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Accounting Assistant

Ferrum College

Location: Ferrum, Virginia
Type: Full-Time, Non-Remote
Posted on: January 14, 2023
Accounting Assistant
Ferrum College
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Ferrum, VA
Ferrum College
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Full Job Description Ferrum College is accepting applications for an Accounting Assistant. The Accounting Assistant
performs a variety of accounting tasks to include general accounting and internal auditing
functions and acts as backup for other Business Office staff.
Primary responsibilities include:
– Prepare journal entries and post all entries to administrative software finance module.
– Reconcile various general ledger accounts, including cash accounts and other asset and
liability accounts.
– Review accounts payable invoices and other requests for payment for accuracy and
appropriate approval and assist with accounts payable check processing.
– Manage college purchasing card program.
– Perform testing of donor pledges to ensure only firm unconditional commitments are
– Reconcile vendor statements to invoices and payments posted on a monthly basis.
– Contact vendors and request invoices that have not been received.
– Notifies payees of unclaimed checks and completes Unclaimed Property Report for Commonwealth of Virginia and any other states as required.
– Maintain College fixed asset records.
– Audits petty cash funds.
– Assist with annual financial audit to include preparation of schedules.
– Prepares 1099-MISC and 1099-NEC forms for vendors.
– Maintain student, faculty and staff identification card system.
– Assist with student meal plan setup and addition of dining dollars for students, faculty and staff.
Required minimum qualifications:
– Associates Degree in Accounting and two or more years of experience in an accounting environment.
– Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
– Experience with Microsoft Office products including Excel and Word.
– Organized, flexible and able to prioritize while maintaining a keen attention to detail.
– Must have the ability to assess and initiate tasks independently.
Preferred qualifications:
– Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting or Business Administration.
– Three years of experience in college fund accounting.
– Additional experience with Colleague Administrative Software.
Don’t meet every single requirement? Studies have shown that women and people of color are less likely to apply to jobs unless they meet every single qualification. At Ferrum we are dedicated to building a diverse, inclusive, and authentic work place, so if you are excited about this roll but your past experience doesn’t align perfectly with every qualification in the job description, we encourage you to apply anyway. You may be just the right candidate for this role or other roles on campus.
Job Type: Full-time
• 401(k)
• Dental insurance
• Employee assistance program
• Flexible spending account
• Health insurance
• Life insurance
• Vision insurance
• Monday to Friday
Work Location: One location
Hiring Insights Application response rate: 55%
Hiring 1 candidate for this role
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Job activity • Posted 5 days ago