Accounting Technician

Position ID: 36894
East Georgia State College
Business Affairs
Position Description
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Job Class: 
Accounting Technician
Job Description: 
Position Title Accounting Technician
Job Description Summary

This position provides clerical and customer service support for the college’s Business Office.

Major Duties

• Greets visitors and answers telephone; provides information and assistance; takes messages; refers to appropriate personnel
• Receives and records payments
• Processes BANNER web payments; processes check and credit card payments
• Assists in managing Student Accounts
• Documents and Records Incoming Checks
• Processes Outstanding Checks
• Reports Unclaimed Property
• Reconciles Escheatment Account
• Issues Petty Cash
• Reconciles Petty Cash
• Issues Student ID’s
• Processes incoming and outgoing mail
• Processes journal entries
• Maintains Business Office Records
• Perform other duties as assigned
• Specific duties will be included on a task list

Knowledge Required by the Position

•Knowledge of Business Office policies and procedures.
•Knowledge of customer service principles and practices.
•Knowledge of modern office practices and procedures.
•Knowledge of Banner & P/Soft
•Skill in the operation of computers and job related software programs.
•Skill in decision making and problem solving.
•Skill in interpersonal relations and in dealing with the public.
•Skill in oral and written communication.

Supervisory Controls

The Director assigns work in terms of general instructions. The supervisor spot-checks completed work for compliance with procedures, accuracy, and the nature and propriety of the final results.


Guidelines include Business Office policies and procedures, BOR policies and procedures in reference to tuition and fees. These guidelines are generally clear and specific, but may require some interpretation in application.

Complexity/Scope of Work

The work consists of related clerical and customer service duties. Frequent interruptions contribute to the complexity of the position.
The purpose of this position is to provide clerical and customer service support for the college’s Business Office. Success in this position contributes to the efficiency and effectiveness of office operations.


Contacts are typically with co-workers, other college personnel, faculty, staff, students, vendors, and members of the general public.
Contacts are typically to provide services, give or exchange information, or to resolve problems.

Physical Demands

The work is typically performed while sitting at a desk or table.
The work is typically performed in an office.

Supervisory and Management Responsibility


Minimum Qualifications

•Knowledge and level of competency commonly associated with completion of specialized training in the field of work, in addition to basic skills typically associated with a high school education.
•Sufficient experience to understand the basic principles relevant to the major duties of the position, usually associated with the completion of an apprenticeship/internship or having had a similar position for one to two years.

Preferred Qualifications

Banner experience
PeopleSoft experience

Posting Detail Information

AA/EEO Statement

Individuals who need reasonable accommodation in order to participate in the application process should contact the Office of Human Resources at 478-289-2035. Deaf and Hard of Hearing callers may access our campus phone numbers by utilizing your state relay service (such as the Georgia Relay Service) or by utilizing Video Remote Services. East Georgia State College is an Affirmative Action, Equal Opportunity and Tobacco-free Institution, Federal law requires ID and employment eligibility verification prior to employment. Georgia is an Open Records state. East Georgia State College (EGSC) is an associate and baccalaureate degree granting, residential, liberal arts state college of the University System of Georgia, providing its students access to both academically transferable programs of study, collaborative programs in occupation-related fields, and targeted baccalaureate level degrees. East Georgia State College is accredited by the University System of Georgia, providing its students access to academically transferable programs of study, collaborative programs in occupation-related fields, and targeted baccalaureate level degrees. East Georgia State College is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges to award associate and baccalaureate degrees. Contact the Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097 or call 404-679-4500 for questions about the accreditation of East Georgia State College.

Complete College Georgia

East Georgia State College strives to create and maintain a learning environment maximizing the opportunity for each student to succeed. Each individual student’s academic success is important. Accordingly, every employee of the college has a responsibility to carry out his/her position duties in a manner which enhances the learning environment and communicates that message to students each working day.

This position description describes the specific duties and responsibilities of this position. In addition, each EGSC staff member has the responsibility to contribute as needed to other projects and initiatives to assure that EGSC carries out its mission and attains its vision. This may, from time to time, require active participation on committees or performance of other duties not specifically described in this position description.

Open Date 07/27/2017
Open Until Filled Yes
Background Check

An offer of employment is contingent upon completion of a background investigation including a criminal background check demonstrating your eligibility for employment with East Georgia State College, as determined by East Georgia State College in its sole discretion, confirmation of the credentials and employment history reflected in your application materials, and if applicable, a satisfactory credit check and a Motor Vehicle Record (MVR).

Application Procedure: 
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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CIP Discipline Code: 
Fiscal Operations (GED, HS Dipl, Assoc or Bach Reqd) (Admin code)
Degree Levels: 
High School/GED
Position Type: 
Required Qualifications
2 years
Application Deadline: 
Open Until Filled
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Position Starting Date: 
To Be Determined
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Vacancy Status: 

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University System of Georgia
Applicant Clearinghouse
119 Holmes-Hunter Academic Building
The University of Georgia
Athens, Georgia 30602

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


Janyce Dawkins, Director

Kristopher Stevens, Associate Director

Clare Norins, Assistant Director

Kieran Morrow, Assistant Director

Sheila C England, System Coordinator