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Job no:

493201

Division:

Business Office

Department:

Business Office

Advertised:

MST

Applications close:

MST

Reports To: 

Manager II, Accounting

Position Status:

Full-Time, Benefited

Posted Pay Range: 

$21.15 - 26.44 per hour

Benefits:

College of Western Idaho values work-life balance.  Taking care of today's needs is as important as planning for the future. Our total compensation for benefited employees, includes health and retirement plans (employer generous contributions), paid time off, opportunities to continue and/or pursue personal development, and much more.  For additional details visit Office of Group Insurance.

 

About Us:

The College of Western Idaho (CWI) expands learning and life opportunities, encourages individual advancement, contributes to Idaho’s economic growth, strengthens community prosperity, and develops leaders.

We are a comprehensive community college providing higher education programs. We offer a full range of academic and career-technical courses leading to an Associate of Arts or Science degree, Associate of Applied Science degrees, continuing education, and certifications. CWI also offers Basic Skills Education to help prepare for a GED, Dual Credit for high school students, and fast-track career training for working professionals.

At CWI we are proud of our talented and dedicated faculty and staff. Our employees have an opportunity to make a difference in students’ lives every day. We are excited for you to join us and share our passion for higher education.

 

Position Summary:

The Accountant II will apply principles of accounting to analyze financial information, compile information for financial reports and utilize appropriate accounting control procedures. This position will be a responsible for a variety of accounting duties including CTE accounting, tracking leases and fixed assets, reconciling and invoicing federal, state and local grants as defined in the grant agreements and maintaining appropriate documentation.

 

Essential Functions:

• Generate invoices as defined in the grant agreements, maintaining appropriate
documentation for the grants, and reconciling the accounts receivable aging for grants.
• Reconcile and analyze CTE accounts including revenue and expense reviews.
• Assist with project development, monitor facility projects, evaluate and prepare assets for
capitalization.
• Review and monitor leases and ensure record appropriately to general ledger.
• Analyze revenue and expenditure trends and meet regularly with College leadership to
review budget levels and expenditures.
• Compile and analyze accounting information and related system reports for accuracy and
completeness.
• Maintain project accounting within the college ERP system.
• Perform general ledger account reconciliations and analysis on a timely basis. This could
include cash accounts, receivables and liabilities.
• Recognize and resolve accounting discrepancies and prepare reconciling journal entries.
• Monitor budgets to ensure expenditures are reasonable and meet with Budget Managers
regularly to review applicable reports.
• Conduct periodic Business Office trainings for college personnel and ensure required
training is complete.
• Identify and make recommendations for work flow, process improvements, and internal
controls.
• Assist with year-end closing and annual audit.
• Other duties as assigned.

 

Minimum Qualifications:

• Bachelor’s degree in Accounting or related field and 2-3 years of accounting experience.
• A strong accounting background is required, including experience in account
reconciliation, financial analysis and assisting with year-end audit.
• Must be flexible and willing to adapt to a rapidly changing environment.
• Must be detail-oriented, have the ability to maintain composure under pressure and be
able to prioritize multiple tasks.
• Must have excellent computer skills including Microsoft Office.
• Strong written and verbal communication skills.
• Experience with Grants and/or fiscal record-keeping involving complex policies and
procedures in a higher education institution preferred.
• Experience in governmental fund accounting preferred.
• Ability to travel to different CWI locations throughout the day.

Interested?

If so, please submit your resumé and cover letter. We look forward to receiving your application.