Senior Accountant

Rochester, Monroe County
Feb 20, 2014
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The University of Rochester is one of the country's top-tier research universities. Our 158 buildings house more than 200 academic majors, more than 2,000 faculty and instructional staff, and some 10,500 students–approximately half of whom are women. Learning at the University of Rochester is on a very personal scale. Rochester remains one of the smallest and most collegiate among top research universities, with smaller classes, a low 10:1 student to teacher ratio, and increased interactions with faculty.

Location: Central Admin-Sr VP & CFO

Full/Part Time: Full-Time

Regular/Temporary: Regular


Full Time   40 hours   Grade 053   Financial Reporting


8 AM-5 PM

Position Summary

Using knowledge and application of generally accepted accounting principles assist with preparing quarterly and annual consolidated financial statements and related footnote disclosures for the University's consolidated financial statements.  Provide comprehensive analyses of consolidated financial results.  Participate in the preparation of year-end audit work papers.  Review and evaluate University accounting policies and internal control procedures for efficiency, accuracy and compliance with GAAP and assist with business process documentation and improvements.  Administer and maintain the University's fixed asset accounting system while adhering to the University's capitalization and federal guideline policies.  A thorough knowledge of generally accepted accounting principles and fund accounting is expected.


This position requires a Bachelor's degree in accounting and three years of professional accounting experience.  Excellent analytical, problem-solving and communication skills are required.  Ability to maintain quality and efficiency under time constraints, while managing a multitude of equally critical job demands.  Applicant must be proficient in using Microsoft Office applications.  Experience in higher education (preferably with an academic medical center) a plus.

How To Apply

All applicants must apply online.

The University of Rochester is an Equal Opportunity Employer.