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Staff Accountant
LSU AgCenter

  • Jun. 6, 2017
  • Staff Accountant
  • Accounting Services
  • LSU AgCenter
    Baton Rouge, LA
    United States
  • Open until filled
  • Available immediately
  • Professional Staff
  • Fiscal Services
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Staff Accountant

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 10 campuses within the 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 17 branch research stations and an extension office in each parish. For more information, visit the AgCenter’s web site at

POSITION DESCRIPTION: This position’s primary role is review and processing of purchase order invoices, audit and approval of LaCarte transactions, and specific duties related to year-end close-out. The position may assist with a variety of other duties in Accounting Services. Reconcile and process payment of purchase order invoices for the AgCenter; Review invoices for discrepancies. Audit transactions for accuracy and appropriateness of calculations, taxes, discounts, and freight charges, proper authorization, and allowability according to State, federal, University and AgCenter regulations and guidelines. Identify and report problems. Solve most problems independently. Notify units of changes needed. Work with other staff members and offices as appropriate. Discuss and resolve major problems in consultation with higher level Accounting Services staff. Audit and approve LaCarte credit card transactions including related supporting documentation. Ensure compliance with State and University procurement regulations and guidelines. Verify accuracy and appropriateness of amounts, purpose, funding source, and purchasing 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. 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. Learn the Workday ERP to accomplish work. Stay up to date, note and report configuration issues, recommend modifications to internal procedures as necessary. Assist Accounting Services in its compliance with the fiscal year-end closeout process by ensuring that all payments and accruals are processed and encumbrances are liquidated within the appropriate fiscal year. Complete these tasks in accordance with established deadlines to ensure that financial statements are fairly and accurately presented. Identify and report problems. Solve most problems independently and recommend solutions for significant issues. 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 education 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.

DATE AVAILABLE: Upon completion of selection process.

APPLICATION DEADLINE: June 19, 2017 or until a suitable candidate is identified

APPLICATION PROCEDURE: Apply online at (or through Workday for internal applicants) by attaching cover letter with resume, transcripts, and contact information for three references. (Paper, faxed or e-mailed application materials will not be accepted.) For more information contact:

Jan Bernath
Director of Accounting Services
LSU AgCenter
103 J Norman Efferson Hall
Baton Rouge, La. 70803
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