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Senior Accountant

Kennesaw State University

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About Us

Are you ready to join a community leading in innovative teaching and learning? Kennesaw State University is one of the 50 largest public institutions in the country. With our growing enrollment and global reach, we are enjoying increased prominence among Georgia's colleges. We offer more than 150 undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral degrees to over 43,000 students. Our entrepreneurial spirit, high-impact research, and Division I athletics also draw students from throughout the region and from 92 countries across the globe. Our university's vibrant culture, career opportunities, mission and values and rich benefits make us an employer of choice. We are part of the University System of Georgia . Kennesaw State will exemplify the power and promise of a student-centered, research-driven university. Our institutional values are student-inspired, promise-fulfilling, true to ourselves, elevational, open and impact-generating. In addition, we support the University System of Georgia core values of accountability, excellence, integrity and respect. We are searching for talented people to join Kennesaw State University. Come to KSU and find your passion.


Our Kennesaw campus is located at 1000 Chastain Road NW, Kennesaw, GA 30144.

Department Information

This position will work 32 hours per week.

Department Specific Tasks And Responsibilities

  • Prepares daily bank deposits and invoices as needed
  • Responsible for posting all Raiser's Edge gift activity and all miscellaneous cash deposits to general ledger
  • Track Gift in Kind receipts for addition to collection or transfer to KSU
  • Assists in coordinating the annual financial audit.
  • Completes year-end tasks for the completion of Annual Financial Reports, annual audit and other year-end reports, to include all year-end journal entries, account reconciliation reviews, compiling documents for auditors.

ADDITIONAL QUALIFICATIONS: (Preferred qualifications)

  • Familiar with Blackbaud Financial Edge and Raiser's Edge
  • Nonprofit accounting experience

Job Summary

Responsible 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



  • Responsible for advanced level reporting and reconciliations of a variety of financial data
  • Responsible for Treasury Management including cash flow forecasting, management of daily

cash balances, assist with maintaining a working relationship with KSU┬┐s current bank partner

  • Performs general ledger reconciliations on various liability accounts
  • Prepares and reviews complex journal entries and supporting documentation
  • Assists campus partners 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 reporting
  • May provide explanations and/or work direction to other accountants and administrative

personnel regarding more complex assignments

Educational Requirements

Required Qualifications

Bachelor's degree from an accredited institution of higher education in Accounting or related field or an equivalent combination of relevant education and/or experience

Required Experience

Three (3) years related work experience

Preferred Qualifications

Additional Preferred Qualifications

Familiar with PeopleSoft Financials and Banner

Proficient with Microsoft Office products with an emphasis on Excel

Advanced data entry and 10-key utilization with accuracy and speed

Understands accounting processes (Accounts Payable, Accounts Receivable, etc.)

Knowledge of balancing cash drawers and preparing bank deposits for accuracy and timeliness

Preferred Educational Qualifications

Advanced degree from an accredited institution of higher education related to accounting, finance, business or other related field

Preferred Experience

Previous accounting experience at an institution of higher education

Proposed Salary

The budgeted salary range is $52,880 to $55,000. Offers are based on relevant experience.

Comprehensive benefits to include Medical, Dental, Vision, 13 paid holidays, vacation, generous retirement plans, tuition waiver, wellness options, and much more! Visit


Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities

Able to handle multiple tasks or projects at one-time meeting assigned deadlines

Able to prioritize workload and work with minimum supervision


Knowledge of general ledger and other submodules

Knowledge of Board of Regents and State of Georgia Accounting Policies and Procedures

Extensive knowledge and ability to perform accounting duties according to the Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP)


Excellent interpersonal, initiative, teamwork, problem-solving, independent judgment, organization, communication (verbal and written), time management, project management, and presentation skills

Proficient with computer applications and programs associated with the position (i.e. Microsoft Office suite, PeopleSoft Financials, and Banner)

Maintains organized and timely records with a strong attention to detail and follow up

Strong customer service skills and phone and e-mail etiquette

Strong analytical, forecasting and problem solving skills

Equal Employment Opportunity

Kennesaw State University is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer.

  • Seniority Level


  • Industry

    • Higher Education
  • Employment Type


  • Job Functions

    • Accounting/Auditing
    • Finance
  • Skills

  • Analytical Skills
  • Problem Solving
  • General Ledgers
  • Accounting
  • Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP)
  • Priority Management
  • Independent Thinking
  • Skilled Multi-tasker
  • Deadline Oriented
  • Organization Skills

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