The Finance and Accounting Specialist will be responsible for contributing to the College’s Finance function by executing, analyzing, verifying and reporting transactions of a fiscal nature. The position is responsible for applying generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP) and procedures in their work assembling and analyzing data and transactions, preparing statements and reports, and entering financial transactions necessary to correct identified problems.
Primary duties and responsibilities shall include, but not be limited to the following:
Process/post journal entries
Reconcile payroll bank account
Reconcile capital and benefit accounts
Assist with processing reimbursement and payment requests for accounts payable as needed
Utilize the accounts payable module in Jenzabar to enter payment data and process check runs in the absence of the Manager of Accounts Payable
Working with the Manager of Accounts Payable, oversee procurement card program activities, including card issuance and closure, user setup and maintenance, spending limits and controls, and expense report validation.
Approve procurement card expense reports and assist with preparing and posting associated journal entries
Perform other institutional projects and duties as assigned
AA/AS degree required, BA/BS degree in accounting or business preferred
0-2 years of experience in a higher education or non-profit accounting setting
Ability to handle confidential information
Ability to work independently and set priorities in a fast-paced department
Strong technology skills (MS Office)
Strong written and verbal communication skills
Ability to exercise good judgement
About Sarah Lawrence College
Sarah Lawrence College is an Equal Opportunity Employer and has as one of its goals the recruitment and retention of a racially and culturally diverse administration, staff and faculty. To that end, every job opening is seen as an opportunity to increase diversity and every effort will be made to expand the applicant pool in accordance with these goals.
Sarah Lawrence College is located in southern Westchester County, 25 minutes by train from midtown Manhattan, NYC. For information on Sarah Lawrence College, our curriculum, teaching methods, and philosophy of education, please see our web site at https://www.sarahlawrence.edu/.