Senior Accountant

Job description


The Senior Accountant is responsible for all aspects of the restricted and agencies funds of the College, cash management and the Rowan College Foundation at Gloucester County.

Examples of Duties

  • Responsible for all aspects of grant accounting including preparation or review of expense reports, payment vouchers, the FISAP report, and assists project managers with grant related responsibilities, as needed.
  • Coordinates cash management activities, including preparation of cash flow statements, investment of surplus cash, preparation of fund transfers, and reconciliation of all College bank accounts to the balances listed in the general ledger accounts.
  • Responsible for all aspects of the Rowan College Foundation at Gloucester County including but not limited to:
  • Cash management of the Foundation including: cash flow analysis, coordination of investing activities and related reporting.
  • Prepares interim financial reports as needed.
  • Preparation of the Foundation’s annual financial statements.
  • Assists the Foundation’s auditing firm with the annual audit as needed.
  • Prepares cash drawdowns of financial aid funds with the required reporting.
  • Manages all non-student billings.
  • Assists in the preparation of the College’s annual financial statements and assists the external auditors, as needed.
  • Provides backup in Accounts Payable including but not limited to daily edit review and positive pay submission to bank.
  • Coordinates all aspects of accounting for capital projects. Works directly with the Vice President to ensure all college projects are properly accounted for in the general ledger within the established budget that was approved. Submits all necessary paperwork to the County and State for applicable reimbursements.
  • Trains fellow employees on grants and Foundation to ensure that the college has proper backup when necessary.
  • Responsible for all aspects of accounting for the college Agency Funds including but not limited to student activities.
  • Processes all non-student checks that are received by the college.
  • Performs other duties, as assigned.
  • Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting, Finance, or a related field required.
  • CPA certification preferred.
  • Minimum of five (5) years’ experience applicable experience required. Accounting experience in educational setting preferred.
  • Strong knowledge of Microsoft Office applications
  • Experience with automated accounting system
  • Possess the ability to work well and communicate effectively with prospective and current students, staff, faculty, administration, and colleagues and community partners in large and small settings.
  • Demonstrated cultural competence, sensitivity to and understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic and ethnic backgrounds of community college students, faculty, and staff and a commitment to a student-centered environment.

  • If certain conditions exist, this position requires you to have access to personal technological equipment and capabilities to perform your duties.Supplemental Information

    To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

    Physical activity of the position: WalkingTalkingHearingRepetitive motion of the wrists, hands, and/or fingers such as picking, pinching, typingPhysical requirements of the position:Sedentary work- exerting up to 10 pounds of force occasionallyVisual acuity requirements of the position:The worker is required to have close visual acuity Workplace conditions of the position:The worker is not substantially exposed to adverse conditions.Women and Minorities Encouraged to Apply
    Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer

    As a New Jersey First Act Employer, new employees must establish a primary residence in New Jersey within one year unless an exemption applies.




    Diversity Profile: University



    View more

    Learn more on Inside Higher Ed's College Page for University

    Arrow pointing right
    Job No:
    Posted: 1/16/2021
    Application Due: 3/17/2021
    Work Type: Full Time