Accounting Manager

Lake Forest, Illinois
Apr 27, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Lake Forest College Business Office seeks applications for a full-time Accounting Manager. The Accounting Manager is a key role at the College and will work directly with members of the Business Office team. This candidate must be able to balance working effectively in a team, while completing work independently in a dynamic environment. The successful candidate will be responsible for managing many day to day operations and accounting functions, and will be expected to produce timely and accurate data with care and integrity. The Accounting Manager will interact effectively within our culturally diverse environment while performing duties tactfully and fairly.

Job responsibilities

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to the following: management of staff; fiscal management and analysis; oversight of various constituents and functions; compliance with various laws and regulations, including tax; assistance and preparation of financial statements and audits; strong audit and internal controls maintenance; contribute to continuous improvement of office staff and data integrity; audit, review and record transactions; reconciliation of general ledger and bank accounts;


Minimum qualifications include a bachelor’s degree with at least 3 years of strong accounting experience. A bachelor and/or master’s degree in accounting or finance is a plus. Must have excellent computer skills, good analytical skills, and a strong commitment to details. The candidate must be adaptable, able to multi-task and meet many deadlines. Experience working in higher education and payroll, experience with database and query writing, and experience with Jenzabar software is preferred. Must possess excellent written and verbal communication skills.

Application Process

Interested applicants should submit cover letter and resume to:


Doris Dumas


Lake Forest College

555 N Sheridan Rd

Lake Forest, Il 60045


Electronic applications are preferred. Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until a successful candidate is found. About Lake Forest College:

A highly selective liberal arts college located on Chicago’s North Shore, Lake Forest College enrolls approximately 1,600 students from over 40 states and 70 countries. The College’s student body is culturally diverse, with approximately 40% of our students identifying as domestic students of color or international students. We also have a visible, active, and vibrant LGBT student population. Lake Forest College embraces diversity and encourages applications from women, members of historically underrepresented groups, veterans, and individuals with disabilities.For more information about Lake Forest College, visit

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