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Human Resource Services

Staff Accountant

Apply now Tracking Code: 40295
Work Type: Full-time
Categories: Professional/Technical
Salary: $49.000 to $52,000 annual gross

Thirty percent of our student population at Pikes Peak Community College identify themselves as persons of color.  Pikes Peak Community College is looking for applicants who are culturally competent and can demonstrate evidence, understanding, and a commitment to the concepts of diversity, multiculturalism, and their application in the workplace.

Pikes Peak Community College (PPCC) is committed to serving the good of the community. We do this by educating people. We provide open access to higher education and a high quality learning environment in which students can realize new opportunities and gain critical, 21st century skills they need to succeed in the workforce or in further education. Teaching people how to work effectively with others, across boundaries, is central to our mission.

This begins with welcoming and valuing people for who they are and for the unique contributions each person adds to our campus. It also requires our faculty, staff and students to encounter, explore and understand a broad range of ideas and cultures. Our community college mission is inseparable from the ever-­increasing diversity in our society.

Diverse and inclusive learning and working environments promote a free and open exchange of ideas, improve critical thinking, civic engagement and leadership skills, and deepen empathy and respect for those unlike ourselves. Our campus is enriched by a variety of voices and experiences.

Attracting, hiring and retaining a highly engaged workforce that reflects and supports the diversity of our student body are of central importance to our work. Other essential factors are expanding and strengthening opportunities for students to learn and succeed through culturally responsive instruction and diversity-­infused course offerings. We ensure that diversity represents a process of continual learning and improvement by developing, cultivating and sustaining an organizational culture based on mutual respect, inquiry and civility. 

Please visit the College’s Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion site for additional information.


The Staff Accountant position exists to provide support to Financial Services with responsibilities for Fixed Assets and Capital Construction accounting functions, and general accounting.

Reports to: Accounting Manager

Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited institution in Accounting or Finance or Associates degree plus two years of professional level experience in Accounting or Finance.  Professional level experience is defined by the Colorado Division of Human Resources.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience with journal entries.
  • Experience with bank reconciliations.
  • Experience in fixed asset accounting processes.
  • Experience in construction project accounting processes.
  • Experience with financial reporting systems.
  • Related experience in a higher education setting or non-profit or public fund accounting experience.

Salary is firm $49,000.00 to $52,000.00 annual gross.  For full consideration, all application materials must be received by 4:00 p.m. on Wednesday, September 15, 2021.  Applications accepted until position is filled.  

Must be a State of Colorado resident or able to relocate to Colorado prior to first date of employment.

Application Instructions:  Application must be submitted online.  Incomplete applications may not receive full consideration.  A complete application will include:

  • Cover letter - Address the minimum and preferred qualifications in the order listed on the job announcement.
  • Resume - Reflect experience, education, knowledge, skills, and abilities.  
  • Unofficial Transcripts - Unofficial transcripts for all degrees conferred.  Official transcripts are required if hired for the position.  
  • Professional References - Provide names and contact information for three recent professional references who can address your expertise and background for this position.

This position may be eligible for a variety of employee benefits.  Pikes Peak Community College participates in the Colorado Public Employees' Retirement Association (PERA) contribution rates.

Note: Prior submission of application materials will not be considered.

Essential Functions 

  • Fixed Assets:  Record all Fixed Asset additions, disposals, and transfers.  Prepare journal entries to record all capitalized purchases on the Banner Fixed Asset Module.  Follow capitalization criteria established by the College, Colorado Community College System, State of Colorado and GAAP.  Run monthly depreciation process and ensure that amounts are accurate.  Tag all new assets acquired by the College.  Maintain all records, including purchase orders and invoices, for capitalized items.  Work with Purchasing Office to ensure correct account coding.  Maintain TME Inventory System.  Reconcile TME Inventory System to Banner Fixed Asset Module to Banner General Ledger as required.  Coordinate and perform annual physical inventory of equipment at all campuses.  Work with campus personnel to resolve inventory questions or discrepancies.  Manage the additions and disposals of all Federal funded equipment by coordinating with Restricted Funds Manager. Prepare  
  • Capital Construction Oversee the maintenance of all construction projects, including encumbrances, payments and retainage balances.  Prepare payment vouchers on all capital construction projects and the corresponding journal entries to the appropriate project account in Banner.  Work with Facilities Office to ensure that all expenditures are correctly coded.  Balance College and State project information.  Ensure proper Construction in Process (CIP) recognition.  Accurately close projects at completion.
  • Journal entries Complete all journal entries as required in a timely and accurate manner. Reconcile cash daily. Monthly bank reconciliations.  Reconcile and verify account balances and assist Accounting Manager with month-end and year end closing processes.
  • Year-end Closing Process and Annual Financial Audit: Prepare all required journal entries, footnotes, exhibits and schedules during year-end closing process.  Compile required information during annual financial audit. 
  • Other:  College projects, committees, and other strategic tasks as assigned.

General Duties, Skills, Knowledge, and Abilities

  • Cultural competence and demonstrated evidence, understanding, and commitment  to the concepts of diversity, multiculturalism, and their application in the workplace.
  • Manage and complete multiple tasks simultaneously while meeting critical deadlines and milestones.
  • Employ judgment and analytical skills related to Financial Services functions.
  • Encourage a collaborative and team-based environment.
  • Work effectively with students, faculty, staff and outside agencies; relate to people of various cultural backgrounds, communication styles, abilities and appearances and help staff do the same.
  • Generate required department reports periodically.
  • Work independently as well as work in a team setting.
  • Attend various department and college wide meetings as scheduled.
  • Plan, organize, and measure complex programs and processes.
  • Communicate effectively both verbally and in written formats.
  • Ability to identify and implement imaginative and entrepreneurial solutions to complex problems.

This job description reflects Pikes Peak Community College’s best effort to describe the essential duties and qualifications of the job.  It is not an exhaustive statement of all the duties, responsibilities or qualifications of the job.  This document is not intended to exclude an opportunity for modifications consistent with providing reasonable accommodation.   

EEO Statement: Pikes Peak Community College is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Americans with Disabilities Act institution.  We value diversity, strive for a more unified campus where all people are valued, treated fairly, and possess a sense of belonging.  Pikes Peak Community College encourages minorities, women, veterans and persons with disabilities to apply.

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