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Louisiana State University

Job Description

This position is an unclassified position in the Financial Accounting and Reporting division in the Office of Accounting Services at LSU. The position is responsible for a variety of functions in the Workday accounting system, financial statement and footnote preparation, auditing internal billings and cost transfers, assistance with the preparation of the University's F&A rate proposal as well as monitoring of accounts.

50% Audits and approves internal billings and cost transfers for propriety and completeness. Communicates with campus departments to assist with problem resolution when compliance issues arise. Reviews EIBs from departments and other campuses for accuracy and notifies supervisor once they are approved and ready for upload into Workday.

25% Assists with preparation of monthly financial statements. Runs cumulative error reports and initiates EIB corrections or journal corrections for accounting errors in Workday. Assists with developing and documenting departmental procedures. Prepares accruals, adjustments, closing entries, GASB 35 entries, financial statements, and footnotes at fiscal year end for Workday campuses to be included in the LSU System's Annual Financial Report.

15% Assists in monitoring agency and restricted accounts for overdrafts and communicates directly with departments for resolution when necessary. Assists with bank reconciliation desk procedures as needed and provides backup support for Analyst. Assists with check processing procedures, including but not limited to stop payments, cancels, and reissues.

10% Assists management with the preparation of the University’s Facilities and Administrative cost proposal, including but not limited to the University’s campus wide space survey. Performs other duties and special projects as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications:
Bachelor's degree in Accounting or a closely related field with 24 hours of college accounting

Preferred Qualifications:
Bachelor's degree in Accounting, 1 years professional experience

Additional Job Description:
Special Instructions:A copy of your transcript(s) may be attached to your application if available. However, certified original transcripts are required prior to hire.

Please provide resume and three professional references including name, title, phone number and e-mail address.

Please attach ALL required documents under the "Resume/CV" section of your application.
Posting Date:February 3, 2023
Closing Date (Open Until Filled if No Date Specified):February 17, 2023
Additional Position Information:
Background Check An offer of employment is contingent on a satisfactory pre-employment background check.
Benefits - LSU offers outstanding benefits to eligible employees and their dependents including health, life, dental, and vision insurance; flexible spending accounts; retirement options; various leave options; paid holidays; wellness benefits; tuition exemption for qualified positions; training and development opportunities; employee discounts; and more!
Remote Work Positions approved to work remotely outside the State of Louisiana shall be employed through Louisiana State University’s partner, nextSource Workforce Solutions, for Employer of Record Services including but not limited to employment, benefits, payroll, and tax compliance. Positions employed through Employer of Record Services will be offered benefits and retirement as applicable through their provider and will not be eligible for State of Louisiana benefits and retirement.

Essential Position (Y/N):
LSU is an Equal Opportunity Employer:
LSU believes diversity, equity, and inclusion enrich the educational experience of our students, faculty, and staff, and are necessary to prepare all people to thrive personally and professionally in a global society. We celebrate diversity and are committed to the principles of diversity and inclusion. We actively seek and encourage qualified applications from persons with diverse backgrounds, cultures and experiences. To learn more about how LSU is committed to diversity and inclusivity, please see LSU’s Diversity Statement and Roadmap (Download PDF reader). Persons needing accommodations or assistance with the accessibility of materials related to this search are encouraged to contact the Office of Human Resource Management (

HCM Contact Information:
Questions or concerns can be directed to the LSU Human Resources Management Office at 225-578-8200 or emailed

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One year of experience in bookkeeping, accounting, payroll, or numerical computation.
College training will substitute for the required experience on the basis of thirty semester hours for one year of experience .
An Associate Degree in Accounting, Accounting Technology, or Business from an accredited college or university will substitute for the required experience.

Training in a vocational-technical school or military school in Accounting, Accounting Technology, or Business will substitute for up to one year of required experience on the basis of one month of training for one month of experience.
NOTE: Any college hours or degree must be from an accredited college or university.


Job Concepts

Function of Work:
To provide limited support of accounting functions.

Level of Work:

Supervision Received:
Generally from higher-level fiscal or administrative positions.

Supervision Exercised:

Location of Work:
May be used by all state agencies.

Job Distinctions:
Differs from Accounting Specialist 2 in that the duties are less complex.

Examples of Work

Serves as the first level of review and approval of financial transactions relative to collections, refunds, funds disbursement, cost accounting, expenditure control, budgeting, grants management, program analysis, accounts payable, and accounts receivable to ensure accuracy and completeness of calculations, legitimacy of transactions, and proper authorization.

Responsible for posting and journalizing a variety of small accounts or one or more large accounts of limited complexity.

Confers with the general public, patients, vendors, and employees to obtain information and answer questions on a wide variety of matters.

Verifies calculations to balance receipts and to determine taxes, discounts, deductions, and additional charges.

Locates and corrects journalizing and posting errors.

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