Senior Accountant

Job description

Senior Accountant B

Business Services Office

Finance and Administration

Reports to:
Manager of Accounting (or Controller)

Full Time; Exempt

Position Summary
Dominican University of California is seeking an individual for a Senior Accountant. A successful candidate will have strong analytical, technological, communication and organizational skills. Under the general supervision of the Manager of Accounting, this position is responsible for assisting in the daily operations of the Business Services Office, particularly in the areas of reconciliation, month-end general ledger processing, processing of journal entries, audit workpaper preparation, and other related accounting operation activities. This position will perform professional accounting duties involving the application of accounting theory, principles, and practices; research and analyze accounting records to identify and resolve errors; and monitor compliance with federal and state laws, University policies and procedures, tax laws, and accounting standards. The Senior Accountant will focus on problem resolution of financial issues and providing responsive and effective customer service to the Dominican University campus community.


  • Review journal entries and perform balance sheet reconciliations
  • Perform accounting, analysis, reporting and audit preparation
  • Research tax issues and in assuring College tax compliance including preparation of the annual 990 tax return, Quarterly Sales Taxes and other regulatory filings.
  • Assist in the management of the annual audit process, including providing necessary data and analysis to auditors.
  • Review the general ledger reconciliation process to ensure accuracy of financial statements.
  • Ensure the accurate and timely management of accounts receivable aging and reconciliation.
  • Assist in monthly, year-end and ad-hoc financial reporting and analysis.
  • Coordinate monthly and year-end closings.
  • Coordinate all cash management and banking services
  • Coordinate all insurance activities required for the university
  • Timely filing NCAA annual survey, Unsecured property taxes(571L), and unclaimed property.
  • Document procedures & internal controls to ensure compliance with regulatory and College guidelines related to accounting transactions.
  • Assist in developing policies related to fiscal management as needed, and train personnel on policies and procedures.
  • Establish and maintain financial systems and controls which ensure the integrity of all systems, processes and data.
  • Influence and manage positive and effective cross-functional relationships with co-workers, Department and Program Managers, vendors and students within a diverse multi-cultural environment.
  • Perform other projects/duties as needed.

    Required Qualifications
  • Bachelor's degree in accounting, financial management, or related field.
  • Minimum six years of accounting experience.
  • Proficiency in accounting/financial management principles, practices, and procedures.
  • Demonstrate principles of supervision, including employee recruitment, training, development, and performance evaluation.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Highly motivated team player with solid technical accounting and multi-tasking skills.
  • Ability to provide a service-oriented approach to clients, both internal and external.

    Preferred Qualifications
  • CPA certification.
  • Master's degree in accounting, financial management, or related field.
  • Experience in higher education environment as well as non-academic setting strongly preferred.
  • Prior experience with Great Plains financial applications.
  • Proficiency in accounting/financial management principles, practices, and procedures as they relate to college and university environments.
  • Knowledge of state and federal tax and regulatory codes relating to tax exempt entities.
  • Public Accounting experience preferred.

    Additional Position Information
  • Open until filled
  • Must be willing to consent to a background check and credit check

    Dominican University of California is an independent, international, learner-centered university, offering both undergraduate and graduate programs. Dominican has a 1:10 teacher-to-student ratio, an average class size of 16, with a small-town feeling in a park- like campus. We blend interdisciplinary core courses, real-world studies, and small classes with close and supportive academic advising and mentoring.

    Application Procedures
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  • A cover letter is required
  • Compile resume/CV and cover letter in one pdf document and upload in the Resume/CV section
  • For further questions on the application process, please contact [email protected]

    Dominican University of California is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to excellence through diversity, and takes pride in its multicultural environment.We are committed in thought, word, and deed to recruiting and retaining a workforce that values the diversity of its student body. The University actively promotes an institutional culture that practices equity and inclusion. We strongly encourage applications from members of all under-represented groups in higher education.

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    Job No:
    Posted: 3/12/2019
    Application Due: 5/11/2019
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