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POSITION:  Finance & Accounting Professional I, II or Intern (Non-Exempt)

HSU JOB FAMILY CLASSIFICATION: Finance & Accounting Professional I, II or Intern

DEPARTMENT:  Accounting

SUPERVISOR TITLE:  Accounting Manager, Financial Reporting

FLSA STATUS:  Non-Exempt

EXEMPTION:  N/A

LOCATION:  Abilene

TARGET HIRE DATE:  As Soon As Possible

HSU CHRISTIAN STANDARD REQUIREMENT FOR EMPLOYMENT – Candidate must profess a Christian Faith, maintain membership in a local congregation, and respect the values and distinctives central to the historically Baptist values of HSU.

CONTACT INFORMATION: Human Resources 325-670-1259 or careers@hsutx.edu 

SUMMARY/SCOPE: Applies principles of accounting to analyze financial information and prepare financial reports by performing the following duties.

Responsible for providing accurate accounting and financial reporting for the University and its related entities and foundations.  Provides excellent service levels in budget and financial reporting.  Ensures integrity and accuracy in recording transactions, balancing accounts, and preparing reports.

HSU JOB FAMILY CLASSIFICATION INCLUDES THE FOLLOWING:

Compiles and analyzes financial information to prepare entries to accounts, such as general ledger accounts, documenting business transactions.

Distributes expenditures, encumbrances, receipts, and receivables according to schedules.

Performs statistical analyses to determine trends, estimates, and significant changes, and writes narrative reports explaining findings.

Analyzes financial information detailing assets, liabilities, and capital, and prepares balance sheet, profit and loss statement, and other reports to summarize and interpret current and projected company financial position for other managers.

Monitors compliance with generally accepted accounting principles and company procedures.

Reviews, investigates, and corrects errors and inconsistencies in financial entries, documents, and reports.

Installs, modifies, documents, and coordinates implementation of accounting systems and accounting control procedures.

Devises and implements system for general accounting.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: These examples do not include all possible tasks & do not limit the assignment of related tasks.            

Prepares routine and complex journal entries.

Performs monthly account reconciliations.

Calculates and analyzes budget variances.

Assists campus budget managers in interpreting budget information, researching
transactions, providing guidance and resolving problems.

Monitors general ledger activity, researches and resolves issues in a timely manner.

Assist in annual budget preparation.

Assists with the year-end audit, preparing schedules and supporting workpapers.

Ensures ongoing accuracy and current maintenance of the University's general ledger in all fund groups, in addition to related entities and foundations.

Provides support in preparing multiple financial statements and specialized financial reports for the University, related entities and foundations.

Prepares and maintains spreadsheets and provides assistance in analyzing data.

Assists in performing daily close procedures.

Performs basic research in county records and tax offices as needed.  Prepares payment for annual property tax.

Maintains accounting department files.

Stays abreast of current and developing accounting issues.

Other duties as may be assigned.

SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES:

There are no supervisory responsibilities for this position, except for student workers.

COMPETENCIES: To perform the job successfully, an individual should demonstrate the following competencies. On a separate sheet of paper, write a paragraph for each competency listed below describing your background and qualifications in each area. This is your opportunity to demonstrate how your education and/or experience in your current or previous job relates to each function of this position. Interview decisions are partially based on this information.

Analytical - Synthesizes complex or diverse information; collects and researches data; uses intuition and experience to complement data; designs work flows and procedures.

Cooperation - Establishes and maintains effective relations; exhibits tact and consideration; offers assistance and support to co-workers; works cooperatively in group situations; works actively to resolve conflicts.

Quality Management - Looks for ways to improve and promote quality; demonstrates accuracy and thoroughness.

Ethics - Treats people with respect; keeps commitments; inspires the trust of others; works with integrity and principles; upholds organizational values.

Dependability - Follows instructions, responds to management direction; takes responsibility for own actions; keeps commitments; commits to long hours of work when necessary to reach goals.; completes tasks on time or notifies appropriate person with an alternate plan

QUALIFICATIONS:  To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Must be very detail-oriented and analytical in order to work accurately with numbers, data and spreadsheets. 

Must be highly organized, hard-working and efficient. Must be able to meet deadlines and multi-task in a high-volume service area.

Must be an excellent communicator in both written and verbal forms.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, & ABILITIES (Language, Mathematical, Reasoning and Computer Skills):

LANGUAGE SKILLS: Ability to read, analyze, and interpret common scientific and technical journals, financial reports, and legal documents.  Ability to respond to common inquiries or complaints from customers, regulatory agencies, or members of the business community.  Ability to write speeches and articles for publication that conform to prescribed style and format.  Ability to effectively present information to top management, public groups, and/or boards of directors.

MATHEMATICAL SKILLS: Ability to calculate figures and amounts such as discounts, interest, commissions, proportions, percentages, area, circumference, and volume.  Ability to apply concepts of basic algebra and geometry.

REASONING ABILITY: Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists. Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form.

COMPUTER SKILLS: To perform this job successfully, an individual should have knowledge of Word Processing software; Spreadsheet software; Project Management software; Payroll systems and Accounting software.

EDUCATION/EXPERIENCE:

Bachelor's degree in Accounting or Business Administration is preferred.

A current student in graduate level Accounting or Business Administration field who is seeking a professional intern position in order to obtain more experience is strongly preferred, however a current student in an undergraduate business program will also be considered for the intern position.

CERTIFICATES, LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS:

None are required for this position at this time.

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions

While performing the duties of this Job, the employee is regularly required to sit and use hands to finger, handle, or feel.  The employee is frequently required to talk or hear.  The employee is occasionally required to stand and walk. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 10 pounds.  Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision.

This job is sedentary in nature. Must be able to sit for long periods of time while performing office functions. Occasional light lifting may be required. Will have a standing desk available.

WORK ENVIRONMENT:

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

The noise level in the work environment is usually quiet.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION:

This position may require occasional evening/weekend work in order to meet internal and/or external deadlines.

Due to the non-exempt nature of this position, all hours worked beyond 40 hours in a single work week will be compensated at time and a half, per FSLA guidelines.

Must have an maintain a valid Class C Driver’s License and maintain a clear driving record to be insurable under the university liability policy.

Must be able to drive to complete work assignments on and off campus, as needed.

Infrequent travel may be required on occasion in order to attend training, etc.

EMPLOYEE BENEFITS: For more information concerning benefits offered to HSU employees, see the HSU Benefits Summary on the HSU website.

EEO / ADA Statement:

As an Equal Opportunity Employer, HSU complies with all applicable anti-discrimination laws including those prohibiting discrimination on the basis of age, sex, pregnancy, race, color, national origin, disability, genetic information and military service.  HSU is a private university affiliated with the Baptist General Convention of Texas, and may lawfully consider an applicant’s religion as a selection criterion. HSU is committed to hiring faculty and staff who share an active Christian faith and fully support HSU’s mission.  In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), HSU provides reasonable accommodation to qualified applicants and employees with disabilities unless the accommodation would impose an undue hardship on the organization or would change the essential functions of the job. Requests for reasonable accommodation should be directed to Human Resources.

BACKGROUND SCREEN:

HSU does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, age, sex, disability, genetic information, national or ethnic origin in employment opportunities, in keeping with applicable state and federal law. HSU is committed to maintaining a safe and secure campus environment and protecting the university’s financial and physical assets. Therefore, Hardin-Simmons University conducts background checks. Depending on the position applicants may also be required to consent to a credit check as part of the background check process. As a non-profit institution of higher education committed to Christian faith and values, the University exercises its rights under state and federal law to use religion as a factor in making employment decisions.