Accountant III

Position ID: 42058
Columbus State University
Office of the Vice President of Business and Finance
Position Description
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Accountant III
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The Office of the Vice President of Business and Finance at Columbus State University is seeking an Accountant III.  This position will report to the Comptroller and will perform and assist with various accounting duties.

Responsibilities include but are not limited to: reconciling accounts to general ledger; resolving discrepancies in accounting records; preparing monthly, quarterly, and annual financial reports; reconciling university bank statements and monitoring checking account for incoming credits; assisting with year-end journal entries and the Annual Financial Report; auditing security roles in PeopleSoft Financials on a quarterly basis; monitoring for the electronic submission of purchase requests and travel expense statements; preparing training documents and providing in person, hands on training for eProcurement, Travel & Expense, and Budget Activity reports; creating business procedures and policies for Accounting, Purchasing, and Bursar’s Office; maintaining the VPBF website; acting as administrator for GLACIER software (non-resident alien); preparing 1042S and 1042 forms; submitting taxes as needed for 1042; maintaining files for non-resident aliens for auditing purposes; managing the university’s endowment accounts to include creation of the Annual Endowment Report; calculating annual scholarship availability; monitoring compliance with applicable laws, policies, and procedures; preparing Board of Regents financial reports; serving  as liaison to other entities in the university; and all other related duties as assigned.

Minimum qualifications include a Bachelor’s degree in Accounting and a minimum of three to five years’ of relevant experience; or in lieu of an Accounting degree, candidate must have completed a minimum of eighteen (18) credit hours of coursework in Accounting.  The selected candidate must possess the ability to work independently with sound and independent judgment; considerable initiative; discretion and confidentiality in performing duties; the ability to handle multiple tasks; demonstrated knowledge and proficiency in Microsoft Office software; the ability to learn and use institutional software systems; knowledge of standard and advanced accounting procedures and practices; knowledge of local, state, and federal policies and procedures; knowledge of Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP); demonstrated knowledge of accounting information systems; effective time management skills; and possess excellent communication (oral and written), interpersonal, and organizational skills.

Experience in PeopleSoft Financials or other related higher education software is preferred.

The salary range for this position is $40,000 - $45,000 annualized.

For fullest consideration, please submit your application immediately. Columbus State University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer, Committed to Diversity in Hiring.

A successful criminal background and credit check will be required as a condition of employment.

Required Documents to Submit with Online Application:

  • Cover Letter/Letter of Application
  • Resume
  • Unofficial Transcripts

All applications and required documents must be submitted using Columbus State University’s online employment site and a complete packet must be submitted for full consideration. 

If you have any questions, please contact the Human Resources Office at 706-507-8920 or e-mail to

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Please see the below "Institution Employment Link" to view a complete job description, create an application, and apply for the position.
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Fiscal Operations (GED, HS Dipl, Assoc or Bach Reqd) (Admin code)
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University System of Georgia
Applicant Clearinghouse
278 Brooks Hall
The University of Georgia
Athens, Georgia 30602

Phone: (706) 542-7817
Fax: (706) 542-2822


Janyce Dawkins, Director

Kristopher Stevens, Associate Director

Tafara Makaya, Assistant Director

Kieran Morrow, Assistant Director

Kristopher Bolden, Assistant Director

Thomas Brazzle, System Coordinator