Cash Accountant

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Work type: Administrative Faculty Full Time
Location: Golden
Categories: Business/Accounting/Finance/Audit, Administrative/Office Support

Position Title: Cash Accountant 
The Opportunity:

The position performs accounting functions in the Controller’s Office in support of the campus community.  The General Accounting team provides financial support for all campus departments through cost transfers, fund balance and budget balance monitoring, and ad-hoc financial reporting. The significant duties of this position include review and preparation of journal entries; preparation of a various monthly reconciliations and schedules; preparation of sales tax returns, research of tax related issues; adherence to fiscal policies and procedures; campus cost transfers and internal sales entries, cash flow management of the School’s operating funds; and assist in the management of capital assets.

  • Review documentation and prepare journal entries; complete monthly reconciliations of assigned balance sheet and income accounts; conduct research; and prepare year-end and financial audit schedules and process related journal entries.
  • Prepare monthly sales tax returns, research tax related issues, prepare state filings to recoup sales tax paid by institution, and maintain compliance with sales tax policies and procedures
  • Perform cash flow management of School’s operating funds
  • Provide direct financial and accounting support to campus departments, faculty, and staff.
  • Review capital asset transactions and assist in preparation of monthly journal entries; assist in physical inventory of capital assets. 
  • Other duties as assigned. 
Minimum Qualifications:
  • Bachelor's degree in Accounting or related area.  Individuals without a degree may be considered if they demonstrate possession of substantially the same knowledge level as found in a degree, but have attained the advanced knowledge through a combination of work experience and intellectual instruction.
  • Experience with ERP systems and spreadsheet applications
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and experience working with cross functional teams
  • Ability to communicate effectively on a one-on-one basis and understand the needs of campus departments
  • Ability to work effectively under pressure, multi-task and organize workflow to complete assigned tasks within established deadlines
  • Acts as a liaison between general accounting and academic and non-academic departments, assisting with interpretation of financial information, resolution of issues and training
  • Strong working knowledge of fund accounting structures and accounting rules related to each fund category
  • Clarity in written and verbal communications
  • Experience with the Microsoft Office suite including but not limited to: Excel, Word, Access; the ability to use a 10-key by touch, and intermediate typing skills
Preferred Qualifications:
  • Experience with Banner financial software, PeopleSoft, or other similar Oracle-based financial system.
  • Familiarity with the governmental fund accounting structures and Governmental Accounting Standards Board (GASB).
  • Demonstrated knowledge of state and local sales tax requirements.
  • Demonstrated experience with cash management, account analysis, monthly reconciliations, monthly, quarterly and year-end close.
  • Experience with accounting for and recording capital assets, including monthly depreciation entries, disposals and physical inventory.
  • Experience in other accounting functions, including cash receipts, accounts receivable, accounts payable, or payroll.
  • Experience in adapting quickly to changes in technology, General Accounting Standard Board changes, federal and state laws and university policy and procedures.
About Mines & Golden, CO:
Mines is consistently ranked among the top engineering colleges in the United States and ranks number one as the best public school in the state for best value colleges. Mines is located in the heart of Golden, Colorado, a western suburb of Denver.  The campus location offers a small-town ambiance with close proximity to all that the Denver metropolitan area has to offer with an abundance of cultural events, museums, theaters and sporting venues. An arid climate and an average 300 days of sunshine per year make the area an ideal place to live, work and play. We seek individuals who value a diverse and inclusive community – offering different perspectives, experiences, and cultures that enrich the educational and work experience. 
How to Apply: Applicants will be asked to complete an online application (personal information, demographic information, references, veterans status) and upload a resume and cover letter (optional). 
Total Rewards: Starting salary will be determined by the qualifications of the selected applicant balanced with departmental budget availability, internal salary equity considerations, and available market information. Mines provides an attractive benefits package including fully paid health and dental insurance. Part of Mines' mission is to create a family-friendly environment supported through our dependent tuition benefits, parental leave benefits, and dependent care assistance plan, as well as in special events, camps, and programming. For more information visit:
Background Investigation Required: Yes

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