Accountant (SNAP-ED and EFNEP) - East Baton Rouge Parish - R00092368

(This is a grant-funded, non-tenure track position. Funding must be available for any continuation of appointment.)

Work Location: LSU AgCenter School of Nutrition and Food Sciences, Knapp Hall, Baton Rouge, Louisiana. The accountant’s office will be located in Baton Rouge on the LSU campus. This is a grant-funded position with 100% time allocated to Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program – Education (SNAP-Ed, 60%) and the Expanded Food and Nutrition Education Program (EFNEP, 40%).

Position Description: Accountant’s duties for SNAP-Ed: The incumbent will assist with processing SNAP-Ed invoices and general coordination of all SNAP-Ed administrative fiscal activities. The accountant will act as the fiscal contact for the grant with the Department of Children and Family Services (DCFS). Additionally, this will include providing backup documentation for monthly invoices to DCFS. The candidate will verify salaries and percentages of all staff charged to the SNAP-Ed grant monthly in the university HR system (Workday). Additionally, the incumbent will prepare SNAP-Ed budget revisions as needed. Likewise, the financial analysist will keep ledgers of expenditures for the grant and provides monthly balances to the principal investigator (PI) and program manager. The incumbent will also work with Sponsored Programs accounting to administer the fiscal aspects of the grant. The candidate will assist with purchasing and ordering SNAP-Ed supplies and educational materials.

Accountant duties for EFNEP: The incumbent will review monthly EFNEP financial transactions and supporting documentation by parishes and state office that include verification of expenses by EFNEP personnel. Moreover, the candidate will ensure that expenses are within federal and state purchasing guidelines. The accountant will track expenses in Quicken and Workday and prepare EFNEP financial reports and discuss spending activities with the P.I. Assist both programs in their compliance with the fiscal year-end closeout process by ensuring that all expenditures are accurately reported and included in financial reports.

The applicant will need to complete tasks in accordance with established deadlines to ensure that EFNEP and SNAP-Ed financial statements are fairly and accurately presented. This individual must be willing to maintain professional competence as a faculty member of the LSU AgCenter. Coordination and collaboration with other LSU AgCenter extension faculty will be essential. Additionally, it is important to solve most problems independently and recommend solutions for significant issues. The accountant is expected to perform other tasks as assigned by supervisors.

Qualification Requirements: A baccalaureate degree in accounting, business administration, general studies, or a closely related field from an accredited college or university is required and a minimum of one year’s experience. The incumbent must have excellent interpersonal, administrative, and organizational skills, along with strong computer skills. The incumbent should have a working knowledge of Workday, Excel, Quicken, and other software that assist with accounting functions. It is required that the candidate demonstrates effective communication (verbal and written) skills with a variety of audiences. It is critical that the applicant possesses an ability to work with and through others, as is the ability to function with supervision. Successful candidates will exemplify a positive attitude and a passion to improve the lives of others.

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 the selection process.

Application Deadline: May 8, 2024 or until a suitable candidate is identified.

Application Procedure: Apply online at LSU AgCenter Careers (or in Workday for internal applicants) by attaching cover letter with resume, official university transcripts, and two letters of recommendation. (Paper, faxed or e-mailed application materials will not be accepted.) In lieu of attaching the letters of reference, they may be sent directly to the address below. For more information contact:

Denise Holston, PhD, RDN, LDN
School of Nutrition and Food Sciences
Louisiana State University Agricultural Center
201 Knapp Hall
Baton Rouge, LA 70803
Phone: (225) 578-4573; Fax: (225) 578-4443
Web site: AgCenter website

The LSU Agricultural Center is a statewide campus of the LSU System and provides equal opportunities in programs and employment. An Equal Opportunity Employer.

4/9/2024 2:17:09 PM
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