Accounting Assistant, Senior

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Accounting Assistant, Senior - 17000976 
Georgia State University, an enterprising public research university in Atlanta, is a national leader in graduating students from diverse backgrounds. The university provides its world-class faculty and more than 50,000 students with unsurpassed connections to the opportunities available in one of the 21st century’s great global cities. Georgia State offers a challenging academic environment that emphasizes research and practical experience across the curriculum and has more than 50 nationally and internationally ranked programs. 
While, Atlanta is integral to Georgia State’s educational experience, Atlanta’s quality of life helps Georgia State attract top-notch faculty, staff and administrators by contributing to the economies of Atlanta and the South. With more than 190,000 alumni worldwide, Georgia State’s commitment to student success and being a vital part of the vibrant arts and entertainment community of downtown Atlanta is where the city life meets campus life. Working at Georgia State is where you should be!!! 



The Office of Student Accounts is recruiting an Accounting Assistant, Sr to maintain the front desk and to provide customer service as the first point of contact for all visitors. This successful candidate also will be responsible for advanced clerical accounting functions, such as maintaining, processing, and auditing accounting transactions, correspondence, checks, files, and information systems.

Example of duties include:
  • Determine steps necessary to process journal entries for Accounts Receivable invoice payments in accordance with university policy and procedures. Prepare journal vouchers and post transactions to Banner and Spectrum.  Maintain the daily check log by accurately entering paper checks received on a daily basis and delivering them to the Cashier Window for processing.  Review accounts on a daily basis to ensure payments were posted correctly.  Collaborate and provide follow-up with responsible parties for resolution of reconciling items or processing problems.
  • Extract data from various accounting and related fiscal and information system data bases (e.g. Banner, Spectrum) as well as internal databases. Develop and maintain spreadsheets which are used to reconcile accounting transactions, and provide statistical data to assist supervisor in decision making. Assist with month end and year end processing including spreadsheets, accruals and other duties.
  • Manage the daily operations and workflow of all Accounts Receivable records processing for document imaging from beginning to end.  This includes understanding each Student Account units workflow and procedures and also receiving, coding, scanning, and indexing all Accounts Receivable documents (i.e. third party billing authorizations/invoices, detail/program deposit code requests, delinquent balance payment plans, petitions, etc.).  Develop, maintain, and update written procedures and training documentation.
  • Handle and/or route and document inbound departmental emails. Acts as a liaison between Student Accounts and internal departmental customers to resolve issues related to the accounting set up for Banner detail codes, program deposits, departmental payment request, and other Accounts Receivable issues. Serves as front-line person at the Student Account window to assist all walk-in customers.

 Disclaimer: This job requisition provides a high-level job definition. It is not intended to provide a comprehensive or exclusive list of job duties. As such, job duties and/or responsibilities within the context of this job requisition may change at the discretion the employee’s direct supervisor. 


: High school diploma and 3 years of related experience; or a combination of education and related experience.  
College/Business Unit
: Enrollment Management 
Department: The Office of Student Accounts 
Shift: 8:30am-5:15pm 
Salary : $31,000 
Pay Grade: 10 
FLSA Status: Non-Exempt 
Job Type: Full Time (Benefits Eligible) 
Job Posting
: 07/17/17, 12:00:00 AM 

Closing Date

: Open until filled 
Preferred Hiring Qualifications: 

Associate’s Degree in Accounting or Business preferred. 3 years of experience in accounting or similar role. Proficient with Microsoft Office. Strong customer service skills. Banner experience. 

Special Instructions: 

cover letter  and  resume  are required for consideration.  Finalist candidates will need to produce name and contact information for three references.

Please note, Georgia State University’s career board updates daily and requisitions are subject to be removed without prior notice or before the posting expires. 
Georgia State University is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate against applicants due to race, ethnicity, gender, veteran status, or on the basis of disability or any other federal, state or local protected class.
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