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MGMT 170 - Accountant

Please see Special Instructions for more details.

• Full consideration will be given to applications received by 11/3/2017. • Applicant must provide the name, telephone number and email address of three professional references. • The successful candidate will also have to complete a background investigation as a condition of employment. • Candidates must provide official academic transcripts by the time of the interview (if selected).

Posting Details

Position Details

Posting Number S0364
Position Title Accountant
Department Financial Reporting
Bargaining Unit
Position Type Management
Full-time/ Part-time Full-time
If Part-time, specify percentage
Temporary/ Permanent Permanent
FLSA Exempt
Salary Commensurate with experience and qualifications
Work Hours 8:00 to 16:00
Work Schedule Mon. - Fri.
Anticipated Start Date 11/27/2017
Anticipated End Date None

Position Summary Information

Job Description Summary

Perform a broad range of accounting duties to ensure accurate and timely financial records that are maintained at the University. Provide support to University budgeting processes.

Essential Duties
  • Working knowledge of Jenzabar accounting system
  • Working knowledge of SAP accounting system
  • Familiar with GASB regulations
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Office products
Specific Duties
  • Responsible for reporting requirements for SSHE and other requests, including Key 93 and Pennwatch and other requests;
  • Create and post journal entries including Payments on Behalf and CUOs;
  • Reconcile and prepare year end accrual entries;
  • Code purchase requisitions daily;
  • Manage and prepare budgets for projects in Plant Fund Accounts;
  • Capitalize leases as appropriate, record new assets, calculate principal and interest and monitor debt payment;
  • Manage and reconcile Bond Accounting;
  • Manage and reconcile Fixed Asset accounting for all funds;
  • Manage disposal of entries;
  • Manage Construction contracts and determine percentage of completion for accruals at year-end;
  • Manage fixed asset inventory;
  • Manage Technology Fee Projects;
  • Manage and adjust Library Books for year-end capitalization;
  • Reconcile capitalization entries, including prepare capital interest entry;
  • Request information for capital equipment donated to LHU from outside sources or from Foundation purchases made directly to vendors;
  • Prepare Deferred Maintenance Report in co-ordinance with Maintenance Department;
  • Prepare monthly monitoring reports for VP meeting, including, but not limited to Plant Funds Reporting;
  • Complete budget supplements and transfers upon request;
  • Establish new fund centers as approved;
  • Assist in maintaining on-line purchase order release strategies;
  • Ability to work independently and collaboratively;
  • Strong interpersonal skills;
  • Provide support and input to budgeting process;
  • Attend Financial Operations meetings;
  • Attend semi-annual PASSHE BAD meeting;
  • Other duties as assigned, including cross-training.
Minimum Qualifications (Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities)
  • Bachelor’s degree in accounting or finance.
  • 1 to 3 years of experience preferably in a non-profit or educational setting.
  • Solid knowledge base of how to perform accounting functions.
  • Good communication and interpersonal skills and the ability to work collaboratively with others.
  • Ability to perform accounting work accurately and with attention to detail.
Preferred Qualifications
Physical Demands

Posting Detail Information

Open Date 10/13/2017
Close Date
Special Instructions to Applicants

• Full consideration will be given to applications received by 11/3/2017.

• Applicant must provide the name, telephone number and email address of three professional references.

• The successful candidate will also have to complete a background investigation as a condition of employment.

• Candidates must provide official academic transcripts by the time of the interview (if selected).

Background Clearances

In accordance with Act 153 of 2014 (HB 435), appointment is contingent upon completion of a satisfactory background investigation which includes, but is not limited to, Act 34, Pennsylvania Criminal Record Clearance; Act 151, Child Abuse Clearance; and Act 114, Federal Bureau of Investigations (FBI) Criminal Background Checks.

Appointment is provisional for a single 90 day period provided the “Arrest/Conviction Report and Certification Form” and verification of your application for the three background checks are returned to Deana Hill, Associate VP for Human Resources.

Diversity Statement

Lock Haven University is profoundly dedicated to cultural diversity and supports the integration of diverse and international perspectives within the working and learning environment. LHU is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer and encourages applications from people of color, women, veterans, and persons with disabilities. To learn more about diversity at LHU and in our community, visit our website at www.lhup.edu/equity

About LHU

A career at Lock Haven University (LHU) is a distinctly unique and exciting opportunity. We encourage and support diversity and international perspectives within the working and learning environment. LHU is located in central Pennsylvania along the Susquehanna River and the picturesque Bald Eagle Mountains. LHU is one of fourteen universities in the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education (PASSHE).

Quick Link http://jobs.lhup.edu/postings/3807
Annual Security Report (Clery Act)

The Lock Haven University’s Annual Security Report and Fire Safety Report are now available on-line or in paper form by request. Federal law requires these reports to contain policy statements, crime and fire safety statistics for the university. The policy statements address the university’s policies, procedures, and programs concerning safety and security, i.e. policies for responding to emergency situations, fire safety procedures and statistics, and sexual offenses, etc. Three years’ worth of statistics is included for certain types of crimes that were reported to have occurred on campus, in on-campus buildings, or off-campus sites property owned or controlled by the university and on public property within, or immediately adjacent to the campus. The Security and Fire Report is available online at:

https://www.lhup.edu/students/campus_safety

You may also request a paper copy from the Public Safety Office located in the Glennon Infirmary building or by calling 570-484-2278.

Posting Specific Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * What is the highest level of education attained? (DEFINED)
    • High School Degree/GED
    • Associates degree
    • Bachelors Degree
    • Masters Degree
    • ABD
    • D. Ed.
    • Ph. D
  2. * What work experience do you have as an accountant, CPA, JD?
    • More than 10 years
    • 5 to 10 years
    • 3 to 4 years
    • 1 to 2 years
    • No work experience in accounting or law
  3. * Do you have strong interpersonal, oral and written communication, problem-solving, and listening skills?
    • Yes
    • No
  4. * Do you have working knowledge of Microsoft Office software (Word, Outlook, Excel)?
    • Yes
    • No
  5. * Do you have experience working with Jenzabar?
    • Yes
    • No
  6. * Are you familiar with GASB regulations or fund accounting?
    • Yes
    • No
  7. * Can you perform the essential duties of this position with or without accommodations?
    • Yes
    • No

Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter
Optional Documents
  1. Professional Licenses/Certifications
  2. Academic Transcripts
  3. Reference Letters