Staff Accountant

Job description

Staff Accountant

To provide financial, clerical and administrative services to ensure efficient, timely, and accurate cash and grant accounting and reporting.
The staff accountant will contribute to the daily accounting functions, including preparing and reviewing journal entries, reconciling general ledger accounts, and other accounting and regulatory tasks as assigned.
Internal working relationships:
Supervised by Controller
Partner with all department Cost Center Managers
Your Core Responsibilities:

  • Participate in daily, monthly, and annual close processes for general ledger accounts and prepare necessary journal entries.
  • Complete all daily and monthly bank reconciliations timely and accurately.
  • Ensure accurate and appropriate recording and analysis of assets, liabilities, funds, revenues and expenses.
    Other Responsibilities:
  • coordinating email traffic for a shared inbox
  • booking journal entries
  • reconciling accounts
  • conducting variance analysis
  • assist with the preparation of monthly, quarterly and annual financial reporting
    Additional Responsibilities:
  • accepting and recording cash/checks deposited by various departments
  • receive cash/check deposits
  • Other tasks as assigned

    Campus Location: Boston Campus

    Required Knowledge:
    • proactive, positive attitude
    • willingness to learn
    • Ability to build relationships
    • Bachelor’s degree in Business-related Field (i.e. Accounting, Finance, Economics)
    • Intermediate skills with Microsoft Excel
    • Experience and proficiency with Google Suite, including Gmail, Docs, and Calendar
    • 2 years of related experience

    Preferred/Desirable Knowledge:
    • 2-4 years accounting experience in a not-for-profit or higher education setting • Familiarity with Banner and/or Workday systems • CPA

    Required Prior Work Experience:

    Diversity Statement:
    Emerson College believes diversity enriches the educational experience by providing students with the opportunity to learn from individuals who may have different backgrounds, experiences, and perspectives. Engagement with diversity in the curriculum, in our co-curricular offerings, and all other aspects of the College enhances the personal and intellectual growth of all members of our campus community. Emerson is committed to strengthening communities, including our workplace, by fostering the development of the intercultural competencies necessary for meaningful citizenship in an increasingly complex, pluralistic society.

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    Classification Title: Intermediate IC

    Salary Grade: 15

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    Job No:
    Posted: 11/9/2018
    Application Due: 3/7/2019
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