Staff Accountant

Bowling Green State University

Staff Accountant


Bowling Green State University


Salary: Depends on Qualifications


Job Type: Full-Time


Division: Finance & Administration


Opening Date: 04/10/2024


Location: Main Campus (BG), OH


Job Number: BGSU00404


Department: Finance & Administration


Closing: Continuous




Reporting to the Associate Controller, the Staff Accountant is responsible for financial accounting, compliance and operational activities in support of the Controllers Office. This includes but is not limited to the relevant financial accounting and business processes and procedures within Grants (Restricted Funds) Accounting Department, the Payroll Department and other areas as needed. Responsibilities include general ledger accounting functions, monthly reconciliations, support of payroll processes, federal and state grant compliance efforts, interactions with external auditors, ad hoc financial reporting, month-end and year-end general ledger closing procedures.


Essential Functions


• Provide day-to-day support for the functions associated with grants accounting including:


• Create monthly journals for cost share transfers and fringe cost share. Confirm correct departmental accounts with budget administrators;

• Monitor subaward invoices for timeliness and burn rate, update risk assessment twice annually, review Single Audits for findings;

• Reconcile Grants Unapplied Cash, Account 12300 monthly;

• Review new award agreements and FMS set up for accuracy and completeness in preparation for annual SEFA and NSF HERD Survey;

• Monitor and billing for several grants and;

• Reconcile and close grant awards at the direction of Grants Accountants.


• Provide day-today support for the functions associated with the university payroll processes, including;


• maintenance of department budget tables (DBTs);

• grant expense reallocations with HCM system;

• calculating and processing retro pays; d) validation and transmission of monthly OPERS contributions file;

• additional payroll related tasks as time permits.


• Provide necessary accounting assistance to the general accounting, financial reporting and treasury functions to include account reconciliations, accounting issues resolution, support of treasury transactions, creation of schedules in support of annual audits and quarterly closes as well as accounting projects and new GASB implementations.


• Special projects and other duties as assigned


Minimum Qualifications


The following Degree is required:


• Bachelors degree is required. Degree must be conferred at the time of application.


• Degree in Accounting is preferred.


The following Experience is required:


• Six months experience in accounting or budgeting


• One year of student experience equals six months of professional experience


The following Licensure is Preferred:




Additional Information


Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities


• Solid working knowledge of GAAP, FASB, and GASB principles as well as fund accounting and the basics of taxation

• Excellent written and oral communication skills

• High level of demonstrated attention