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Accountant
Austin Community College District in Austin, Texas
 
 
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Date Posted 10/14/2019
Category
Admin-Business And Financial Management
Employment Type Fulltime
Application Deadline Open until filled
 
 
 
 
 

College Profile
Austin Community College (ACC) is a public two-year institution that serves a diverse population of approximately 41,000 credit students each fall and spring semester. We embrace our identity as a community college as reflected in our mission statement. We promote student success and community development by providing affordable access, through traditional and distance learning modes, to higher education and workforce training, including appropriately applied baccalaureate degrees, in our service area.
 
As a community college committed to our mission, we seek to recruit and retain a workforce that:
Reflects the diversity of our community.
Values intellectual curiosity and innovative teaching.
Is attracted by the college mission to promote equitable access to educational opportunities.
Cares about student success and collaborates on strategies to facilitate success for underrepresented populations.
Welcomes difference and models respectful interaction with others.
Engages with the community both within and outside of ACC.
Our Mission
The Austin Community College District promotes student success and community development by providing affordable access, through traditional and distance learning modes, to higher education and workforce training in its service area.
 
For more information, see http://www.austincc.edu/about-acc/mission-statement.
Commitment to Equity and Inclusion
ACC is committed to the ongoing systemic changes needed to ensure the increased recruitment, inclusion, retention, and completion of historically underserved and underrepresented populations. Through continual strategic community engagement and professional development of administrators, faculty, staff, and students, the college demonstrates its dedication to fostering a culture and climate for equitable outcomes.
 
As an open-access and low-cost institution, ACC is proud to serve a diverse student body. Dedicated faculty members are excellent professors who help students achieve their educational goals and are sensitive to the diverse cultures and socio-economic backgrounds of our students. The College values and is committed to equity, diversity, and inclusion throughout the College community.
General Statement of Job
To conduct financial accounting activities including preparation of financial reports and statements; monitor account activities and handle compliance issues for restricted accounts; and provide assistance with annual audit process.
Description of Duties and Tasks
Essential duties and responsibilities include the following. Other duties may be assigned.
Prepares journal entries, reviews, reconciles, and analyzes general ledger accounts.
Monitors and reconciles reports to the general ledger transactions for accuracy.
Assures compliance with external agency requirements and informs management of any modifications or additions to reporting requirements.
Assists with the preparation of balance sheets, income statements, cash flow statements, ad hoc reports, and other financial accounting statements.
Develops or assists with developing procedures to improve departmental workflows.
Interfaces with internal and external parties as required ensuring provision of accurate information.
Provides assistance with annual audit process as required.
Stays current with new accounting pronouncements related to financial reporting for higher education.
Reviews source documents for compliance with rules and regulations; and determines the handling of transactions within designated limits.
Collaborates with internal and external business partners to resolve matters relating to financial reporting and audit preparation.
Assists with month-end and fiscal year-end close and other duties as needed.
Acts as backup for the manager or director of the department.
Knowledge
Must possess required knowledge and be able to explain and demonstrate, with or without reasonable accommodations, that the essential functions of the job can be performed.
 Automated financial systems.
 Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP).
 Financial reporting and auditing processes.
Skills
Must possess required skills and be able to explain and demonstrate, with or without reasonable accommodations, that the essential functions of the job can be performed.
 Maintaining an established work schedule.
 Effectively using interpersonal and communications skills, including tact and diplomacy.
 Effectively using organizational and planning skills with attention to detail and follow-through.
 Preparing monthly and annual financial statements.
 Assisting with monthly and year-end close activities.
 Collaborating with staff to resolve matters relating to financial reporting and audit processes.
 Maintaining confidentiality of work-related information and materials.
 Establishing and maintaining productive working relationships.
Technology Skills
 Use a variety of spreadsheet, word processing, database, and presentation software.
 Use automated financial systems.
Required Work Experience
Two years related work experience.
Preferred Work Experience
 Four years work experience in accounting.
Required Education
Bachelor's degree.
Preferred Education
 Bachelor's degree in business or accounting.
Other Preferred Qualifications
 CPA or MBA preferred.
Physical Requirements
 Work is performed in a standard office environment.
 Subject to standing, walking, sitting, bending, reaching, kneeling, pushing, and pulling.
 Occasional lifting of objects up to 10 pounds.
Safety
Work safely and follow safety rules. Report unsafe working conditions and behavior. Take reasonable and prudent actions to prevent others from engaging in unsafe practices.
ACC Benefits Overview
Full-time Faculty and Staffing Table employees who work in full-time and/or part-time positions at the College are eligible for ACC medical benefits effective the first of the month after their first 60 days of employment. Benefits include medical, dental, life insurance, short and long term disability, retirement plans and AD&D.

ACC does not participate in Social Security. ACC participates in the Teacher Retirement System of Texas (TRS) and the Optional Retirement Program (ORP-Faculty Only). Part-time and Hourly employees participate in the ACC Money Purchase Plan (ACCMPP) as a retirement program required by Federal law.

Disclaimer
The above description is an overview of the job. It is not intended to be an all-inclusive list of duties and responsibilities of the job, nor is it intended to be an all-inclusive list of the skills and abilities required to do the job. Duties and responsibilities may change with business needs. ACC reserves the right to add, change, amend, or delete portions of this job description at any time, with or without notice. Employees may be required to perform other duties as requested, directed, or assigned. In addition, reasonable accommodations may be made by ACC as its discretion to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Austin Community College provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or genetics.

As required by the US Department of Education, employees are required to report violations under the Title IX and, under the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Crime Statistics Act (Clery Act), select individuals are required to report crimes. If this position is identified as a Campus Security Authority (Clery Act), you will be notified, trained, and provided resources for reporting.

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