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Staff Accountant

Company: Hope International University
Location: Fullerton
Posted on: May 25, 2023

Job Description:

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, etc.

  • 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 payments
  • 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 work experience.
      • 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 school-administered programs.
      • Hope International University
      • - 2500 E. Nutwood Avenue, Fullerton , CA 92831
      • -
      • 714.879.3901

Keywords: Hope International University, Fullerton , Staff Accountant, Accounting, Auditing , Fullerton, California

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