Staff Accountant/Payroll Coordinator

Job description

Cornell College invites applications for a full-time staff accountant/payroll coordinator. This position is responsible for processing all payroll for the college, assisting with the budget process, and providing back up for deposits and accounts receivable duties. This position also compiles and reconciles data for year-end financial and insurance audits, reconciles and reports grant activity, creates and maintains monthly and year-end payroll accruals, and prepares, balances, and remits timely reports such as federal 941, state withholding forms, and unemployment.


About Cornell College

Cornell College is committed to fostering a faculty and staff community that reflects its diverse student body. We encourage applications from candidates who share our vision for a campus that embraces differing backgrounds, viewpoints, and identities. We believe in the values of diversity, equity, and inclusion that serve to enrich and strengthen our campus community.

Cornell College is a selective liberal arts college distinguished by its One Course At A Time curriculum, which allows students more opportunities for off-campus study, full-time internships, and research blocks. Academic immersion and unparalleled flexibility attract an ambitious student body from nearly all 50 US states and territories, and many foreign countries. External endorsements include selection as one of the Colleges That Change Lives, a U.S. News Top 100 liberal arts college, and a Fiske Guide to Colleges Best Buy. Founded in 1853, Cornell's picturesque hilltop campus contains a mix of historic and modern facilities, ranging from the majestic King Chapel to the newly constructed Russell Science Center. It is located in Mount Vernon, Iowa, an urban fringe community recognized by Frommer's as one of "America's Coolest Small Towns" and located in the heart of Iowa's Creative Corridor



Bachelor's degree in accounting, business, finance or related field required with a minimum of three years of recent payroll experience or equivalent combination of education and experience. Preferred skills include organizational skills and attention to detail; working knowledge of current federal and state payroll laws, regulations, and filing requirements; spreadsheet and reconciliation expertise; ability to communicate, both written and oral, effectively; ability to interact professionally and maintain confidentiality.

This position will remain open until filled, and applications will be reviewed as received. To apply, submit a cover letter, resume, and a list of three professional references through Cornell's online application system.

Cornell is an equal opportunity employer and encourages applications from underrepresented groups. Cornell complies with Iowa's Smoke-free Air Act, participates in e-verify for verification of employment eligibility, and conducts background checks.

For more information, or to apply now, you must go to the website below. Please DO NOT email your resume to us as we only accept applications through our website.




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Job No: 1105124
Posted: 6/17/2019
Application Due: 8/9/2019
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Salary: Hourly