Company: Hope International University
Posted on: May 25, 2023
Position Summary: The staff accountant prepares various
schedules and transactional journal entries, reconciles bank and
certain other accounts (primarily balance sheet), provides
interface with certain functions of Student Accounts, and assists
with the annual audit process.Duties and Responsibilities: -
Account reconciliations and related journal entries - multiple bank
accounts, trust/investment/endowment accounts, prepaid expenses,
and other balance sheet accounts as assigned. - Other monthly
spreadsheet updates/maintenance, including employee benefits,
student financial aid (Direct Loans) disbursement activity,
- Record donations/deposits from the Cash Receipts Journal
("CRJ") provided by Advancement.
- Post miscellaneous banking transactions (ACH credits, debits,
bank fees, etc.) based on bank account activity.
- Review daily bank transactions for incoming student wires /
returned payments and miscellaneous donations not otherwise
reported to us via CRJ.
- Post financial aid disbursements (deposits and bank transfers)
and chargebacks (deposits/payments)
- Notify Student Accounts of incoming student wires and returned
- Serve as a backup to Student Accounts as needed (i.e.
disbursement posting) - Other responsibilities:
- Pick up small cash deposits at the Hope Counseling Center
- Prepare the cash bank deposit
- Follow up on outstanding checks
- Assist with the annual audit as needed. - This position may
eventually be trained to act as a backup to our payroll
coordinator.Employment standards:Qualifications: To fulfill this
role successfully, an individual must be able to perform each
essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are
representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.
Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with
disabilities to perform the essential functions.
- Education/Experience: At least two years of related work
experience. Education - including a Bachelor of Arts degree in
Business with an emphasis in accounting - may substitute for some
- Knowledge and skills: Knowledge of generally accepted
accounting principles (GAAP). Working knowledge of Microsoft Word
and Excel. High attention to detail, as bank and other account
reconciliations, are a key component of this position and requires
research/follow-through to resolve discrepancies. Must have
knowledge of standard office procedures and equipment. Excellent
telephone and interpersonal communication skills are necessary as
well as the ability to maintain confidential information.
- Mental demands: Ability to function consistently in multi-task
mode. Problem-solving and prioritization skills. Self-directed,
detail-oriented, and ability to adapt to changes.
- Physical demands: Extended intervals at a computer keyboard.
Ability to lift/move up to 50 pounds. May require climbing stairs
and walking to various offices on campus.
- Character: Must embody Christian character and be willing to
sign a Statement of Faith.Do you need an accommodation to perform
the essential functions of this job?If yes, please describe which
tasks, if any, you will need accommodation to perform, and explain
what type of accommodation you will need below. The University will
review your request and determine whether a reasonable
accommodation exist which would allow you to perform the essential
functions of the job without imposing a hardship on the University,
other employees, or pose a direct threat to the health and safety
of staff and faculty.Physical requirements:Frequent pushing,
carrying, liftingStanding 20%Walking 20%Lifting 30+lbs.Carrying
30+lbs.Pushing 30+lbs.Internal and external relationships:Internal:
Controller, Vice-President for Business and Finance, Senior
Accountant, and other colleagues in the Business Department. Staff,
faculty, and students.External: Community partnerships, vendors,
prospective students and their families.The above position
description is intended to outline the general nature and level of
work performed by people in this position. It is not intended to be
an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills
required. Other duties may be assigned. Contact Mailing Address:
2500 E. Nutwood Ave Hope International University admits students
of any race, color, national and ethnic origin to all the rights,
privileges, programs, and activities generally accorded or made
available to students at the school. It does not discriminate on
the basis of race, color, national and ethnic origin in
administration of its educational policies, admissions policies,
scholarship and loan programs, and athletic and other
- Hope International University
- - 2500 E. Nutwood Avenue, Fullerton , CA 92831
Keywords: Hope International University, Fullerton , Staff Accountant, Accounting, Auditing , Fullerton, California
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