Financial Accountant III

  • Tarleton State University
  • Stephenville, TX 76401, USA
  • Jun 22, 2022

Job Description

Job Title
Financial Accountant III

Tarleton State University

Accounting Services

Proposed Minimum Salary
$3,742.67 monthly

Job Location
Stephenville, Texas

Job Type

Job Description

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The Financial Accountant III, under direction, processes complex accounting and financial work, maintains accounting records and prepares financial reports.


25% Performs complex accounting work to include recording, examining, and analyzing of financial records, documents, or reports. Prepares financial statements, reports, schedules, and exhibits. Audits accounting and financial documents for accuracy and completeness.

20% Serves as a resource in solving accounting or financial problems. Assists in making recommendations for improvements, adaptations, or revisions to the accounting system, policies, and procedures. Identifies financial discrepancies and budget shortfalls and informs management.

20% Reviews daily cash flow and prepares accounting entries for processing in the accounting system. Monitors all credit card clearing accounts on a daily basis for accurate accounting.

20% Classifies, codes, posts, and balances financial and accounting documents and records. Prepares periodic analysis of fund balances and expenditures, and prepares technical reports on payroll, estimates, cost data, and budget items. Responsible for billing/collecting departmental accounts receivable on a monthly basis.

10% Assists with the preparation of the Annual Financial Report and internal and external audits.

5% Other duties as assigned by supervisor.

Required Education and Experience

Bachelor's degree in Accounting or related field or equivalent combination of education and experience. Four years of related experience.

Preferred Education and Experience

Six years of related experience. Experience in higher education using USAS, Banner, and FAMIS is preferred.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

Knowledge of word processing, spreadsheet, and database applications. Ability to multitask and work cooperatively with others. Effective verbal and written communication skills. Strong interpersonal and organizational skills.

Other Requirements

Ability to apply rules and regulations in a complex environment. Ability to apply Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP) and Governmental Accounting Standards Board (GASB).

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

*Requires the ability to teach and/or work remotely, at the discretion of the University.

All positions are security-sensitive. Applicants are subject to a criminal history investigation, and employment is contingent upon the institution's verification of credentials and/or other information required by the institution's procedures, including the completion of the criminal history check.

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