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Accountant I - Student Finance

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State and Federal law permit California Baptist University to discriminate on the basis of religion in order to fulfill its purpose. The University does not discriminate contrary to either State or Federal law.

For more information, please see The Baptist Faith and Message.

Posting Details

Position Information

Job Title Accountant I - Student Finance
Posting Number S542P
Classification Title

Position Summary Information


Performs professional accounting duties including examination, analysis, maintenance, reconciliation and verification of student account finances, other financial records, and performs related work as required. Applies the principles of accounting within an assigned area of accounting or group of funds by performing the following duties.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

Other duties may be assigned.
1. Initiates and processes journal entries into various accounts.
2. VA daily posting and refund processing. Works closing with Student Accounts.
3. Process all student account refunds and coordinate distribution with Blackboard, Accounts payable and the Student Accounts office.
4. Initiate wires for electronic refunds to students for bank deposits and debit cards. Transmit refund files to Blackboard.
5. Monitor all reports from Electronic refunds to address returned funds, etc., and determine action needed.
6. Reconcile all refunds issued to students: paper checks, debit cards and electronic deposits processed weekly.
7. Maintain drawdown and reconcile all direct lending drawdown’s, including monthly reconciliation and year-end.
8. Drawdown and reconcile Pell, SEOG, FWS, Perkins (all federal programs) and Cal Grant for all students by semester and at year-end.
9. Process the return of Federal Funds to the government for student refund checks that are outstanding after 240 days. Monitor the return of checks to CBU and send them out again to locate the students.
10. Monitor the balance of the Donor Holding account and work with UA to reconcile monthly.
11. Maintain all CashNet and eMarket activity. Set up new codes for various departments and distribute reports. Create monthly journal entries for the GL.
12. Monthly and year-end reconciliation for various General Ledger accounts.
13. Participates in cross-training activities to assure office work coverage.
14. Assists with the preparation of annual and interim audit for all companies.
15. Assist in special projects as directed by the Director of Accounting.

Supervisory Responsibilities

This position could be responsible for assigning work and/or giving direction to part-time Student Workers, in order to complete work assignments.

Other Knowledge Skills and Abilities

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.
 Skill in the use of personal computers and related software applications.
 Knowledge of accounts payable principles, procedures, and standards.
 Knowledge of university and/or public auditing policies, standards, and procedures.
 Knowledge of general accounting principles.
 Knowledge of standard budgeting, and expenditure control procedures and documentation.
 Knowledge of finance, accounting, budgeting, and cost control procedures.
 Ability to interpret, adapt, and apply guidelines and procedures.
 Strong investigative and problem resolution skills.
 Ability to foster a cooperative work environment.
 A thorough knowledge of: Business English and arithmetic; general office methods, procedures and practices.
 Ability to read and write at a level appropriate to the duties of the position.
 Ability to plan, develop, and coordinate multiple projects.
 Ability to use independent judgment, and to maintain, and impart confidential information.
 Ability to gather data, compile information, and prepare reports.
 Strong interpersonal and communication skills, and the ability to work effectively with a diverse faculty, staff and student body.
 Strong organizational skills and detail oriented.
 Ability to maintain confidentiality.
 Ability to resolve customer complaints and concerns.
 Ability to investigate and analyze information and to draw conclusions.

Education and/or Experience

Bachelor’s degree from four-year college or university; and/or three to five years’ related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.

MATHEMATICAL SKILLS: Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals. Ability to compute rate, ratio, and percent.

Posting Detail Information

Open Date 11/16/2017
Remove from Web
Open Until Filled Yes
Special Instructions to Applicants
Nondiscrimination Statement

State and Federal law permit California Baptist University to discriminate on the basis of religion in order to fulfill its purpose. The University does not discriminate contrary to either State or Federal law.

Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * Are you a Christian?
    • Yes
    • No
  2. * Do you attend church regularly?
    • Yes
    • No
  3. If no, please explain (required):

    (Open Ended Question)

  4. * Are you both familiar with and not in conflict with the fundamental doctrines and practices of the California Southern Baptist Convention as stated in the Baptist Faith and Message dated June 14, 2000? (Please see above link for more information)
    • Yes
    • No

Applicant Documents

Required Documents
Optional Documents
  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter
  3. Other Document
  4. Other Document 2