General Accounting Accountant

Virginia Tech   Blacksburg, VA   Full-time     Accounting
Posted on September 7, 2021
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Job Description

The General Accounting Accountant performs professional accounting and administrative work to assure the university’s general ledger complies with proper accounting procedures, applicable laws and regulations. These duties include:
• Reconciling highly complex funds and bank accounts (e.g., university depository bank accounts, revenue bonds, capital outlay projects, etc.);
• Prepare, analyze, and report University expenditure data to the Commonwealth of Virginia CARDINAL Accounting system; recording cash and appropriation/allotment activity posted in CARDINAL to Banner.
• Research and analyze data to identify discrepancies and prepare the necessary correcting journal entries as needed;
• Extract and analyze data in order to prepare periodic financial reports for senior management (e.g., monthly investment earnings, interest earnings, etc.);
• Assisting in other duties as necessary to maintain the integrity of the University’s accounting records.

Required Qualifications

• Intermediate to advanced knowledge of bookkeeping and accounting principles and methods.
• Ability to analyze high volume of very detailed transactions, identify discrepancies, and resolve problems.
• Experience performing complex reconciliations.
• Ability to communicate effectively and diplomatically with variety of people.
• Proficiency using software such as Microsoft Word and Excel.
• Demonstrated initiative to independently plan, organize and prioritize workload

Preferred Qualifications

• Degree in accounting, business, or related field;
• Experience with a large automated accounting system such as Banner Finance, CARDINAL;
• Experience reconciling large bank accounts.
• Knowledge of state or university accounting procedures
• Experience with query tools such as Microsoft Access or SAS and working with large datasets

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Salary Information

Low $50,000

Review Date

September 24, 2021

Additional Information

The successful candidate will be required to have a criminal conviction check as well as documentation of COVID-19 vaccination.

About Virginia Tech

Dedicated to its motto, Ut Prosim (That I May Serve), Virginia Tech pushes the boundaries of knowledge by taking a hands-on, transdisciplinary approach to preparing scholars to be leaders and problem-solvers. A comprehensive land-grant institution that enhances the quality of life in Virginia and throughout the world, Virginia Tech is an inclusive community dedicated to knowledge, discovery, and creativity. The university offers more than 280 majors to a diverse enrollment of more than 36,000 undergraduate, graduate, and professional students in eight undergraduate colleges, a school of medicine, a veterinary medicine college, Graduate School, and Honors College. The university has a significant presence across Virginia, including the Innovation Campus in Northern Virginia; the Health Sciences and Technology Campus in Roanoke; sites in Newport News and Richmond; and numerous Extension offices and research centers. A leading global research institution, Virginia Tech conducts more than $500 million in research annually.

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