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Accountant 1 – Nebraska Public Media, Lincoln

Job Description: Join our dynamic team as a Accountant at Nebraska Public Media, where you’ll play a vital role in maintaining and reporting financial data within our streamlined accounting system. Engage in diverse tasks like posting data, reconciling ledgers, and preparing financial reports. You’ll handle transactional accounting processes, analyze financial data, and assist in budget planning, all while ensuring accuracy and compliance. Collaborate with agency staff and clients, educating them on billing processes and resolving discrepancies. Bring your accounting knowledge, analytical skills, and passion for numbers to help us achieve financial excellence!

Examples of Work:

  • Performs and processes multiple front-end, transactional accounting processes including entering data onto forms and other accounting/financial documents or databases to ensure proper accounting of funds; coding vouchers for identification; computing amounts to be disbursed/collected and applying established collection, discount and/or refund procedures; sorting and filing correspondence and records to ensure uniform storage and generating standardized reports. Extracts, compiles, and analyzes financial data from vouchers, ledgers, journals, computer printouts or files to prepare or facilitate the preparation of standardized or recurring reports and statements and to assist management in analyzing, financial planning, forecasting and decision making.
  • Posts data to ledgers, journals, and worksheets to establish and maintain records of financial transactions.
  • Reviews data on vouchers, invoices, computer printouts, and other source documents, files or databases to ensure the information is accurate and complete and in compliance with established agency policies and procedures to identify possible adverse and other financial conditions.
  • Reviews accounting transactions for completeness and accuracy; reconciles account discrepancies and resolutions to correct discrepancies performing account adjustments and posting to correct business unit and object code as needed.
  • Educates agency staff, service providers, clients, customers or other billing entities on the complete billing process or by providing interpretations of existing agency policies and procedures to answer inquiries, clarify matters in question.
  • Compiles financial data necessary to develop budget proposals; recommends/suggests budget proposals based on analysis of data compiled; assists management in planning and administering funds; monitors budget and provides ongoing reports to management.
  • Collects moneys, writes receipts, codes and posts transactions to proper accounts, and stores moneys in cash drawer for deposit with State Treasurer to ensure proper accounting and safekeeping of funds; works with vendors/customers to resolve invoice and statement discrepancies.
  • May train and guide the work of support positions performing clerical accounting transactions.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

Knowledge of: the principles and practices of accounting theory and double entry accounting concepts and procedures; generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP); accounting systems; the methods of filing and maintaining accounting records; word processing and spreadsheet computer software programs; database management.

Skill in: listening to and understanding information received; gathering and compiling data into spreadsheets and databases; using mathematical methods or formulas to compare and analyze data; developing and applying equations and/or formulas; compiling data from multiple sources into a single, comprehensive document or report. Page 2 of 7

Ability to: learn and apply the principles and concepts of specific agency programs, regulations and procedures of an accounting system; learn and apply GAAP practices and standards; communicate with agency staff and the public to provide and elicit information; classify accounting transactions, maintain, and reconcile accounts; extract data from established accounts and prepare accounting reports and financial statements; review accounting documents for completeness and conformance with specific requirements and to take the appropriate corrective action when necessary; design reports and financial statements; compute and compile financial data involving the use of addition, subtraction, multiplication, division, percentages, and fractions.

Requirements/ Qualifications:

Minimum Qualifications:

Post high school coursework or vocational education in accounting, finance, business administration or related field OR experience performing accounting functions including interpreting and analyzing financial data.

For more information and to apply: https://son.wd1.myworkdayjobs.com/en-US/NebraskaStateCareers/job/Accountant-I_JR2024-00007802