General Accountant/Payroll Coordinator


Full-time: Review of applications begins Monday,November 20, 2023 and continues until the position is filled.


Southern University at Shreveport, Louisiana (SUSLA) is accepting applications for the General Accountant/Payroll Coordinator position. SUSLA is a comprehensive community college serving Shreveport, Bossier City, and surrounding areas in Northwest Louisiana.  It is one of five campuses constituting the Historically Black Southern University System.  The University serves approximately 3,000 undergraduate students and offers 32 undergraduate degrees and certificate programs in a variety of fields including Allied Health, Nursing, Aerospace Technology, Business Studies, Behavioral Science/Education and Science & Technology.


Reporting to the Director of Accounting, the General Accountant/Payroll Coordinator is actively engaged in the day-to-day operations of payroll processing and general accounting duties utilizing the Banner System.

Specific duties are:

  • Review all employee timesheets for appropriate approvals and submission.
  • Compare all leave forms to approved timesheets.
  • Verify employee time via PHAHOUR and make necessary corrections.
  • Counsel employees and department heads regarding payroll matters, change in payroll forms, and leave application requirements.
  • Conduct payroll training for employees and/or departments as needed.
  • Participate in new hire orientation and provide necessary payroll related information.
  • Establish and maintain files for all employee payroll timesheets and leave forms.
  • Prepare and update annual leave reports and Compensated Absences Report.
  • Prepare Endowment and various cash reports.
  • Perform monthly bank reconciliations.
  • Review and validate commissions.
  • Perform reconciliation of various general ledger accounts.
  • Assist with posting to the chart of accounts.
  • Provide reports to departments as needed.
  • Assist with the preparation of the Annual Financial Report.
  • Understand and identify fraudulent activity.
  • Prepare various schedules needed for the annual audit.
  • Stay abreast with Banner system changes and upgrades to maximize efficiency related to conducting duties and responsibilities associated with the job.
  • Maintain the payroll webpage and keep update with relevant information.
  • Participate with divisional meetings, committees, and training opportunities.
  • Maintain a high level of customer service.
  • Occasional evening and weekend work and overnight travel may be required; and
  • Perform other duties as assigned.


  • Must have a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration, Accounting, Finance, Economics or related field from an accredited college or university
  • Three or more years of full-time work experience performing accounting functions in a(n) educations, business, industry or government environment
  • Ability to work independently and in a team environment
  • Must be able to maintain confidentiality and demonstrate knowledge and understanding of ethics
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving abilities.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft applications (Word, Excel and PowerPoint)
  • Strong attention to detail is essential
  • Knowledge of Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP)
  • Knowledge of applicable laws, codes, regulation, policies, and procedures
  • Knowledge of National and Regional Accreditation Standards related to Finance and Accounting
  • Knowledge of Federal, state and local laws, ordinances, codes, and regulations relevant to the financial management in Louisiana
  • Excellent organization, planning, and prioritization skills
  • Excellent written, oral presentation, and interpersonal communication skills


  • Master’s degree in Business Administration, Accounting, Finance, Economics or related field from and accredited college or university.
  • Five or more years of full-time work experience performing accounting functions, a(n) education, business and industry or government environment.
  • Three or more years of full-time work experience performing accounting functions at a postsecondary educational institution
  • Knowledge of and working experience with Ellucian’s Banner Finance or other major postsecondary education financial management system.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Access.


$32,000- $40,000



The application can be filled out online at the

APPLICATION DEADLINE: Review of applications begins Monday,November 20, 2023 and continues until the position is filled.

Southern University at Shreveport does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, gender, age, disability or any other protected class. Title IX Coordinator: Dr. Devonye C. Brown, Fine Arts Building, Suite C-01 (318) 670-9225: Section 504 Coordinator: Dr. Anjelica Hart, NCR Building, Room 125, (318) 670 -9367.

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform duties.

Criminal background check and reference verification is required.

Southern University at Shreveport, an institution within the Southern University and A & M System, seeks to provide quality education for its students, while being committed to the total community. This institution prepares students for careers in technical and occupational fields; awards certificates, diplomas and associate degrees; and offers courses and programs that are transferable to other colleges and universities. Dedicated to excellence in instruction and community service, this open enrollment institution promotes cultural diversity, provides developmental and continuing education, and seeks partnerships with business and industry.




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