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Accounting Specialist - 999993

Apply Now Job Number: 500676
Work Type: Full Time with Full Benefits
Location: Fort Lauderdale-Davie, Florida
Department: USD Adm
Categories: Teaching - JK - 12

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Job Title: Accounting Specialist - 999993
Location: Fort Lauderdale-Davie, Florida
Work Type: Full Time with Full Benefits
Job Category: Non-Exempt
Hiring Range: Commensurate with experience.
Pay Basis:


Subject to Grant Funding?: No  
Essential Job Functions: 1. Responds to inquiries and resolves discrepancies involving simple to moderately complex financial transactions in a timely manner, requiring a general understanding of work-area policies and procedures.
2. Acts as liaison with other departments, divisions, or organizations.

1. Operates computers programmed with accounting software to record, store, and analyze information.
2. Operates 10-key calculators, typewriters, and copy machines to perform calculations and produce documents.
3. Debits, credits, and totals accounts on computer spreadsheets and databases, using specialized accounting software.
4. Checks figures, postings, and documents for correct entry, mathematical accuracy, and proper codes.
5. Reconciles or notes and reports discrepancies found in records.
6. Resolves discrepancies in accounting records.
7. Prepares trial balances of books.
8. Compiles statistical, financial, accounting, or auditing reports and tables pertaining to such matters as cash receipts, expenditures, accounts payable and receivable, and profits and losses.
9. Accesses computerized financial information to answer general questions as well as those related to specific accounts.
10. Prepares purchase orders, check requests, expense reports, journal entries, and/or budget transfers.
11. Reviews purchase orders, check requests, expense reports, journal entries, and/or budget transfers for accuracy, and approves or denies.
12. Reviews purchase orders, check requests, expense reports, journal entries, and/or budget transfers for accuracy.
13. Performs financial calculations, such as amounts due, interest charges, balances, discounts, equity, and principal.
14. Calculates costs of materials, overhead, and other expenses, based on estimates, quotations and price lists.
15. Generates reports to ensure timely information is available for management use.
16. Scans and files forms and documents using electronic/manual filing systems to ensure appropriate document retention.
17. Performs general office duties, such as filing, answering telephones, and handling routine correspondence.

Accounts Receivable/Treasury:
1. Reconciles records of bank transactions.
2. Tracks, resolves, and continually reduces the number of outstanding reconciliation items.
3. Receives, records, and banks cash, checks, and vouchers.
4. Prepares bank deposits by compiling data from cashiers, verifying and balancing receipts, and/or sending cash, checks, or other forms of payment to banks.
5. Calculates, prepares, and issues bills, invoices, account statements, and other financial statements according to established procedures.
6. Verifies accuracy of billing data and revises any errors.
7. Contacts customers or employees to obtain or relay account information.
8. Reviews documents such as purchase orders, sales tickets, charge slips, or hospital records to compute fees or charges due.
9. Constructs, analyzes, and submits monthly electronic entries for credit card merchant processing fees for merchant accounts.
Marginal Job Functions: Essential Job Functions (continued):

Accounts Payable:
1. Matches order forms with invoices and records the necessary information.
2. Calculates and prepares checks for utilities, taxes, and other payments.
3. Keeps records of invoices and support documents.
4. Monitors status of loans and accounts to ensure that payments are up to date.

Compiles budget data and documents based on estimated revenues and expenses and previous budgets.

1. Tests programs or databases, corrects errors, and makes necessary modifications.
2. Helps programmers and systems analysts test and debug new programs.
3. Develops training materials and procedures, and trains users in the proper use of hardware or software.
4. Assists in developing training materials and procedures, and trains users in the proper use of hardware or software.
5. Serves as trainer and mentor for junior employees.
6. Complies with federal, state, and company policies, procedures, and regulations.
7. Completes special projects as assigned.
8. Performs other duties as assigned or required.
Required Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities: Knowledge:
1. General knowledge of MS Office Suite (Outlook, Word and Excel).
2. Basic knowledge of MS Access and/or other database reporting tools.
3. Clerical - General knowledge of administrative and clerical procedures and systems such as word processing, managing files and records, designing forms, and other office procedures and terminology.
4. English Language - General knowledge of the structure and content of the English language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition, and grammar.
5. Customer and Personal Service - General knowledge of principles and processes for providing customer and personal services. This includes needs assessment, meeting quality standards for services, and evaluation of user satisfaction.
6. Economics and Accounting - Working knowledge of economic and accounting principles and practices, banking, and the analysis and reporting of financial data.

1. Active Listening - Proficient skills in giving full attention to what other people are saying, taking time to understand the points being made, asking questions as appropriate, and not interrupting at inappropriate times.
2. Reading Comprehension - Proficient understanding of written sentences and paragraphs in work-related documents.
3. Speaking - Proficient skills in talking to others to convey information effectively.
4. Critical Thinking - Proficient skills in using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions, or approaches to problems.
5. Mathematics - Proficient skills in using mathematics to solve problems.
6. Time Management - Proficient skills in managing one's own time and the time of others.
7. Writing - Proficient skills in communicating effectively in writing as appropriate for the needs of the audience.

1. Problem Sensitivity - The ability to tell when something is wrong or is likely to go wrong. It does not involve solving the problem, only recognizing there is a problem.
2. Number Facility - The ability to add, subtract, multiply, or divide quickly and correctly.
3. Mathematical Reasoning - The ability to choose the right mathematical methods or formulas to solve a problem.
4. Deductive Reasoning - The ability to apply general rules to specific problems to produce answers that make sense.
5. Information Ordering - The ability to arrange things or actions in a certain order or pattern according to a specific rule or set of rules (e.g., patterns of numbers, letters, words, pictures, mathematical operations).
6. Oral Comprehension & Expression - The ability to listen to, understand, and communicate information and ideas presented through spoken words and sentences so others will understand.
7. Written Comprehension & Expression - The ability to read, understand, and communicate information and ideas in writing so others will understand.

Physical Requirements:
1. Speech Recognition - Must be able to identify and understand the speech of another person.
2. Speech Clarity - Must be able to speak clearly so others can understand you.
3. Near Vision - Must be able to see details at close range (within a few feet of the observer).
4. May be required to work nights or weekends.
5. Travel - Must be able to travel on a daily and/or overnight basis.
6. May be exposed to short, intermittent, and/or prolonged periods of sitting and/or standing in performance of job duties.
7. Static Strength - Must be able to exert maximum muscle force to lift, push, pull, or carry objects.
8. Extent Flexibility - Must be able to bend, stretch, twist, or reach with your body, arms, and/or legs.
Job Requirements:  
Required Certifications/Licensures:  
Required Education: High School Diploma or Equivalent
Major (if required):  
Required Experience: High school diploma and five (5) or more years of related accounting support experience.


Associate's degree or 60 college credits and three (3) years of related accounting support experience.


Bachelor's degree and one (1) or more years of related accounting support experience.
Preferred Qualifications: Associate's degree or 60 college credits and three (3) years of related accounting support experience.
Is this a safety sensitive position? No  
Background Screening Required? Yes  
Pre-Employment Conditions:

To ensure a safe learning environment for students and staff, as a condition of employment the selected candidate will need to provide proof of a completed COVID-19 vaccination prior to commencement of employment or an approved exemption and reasonable accommodation for medical or religious reasons.


Sensitivity Disclaimer: Nova Southeastern University is in full compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and does not discriminate with regard to applicants or employees with disabilities, and will make reasonable accommodation when necessary.

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