Junior Accountant

Title Junior Accountant
Department Name Finance
Supervisor Controller

Special Requirements and Conditions


Items Used

Computer, printer, scanner, copy machine, fax machine, calculator, telephone, and document shredder.

Position Purpose

Under the direction of the Controller, the Junior Accountant performs accounting work involved in analyzing, auditing, recording, reconciling and maintaining manual and automated financial records.

Information provided below is a general description of responsibilities; it is not intended to provide an all-inclusive list of responsibilities and may change depending on the needs of CUSM.

Essential Function % Time



  • Provide accounting and clerical support to the finance department
  • Gather/extract data from a variety of internal/external sources and automated systems
  • Prepare bank deposits and general ledger posting
  • Perform full-cycle accounts payable processing, verifying general ledger codes, verifying invoice match to purchase orders and receiving reports
  • Work closely with the Controller on month-end and year-end close responsibilities
  • Assist with financial reporting
  • Reconcile large volume purchasing card transactions and program accounts using paper sources automated systems
  • Securely maintain both paper and electronic financial records and documents
  • Performs other accounting related tasks as requested or assigned.

Minimum Requirements

  • An Associate's degree in accounting or related area and at least 1 year experience in a directly related role; or an equivalent combination of education and experience, and the knowledge and abilities essential to the successful performance of the duties assigned to the position.
  • Demonstrated skill in effectively using a computer and applications such as Microsoft Office (Outlook, Word, Excel, Access, and Power Point). Knowledge of Accounting Software Systems (Lawson, QuickBooks, etc.) and related systems.
  • Demonstrated ability to interact professionally with diplomacy, patience, and courtesy with diverse groups; ability to establish and maintain effective and cooperative working relationships while providing exceptional customer service.
  • Demonstrated oral and written communication skills to communicate and interact diplomatically and effectively with colleagues, faculty, students, and visitors.
  • Demonstrated skill in working independently and completing assignments according to defined goals and objectives. Ability to effectively prioritize assignments under pressure of deadlines, and with frequent interruptions and competing priorities. Must be able to adjust priorities quickly; ability to successfully manage multiple projects at once and quickly adapting to changing deadlines and projects; excellent organizational skills. Demonstrated experience in a fast paced, high volume environment.
  • Demonstrated skill in interpreting policy and procedures related to the position and keeping others informed.
  • Demonstrated high attention to detail. Demonstrated skill in analyzing information to define and follow up on problems or objectives. Can identify solutions and independently act toward solving problems.
  • Demonstrated excellent oral and written communication skills to communicate and interact effectively with colleagues, faculty, students, and visitors.
  • Ability to sit for long periods of time and use computer; stand, walk, bend, intermittently throughout the day. Ability to work in a typical office environment with minimum exposure to changes in noise and temperature.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in related field.
  • Experience in a Higher Education environment.

To apply for an open position, please download and complete CUSM Employment Application. Please type in your signature and email your completed application to HR@calmedu.org with your cover letter and resume or curriculum vitae.