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Georgia Employer SENIOR ACCOUNTANT in Kennesaw, Georgia

Senior AccountantJob ID: 228816Location: Kennesaw, GeorgiaFull/Part Time: Full-TimeRegular/Temporary: RegularAbout UsA leader in innovative teaching and learning, Kennesaw State University is one of the 50 largest public institutions in the country. KSU offers more than 150 undergraduate, graduate and doctoral degrees to its more than 35,000 students. With 13 colleges on two metro Atlanta campuses, Kennesaw State is a member of the University System of Georgia and the third-largest university in the state. The university's vibrant campus culture, diverse population, strong global ties, entrepreneurial spirit, and Division I athletics draw students from throughout the region and from 92 countries across the globe. Ranked a top choice for students by U.S. News, Kennesaw State is a Carnegie-designated doctoral research institution (R2), placing it among an elite group of only 6 percent of U.S. colleges and universities with an R1 or R2 status.LocationOur Kennesaw campus is located at 1000 Chastain Road NW, Kennesaw, GA 30144. Our Marietta campus is located at 1100 South Marietta Parkway, Marietta, GA 30060.Job SummaryResponsible for carrying out accounting tasks of a broad and complex nature. Determines how to record items for P&L and balance sheet activity. Performs analysis and reporting of financial results at the client level. Completes general ledger journal entries, executes month-end close procedures, performs account reconciliations and analyzes balances appropriateness. Required to meet all scheduled monthly financial reporting deadlines and provide accurate and timely analysis and research on assigned departments or colleges. Ensures that all accounting duties are compliant with the established fiscal policies and procedures of the University, the Board of Regents and the State of Georgia.Responsibilities Responsible for advanced level reporting and reconciliation Responsible for Treasury Management including cash flow forecasting, management of daily cash balances, assist with maintaining a working relationship with KSUs current bank partner Performs general ledger reconciliations on various liability accounts Prepares and reviews complex journal entries and supporting documentation Assists campus with inquiries related to various general ledger transactions Ensures all financial and accounting data is maintained and accurate Participates in monthly, quarterly and annual close processes Prepares and reviews account reconciliations Researches accounting issues and recommends accounting treatment Prepares monthly variance analysis for management review Organizes files and scanning of documents Assists with special projects and ad hoc reportingRequired QualificationsEducational RequirementsBachelor's degree from an accredited institution of higher education in Accounting or related fieldRequired ExperienceThree (3) years related work experience in bookkeeping or accountingPreferred QualificationsAdditional Preferred QualificationsFamiliar with PeopleSoft Financials and BannerProficient with Microsoft Office products with an emphasis on Excel Advanced data entry and 10-key utilization with accuracy and speedUnderstands accounting processes (Accounts Payable, Accounts Receivable, etc.)Knowledge of balancing cash drawers and preparing bank deposits for accuracy and timelinessPreferred ExperiencePrevious accounting experience at an institution of higher education preferred Familiar with PeopleSoft Financials and BannerKnowledge, Skills, & AbilitiesABILITIESAbility to manage staff Able to handle multiple tasks or projects at one-time meeting assigned deadlinesAble to prioritize workload and work with minimum supervision Maintains organized and up to date filesAble to perform advanced accounting duties according to Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP)KNOWLEDGEKnowledge of general ledger and other submodules Knowledge of Board of Regents and State of Georgia Accounting Policies and ProceduresExtensive kno