General Ledger Accountant

Fort Lewis College   Durango, CO   Full-time     Accounting
Posted on January 13, 2022
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General Ledger Accountant

Accounting Department

Position Summary 

General Ledger Accountant position performs general ledger accounting and analysis supporting the Controller and the Accounting office. 

Minimum Qualifications 

  • Bachelor’s degree required, preferably in accounting and/or finance, equivalent experience considered along with at least 9 to 12 credit hours of accounting classes  
  • One or more years of professional accounting experience   
  • Effective computer skills, especially in the use of Excel spreadsheets   
  • Demonstrated ability in problem-solving, multi-tasking, and time management  

Preferred Qualifications 

  • Experience working in higher education or governmental financial reporting   
  • Demonstrated experience in fund accounting   
  • Knowledge of generally accepted accounting procedures – GAAP   
  • Experience with database applications, including BANNER and/or CORE   
  • Strong decision-making, analytical, communication, organizational, and people skills  

Major Responsibilities 

  • Ensures that data in the general ledger is accurate and complies with professional and regulatory standards  
  •  Maintains the College’s chart of accounts with guidance from the Controller and Budget office, this includes setup of all areas of the COA (org, fund, detail codes, etc.)   
  •  Prepares journal vouchers to correct errors and reclassify transactions in the College’s financial records in accordance with GAAP, GASB, and College Fiscal Rules.  
  • Records journal entries across all areas of the College, including those that pertain to grants, capital construction, and general ledger accounting for the College   
  • Performs banking duties such as approval of ACH files and stop payments   
  • Ensures that the general ledger data supports budgeting and forecasting requirements   
  • Analyzes and provides solutions to the College’s internal control issues, focusing on continuous improvement   
  • Performs monthly reconciliations of a variety of accounts, including Utilities, Sales Tax, State Interest and State Legal and ensures that payments and receipts on these accounts are accurate and timely   
  • Prepares entries for State Capital Construction funding on State’s CORE system   
  • Monthly State capital construction accounting and reporting, including consistent communication with the Manager of Planning, Design and Construction   
  • Prepares and submits monthly Sales Tax forms in accordance with filing deadlines   
  • Assists with and analyzes financial reporting and third-party audits   
  • Performs analysis and creates ad hoc reports when requested   
  • Key member of the GL team and year-end close team, who performs monthly and annual close procedures such as accruals, deferrals, reclassifications, and interdepartmental entries   
  •  Assists with balance sheet account review, reconciliation, and analysis   
  • Assists in the fiscal year-end process by preparing schedules and analyses such as: grant revenue reclassifications, accruals and deferrals, capital construction entries and reconciliation, prepare SEFA/Exhibit K, prepare pledged revenue/expense report, other fiscal year-end duties as assigned   
  • Prepare annual financial statements for KDUR   
  • Review grant org setup by the Sponsored Research office   
  • Manage Footprints ticketing system for GL team   
  • Serve as backup for AP Accountant   
  • Assist AP with 1099 tax reporting  
  •  Assists with researching complex accounting issues and provides support for campus departments as requested.  
  • Assists faculty and staff regarding College accounting procedures and internal controls  
  • Demonstrates a commitment to diversity, equity, inclusion, and student success, as well as working with broadly diverse communities  
  • Maintains knowledge and awareness of digital accessibility including the American with Disabilities Act and Section 508.  
  • Produces and remediates digitally accessible materials in accordance with FLC standards.  
  • Perform other duties as assigned  

Work Conditions 

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those that an employee can expect while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.  

  •   Moderate noise (i.e. business office with computers, phone, and printers, light traffic).  
  • Ability to work in a confined area.  
  • Ability to sit at a computer terminal for an extended period of time.  


The salary range for this position is $52,000 to $57,000 per year plus a comprehensive benefits package.  

Application Process 
A complete application packet includes: 

  • Cover letter addressing interest and qualifications for position 
  • Include details regarding how your personal and professional experiences allow you to encourage a learning environment grounded in equity and inclusion.  “How do you envision contributing to Fort Lewis College’s commitment to equity and inclusion?” 
  • Resume 
  • Names and contact information for three current, professional references 

Submit materials as one PDF file via email to: 

Application materials received by January 24 , 2022, will receive full consideration. The position will remain open until filled. 


The successful candidate will be required to submit original, official college transcripts,  and pass a background check. 


The College and the Community  

Fort Lewis College, a public institution located in Durango, Colorado, offers degree programs in arts, business, education, health fields, humanities, social and natural sciences, and teacher education. Our inspiring mountain campus is located atop a scenic mesa overlooking historic Durango and situated between the San Juan Mountains and the desert Southwest. We are committed to accessible and high-quality baccalaureate education, and our hallmarks are remarkably close relationships between students and faculty, the freedom of intellectual exploration, and the challenge of experiential learning. Our 3,300 students come from 48 states, 17 countries, with 36% Native American and Alaska Native backgrounds, and 11% Hispanic backgrounds. Durango is a thriving multicultural community of 18,500 set along the beautiful Animas River Valley. Averaging 300 sunny days per year, the community is known for its outdoor lifestyle and friendly, festive atmosphere. Durango is also the cultural and economic hub of the Four Corners region, rich in dining, shopping, and entertainment, and linked with airline service to hubs in Denver, Phoenix, and Dallas. 


Equal Opportunity

   Fort Lewis College does not discriminate on the basis of race, age, color, religion, national origin, sex*, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, family or domestic status, political beliefs, veteran status, pregnancy, or genetic information. Accordingly, equal opportunity for employment shall be extended to all persons. The College shall promote equal opportunity, equal treatment, and affirmative action efforts to increase the diversity of students, faculty, and staff. The College is dedicated to building a culturally diverse and pluralistic faculty and staff committed to teaching and working in a multicultural environment.  

To file a report, get resources, read policies, or make an appointment, See  

Questions about Title IX sex discrimination?  

Office of the Title 9 Coordinator  

Molly Wieser  

230 Skyhawk Station  

1000 Rim Drive  

Durango, Colorado 81301  

(970) 247-7241  

Other discrimination questions?   

Office of the Equal Opportunity Coordinator  

David Pirrone  

192 Education Business Hall  

1000 Rim Drive  

Durango, Colorado 81301  

(970) 247-7182  

Information about Fort Lewis College’s alcohol and drug policy, sexual assault policy, campus security policies, campus crime statistics, fire safety procedures and fire statistics, and campus/community resources can be found in the Annual Security and Fire Safety Report. Hard copies are available upon request. 


  * Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 and Part 106 of the Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) prohibit discrimination on the basis of sex, including in admission and employment. Inquiries about the application of Title IX and CFR 106 to Fort Lewis College may be directed to FLC's Title IX Coordinator and/or to the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights of the Department of Education.  


ADAA Accommodations  

Any person with a disability as defined by the ADA Amendments Act of 2008 (ADAAA) may be provided a reasonable accommodation upon request to enable the person to complete an employment assessment. To request an accommodation, please contact Kristin Polens by phone 970-247-7459 or email at least five business days before the assessment date to allow us to evaluate your request and prepare for the accommodation. You may be asked to provide additional information, including medical documentation, regarding functional limitations and type of accommodation needed. Please ensure that you have this information available well in advance of the assessment date.