Staff Accountant

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University of La Verne

Staff Accountant

Job Description Summary:
General ledger accountant.

The University of La Verne is a private not-for-profit university founded in 1891 located in La Verne, California. The core values that we live by are Ethical Reasoning, Diversity and Inclusivity, Lifelong Learning and Community and Civic Engagement. If you're passionate about these values, join us at the University of La Verne!

Specific Duties:
  • Reconcile all cash accounts on a monthly basis. Monitor and resolve issues pertaining to bank fee charges, fraud attempts, transaction clearing differences and other reconciling items.
  • Reconcile Banner activity in various sub-ledgers to the general ledger, and bank account transactions.
  • Reconcile Integrated Business Course (IBC) bank accounts, and work with students and faculty to resolve any cash discrepancies.
  • Review and disseminate cash balances and various activities (return checks, governmental payments, financial aid disbursements, etc.) to the CFO, the Office of Financial Aid, Student Accounts, and External Programs, etc.
  • Advise all University departments that have any online activity involving electronic technology. Reconcile all online accounts.
  • Reconcile Financial aid and Advancement clearing accounts and related activities.
  • Advise and assist University Advancement in the daily sub-module data “feed” to the general ledger. Assist the Finance Systems Manager with the upload of data from the sub-ledger to the general ledger.
  • Fully responsible for the annual capitalization and depreciation process. This task requires coordination with Capital Planning, Facilities and Space Management, Accounts Payable, and Purchasing. Strong analytical skills based on GAAP accounting, with independent judgement are necessary to ensure assets are capitalized in accordance with the University policy, General Accepted Accounting Principles, and Federal grant requirements.
  • Assist the Finance Systems Manager with the annual upload of capitalized asset data into the Banner Fixed Asset Module, and the depreciation calculation process.
  • Assist with the monthly and year-end closing process, and the preparation of financial statements and analysis.
  • Responsible for preparation of various audit workpapers as assigned.
  • Responsible for working with departments, and community members, including students that have questions or concerns regarding activity in budget reports, and available balances.
  • Reconcile revenue, receivable, refunds, and cash accounts for the External Programs. Advise the Senior Director of External Learning on activity that posts to the general ledger.
  • Other duties as assigned by Senior Accountant, Director of Accounting, AVP of Finance and HR

Minimum Qualifications:
  • Bachelor’s Degree
  • 3 years of experience using an ERP for accounting of organizational data
  • 3 years of experience with reconciliation of financial data.
  • 3 years of experience using Word and Excel
  • Strong knowledge of use of relational databases, such as general ledger and various sub-ledgers
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills.
  • Proficiency using Microsoft Office applications.
  • Ability to multi-task in a fast paced environment
  • Excellent time management skills

Preferred Qualifications:
  • Experience with Ellucian Banner
  • Experience with reporting from a data warehouse

Location: La Verne Central Campus

Special Instructions:
To be considered for this position please visit our web site and apply on line at the following link:

Institutional Profile
Located in Southern California, the University of La Verne offers a distinctive and relevant educational experience to a diverse population of students, preparing them for successful careers and a commitment to lifelong learning across the liberal arts and professional programs. The academic units of the not-for-profit university include the College of Arts and Sciences, the College of Business and Public Management, the LaFetra College of Education, and the College of Law. The university offers both undergraduate and graduate programs, including degree programs tailored for working adults. The university's central campus is located 30 miles east of Los Angeles in the historic Old Town section of La Verne, a city with a population of approximately 35,000 at the foothills of the San Gabriel Mountains. The university also has eight regional campuses throughout California and the College of Law campus in Ontario, California. The university is classified as a Carnegie Doctoral Institution with moderate research activity. Core values are reflected throughout all curricular and co-curricular programs, its emphasis on close professor-student interaction, personal support of its students, and its diversity.

The University of La Verne prides itself in being reflective of the diversity of Southern California. Approximately 80 percent of its nearly 8,500 students come from diverse backgrounds and the U.S. Department of Education has designated the university as a Hispanic Serving Institution (HSI). With 80,000 alumni, the university fulfills a critical community function in educating students from underserved populations, many of whom are the first generation in their family to attend college.

The University of La Verne is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate against employment or employees on any basis prohibited by state and federal law. University of La Verne hires and promotes individuals based on their qualifications and is consistent with applicable state and federal laws, without regard to race, color, religion, gender, disability, medical condition a or sexual orientation

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The University of La Verne is a 124 year old, independent, comprehensive, doctoral granting institution in southern California with an emphasis on research and publication. Classified by Carnegie as a Community-Engaged University, La Verne offers high quality, liberal arts and professional degree programs at the undergraduate to doctoral levels to traditional-age and adult learners. The main campus is located in La Verne, 35 miles from downtown Los Angeles, along the foothills of the San Gabriel Mountains.

The University is designated as a Hispanic Serving Institution with 40% of the student population identifying itself as “Hispanic/Latino,” 55% students of color, 10% international students, and a large proportion first-generation. All programs have high retention and graduation rates for underrepresented minorities.  The University has a strong commitment to diversity and places a high priority on creating an environment that supports the growth and success of underrepresented and underserved populations.

The La Verne Experience is at the center of a strategic plan that is focused on serving an ethnically and economically diverse student population, one that is representative of the demographics of California.  The La Verne Experience pedagogical features include learning communities, theory-to-practice, experiential learning, community engagement and reflective practice.  Two prominent annual rankings of America’s Best Colleges - U.S. News & World Report, and Forbes Magazine recognize the University of La Verne as one of the nation’s top national universities. 

For more information regarding the University of La Verne, visit our website at

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