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A list of non-Classified career opportunities are below. Non-Classified career opportunities are determined to be professional level work as defined by the Colorado Division of Human Resources.
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Human Resource Services
Staff Accountant, Restricted Funds
Tracking Code: 40184
Work Type: Full-time
Salary: $55,000 to $59,000 annual gross
The Staff Accountant provides support to Financial Services with main responsibilities for Restricted Funds accounting functions including the preparation of reconciliations and journal entries, period closes, and general ledger research and analysis. Also includes accounting for extended learning programs.
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.
- Completed Bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited institution OR completed Associate’s 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.
- 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.
Professional Accounting Duties: Execute new fund/org setup (including grant and financial aid codes). Review and approve accounting transactions including grant documents and journal entries. Analyze transactions to ensure compliance with budgeted expenditures and that all entries are properly classified. Research charges to the wrong account, inaccurate pay rates, etc. and make the appropriate correcting entries. Determinations may involve contact with outside departments and funding agencies. Prepare financial aid drawdown and return of funds. Prepare monthly reconciliation reports. Manage carry forward and carry back dollars for Federal campus-based programs (including Federal Work Study, SEOG, and Pell). Prepare drawdowns for State and Federal Grants. Prepare monthly reconciliation reports. Assist PPSC Grant Office by reviewing and approving grant documentation. Assist in the completion of detailed grant spreadsheets. Work with Senior Accountant to calculate indirect cost recovery amounts and appropriate grant receivable amounts on a monthly basis. Participate in training sessions for staff regarding PPSC policies and procedures.
Year-end Tasks: Assist with the preparation of year-end journal entries including recording outstanding receivables for grants and financial aid. Assist with compilation of data for SURDS, FISAP, Exhibit K, and annual audit requests. Reconcile grant-related payable/receivable confirmation forms that are provided to the Office of the State Controller. Verify year-end totals for indirect cost recovery amounts and grant receivables.
Other: Completes other strategic tasks as assigned. Other duties as assigned by the Senior Accountant, Assistant Controller or Controller.
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’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 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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