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Accountant III (General Ledger & Payroll Liabilities)

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Please see Special Instructions for more details.

Complete application online; submit current resume, transcript(s), and three letters of reference online or by mail to: Accountant III Search; Comptroller’s Office; Savannah State University, Box 20419, Savannah, GA 31404 Review of applications will begin upon receipt and continue until the interview process begins or the position is filled.

Posting Details 

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 Position Information

Working Title Accountant III (General Ledger & Payroll Liabilities)
Job Summary

Savannah State University seeks qualified applicants for Accountant III General Ledger & Payroll Liabilities. This position performs a high level of accounting operations: analysis and reporting; primarily involving general ledger journal entries, travel and check audit, payroll accounting, and accounting processes. Position is responsible for preparing and posting journal entries, payroll accounting, and specialized accounting reports required by the Board of Regents; verifies accuracy and validity of posting and accounting transactions. Assists with Perkins portion of the FISAP; assists borrowers with loan rehabilitations, submitting new loans to Heartland ECSI; completes the monthly reconciliations. Applies fee waivers to adjust tuition revenue; reconciles and submits file for Student Health Insurance Program (SHIP). Works with the PeopleSoft financial system and Microsoft Office applications, senior management, other employees and external stakeholders; performs online banking services and GL processes in support of Treasury Accountant; submits positive pay files, fund transfers, posting and cash receipts. Reconciles and adjusts benefited payroll agency accounts and funds; reviews entries in the financial system for compliance with GAAP, USG, and University policies and procedures. May be directed to perform job related tasks other than those specifically delineated in this description. Salary commensurate with qualifications and experience; competitive benefits program.

Minimum Qualifications

A Bachelor’s degree in accounting is required; an advanced degree is desired. Must have a minimum of five years of work experience in a complex accounting environment; governmental accounting is preferred. Strong analytical and technical skills with the ability to work independently; professional communication skills to work with employees of the University and external parties required. Must be able to perform accounting processes in an advanced general ledger system (PeopleSoft) and be proficient in the use of Excel; background and/or credit check may be required.

Preferred Qualifications
Special Information to Applicants

Savannah State University is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative-Action Institution committed to diversity, equity and inclusion. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, genetics, religion, sex, national origin, disability or protected Veteran status. Georgia is an Open Records State.
Employment is contingent upon successful completion of a background investigation.
Your application is not considered complete until all required documents have been uploaded to the appropriate section.

Posting Detail Information

Posting Number S2792014
Number of Vacancies
Desired Start Date
Position End Date
Open Date 05/26/2017
Close Date
Open Until Filled Yes
Special Instructions Summary

Complete application online; submit current resume, transcript(s), and three letters of reference online or by mail to: Accountant III Search; Comptroller’s Office; Savannah State University, Box 20419, Savannah, GA 31404

Review of applications will begin upon receipt and continue until the interview process begins or the position is filled.

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Applicant Document

Required Documents
Optional Documents
  1. Resume
  2. Letter of Reference 1
  3. Letter of Reference 2
  4. Letter of Reference 3
  5. Unofficial Transcript 1
  6. Unofficial Transcript 2
  7. Other Document