Senior Accountant/PSS2-AS, Accounting Services

Job description

Job no: 495173
Work type: Regular Full-Time
Location: Glassboro, New Jersey
Categories: Professional


  • Reporting to the Assistant Controller, this position is a key member of Accounting Services. The position is responsible for supporting the current financial reporting and reconciliation responsibilities, but will also focus on developing and recommending process improvements, policies and procedures. The ideal candidate will be an analytical thinker who is process-oriented with advanced Excel skills, and who is an organized, self-directed individual with the ability to prioritize and multi-task with minimal supervision in a fast-paced environment.

Essential functions include but not limited to:

  • Assist with the annual audits and financial statement preparation process.
  • Perform monthly account reconciliations and assist in the ledger review process.
  • Recommend actions and entries by analyzing and interpreting data and making comparative analyses.
  • Assist with compliance and external reporting deadlines.
  • Drive process improvement and policy development initiatives that impact the Accounting Services department.
  • Test and implement Banner processes for improved efficiencies.
  • Act as a liaison and cross-functional point of contact for other areas on campus as needed.
  • Assisting with researching and implementing upcoming reporting and compliance guidance.
  • Other duties as assigned.
  • Required Education and Experience

  • Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university in Accounting, Finance, Business or related field.
  • Minimum of three (3) years of professional experience in finance, accounting, or a related field.
  • Experience in higher education or not for profit industry preferred but not required.
  • Preferred Qualifications:

  • Strong GAAP/GASB/FASB reporting knowledge.
  • Detail-oriented with strong organizational and analytical skills.
  • Ability to multitask while completing projects timely and accurately.
  • Good communication skills and ability to work well in a team.
  • Able to think and work independently.
  • Advanced knowledge of Microsoft Office (emphasis on Excel).
  • Knowledge of Ellucian Banner and Cognos is preferred.
  • Salary:

  • Range P24 ($62,645 - $71,407)
  • Note:

  • Only completed, online applications submitted on or before the deadline will be considered.
  • Advertised: Apr 22 2021 Eastern Daylight Time
    Applications close: May 14 2021 11:55 PM Eastern Daylight Time




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    Job No:
    Posted: 4/24/2021
    Application Due: 5/14/2021
    Work Type: Full Time