Accounting Technician

Georgia Highlands College
Job Description
Job Description Summary

This position is responsible for assisting with the college’s administrative and accounting support functions.

Georgia Highlands is a growing and progressive institution with opportunities for the individual selected to grow with us. With a focus on employee wellness and development, the culture is warm and embracing, while the work is fast paced and challenging. Regular fulltime staff, administrators, and faculty enjoy the abundant array of University System health, retirement, and other benefits which includes tuition assistance after six months of employment. Additionally, GHC is a qualifying employer under the Department of Education Public Service Loan Forgiveness program (PSLF). This program provides student loan repayment and forgiveness for qualifying loans for eligible full-time employees. See https://studentaid.ed.gov/sa/repay-loans/forgiveness-cancellation/public-service for more information.

This is an excellent opportunity to impact the lives of literally thousands of students and their families.

Key Qualifications

• Knowledge and level of competency commonly associated with completion of specialized training in the field of work, in addition to basic skills typically associated with a high school education
• Sufficient experience to understand the basic principles relevant to the major duties of the position, usually associated with the completion of an apprenticeship/internship or having had a similar position for one to two years

Key Responsibilities

• Receives and processes student payments for tuition and fees
• Reviews all source documents for content, accuracy, signatures, and required documentation; matches and verifies invoice amounts to source documentation
• Prepares documentation for payment; prepares checks and obtains appropriate signatures as necessary
• Processes expense reimbursements and transmits electronic fund transfers to bank
• Prepares monthly journal entries for utilities, work orders, and vehicle usage
• Issues student identification cards
• Enters and posts flex-spending reports; prepares and submits the Positive Pay File to the bank
• Reconciles assigned bank accounts and submits the annual continuous audit of travel to the Board of Regents
• Processes NSF checks; sends notices to students
• Processes incoming and outgoing mail
• Prepares cashier deposits
• Deposits Volume Transfer Station funds; maintains complete, accurate and readily accessible files
• Processes petty cash requests
• Purges files in accordance with records retention policies
• Performs related duties

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

• Knowledge of generally accepted accounting principles
• Knowledge of college and university system policies and procedures
• Knowledge of college travel policies
• Knowledge of modern office practices and procedures
• Skill to make timely decisions
• Skill in the operation of computers and job related software programs
• Skill in decision making and problem solving
• Skill in interpersonal relations and in dealing with the public
• Skill in oral and written communication

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