Accounting Assistant

Position ID: 37062
Gordon State College
Gordon State College
Bursar's Office
Branch Campus: 
Barnesville, GA
Position Description
Job Class: 
Accounting Assistant
Job Description: 
Job Summary/Basic Function:

This position provides accounting and customer service support for Business Office operations.

• Compiles and reconciles daily cash deposits from all Banner users; processes daily Banner fees for posting.
• Answers telephones and greets visitors; provides information and assistance to students and parents.
• Reconciles electronic payments.
• Enters daily bookstore and community education transactions.
• Enters and accounts for incoming cash from a variety of departments.
• Maintains outside scholarship accounts.
• Reconciles scholarship accounts.
• Maintains CH 33 payments for student veterans; tracks and processes Veterans Administration returns.
• Identifies and tracks nonsufficient fund payments; refers to collection agencies.
• Receipts incoming payments from collection agencies.
• Receipts and tracks payments for Study Abroad trips.
• Assists with monthly credit card and bank reconciliations.
• Prepares monthly sales tax reports.
• Tracks rejected direct deposits pre-notes for students.
• Maintains and reconciles petty cash funds.
• Reconciles accounts to the general ledger.
• Processes Banner refunds for Title IV, scholarships, housing deposits, grants, and over payments.
• Requests refunds for web credit card payments.
• Reviews Title IV recalculations for refunds.
• Enters data in support of the maintenance of student housing accounts.
• Posts late fees; processes bills for apartment housing charges.
• Maintains and updates student housing and meal charges.
• Updates and maintains housing and meal rates in Banner system.
• Reviews contracts, reassignments, and buy-out contracts for apartment housing.
• Processes student IDs.
• Performs other related duties as assigned.

A skills test will be conducted on interviewed candidates. Final candidate will be required to undergo a criminal background check and credit check.

Minimum Qualifications:

• Knowledge of generally accepted accounting principles.
• Knowledge of college policies and procedures.
• Knowledge of computers and job related software programs.
• Skill in the provision of customer services.
• Skill in decision making and problem solving.
• Skill in the completion of a variety of reports.
• Skill in oral and written communication.

• 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 year.

Preferred Qualifications:

• Associate’s degree in a related field
• Two years of directly related experience

Application Procedure: 
Please see the below "Institution Employment Link" to view a complete job description, create an application, and apply for the position.
CIP Discipline Code: 
Fiscal Operations (GED, HS Dipl, Assoc or Bach Reqd) (Admin code)
Degree Levels: 
Position Type: 
Application Deadline: 
Open Until Filled
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Position Starting Date: 
To Be Determined
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Recruitment Data
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

Louis C Castenell, Assistant Director

Sheila C England, System Coordinator

Sandra Gilbreth, Admin Assistant II