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Staff Accountant 🔥

Who are we looking for? We are seeking an experienced Staff Accountant to join the Financial Accounting Services (FAS) team at Oklahoma City University who has an attention to detail, a strong communicator, excellent work-ethic, is well-organized, can work both independently and on a team, and has the ability to adapt to new situations.

Ideally, you will work on location in the FAS office area, though we offer limited flexibility to work remotely after a reasonable period of training to adequately learn your job duties and tasks and continue to perform them successfully both onsite and remotely. Remote work days are approved by FAS management on a case by case basis.

What will you work on? You will be responsible providing accounting services as part of OCU’s overall financial operations and function including general ledger accounting, receivables and cash receipts processing, bank account monitoring, gift and pledge transaction processing and tracking, classifying transactions, account reconciliations, budget and fund transfers, journal voucher processing and posting, general data entry and maintenance in the primary ERP and Accounting database (i.e. Banner), account analysis and research, as well as other financial accounting activities. Further, you will participate in month-end, quarter-end, and year-end closing processes with the rest of the FAS team. Other ad hoc tasks and special projects should be expected, as assigned by your direct supervisor and Department management.

Who will you work with? The Staff Accountant is part of within the FAS team and works closely with all of its members. The FAS team is led by the Controller and further consists of other Accounting and Finance staff, including the Accounts Payable team. You’ll report to the Accounting Manager, who is your direct supervisor. You will also work closely with the Advancement Department as part of your duties related to gift and pledge transactions. FAS interacts with all areas of OCU and serves as to support the University in its overall financial operations and functions.

Your background and qualifications? An associate’s degree in accounting, bookkeeping, or a related field is required at minimum. Other college or professional education may be acceptable, depending on its nature and relevance. Experience in the Higher Education or Non-Profit industries is a plus, but not a requirement. You’re required to have a minimum of 2 year’s accounting or Bookkeeping experience that demonstrates a strong competency the basics of these fields and administrative work.

A suitable combination of education and experience in accounting, bookkeeping, or other related fields may be substituted in certain circumstances for the above minimum qualifications.

The knowledge, skills, and abilities needed for success in this role? You’ll have strong knowledge and experience in the basic principles of accounting or bookkeeping including (though not limited to) understanding transaction impacts to the accounting records, journal and other data entry into an accounting software or database, construction and maintaining reconciliations, physical and digital record keeping, and interfacing with internal and external constituents.

You'll also have a working knowledge and skills associated with recognizing the importance of internal control policies and maintaining related process and procedure documentation specific to your area, ability to utilize basic reporting tools available to complete your assigned duties and objectives.

Other desired abilities expected of you will be to maintain a high level of confidentiality, attention to detail, adequate communication and customer service skills, multi-tasking and meeting deadlines, efficient data entry into software applications, excellent computer skills (including fluent proficiency in MS Office products like Excel, Word, and Outlook, and pdf applications), and working general office equipment.

**The anticipated salary range for this position is $19.23 to $21.63 hourly.**

Why work at OCU?

  • We offer a lively campus work environment and are proud to offer a comprehensive benefits package including:
    • Retirement plan with up to 5 percent employer match of base pay with employee contribution of 5 percent.
    • Choose from three medical plans as well as dental and vision coverage with generous university subsidized premium contributions.
    • Flexible spending (medical and dependent care) and health savings account (if eligible).
    • Up to 15.5 paid holidays per year including winter break, generous paid vacation and sick leave, additional limited paid leave availably for civic engagement (voting, jury duty), bereavement, inclement weather conditions, and more.
    • University-paid life and disability insurance.
  • Visit the university cafeteria for all you can eat meals for a discounted staff/faculty cost.
  • Employees may use the on-campus fitness center at no cost.
  • Employees may attend athletic events at no cost. Other performing arts event tickets may be discounted.
  • Education assistance including tuition remission covering 100% tuition and fees for employee’s taking up to six credit hours per semester (upon eligibility), 75% tuition remission for employees taking master’s level courses. 100% remission for an employee’s qualifying dependent (child and/or spouse) to take unlimited undergraduate classes and 75% for graduate classes. Tuition exchange program offering scholarship awards to qualifying child dependents for participating institutions.
  • Staff are encouraged to use 60 minutes of wellness time to engage in on-campus activities each week.
  • Summer hours (Monday through Thursday, 8 am – 5.30 pm) from mid-May through late July.

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