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Staff Accountant

Carson-Newman University is a Christian, liberal arts-based University built upon the

Lordship of Jesus Christ as evidenced historically and revealed in the Scriptures.

Job Title:                                  Staff Accountant

Department:                            Financial and University Services

Reports To:                              Assistant Vice President for Finance and University Services/Controller

FLSA Status:                            Exempt

Time Requirements:            Full-Time; 40 Hours per week

Summary Description:  The position of Staff Accountant will perform day-to-day accounting tasks involving reconciling financial statements, generating general ledger journal entries, banking deposits, and processing of vendor payments.

Functional Description:

  • As an intentionally Christian academic community, Christian employees are hired to advance the mission of Carson-Newman as expressed in our strategic plan, Acorns to Oaks.
  • Records financial transactions and events in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles.
  • Reconciles monthly, quarterly, and annual financial reports.
  • Prepare appropriate journal entries for various accounts.
  • Review and reconcile bank accounts and credit card transactions.
  • Reconcile general ledger accounts.
  • Provide support of year-end audit activities with external auditors.
  • Check bank account online daily for any activity.
  • Delivers daily banking deposit to bank.
  • Provide support for processing vendor payments.
  • Perform other duties as assigned by the Assistant Vice President for Finance and University Services/Controller.
  • Regular and predictable attendance
  • Other duties as assigned

Supervisory Responsibilities:   This position will not have supervisory responsibilities.

Education and/or Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree in a business field required; Accounting degree preferred.

Required Skills:   This position must be proficient in Microsoft Office products, primarily Excel and Outlook.

Physical Demands:  In order for a person to be able to successfully perform this job, they must be able to sit, stand and bend to handle routine duties. They must be able to use a computer screen that is sight based. They must be able to speak to employees or others in person, by phone or in group meetings. They must be able to lift boxes or files weighing up to 25 pounds. This person should be able to move about campus or where needed either by walking or driving.

General Information: This description is designed to describe the general nature of the job and is not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, skills and duties. It is the responsibility of the supervisor for this position to formally outline in writing any performance expectations including specific duties for which the employee assigned to this position will be held accountable in terms of performance evaluation.

Employee Expectations: The University expects all employees to conduct themselves in a manner that is appropriate for a Christian institution and to be worthy examples in moral conduct and behavior for the students of the University and fellow employees.