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Stephen F. Austin State University Accountant II in Nacogdoches, Texas

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Please see Special Instructions for more details.

Stephen F. Austin State University will become a member of The University of Texas System, effective Fall of 2023.

Posting Details

Position Information

Job Title Accountant II

Full Time/Part Time Full Time

FLSA Exempt

General Job Description

This is a professional position responsible for performing advanced accounting work in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles ( GAAP ), state and federal laws/regulations, and university policy. Works under general supervision, with moderate latitude for the use of initiative and independent judgment.

Essential Job Functions

  • Develops and maintains financial records.

  • Prepares and analyzes financial reports.

  • Balances and reconciles accounts.

  • Prepares and posts journal entries and budget changes.

  • Verifies accuracy of accounting data and entries.

  • Compiles and analyzes data.

  • Prepares special reports as requested.

  • Prepares invoices for grants, contracts, or scholarships.

  • Reviews accounts for errors and discrepancies.

  • Enters transactions in the Uniform State Accounting System ( USAS ).

  • Develops and implements internal procedures using automated accounting systems.

  • Identifies inefficiencies and needed operational improvements and recommends solutions.

  • Advises departments on accounting related functions.

  • Maintains and updates departmental procedures.

    Non-Essential Job Functions

  • May receive and/or supervise the receipt of payments from students and others for departmentally sponsored activities.

  • May assist with student registration.

  • May supervise student workers and other employees.

  • Performs other related duties as assigned.

    Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

The individual must possess the following knowledge, skills, and abilities or be able to explain and demonstrate that the individual can perform the essential functions of the job, with or without reasonable accommodation.

  • Knowledge of, or the ability to learn, university policies and procedures.

  • Knowledge of generally accepted accounting procedures and methods, and the ability to apply them to specific situations.

  • Skill in completing assignments accurately and with attention to detail.

  • Skill in using computer applications including spreadsheet, database, and word processing software.

  • Ability to learn office- and university-specific software.

  • Ability to communicate effectively in both oral and written form.

  • Ability to compile, organize, interpret, and communicate accounting data and results in a concise format.

  • Ability to maintain effective interpersonal relationships.

    Physical Demands

    Required Education

Bachelor’s degree in accounting, business, or a related field is required.

Required Experience and Training

Three years of related experience is required.

Preferred Qualifications

Experience in fund accounting is preferred.

Special Conditions for Eligibility

This is a security-sensitive position subject to criminal record check.

This is an IT-sensitive position subject to the Computer and Network Security policy.

Min Pay Rate

Mid Pay Rate $49,500

Salary Information Commensurate with Experience, Salary Grade - 9

Specific Job Requirements/Duties for this Posting

Is Background Check Required? Yes

Benefit and Retirement Eligibility

This position is eligible for participation in the Teacher Retirement System of Texas ( TRS ) retirement plan, subject to the position being at least 20 hours per week and at least 135 days in length.

EEO Statement

Diversity and Inclusion Statement

At SFA , our commitment to diversity and inclusion is more than words—it is actions. We believe diversity and inclusion are keys to promoting more engaged individuals locally and globally. We at SFA are committed to amplifying a campus culture that nurtures belonging and embraces similarities while celebrating that every Lumberjack will be different. Those differences are valued, acknowledged, and supported purposefully. Office of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion | SFA (sfasu.edu) (https://www.sfasu.edu/odei/about/welcome)

Stephen F. Austin State University, an Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer and Educator, is committed to excellence through diversity. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to sex, race, creed, color, age, national origin, religion or physical or mental disability as required by law. If, because of an impairment or disability, you need accommodation during any part of the employment process, please contact Human Resources at 936-468-2304.

Posting Detail Information

Posting Number S2023-075

Candidates Eligible to Apply Open to all qualified applicants

Number of Positions Available 1

Posted Date 05/25/2023

Review Start Date

Close Date

Work Schedule Monday through Friday

Open Until Filled Yes

Special Instructions to Applicants

Stephen F. Austin State University will become a member of The University of Texas System, effective Fall of 2023.

Posting Quick Link https://careers.sfasu.edu/postings/10148

Contact Information

Contact Name Steffany Newsome

Contact Phone (936) 468-2744

Contact Email newsomess@sfasu.edu

Contact Information Applicants will be contacted by the hiring department if selected for an interview If you have technical questions about this job posting, please contact HR at (936) 468-2304.

Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

    • What is the highest level of education that you completed?
  • High School diploma

  • Bachelor's degree

  • Master's degree

  • Ph.D.

    • What is your academic major/minor?

(Open Ended Question)

    • Which of the following best represents the number of years experience you possess relating directly to the job to which you are applying?
  • Less than one

  • One to two

  • Three to four

  • Five to six

  • Seven to eight

  • Nine or more

    • Do you have previous experience with Accounting/Bookkeeping?
  • Yes

  • No

    • Do you have experience with an automated account system?
  • Yes

  • No

    • Do you have experience with computer use (word processing, database and spreadsheet applications)?
  • Yes

  • No

    • How many years do you have in University and/or governmental accounting?
  • 1- less than 3

  • 3- less than 5

  • 5- less than 7

  • 7- less than 9

  • 9+

    Documents Needed To Apply

    Required Documents

  • Resume

  • Cover Letter

  • Transcript(s)

    Optional Documents

  • Other Document