Job Title: Accountant
Closing Date/Time: Wed. 11/20/13 11:59 PM Central Time
Salary: $37,668.80 Annually
Job Type: Full-time
Location: Main Campus, East Peoria, Illinois
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Summary Benefits Supplemental Questions
Perform professional accounting duties and financial reporting, and functions necessary to monitor and properly safeguard the integrity of the institution’s financial records and external reporting. Perform maintenance and trouble-shoot production processes of PeopleSoft Financials.
This list is meant to be representative, not exhaustive. Some incumbents may not perform all the duties listed while in other cases related duties may also be assigned. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Assist staff members with policy interpretations, accounting procedures, and resolve accounting-related concerns in a professional, courteous, confidential and timely manner.
Provide a wide range of professional accounting services and financial analysis, compile information, and prepare supporting schedules essential to the preparation and control of the annual budget, and business plans for all business service units and peripheral operations.
Maintain grant documentation and monitor for compliance and timely preparation. Submit monthly billings, maintain monthly balances, and submit monthly/quarterly reports to various funding agencies as required.
Provide accounting services for grant administrators and assist the Grant Development Office in preparing budgets for RFPs (unsecured grants).
Prepare and review supporting schedules for external auditors and funding Agencies of the College.
Reconcile bank accounts for the College.
Assist with production processes, and test functionality of PeopleSoft Financials module to ensure efficiency, accuracy and productivity.
Review general ledger accounts and adjust journal entries, and prepare account reconciliations.
Perform internal auditing procedures to ensure compliance with generally accepted accounting procedures, and review other accounting policies and procedures of the College as needed.
Manage and analyze monthly college credit card statements and expenses.
Assist with daily operations and clerical staff of the Accounting Department.
Prepare and analyze daily cash flow for executive review.
Prepare and file monthly Sales Tax return.
Ensure merchant services are PCI compliant and prepare compliance reporting as required.
Assist with market and customer analysis to develop new business operations or improve existing operations to maximize profitability.
Review and manage fixed asset reporting.
Liaison between the finance department and student accounting or service departments with regards to functional issues and concerns.
Knows, understands and acts in accordance with Illinois Central College’s Cougar CARE Principles, including connects with students, owns the situation, uses opportunities to build relationships, goes the extra mile, acts promptly and professionally and remembers to work as a team.
Perform related duties as required.
The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skills and abilities required to satisfactorily perform the essential duties and responsibilities.
Generally accepted accounting principles and practices of professional accounting and auditing procedures related to governmental accounting.
Financial analysis and research procedures for preparation of financial reports.
Basic budgeting principles and practices for budget preparation and control.
Federal and State tax laws, rules and regulations related to assigned accounting and payroll activities.
Applicable sections of the State Education Code and other applicable laws.
Provide technical leadership in accounting by using discretion, initiative and independent judgment.
Organize work and set priorities, in order to meet critical deadlines with minimal direction.
Perform professional accounting work utilizing analytical abilities.
Perform statistical and financial analysis and internal auditing.
Assist in the preparation of clear and concise financial statements.
Classify and review general ledger activity, based on source documents and transactions.
Establish and maintain cooperative, and effective working relationships with others.
Maintain professionalism and confidentiality with all levels of Staff.
Operate a PC and related software; including PeopleSoft Financials/HRMS, and Excel.
Recommend new processing procedures and follow-up with implementation and guidelines.
Education and/or Experience:
Bachelor's degree with major coursework in accounting and two years of professional accounting experience required.
In addition to the online application, a cover letter and current resume is required for consideration. These documents must be included with the online application.
Final candidate(s) will be required to complete a background check, physical and drug screen.