Senior Cost Accountant Duties
This position performs professional level accounting work and is
responsible for the preparation of University financial
statements and reports. The person this position will serve as
Cost Accounting Manager for the Accounting Department.
Responsibilities and work require a high-level of accounting and
analytical skills and expected to be performed with a high level
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Service (Recharge) Center accounting.
Manage the review of Service Center accounts for compliance with
OMB Circular A-21 and Cost Accounting Standards.
Review and assist departments with development of Service Center
rates using cost accounting data and F&A data.
Manage, review, and assist departments with accrual accounting
activities at year-end, like unearned revenue, accounts
receivable, and the reserve of funds for the working capital
Prepare queries and reports on Service Center accounts for
administration and as requested by UGA departments.
Resolve and answer Service Center accounting problems and
questions for UGA departments.
Conduct Service Center training for UGA departments and staff.
Facilities & Administrative (F&A) cost rate study.
Develop and prepare F&A reports and schedules using
Comprehensive Rate Information System (CRIS) software
Review (scrub) accounts and ensure accounts are allocated and
mapped to appropriate cost pools.
Prepare queries and reports to upload data to CRIS and review
Assist Director in resolving and answering F&A cost accounting
problems and questions.
Time & Effort reporting with the Personnel Activity Report (PAR)
and new ePAR systems.
Manage the review and monitor of PARs for compliance with OMB
Circular A-21 and CAS.
Manage the electronic (and any remaining manual) distribution of
PARs and associated accounting reports to UGA departments and
Supervise and coordinate the data entry and corrections of PARs.
Conduct Time & Effort training for UGA departments and staff.
Coordinate & resolve PAR related questions and problems with the
Payroll, Budget, and Contracts & Grants offices.
Coordinate and work with AIS department to maintain and insure
the PAR system complies with Federal regulations.
Resolve and answer Time & Effort problems and questions for UGA
departments and any external agencies.
Prepare ad hoc queries and reports to assist UGA departments
with Time & Effort transactions.
Assist Director with queries, reports, note disclosures, and
auditors' questions and/or recommendations as needed
EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE
BBA in Accounting required and minimum five years experience in
higher education accounting preferably with OMB circular A-21
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES
Knowledge of or ability to read and understand Federal OMB
circular A-21 and Cost Accounting Standards required.
Extensive knowledge of generally accepted accounting principles.
Very strong analytical and accounting skills required.
Excellent computer application skills, including experience with
spreadsheet and word processing applications.
Experience with query report writing such as SQL.
Experience with CRIS (Comprehensive Rate Information System) and
MS Visual Fox Pro desired.