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Staff Accountant

Mohawk Valley Community College
Utica, NY

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Staff Accountant

Salary: $43,547

Mohawk Valley Community College provides accessible, high-quality educational opportunities to meet the diverse needs of our students. We are the community’s college, committed to student success through partnerships, transfer and career pathways, and personal enrichment.

The College is looking for exceptional colleagues to join the MVCC community. We are currently seeking a full-time Staff Accountant in our Business Office. The Staff Accountant provides Finance/Business Office support for the Controller. Coordinates daily financial activities including but not limited to Accounting, Cash Management & Banking Services. Provides back-up in critical areas of Business Office where required.

Key responsibilities for this position include:

  • Coordinates above-named functions as assigned, with daily emphasis on Cash Management & Banking Services;
  • Monitors, maintains, and reconciles assigned General Ledger & operating accounts, including verifying the accuracy of source documents, and provide internal audit of documents as needed;
  • Assists with month-end and year-end closing;
  • Prepares and inputs monthly journal entries;
  • Responsible for month-end required accounting and reporting;
  • Assists with annual independent audit preparation, including updating fixed asset records and tracking revenue accruals;
  • Prepares, reviews, and analyzes financial documents to insure they are completed and/or distributed accurately and on a timely basis;
  • Assists the Controller with analyzing and projecting revenue and expenditure trends;
  • Provides appropriate information to the Controller for cash-flow and investment purposes;
  • Assists the Controller with annual budget preparation tasks and preparation of budget trending reports;
  • Processes billing and accounting for retiree health insurance, including coordination between the Business Office and Human Resources department;
  • Assists, as needed, with Payroll, Accounts Payable, and Bursar functions;
  • Works closely with the Bursar in assisting front desk and student operations during peak periods and seasonal projects;
  • Performs other related duties as assigned by the Controller.
*Effective 9/1/2022, the salary for this position will increase to $44,635.38.


Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting, Business, Finance or related field and two (2) years of relevant experience in an educational or comparable setting
  • Professional communication skills, ability to prioritize and handle multiple tasks, and strong computer skills (spreadsheets, word processing, use of accounting software applications)

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Master’s degree and one (1) year of relevant experience in an educational or comparable setting

Special Instructions to Applicants: Official academic transcripts required upon hire.

Review Start Date: 6/27/2022

Mohawk Valley Community College is an Affirmative Action,Equal Opportunity Employer deeply committed to a community of excellence,equity, and diversity. MVCC maintains an inclusive learning environment inwhich students, faculty, administrators, staff, curriculum, social activities,governance, and all other aspects of campus life reflect a diverse,multi-cultural, and global worldview. We value the many similarities anddifferences among individuals and groups. We are committed to preparingstudents to understand, live among, appreciate, and work in a world made up ofpeople with different ethnic and racial backgrounds, military backgrounds,religious beliefs, socio-economic status, cultural traditions, differentabilities, sexual orientations and gender identities. All qualified applicantswill receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color,religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran statusor on the basis of disability.


Mohawk Valley Community College has more than 800 full-time and part-time employees at our campuses in Utica and Rome, NY. We are located in the Central New York region at the foothills of the Adirondack Mountains between Syracuse and Albany, NY in Oneida County.

Founded in 1946 as one of the first community colleges in New York State, MVCC is one of 64 campuses that are part of the State University of New York.

The College offers about 100 transfer and career technical programs, including liberal arts and sciences, healthcare, engineering technologies, trades, engineering science, business, human services and fine arts. A diverse institution with a global view, MVCC offers career, transfer, and transitional education, programs for personal and cultural enrichment, and supports community and economic development.

Interested candidates will find competitive salaries and outstanding benefits along with an enriched, collaborative work environment that is based on excellence in teaching and student service, employee success with continued contributions, and commitment to our surrounding communities.

Mohawk Valley Community College does not discriminate.  MVCC is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer. Women, minorities, veterans, and people with disabilities are encouraged to apply.  MVCC is committed to fostering a diverse community of outstanding faculty, staff, and students, as well as ensuring equal educational opportunity, employment, and access to services, programs, and activities, without regard to an individual's race, color, national origin, religion, creed, age, disability, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, familial status, pregnancy, predisposing genetic characteristics, military status, domestic violence victim status, or criminal conviction.

Employees, students, applicants, or other members of the College community (including but not limited to vendors, visitors, and guests) may not be subjected to harassment that is prohibited by law, or treated adversely or retaliated against based upon a protected characteristic.

The College's policy is in accordance with federal and state laws and regulations prohibiting discrimination and harassment. These laws include the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 as Amended by the Equal Employment Opportunity Act of 1972, and the New York State Human Rights Law. These laws prohibit discrimination and harassment, including sexual harassment and sexual violence.

Inquiries regarding the application of Title IX and other laws, regulations and policies prohibiting discrimination may be directed to the Executive Director of Human Resources.

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