Financial Accountant

Louisiana State University and Agricultural and Mechanical College
Baltimore, MD
United States
Job Description

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Job Posting Title:

Financial Accountant


Position Type:

Professional / Unclassified



LSUAM FA - Ops - Budget and Finance (Brandi Roberts (00004034) (Inherited))


Work Location:

0123 University Administration


Pay Grade:



Job Description:

Job Summary: The Division of Finance and Administration’s Financial Accountant reports to the Associate Vice President of Finance & Administration – Chief of Staff. This position is responsible for the compilation, preparation, review, and submission of accounting transactions and reports on the LSU System level for the Office of the Chief Administrative Officer and Vice President for Finance & Administration. A successful candidate must exhibit a high level of confidentiality and professionalism.  

Job Responsibilities:

40%- Governmental and Institutional Reporting - Assists in preparing responses to requests from various stakeholders including but not limited to: 1) monitoring and compiling fiscal note requests to report potential financial impact to all LSU System campuses of bills proposed during legislative session; 2) coordination and compilation of the Quarterly Receivable & Bad Debt Report to the Louisiana Office of Statewide Reporting and Accounting Policy; 3) coordination and compilation of the annual Accounts Receivable Write-off Report for Board of Supervisors approval; 6) coordination and compilation of the LSU System Investment Report; 7) coordination and preparation of the Semi-Annual Financial Report to the LSU Board of Supervisors; 8) coordination and compilation of the Affiliated Entities Quarterly Reimbursement Report; 9) coordination and compilation of ad hoc reports for Board of Regents, etc.

30%-Departmental Accounting– Completes accounting and business transactions in LSU’s Workday Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) system including deposits of checks, creation of journal entries, creation of procurement requisitions, and invoice processing. Monitors and reconciles ledgers for Finance and Administration departmental and LSU Foundation accounts. 

25%-Assists with Budget Preparation – Reviews, coordinates, and compiles all LSU system campuses’ budget request forms for submission to the Board of Regents and the Louisiana Office of Planning and Budget.

5%-Other Duties as Assigned – Assists with special projects as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications: Bachelor's degree

Preferred Qualifications: Bachelor's degree in Accounting or related field with at least one year of relevant experience in higher education


Additional Job Description:

Special Instructions:

Please submit cover letter, resume, and 3 references. For questions or concerns regarding the status of your application or salary range, please contact Brandi Roberts at 225-578-5813 or


Posting Date:

November 2, 2023


Closing Date (Open Until Filled if No Date Specified):


Additional Position Information:

Background Check - An offer of employment is contingent on a satisfactory pre-employment background check.

Benefits - LSU offers outstanding benefits to eligible employees and their dependents including health, life, dental, and vision insurance; flexible spending accounts; retirement options; various leave options; paid holidays; wellness benefits; tuition exemption for qualified positions; training and development opportunities; employee discounts; and more!

Remote Work - Positions approved to work remotely outside the State of Louisiana shall be employed through Louisiana State University’s partner, nextSource Workforce Solutions, for Employer of Record Services including but not limited to employment, benefits, payroll, and tax compliance. Positions employed through Employer of Record Services will be offered benefits and retirement as applicable through their provider and will not be eligible for State of Louisiana benefits and retirement.


Essential Position (Y/N):


LSU is an Equal Opportunity Employer:

LSU believes diversity, equity, and inclusion enrich the educational experience of our students, faculty, and staff, and are necessary to prepare all people to thrive personally and professionally in a global society. We celebrate diversity and are committed to the principles of diversity and inclusion. We actively seek and encourage qualified applications from persons with diverse backgrounds, cultures and experiences. To learn more about how LSU is committed to diversity and inclusivity, please see LSU’s Diversity Statement and Roadmap. Persons needing accommodations or assistance with the accessibility of materials related to this search are encouraged to contact the Office of Human Resource Management (


HCM Contact Information:

For questions or concerns related to updating your application with attachments (e.g., resumes, RS:17 documents), date of birth, or reactivating applications, please contact the LSU Human Resources Management Office at 225-578-8200 or email  For questions or concerns regarding the status of your application or salary ranges, please contact the department using the information provided in the Special Instructions section of this job posting.