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Colorado State Staff Accountant position in Denver County, Colorado

Staff Accountant position

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Staff Accountant position

Salary

$54,000.00 - $59,400.00 Annually

Location

Denver County, CO

Job Type

Full Time

Job Number

GJD-415640 01/23

Department

Community College of Denver

Opening Date

01/27/2023

Closing Date

Continuous

FLSA

Determined by Position

Primary Physical Work Address

Community College of Denver 1111 West Colfax Avenue Denver, CO 80217

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Department Information

THIS IS A NON-CLASSIFIED POSITION

GJD-415640 01/23: Fiscal / Administrative Services

Community College of Denver is seeking individuals with demonstrated commitment to creating an inclusive learning and work environment. CCD values the ability to work effectively with students, families, faculty, instructors and staff of diverse backgrounds.

Our campus is located in downtown Denver, adjacent to two light rail stations, and just minutes away from shopping, restaurants, and event venues. When you visit our campus, it will be immediately evident that our faculty, staff, and instructors are passionate about serving our diverse student population. At CCD our passion is to help others, and we offer career pathways that will make a difference in the lives of our students.

If you are interested in sharing our passion for student success, CCD offers generous medical, dental, vision, life, and retirement options. We also offer the opportunity to expand your education, and those of your dependents, through our tuition reimbursement program.

Preliminary screening will be made on the basis of completed application packet submitted by candidate. Completed application packet includes: a letter of interest of no more than five pages, addressing in general the items under "Primary Duties" and specifically each item under “Minimum Qualifications”; an online application; resume; and transcripts. All candidates, including current Community College of Denver employees must submit a complete application packet which includes all material listed above.

Only completed application packets will move forward for screening. Please review the job duties and minimum requirements carefully. Meeting the minimum qualifications for a particular position does not assure the applicant an interview. Selected applicants will be invited by the screening committee for interviews. All application materials become the property of Community College of Denver and cannot be copied.

Description of Job

GENERAL SUMMARY

Staff Accountants will assist with general accounting support functions including the preparation of reconciliations, period closes, projections, reports, assistance with the general ledger and will need to know and apply accounting theory and principles, an d ensure observance of professional standards and state rules including Generally Accepted Accounting Principles, Governmental Accounting Standards, Higher Education Accounting Standards, State Fiscal Rules, CCCS and College procedures. Staff Accountants will also need to know understand and apply financial aid and other grant rules, regulations, and guidance.

PRIMARY DUTIES

Perform one or more of the following:

Perform all travel related functions for Fiscal Services, including issuing travel authorization numbers for all staff, book lodging reservations as requested, manage the travel card program, reconcile all travel expense reimbursement requests and any mileage reimbursement requests, act as a liaison between Fiscal Services and college departments to provide information in a timely manner, respond to various employee inquiries and provide training when necessary.

  • Periodically reconcile billings, invoices, and/or accounts related to student activity.

  • Provide professional level support to the Controller and Assistant Controller in grant and financial aid scholarship activities, including:

  • Ensuring the general ledger properly reflects financial aid activity, performing reconciliations, processing check requests, and working with the Financial Aid Department to clear outstanding items found in reconciliations

  • Ensuring the general ledger properly reflects grant activities on an accrual basis, performing reconciliations, preparing reports and meeting regularly with departments and grant managers.

  • Ensure that grant activities comply with all applicable regulations and guidance, including State legislation, Federal grant regulations, the Compliance Supplement, State Fiscal Procedures and Rules.

  • Process monthly and bi-weekly payrolls.

  • Reconcile and record daily bank transactions, and initiate wire transfers.

  • Account for capital transactions including recording depreciation and performing inventory.

  • Provide back-up coverage for other departmental functions/tasks.

  • Perform general accounting support functions, including: processing various general ledger transactions, preparing numerous reconciliations, invoices as needed, monitoring and clearing diagnostic/exception reports, monthly, quarterly, and year-end closes, assist in preparation of schedules and other items for internal and external audit purposes, and year-end financial reporting.

Special projects and other duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications, Substitutions, Conditions of Employment & Appeal Rights

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

Any equivalent combination of education, experience, knowledge, skills, and abilities.

Education:

  • A Bachelor’s degree in Accounting and two (2) year of technical/professional experience in accounting

    OR

  • An Associate’s degree in Accounting and four (4) years of technical/professional experience in accounting OR

Experience:

  • Six (6) years of technical/professional experience in accounting.

Knowledge/Skills/Abilities:

  • Knowledge of Accounting Principles Generally Accepted in the United States of America (GAAP).

  • Effective computer skills, especially in the use of Excel spreadsheets.

  • Strong communication, analytical, organizational, and people skills.

  • Demonstrated ability in problem solving, multitasking and time management.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:

Experience:

  • Accounting or other experience related to grants and/or financial aid and/or payroll.

  • Capital accounting experience.

  • Experience with higher education or governmental financial reporting (GASB).

  • Experience working with Banner and/or CORE.

  • Experience working with cross-functional teams.

Knowledge/Skills/Abilities:

  • Personal computer, copier, scanner, phone, calculator, printer.

Supplemental Information

For a complete review of the benefits we offer, please click on the following link:

https://www.cccs.edu/employee-resources/employee-benefits/.

APPLICATION PROCEDURES:

Interested applicants must submit a complete application packet at https://www.schooljobs.com/careers/ccd which includes:

  • Electronic Application, Click ‘New Resume’ at the bottom of this page

  • Cover Letter

  • Resume

  • References - Names, phone numbers, addresses, & email addresses of three professional references

  • Copies of transcripts, unofficial preferred

  • Copies of appropriate credentials, if applicable

**All included attachments should be saved with the following nomenclature: Last name, First name Document; for example Doe, John Resume; Doe, Jane Transcripts

*Your resume should clearly indicate how you meet the minimum qualifications. Those applicants that do not meet the minimum qualifications will not be considered. Part-time experience is ½ the equivalent of full-time experience. Example: Four (4) years applicable part-time experience equals 2 years full-time equivalency.

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