Senior Staff Accountant

Job description

Senior Staff Accountant

The Position

Lewis University invites applications for a Senior Staff Accountant. The Accountant has the responsibility to perform a variety of accounting and reporting functions including account analysis, account reconciliations, budget preparation and analysis, accounting systems maintenance and assistance with the annual audit.

This is an outstanding opportunity for someone who wants to use their expertise and support the university as it shifts towards new ways of thinking.  Lewis University serves a diverse student population and community.  We invite applications from individuals that embody a commitment to diversity.

Lewis University

Located 25 miles southwest of Chicago, Lewis University is an innovative and forward-thinking Catholic university offering market-relevant undergraduate and graduate programs to 6,500 students. Sponsored by the De La Salle Christian Brothers, Lewis University has been nationally recognized for preparing intellectually engaged, ethically grounded, globally connected and socially responsible graduates. In addition to our main campus in Romeoville, Illinois, we have a growing number of fully on-line programs and locations in Oak Brook, Tinley Park and Albuquerque, NM.

Salary is negotiable and commensurate with skills and experience. Your total compensation goes beyond the number on your paycheck. Lewis University provides tuition benefits, health plans and retirement benefits that add to your bottom line. For additional information on Lewis as an institution, please see our website at

Minimum Qualifications

Bachelor’s degree (in the field of Accounting or Finance) is required. An above average proficiency with Excel, strong organizational skills and the ability to manage multiple priorities are necessary. Team player with the ability to work independently. Ability to use professional judgment and to implement technology into processes.  

Preferred Qualifications 

CPA certification is desirable, along with a minimum of three to five years of accounting or business experience, preferably with an institution of higher education or other not-for-profit organization. Prior experience with Banner is highly desirable but not required.  

Application Process

Interested applicants can view a full description of this position and apply online at

Inspired by the University’s Mission values of Wisdom, Knowledge, Justice, Fidelity and Association, the Lewis Community declares that we are a Sanctified Zone where people are committed to working to end racism, bias and prejudice by valuing diversity in a safe and nurturing environment. Lewis University, sponsored by the De La Salle Christian Brothers, serves a diverse community and is committed to promoting diversity and inclusion on our campus as an equal opportunity employer.

We invite applications from individuals that embody a commitment to diversity. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status and other protected status as required by applicable law. We are fully dedicated to providing opportunities for development of the whole person. To demonstrate this commitment, Lewis University wishes to build a culturally diverse workforce which strongly encourages applications from women, minorities, individuals with disabilities and veterans.




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Posted: 1/7/2019
Application Due: 3/8/2019
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