Accountant

Santa Fe College

Gainesville, FL

ID: 7055853
Posted: February 11, 2019

Job Description

Overview:
Santa Fe College (SF) has been recognized as one of the top-rated community college in the United States. Santa Fe College is a student-centered institution with a commitment to open access, academic excellence, and cultural and ethnic diversity. Santa Fe College is a comprehensive public college that offers a range of Bachelor’s degrees, Associate in Arts, Associate in Science and Associate in Applied Science degree options, as well as Certificate and Non-Degree programs. A high quality of life, temperate climate, proximity to the University of Florida, diverse cultural events, and plentiful recreational opportunities make SF and Gainesville an ideal community to work and live. SF enrolls over 16,000 students each semester, retains and completes over 60% of students every academic year, while over 10% transfer into the University system.

Compensation: Starting Salary of $36,279-$39,907 as per the Santa Fe College Salary Schedule. Promotional placement is not limited to the posted salary range maximum. Compensation package is comprised of many college paid benefits including health and life insurance, retirement, leave time, and tuition waivers for Santa Fe College and the University of Florida.

Description:
The Office for Finance at Santa Fe College is committed to providing high quality fiscal services through excellence in customer service, integrity, accountability, stewardship, as well as best practices in sustainability and diversity.

The Accountant is responsible for applying accepted accounting principles and procedures to analyze financial information, prepare accurate and timely financial reports and statements, as well as ensure appropriate accounting controls. The Accountant is responsible for a wide range of tasks relating to financial planning, management and control. This position provides internal accounting support to the college by evaluating, recommending and implementing effective accounting practices and procedures. The Accountant must possess broad knowledge of fiscal responsibilities for College programs and resources, as well as a thorough understanding of general accepted accounting principles (GAAP) and procedures, as well as applicable state and federal guidelines and regulations.

Responsibilities and Duties:
Compile and analyze financial information to prepare financial reports/statements.

Prepare monthly, quarterly and/or annually drafted internal and external financial reports.

Ensure financial records are maintained in compliance with accepted policies and procedures.

Confirm accurate and appropriate recording and analysis of revenues and expenses.

Resolve accounting discrepancies and irregularities.

Schedule, review and analyze department ledger accounting entry details to ensure accuracy, monitor variances and resolve discrepancies.

Continuous management and support of budget and forecast activities.

Assist with various areas of fiscal audits including work paper preparation and data compilation as needed.

Collect and analyze financial information to recommend or develop efficient use of resources and procedures, provide recommendations and maintain solutions to financial problems.

Set up accounts receivable and invoices related to grants and contracts in accordance with the legal agreement of terms and generally accepted accounting principles for revenue recognition.

May prepare budgets, financial forecasts or other detailed calculations related to the college contracts, grants and programs.

Ensure compliance with relevant laws and regulations and integrity of financial data.

Review accounts payable transactions to ensure accuracy, monitor encumbrance and other purchasing reports.

Perform internal audit of travel reimbursements for compliance with travel rules, regulations and policies.

Review accounts payable and expense items such as purchase orders, invoices, and/or credit memos related to vendor transactions to ensure accuracy and proper accounting of the transactions.

Provide accounting information to internal and external constituencies that require the use of judgement and interpretation of policies, rules and/or procedures.

Perform ad hoc data compilation and analysis as needed.

Comply with all published College Rules, procedures, guidelines, and law/regulations governing public employees, including but not limited to those related to document retention and destruction, FERPA, and confidentiality.

Provide service excellence through courteous, informed, accessible and professional engagement.

Perform other duties as assigned.



 

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