Job Details

Nashville State Community College
  • Position Number: 2245182
  • Location: Nashville, TN
  • Position Type: Business and Financial Management

Accounting Associate

TITLE: Accounting Associate

The overall purpose of this position is to assist with preparing accounting records for the College and to assist department deans and managers with accounting related functions.

Prepare journal entries in support of expense allocations, accruals and other routine financial transactions;

Prepare and analyze various spreadsheets monthly for revenue collection and billing;

Compile and analyze financial information to prepare entries into accounts, such as general ledger accounts;

Prepare invoices related to contracts for the entire college;

Reconcile expense/revenue accounts;

Provide variance explanations and supporting documentation for accounting entries and contract invoicing requested by vendors, department deans, managers and contractors;

Manage Accounts Payable mailbox, including routing invoices to appropriate parties and communicating between vendors and department deans and managers;

Research and solve discrepancies on invoices for Accounts Payable to ensure timely payments to vendors;

Assist with open purchase order listing reconciliations;

Oversee utility payments for the College;

Document business transactions;

Assist the Director of Accounting & External Reporting with various analysis, reports and duties;

Other duties as assigned.

Associate's degree in accounting

Five (5) years' progressive accounting experience, including maintaining or reviewing financial records and reconciling accounts

Knowledge of generally accepted accounting principles and their application, as well as an understanding of applicable Federal and State laws.

Logical problem-solving skills for researching and reconciling accounts

Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships

Prior experience in higher education

Advanced ability to analyze, summarize and present data clearly to various constituencies

Advanced critical thinking skills

Ability to work independently, self-starter


Intermediate computer skills

Effective oral and written communication skills

RATE OF PAY: $19.41 - $23.29 per hour depending on experience

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential duties of the job.

Nashville State is an EEO/AA/Title VI/Title IX/Section 504/ADA/ADEA Employer

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