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Senior Accountant

Published May 17th, 2023

We are looking for a detail-oriented senior accountant to perform and coordinate accounting duties within our organization. The senior accountant’s responsibilities include preparing financial reports, performing account reconciliations, maintaining the general ledger, preparing tax returns, assisting with audit preparations, and performing other accounting duties as assigned.

We are targeting professionals looking to build experience, as well as seasoned accounting and finance specialists seeking long-term, stable employment with remote capacity for a dynamic, highly functional team.


  • Performs advanced, multifaceted accounting and related functions in such areas as ledger maintenance and analysis, cost and/or financial analysis, fund reconciliation, posting, and inventory control
  • Serves as a team lead by supervising the work of more junior accounting staff, delegating responsibilities, and ensuring accuracy, timeliness, and compliance with established policies, as well as providing training and support as needed
  • Monitors and maintains key accounting information, interprets and analyzes financial operations and transactions, and develops special complex reports and analyses for leadership and funding agencies; makes recommendations for asset utilization and expenditure control
  • Prepares integrated financial and statistical reports, statements, projections, and recommendations that may have long-term impact on budget development and funding
  • Identifies opportunities to improve processes and makes recommendations regarding accounting and database applications and internal controls systems
  • Coordinates the timely and accurate preparation of regularly scheduled and special billings, cost reports, analyses, students, inventories, and preliminary financial statements for local, state, federal, and private funding sources
  • Acts as a steward of the System’s financial data, ensuring accurate and timely recording of journal entries and other required documentation and directing the analysis, reconciliation, balancing, and maintenance of records
  • Coordinate with Finance Divisions to prepare journal vouchers as needed to make corrections or adjustments as identified by the Finance Divisions
  • Directs the preparation, review, and processing of budget, revenue, and expense corrections and prepares bank reconciliations involving greater complexity and/or exceptions to typical procedures
  • Monitors revenue and expenses for unit and institutional accounts and ensures expenditure control and compliance with System and other funding and reporting requirements and policies, as well as standard accounting procedures
  • Routinely coordinates and monitors data processing batches, including suspense control, cash counts, and balancing, identifies and investigates discrepancies and errors, and resolves complex problems related to funds, budgets, expenditures, and/or procurement practices, fielding support requests from more junior staff and institutional finance divisions
  • Leads or supports the development, implementation, and maintenance of internal fiscal systems and procedures, applying basic and advanced concepts, methods, and techniques of accounting
  • Interacts with internal and external auditors and directs auditing activities
  • Maintains expert knowledge of systems, policies, and procedures related to accounting operations and adheres to established standards and protocols
  • Advises on and interprets financial policies to faculty, staff, and outside parities including vendors and funding source representatives, explaining billing and reports, and providing training to institutional business leaders as necessary
  • Performs related duties, as assigned
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