Function of Job:
Under general supervision from designated supervisor and/or more senior accountant(s), perform routine accounting duties in accordance with established procedures/policies in an assigned area of accounting.
Characteristic Duties and Responsibilities:
- Prepare financial statements/reports on an account or group of accounts for various managers, sponsors, granting agencies and/or accounting or payroll departments.
- Open and close new accounts within guidelines established by the college/university.
- Examine and review transactions for correct classification/appropriateness of expenditures, and resolve differences with departments and/or sponsors.
- Initiate and process journal entries to the various accounts and ledgers.
- Coordinate account activity with account source.
- Answer questions and solve problems dealing with account status.
- Control account balances and reconcile differences between various account balances and external sources of comparison.
- Review monthly account statements/reports to verify compliance with conditions specified by the source of funding.
- Maintain files which support account or payroll activity.
- Assign work, train support staff and provide guidance on performance of clerical duties.
- Assist in the year-end closing of accounts and in the preparation of schedules for financial or payroll reports.
- Perform other related duties, as assigned.
Minimum Acceptable Qualifications:
- University graduation with at least 12 semester hours course work in Accounting, or equivalent and two years of related experience.
- Computer skills as required by department and some familiarity with a financial information system.
Additional Desirable Qualifications:
- Knowledge of college/university business policies and practices.
- Supervisory skills.
System Approval: 10/11/04
Effective Date: 8/23/04
This document is a generic classification specification of the University System of New Hampshire. Its purpose is to describe the representative responsibilities and general level of complexity, and it is not a substitute for the specific job description of the individual position.
*** NOTE: Revised - original approved 10/1/75, revised 7/30/80 and 5/10/94.***