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Accounting Specialist III - 997087

Apply Now Job Number: 504215
Work Type: Full Time with Full Benefits
Location: Fort Lauderdale-Davie, Florida
Department: FOP-Budgeting
Categories: Accounting, Finance, Budgeting, Auditing, Risk Management, & Payroll

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Job Title: Accounting Specialist III - 997087
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 complex financial transactions in a timely manner, requiring a thorough understanding of work-area policies and procedures.
2. Acts as liaison with other departments, divisions, or organizations.
3. Manages the security for various institutional and administrative systems pertaining to, or associated with Finance, including tasks such as granting and removing access, as well as maintaining records. As a liaison assists academic, service and administrative center management with acquisition of security access.
4. Reviews purchase orders, check requests, expense reports, journal entries, and/or budget transfers for accuracy, and approves or denies.
5. Prepares purchase orders, check requests, expense reports, journal entries, and/or budget transfers.
6. Operates computers programmed with finance/accounting software to record, store, and analyze information.
7. Utilizes spreadsheet and database software to perform calculations and produce reports.
8. Analyzes debits, credits, and totals accounts on computer spreadsheets and databases, using specialized accounting software.
9. Checks figures, postings, and documents for correct entry, mathematical accuracy, and proper codes.
10. Reconciles or notes and reports discrepancies found in records.
11. Resolves discrepancies in accounting records.
12. Accesses computerized financial information to answer general questions as well as those related to specific accounts.
13. Generates reports in a timely fashion to ensure that information is consistently available for management use.
14. Performs general office duties, such as filing, answering telephones, and handling routine correspondence through emails and phone calls.
15. Compiles budget data and documents, based on estimated revenues and expenses and previous budgets.
16. Assists programmers and systems analysts to test programs, databases, correct errors, and makes necessary modifications.
17. Develops training materials and procedures, and trains users in the proper use of hardware or software.
18. Complies with federal, state, and company policies, procedures, and/or regulations.
19. Completes special projects as assigned.
20. Performs other duties as assigned or required.
Marginal Job Functions:  
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.
Job Requirements:  
Required Certifications/Licensures:  
Required Education: High School Diploma or Equivalent
Major (if required):  
Required Experience: High school diploma or equivalent and five (5) or more years of related accounting support experience.


Associate's degree 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 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.


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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