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Senior Accountant

Lynn University
Boca Raton, Florida

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Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Job Details

Essential duties and responsibilities

  • Performs monthly general account analysis and reconciliations including, fixed assets, accruals, prepaid expenses, and investment earnings.
  • Determines the proper handling of general financial transactions, prepares journal entries, and approves transactions within designated limits.
  • Oversees, reviews and approves bank services and transactions including merchant services, wire and ACH transfers.
  • Prepares monthly sales tax report.
  • Coordinates annual tax returns (990, 990-t, 5500, etc.) and reporting as needed.
  • Coordinates the annual tax filing and reporting of 1042, 1099, 1098-T with the student accounts, accounts payable and payroll departments.
  • Works in collaboration with the University procurement, accounts payable and employee services departments to ensure accurate and timely recording of transactions.
  • Works in collaboration with the University development office for the accurate recording of gift agreements and accounting. Provides a monthly review, reconciliation and report of all gifts, contributions and pledges.
  • Assists in the year end audit by preparing schedules and support for sample selections.
  • Monitors compliance with GAAP and university policies and procedures. Develop understanding of new accounting pronouncements.
  • Maintains internal controls and policies and procedures impacting the Accounting Department.
  • Assists with day-to-day, monthly, and year-end operations of the Accounting/Finance Department, as needed.

Required knowledge, skills, and abilities

  • Knowledge of accounting principles.
  • Good organizational skills and ability to multi-task.
  • Advanced computer skills including knowledge of accounting software, database software, internet software, and the core MS Office Products with more advanced skills in Excel.

Minimum qualifications

  • University Degree is required - C.P.A. or Master's Degree in Accounting is preferred.
  • 3 to 5 years relevant accounting experience.


Lynn University is an innovative, global and personalized college based in Boca Raton, Florida. Our 3,000 students are from approximately 100 countries. Our NCAA Division II Fighting Knights athletics program has won 25 national championships (and counting!)

Lynn is one of the top colleges to work for in the nation, according to a survey by the Great Colleges to Work For program. We are an Honor Roll institution with accolades in compensation and benefits, job satisfaction, and more.

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3601 N. Military Trail
Boca Raton
United States

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