Accounting Manager

Updated: 30 days ago
Location: College Station, TEXAS

Job Title

Accounting Manager

Agency

Texas A&M University - Corpus Christi

Department

Accounting Services

Proposed Minimum Salary

Commensurate

Job Location

Corpus Christi, Texas

Job Type

Staff

Job Description

TAMU-CC is a dynamic university designated as both a Hispanic-Serving Institution (HSI) and Minority-Serving Institution (MSI) with approximately 11,000 students from 47 states and 54 foreign nations. We employ over 1,400 full-time and 2,000 part-time Islanders (including students/GAs). The University attracts highly talented faculty and staff and offers an array of undergraduate and graduate degrees, including doctoral programs.  As a member of the Texas A&M University System, TAMU-CC benefits from a range of resources, increased visibility and influence, and opportunities to collaborate in mutually beneficial ways with peers across member institutions and associated agencies.

TAMU-CC’s beautiful campus is located on a 240-acre island on Corpus Christi Bay and was ranked #1 College by the Sea by Best College Reviews. Our natural setting is enhanced by its modern, attractive, and state-of-the-art classroom buildings and support facilities.

From our generous benefits package and professional development opportunities, to our retirement programs and our commitment to service excellence, the Island University is an engaging and rewarding place to work.

Day in a Life :

Our Accounting Department consists of 5 accountants, 2 assistants, 1 intern and a few student employees.  The Accounting Manager directly oversees 2 accountants and works directly with many departments on campus including the Athletics Department and President’s Office.  As a supervisor, the Accounting Manager leads the accountants by example, attends meetings, and works closely with them to successfully assist their departments in a way to help the University thrive. As a leader on our team, the Accounting Manager may be called on to assist with internal and external audits, sit in on financial related meetings, and act as a backup for the Assistant Controller.

How You Will Contribute:

  • Acts as a consultant on accounting matters and assist various departments including but not limited to Athletics, Bursar, and College of Business in applying financial data to solve operating problems.
  • Prepares the NCAA (National Collegiate Athletic Association) Report. Runs the NCAA Business Object Report and works with the Assistant Athletic Director to ensure that all revenue & expenses are properly classified. Provides financial information and support to the Auditors during the annual athletic audit. Enters figures into the NCAA website for submission once the auditors have verified that all revenue and expenses are properly classified.
  • Researches, reconciles discrepancies, and completes entries to correct errors on various reconciliations to include meeting with other departments to discuss outstanding items on reconciliations.
  • Assists in the preparation of the Annual Financial Report. Assists with the fluctuation analysis, TPEG schedule, and other reports as needed.
  • Handles tuition remittance, tuition set asides, and all entries/reconciliations related to registration, banner, and student financial services.
  • Prepares the EADA (Equity in Athletics Disclosure Act Survey) Report to include working with the Assistant Athletic Director to gather the Screening Questions, Sports Selections, Participant, and Coaching Staff figures for accurate reporting. Responsible for running the NCAA Business Object Report and reviewing that all revenue and expenses are properly classified. Enters figures into the EADA website for submission once totals are verified.
  • Prepares the Quarterly Athletics Expenditure Report for the Executive Vice President of Finance & Administration to include working with the Budget Department to gather the quarterly budget. Verifies all new athletic accounts are properly reflected and ensures that the revenue and expense totals are accurate. Submits report to Athletics Department for final review and notes upon completion of the report.
  • Reconciles and processes monthly waivers/exemptions entries to include downloading the waivers/exemptions from Argos and verifying that the total banner loads equals FAMIS totals. Enters Waivers/Exemptions  once a month and reconciles monthly to ensure proper recording.
  • Researches and reconciles discrepancies and completes entries to correct errors on approximately 60-65 state bank reconciliations.
  • Reviews the FISAP (Fiscal Operations Report and Application to Participant) Report for accuracy to include verifying that the Pell Grant, Perkins Loan, Tuition/Fees, and Federal Share Accounts tie to FAMIS totals.
  • Sets up and maintains account controls and records to include setting up of New Account Requests, Account Attributes changes of responsible persons, departments, year end processes, etc.
  • Supervises and assists Financial Accountant II. Reviews and approves entries submitted by Financial Accountant II.
  • Serve as back up to the Assistant Comptroller when needed
  • Other duties as required.

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree in Accounting or closely related field.
  • Eight (8) years of progressively responsible experience in accounting, financial reporting, and financial systems.
  • Equivalent combination of education and experience can be used as substitution for minimum requirements:
  • High School Diploma & 12 years of experience.
  • Associate's & 10 years of experience.
  • Bachelor's & 8 years of experience.
  • ​Master's & 6 years of experience.
  • Intermediate skills in Microsoft Office (Outlook, Excel, Word, and PowerPoint. 
  • Excellent accounting and reconciliation skills, ability to multi-task, demonstrated supervisory skills, ability to communicate effectively.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Additional education, experience, skills that are preferred for this position.
  • Master’s degree in Accounting or related field
  • Experience in the financial department for an institution of higher education.
  • CPA license or successful completion of CPA exam.

Pay Range:

  • Commensurate upon experience.

All positions are security-sensitive. Applicants are subject to a criminal history investigation, and employment is contingent upon the institution’s verification of credentials and/or other information required by the institution’s procedures, including the completion of the criminal history check.

Equal Opportunity/AffirmativeAction/Veterans/Disability Employer committed to diversity.


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