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Accountant - Temporary - STCC

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Please see Special Instructions for more details.

Employment is contingent upon successful completion of a background investigation and receipt of college transcripts. Full-time employees at Southwest work 37.5 hours per week. Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice.

Posting Details

Posting Text

Title Accountant 3 - STCC
Position Title Accountant - Temporary - STCC
Department STCC-Budgeting Financial Planning (FA)
Position Summary

Southwest Tennessee Community College is a comprehensive, multicultural, public, open—access college. Southwest began operation on July 1, 2000, through legislation that consolidated Shelby State Community College and State Technical Institute at Memphis. Southwest has 6 campuses/centers from which it offers over 100 programs and over 20 technical certificate programs. We foster student success, transform lives, and increase the educational level of a diverse community in Shelby and Fayette counties. Southwest is a Tennessee Board of Regents institution, accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools. We invite you to become a part of the Southwest Team!

This is a Temporary full-time position. The Accountant – Budgeting and Planning is responsible for financial reporting, analysis, reconciliation and ensuring the accuracy of financial records of Southwest Tennessee Community College and Tennessee College of Applied Technology at Memphis.

Typical Duties and Responsibilities

Prepares, examines, or analyzes accounting records, financial statements, or other financial reports to assess accuracy, completeness, and conformance to reporting and procedural standards.

Reconcile bank accounts to bring up-to-date.

Prepares, examines, or analyzes accounting records, financial statements, or other financial reports to assess accuracy, completeness, and conformance to reporting and procedural standards.

Reconciles bank related journal vouchers to the bank statement and resolve any discrepancies, general ledger clearing account, project transactions to the Statewide Accounting and Reporting System (STARS).

Assists with bank reconciliation for all bank accounts, bank related transactions, including research, voids, reissues and stale date.

Ensures the integrity of financial statements by reviewing and monitoring financial transactions and journal vouchers.

May perform other related duties as assigned.

Required Qualifications

Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration or related field from an accredited college.

Three (3) years of recent experience in accounting, budgeting, forecasting, Bank Reconciliation or analysis of business operations.  

Preferred Qualifications

Banner experience is highly preferred

Higher Education experience is perferred

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and Work Characteristics

Knowledge of economic and accounting principles and practices, the financial markets, banking and the analysis and reporting of financial data.

Skill in excellent written and oral communication.

Skill in computer to include word processing, spreadsheets, database management, presentation software, and Internet usage.

Skill in excellent organization in order to determine workload priorities.  

Pay Rate
Posting Date 07/31/2017
Closing Date
Open until Filled Yes
Special Instructions to Applicants

Employment is contingent upon successful completion of a background investigation and receipt of college transcripts.

Full-time employees at Southwest work 37.5 hours per week.

Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice.

Type of Appointment Fiscal
FLSA Status Exempt
Employment Category Administrative / Professional
Location Southwest Tennessee Community College (Memphis)
Location of Position
Posting Number 005875

Posting Specific Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * How did you hear about this opportunity?
    • Southwest TN Community College website
    • Higheredjobs.com
    • The Chronicle of Higher Education
    • The Commercial Appeal
    • Monster
    • Indeed
    • Personal Referral
    • Other
  2. * Are you currently employed at Southwest Tennessee Community College?
    • Yes
    • No
  3. * Do you have a minimum of a Bachelor's degree in Accounting or a related business field from a regionally accredited institution?
    • Yes
    • No
  4. * Please indicate your level of related work experience in accounting:
    • 0-1 year of experience
    • 2-4 years of experience
    • 5-7 years of experience
    • 7-10 years of experience
    • Over 10 years of experience
  5. * Please give a detailed description of any experience working with budgets, requisitions, purchase orders and monthly reconciliation of accounts:

    (Open Ended Question)

Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter
  3. Letter of Reference 1
  4. Letter of Reference 2
  5. Unofficial Transcript
Optional Documents
  1. Letter of Reference 3
  2. Additional Document (s)