisting students.
  • Assist with deposits and ACH/wire transfer origin to ensure proper separation of duties, as needed.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

Qualifications

COMPETENCIES: To perform the job successfully, the accountant must:

  • Have strong attention to detail, able to pick out small discrepancies and understand the need for accuracy and nuance.
  • Be knowledgeable of GAAP, particularly in a non-profit environment, and have experience with reconciling balance sheet accounts and month end close procedures.
  • Have strong interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Possess a strong ability to maintain confidentiality.
  • Be able to interact with people at several different levels in the university, both with and without any experience with financial reporting, in a professional manner.
  • Ability to calculate figures and amounts such as proportions, percentages, and variances.

QUALIFICATIONS: The Accountant must communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing.

  • Minimum of Bachelor’s degree,with a focus on accounting, finance, or general business.
  • Must be able to work more than 40 hours per week on occasion.

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions.

DIVERSITY AND INCLUSION: Logan University strives to be an educational leader who is authentic, intentional, and strategic about diversity, fairness, and the development of an inclusive campus community. We acknowledge and respect the differences in human experience that shape and enriches education, healthcare, society and our institution.

It is our expectation that all employees support the mission and vision of the university, and carry out their professional duty aligned with Logan University Values: Diversity, Empathy, Student First, Positive Attitude, Evidence Informed, Character and Teamwork.

Logan University does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, religion, national origin, age, disability, sexual orientation, pregnancy, veteran status, genetic information or any other basis prohibited by applicable law. All Logan employees are expected to complete annual compliance training by assigned deadlines.

WORK ENVIRONMENT: The work environment characteristics described here are typical of an office job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS: The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

The employee is regularly required to sit and use hands while performing the duties of this job to type on computer, handle files, documents, pens, pencils, staplers, etc. The employee is occasionally required to stand, walk and reach with hands and arms when filing and using office equipment. The employee must occasionally lift computer reports weighing up to 10 pounds and sometimes lift and/or move boxes of records or files weighing up to 25 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision. Must be able to converse with staff members, and students.

NOTES: This job description in no way states or implies that these are the only duties to be performed. The employee will be required to follow any other instructions and to perform any other duties requested by his/her supervisor.

An employee is expected to assist and provide coverage for coworkers during peak periods, vacation days or sick days at all locations, and to work with administration in the attainment of the College’s missions and goals.

Apply