Colorado State Staff Accountant in Denver Metro, Colorado

Staff Accountant


Staff Accountant


$47,472.41 Annually


Denver Metro, CO

Job Type

Full Time


Community College of Denver

Job Number

GJD-414580 7/17


7/28/2017 4:00 PM Mountain

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  • Benefits

Department Information


GJD-414580; Administrative Services/Finance

Description of Job

Staff Accountants will assist with general accounting support functions including the preparation of reconciliations, period closes, projections, reports, and assistance with the general ledger. Staff Accountants need to know and apply accounting theory and principles, ensuring observance of professional standards and state rules including Generally Accepted Accounting Principles, Governmental Accounting Standards, Higher Education Accounting Standards, Federal Uniform Guidance, State Fiscal Rules, CCCS and College procedures. The Staff Accountant will also need to know, understand, and apply financial aid and other grant rules, regulations, and guidance.


Provide professional level support to the Controller, Assistant Controller, and Senior Accountant in all areas of financial aid and fiscal grant management, including ensuring the general ledger properly reflects financial aid and grant activity, performing reconciliations, preparing reports, meeting regularly with the Financial Aid department and assigned grant managers. Ensure that financial aid and grant activity complies with all applicable regulations and guidance, including State legislation, Federal Uniform Guidance Compliance Supplement, State Fiscal Procedures and Rules.

Perform general accounting support functions including processing various general ledger transactions, preparing numerous reconciliations, monitoring and clearing diagnostic/exception reports, monthly, quarterly, and year end closes, and assist in preparation of schedules and other items for internal or external audit purposes, and year-end financial reporting.

Responsible for providing backup to the primary payroll staff accountant.

Reconcile and record daily bank transactions, and initiate wire transfers.

Account for capital transactions including recording depreciation and performing inventory.

Special projects and other duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications, Substitutions, Conditions of Employment & Appeal Rights

Education & Experience:

  • A Bachelor's degree in Accounting and two (2) year of technical/professional experience in accounting OR

  • An Associate's degree in Accounting and four (4) years of technical/professional experience in accounting OR

  • Six (6) years of technical/professional experience in accounting.


  • Knowledge of Accounting Principles Generally Accepted in the United States of America (GAAP).

  • Effective computer skills, especially in the use of Excel spreadsheets.

  • Strong communication, analytical, organizational, and people skills.

  • Demonstrated ability in problem solving, multitasking and time management.



  • Accounting or other experience related to grants and/or financial aid.

  • Capital accounting experience.

  • Experience with higher education or governmental financial reporting (GASB).

  • Experience working with Banner and/or CORE.

  • Experience working with cross-functional teams.

Supplemental Information


Preliminary screening will be made on the basis of completed application package submitted by candidate. Completed application package includes: a letter of interest of no more than five pages, addressing in general the items under "Primary Duties" and specifically each item under "Minimum Qualifications", an online application, resume and transcripts. All candidates, including current Community College of Denver employees must submit a complete application packet which includes all material listed above.

Only completed application packets will move forward for screening. Please review the job duties and minimum requirements carefully. It is your responsibility to demonstrate on your application that you meet all of the minimum requirements listed below to be considered. Failure to do so will result in your application being rejected. Meeting the minimum qualifications for a particular position does not assure the applicant an interview. Selected applicants will be invited by the screening committee for interviews. All application materials become the property of Community College of Denver and cannot be copied.


Interested applicants must submit a complete application package at which includes:

  • Electronic Application, Click 'New Resume' at the bottom of this page

  • Cover Letter

  • Resume

  • References - Names, phone numbers, addresses, & email addresses of three professional references

  • Copies of transcripts, unofficial preferred

  • Copies of appropriate credentials, if applicable

**All included attachments should be saved with the following nomenclature: Last name, First name Document; for example Doe, John Resume; Doe, Jane Transcripts

*Your resume should clearly indicate how you meet the minimum qualifications. Those applicants that do not meet the minimum qualifications will not be considered. Part-time experience is ½ the equivalent of full-time experience. Example: Four (4) years applicable part-time experience equals 2 years full-time equivalency.

You will only be able to upload five (5) documents. Please send any document for your application that is over the allotted amount to You will not be able to save your application and resume at another time. The system will time out after 45 minutes.

CCD is a Learning College where policies, programs and practices support learning as the major priority. The Community College of Denver is an Equal Employment Opportunity Educational Employer.

Background checks will be conducted on all finalists for employment consideration.

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