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Human Resource Services

Staff Accountant, Fixed Assets

Apply now Tracking Code: 40295
Work Type: Full-time
Categories: Professional/Technical
Salary: $55,000 to $59.000 annual gross

The Staff Accountant provides support to Financial Services with main responsibilities for Fixed Assets and Capital Construction accounting functions, including reconciliations, journal entries, general ledger analysis/research, reimbursements and inventory.

The Staff Accountant will need to apply accounting theory and principles, recommend accounting policy and procedural changes, and ensure observance of professional standards and state rules including Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP), Governmental Accounting Standards, Higher Education Accounting Standards, State Fiscal Rules, CCCS and College procedures, and financial aid and other grant rules, regulations, and guidance.

The college offers the possibility for alternative work arrangements such as flexplace, remote work, or flextime scheduling upon completion of training.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Completed Bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited institution OR completed Associates degree plus two years of professional level experience in Accounting.

Professional level experience is defined by the Colorado Division of Human Resources: A position that involves the exercise of discretion, analytical skill, judgment, personal accountability, and responsibility for creating, developing, integrating, applying, or sharing an organized body of knowledge.  Colorado revised statute (C.R.S. 24-50-135(1) allows colleges to exempt positions from the State Personnel Classified System that are determined to be professional level work.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience preparing journal entries.
  • Experience with financial reporting systems.
  • Related experience in a higher education setting or non-profit or public fund accounting experience.

Salary range is $55,000.00 to $59,000.00 annual gross.  For full consideration, all application materials must be received by 4:00 p.m. on September 19, 2022.  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 State 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.  Assists with the additions and disposals of all Federal funded equipment by coordinating with Senior Accountant.

Capital Construction:  Maintain detail information for 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.

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.
  • Adhere to college, system and state policies and procedures.
  • Strong customer service skills and relationship building techniques.
  • Excellent problem-solving skills.
  • Ability to travel to multiple campuses to support department needs.
  • Maintain confidentiality while working effectively with all constituents.
  • Manage and complete multiple tasks simultaneously while meeting critical deadlines.
  • Employ judgment and analytical skills related to Financial Services functions.
  • Encourage a collaborative and team-based environment.
  • Work effectively with students, faculty, and 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.
  • Communicate effectively in verbal and written formats.
  • Ability to identify and implement imaginative and entrepreneurial solutions to complex problems.

This job description reflects Pikes Peak State College‚Äôs 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 State 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 State College encourages minorities, women, veterans and persons with disabilities to apply.

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