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Accountant

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Qualified applicants must submit information requested in the job posting. Unless otherwise specified, review of applicants will continue until positions are filled.

Accountant

Job Description:

Reports directly to the Vice President for Administrative Services/CFO and serves as an integral part of the College’s Administrative Affairs division in supporting the CFO and the Director of Financial reporting in carrying out the responsibilities of the division. The Staff accountant is responsible for monthly reconciliations of bank accounts and/or general ledger accounts, posting journal entries, and compiling financial information for various compliance reports and required surveys.  The position is further responsible for uploading donation/gift information into the general ledger and for reconciling the accounts with the Advancement Office. The position participates in the annual budget process, reviews ACH and other electronic payment transactions daily, and provides endowment accounting and maintenance of the endowment software.  The Staff accountant also maintains the fixed asset spreadsheet, provides oversight for all grant accounting and assists with the annual audit preparation. The Staff Accountant assists in the month-end and fiscal year-end closing process and performs monthly, quarterly and annual financial Aid billing reconciliations.

 

Qualifications:  

Associate’s degree in accounting, Bachelor’s degree and, CPA/ CPA candidate preferred.  Three years of accounting experience with proven knowledge of accounting entries and reconciliations, demonstrated knowledge of GAAP (FASB) and not for profit accounting.  Experience in Higher Education, and Jenzabar preferred.

 

Additional Qualifications: Ability to work with complex automated systems;  good oral and written communication skills; strong analytical skills; strong organizational skills with the ability to manage multiple tasks and perform detailed work; Ability to work well with a diverse group of individuals; Ability to establish and document adequate internal controls.

 

Salary/Compensation:  Competitive

 

Electronic resume materials may be emailed to hr@newberry.edu.  Please include “Accountant" in the subject line.

Policy

These job descriptions reflect the general details considered necessary to describe the principal functions of the job identified and shall not necessarily be construed as a detailed description of all work requirements that may be inherent in the job. Job descriptions do not constitute an employment agreement or contract of employment, expressed or implied. Unless designated in writing and signed by the College President, all College employees are considered to be EMPLOYED AT WILL. Newberry College reserves the right to change, alter and amend job descriptions, functions and duties at the pleasure of the College President or Board of Trustees.

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