Overview

POSITION SUMMARY

The Sr. Accountant provides a high level accounting expertise.  This position supervises the daily activities of the Accounting Specialist and is responsible for maintaining and monitoring general ledger activities as well as reconciling general ledger accounts. The position is also responsible for assisting in providing analysis of campus financial operations and ensures that financial transactions are recorded timely, accurately and in accordance with U.S. GAAP (Generally Accepted Accounting Principles). The position acts as the primary resource to provide assistance to the Campus Controller.

 

ESSENTIAL RESPONSIBILITIES

Prepares monthly/year-end journal entries while maintaining proper supporting documentation, providing a solid audit trail
Reconciles various asset/liability accounts on a monthly basis
Reviews for mathematical, coding and authorization accuracy all accounts payable invoices, payment authorization requests, employee petty cash and expense reimbursement requests
Reviews accounts payable invoices to ensure that the charges are reasonable and appropriate
Monitors the processing of accounts payable invoices and statements for timeliness, accuracy and missing or outstanding invoices and credit memos
Manages all aspects of accounts receivable activities, including but not limited to creating invoices, entering invoices, credit card charges and debit/credit memos in Oracle, applying payments, identifying and resolving past due accounts receivable and clearing unapplied receipts
Completes monthly restaurant sales and expense reconciliations to Micros and Open Table
Provides outstanding customer service to students and other department employees
Generates monthly and ad-hoc financial reports to facilitate review by the departments and researches questions generated by departments
Acts as accounting point-person for the purchasing/inventory system by reviewing month end inventory reconciliation of Eatec to the general ledger and journal entries prepared by the Inventory Control Specialist
Generates, reviews and distributes monthly financial performance reports to Department Heads, Controller, Managing Director and General Manager
Investigates, resolves and documents questions regarding general ledger detail
Oversees Accounting Specialist’s daily responsibilities ensuring accuracy, productivity, and demonstration of hospitality to internal and external contacts
Assists Campus Controller in various projects including the annual budgeting process and monthly/annual financial analysis
Any and all other duties as assigned
REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS

Education:

Bachelor’s degree in Accounting or Finance.
Experience:

Minimum of five (5) years of direct experience in an Accounting position.
PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

Experience in automated financial systems, preferably Oracle
Experience in automated purchasing/inventory systems, preferably EATEC
Experience using a payroll and time keeping system (Kronos, ADP, Ultipro, etc.)
Experience in monthly financial analysis
Experience in preparing/reviewing budgets
REQUIRED SKILLS

Knowledge and understanding of U.S. GAAP (Generally Accepted Accounting Principles)
Ability to reconcile general ledger accounts that may include complex transactions
Ability to communicate effectively both verbally and in writing
Ability to utilize Microsoft Office effectively
Ability to work well in collaboration with other employees to provide information and answer questions
Ability to work accurately and efficiently, with an attention to detail
Commitment to providing excellent customer service
Ability to evaluate and resolve complex problems
WORKING CONDITIONS

Must be available to work evenings and weekends based upon business needs.
Regular work requires a great deal of sitting and standing for extended periods.
Ability to lift and carry up to 25 lbs (such as file boxes, binders, etc.)