Staff Accountant - East Baton Rouge Parish - R00069678

Work Location: The LSU Agricultural Center is a statewide organization with offices in every parish of Louisiana. The administrative headquarters, including the Accounting Services unit, are located in Baton Rouge.

About the LSU Agricultural Center: The LSU AgCenter is one of 8 campuses within the LSU enterprise (LSU System). The LSU AgCenter includes the Louisiana Agricultural Experiment Station, which conducts agricultural-based research, and the Louisiana Cooperative Extension Service, which extends the knowledge derived from research to the people of the state. The AgCenter is headquartered in Baton Rouge and has 12 “on campus” academic departments and five regions which are made up of 16 branch research stations and an extension office in each parish. For more information, visit the AgCenter website.

Position Description: This position’s primary role is audit and approval of travel expense reports and expense reports for LaCarte transactions. The position may assist with a variety of other duties in Accounting Services.

40% Audit and approve expense reports submitted for travel expenses incurred by employees and non-employees. Audit is performed in accordance with federal, state, and University laws, regulations, policies, and procedures. Ensure adequate documentation is included and proper unit approvals are provided. Communicate explanation of all audit exceptions to travelers and confer with employees on the allowability of expenses and the status of travel expense reports. Report issues of concern to higher level Accounting Services staff.

30% Audit and approve expense reports for LaCarte credit card transactions including related supporting documentation. Ensure compliance with University LaCarte Card Program Policy and procurement regulations and guidelines. Verify accuracy and appropriateness of amounts, purpose, and funding source. Ensure adequate documentation is included. Exercise judgment in application of regulations and required information. Ensure proper unit approvals are provided. Report issues of concern to higher level Accounting Services staff.

10% Monitor outstanding LaCarte transactions in an effort to ensure that associated expense reports are submitted in a timely manner in accordance with the University LaCarte Card Program Policy. Run monthly reports and communicate with cardholders who have outstanding transactions requesting that they submit expense reports in accordance with prescribed deadlines.

10% Provide guidance to faculty, staff, unit liaisons, unit heads, and administrative officials relative to the above functions. Recommend communications to be issued in response to changes or areas where additional training is needed. Assist in trouble-shooting and problem resolution. Train new unit personnel. May make presentations at meetings such as orientation and office manager workshops. May represent Accounting Services on various committees and at various meetings.

5% Complete the annual property inventory for LSU AgCenter Administrative Services.

5% Learn the Workday ERP to accomplish work. Stay up to date, note and report configuration issues, and recommend modifications to internal procedures as necessary.

Perform other duties as assigned.

Qualification Requirements: Baccalaureate degree, preferably in accounting or a related field. Experience in the public sector and/or a university setting is desirable. Must have excellent interpersonal, administrative, and organizational skills, along with strong computer skills.

Salary and Benefits: Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. The LSU AgCenter has an attractive benefits package with a wide variety of benefit options. Benefits offered include retirement, multiple medical insurance options, supplemental insurances (dental, life, long-term disability, accident, vision, long-term care, etc.), Tax Saver Flexible Benefits Plan (saves tax dollars on some child care and medical expenses), university holidays (14 per year, typically includes a week off at Christmas), generous annual (vacation) and sick leave benefits, Employee Assistance Program, and possible educational leave and tuition exemption for coursework at campuses of the LSU System. Specific benefits depend on job category, percent effort and length of employment.

Application Deadline: August 26, 2022 or until suitable candidate is located.

Date Available: Upon completion of interview process.

Application Procedure: Must apply online at Workday (or through Workday for internal applicants) by attaching cover letter with resume, official university transcripts, and three letters of recommendation. Paper, faxed or e-mailed application materials will not be accepted. In lieu of attaching the letters of recommendation, they may be sent directly to the contact listed below. For more information contact:

Jan Bernath, Director
Accounting Services
103 Efferson Hall
Phone: 225-578-4645
Fax: 225-578-0735
Email: jbernath@agcenter.lsu.edu
Website: AgCenter website

The LSU Agricultural Center is a statewide campus of the LSU System and provides equal opportunities in programs and employment. An Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.

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