St. Lawrence University invites applications for a Staff Accountant position. The Staff Accountant will be responsible for the following:
Apply accounting principles to complete daily, monthly, and yearly accounting tasks to support the Business Office in producing accurate and complete financial reports. Receives direction and support from the assistant controller.
Process the monthly and year end accounting for auxiliary operations, including Laurentian Properties, the Bookstore, and Dining Services.
Manage the accounting process for grant funds, which includes reviewing, interpreting, analyzing and reporting expenditures and preparing fund drawdowns.
Manage and accurately account for the mortgage loan program and emergency loan program for employees.
Perform regular review of purchases made through accounts payable and the University’s purchasing cards to ensure compliance with appropriate policies and procedures.
On a quarterly basis review fixed asset additions and disposals for completeness and accuracy in relation to accounting standards and University policy.
Assist with the month-end financial close process through preparation of journal entries, reviewing certain accounts, and completing processes in the Colleague accounting system.
Responsible for monthly reconciliation of various balance sheet accounts to the Colleague accounting system.
Review agency accounts on a quarterly basis. Perform analysis on overspent accounts and communicate with departmental staff in order to bring the accounts into balance.
Review the monthly sales tax return, prepared by the Principal Clerk, for accuracy and completeness. Be knowledgeable of sales tax reporting rules to ensure compliance with reporting requirements.
Prepare annual IRS 1098 statements of mortgage interest to ensure compliance with reporting obligations.
Is a resource for and supports the accounting needs of student organizations and class years.
Assist in the fiscal year-end close process, including the review and recording of inventory.
Perform other such accounting, financial, or administrative tasks as may be required from time to time by the Controller or Assistant Controller.
Interested applicants must apply online at http://employment.stlawu.edu uploading all required materials which are defined in the “special instructions to applicant” section. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Questions about the position may be directed to Mary Cosmo at firstname.lastname@example.org.
All offers of employment are contingent upon the finalist successfully passing a background (including criminal records) check.
St. Lawrence University is an Equal Opportunity Employer. For additional information about St. Lawrence, please visit http://www.stlawu.edu.
Bachelor’s degree in accounting, finance or related field.
Excellent written and oral communication skills.
Working knowledge of general accepted accounting principles
Able to accept responsibility for quality of own work, acknowledge and correct mistakes. Show up on time, meets standards, deadlines and work schedules.
Must be able to maintain confidentiality.
Must be capable of working collegially with a diverse group of faculty, staff and students.
Demonstrated ability to use financial systems and information, MS Office Word and Excel.
CPA certification or pursuing professional licensure, or Master’s degree in accounting, finance or related field.
Work experience in higher education or similar business setting.
Work experience in accounts payable and grant administration.
Two years of experience in accounting procedures.
Employer will assist with relocation costs.
Additional Salary Information: Competitive Salary and Comprehensive Benefits Package
About St. Lawrence University
Located at 23 Romoda Drive, Canton, NY, St. Lawrence University is a coeducational, private, independent liberal arts institution of about 2,400 students from more than 40 states and 40 nations. The educational opportunities at St. Lawrence inspire students and prepare them to be critical and creative thinkers, to find a compass for their lives and careers, and to pursue knowledge and understanding for the benefit of themselves, humanity and the planet. Through its focus on active engagement with ideas in and beyond the classroom, a St. Lawrence education leads students to make connections that transform lives and communities, from the local to the global.
The University is committed to and seeks diversity among its faculty, staff and students. Such a commitment ensures an atmosphere that is diverse and complex in ways that are intellectually and socially enriching for the entire campus community. Applications by members of all underrepresented groups, as well as from individuals with experience teaching or working in a multicultural environment, are encouraged. St. Lawrence University is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
For additional information about St. Lawrence, please visit http://www.stlawu.edu.