Senior Accountant

DIVISION: Business & Finance
DEPARTMENT: General Ledger/Grant Accounting
WORK SCHEDULE: M-F 8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
SALARY: Commensurate with Experience
WORK LOCATION: Columbia, South Carolina

REPORTS TO: Controller


Work within the General Ledger/Grant Accounting Department to maintain the College’s general ledger in order to carry out internal and external financial accounting and reporting responsibilities.


  • Prepare and record general ledger journal entries and reconciliations
  • Monthly analysis and reconcilements of balance sheet and income statement accounts Record and analyze long-term debt general ledger accounts
  • Record and analyze monthly and year-end account accruals
  • Record and analyze payroll transactions and general ledger accounts
  • Assist with analysis of financial statements and variances on a monthly basis
  • Assist with month-end close of general ledger and analyses
  • Assist with annual financial and compliance audits Perform other duties as required or assigned


  • A bachelor’s degree in accounting is required along with at least three years of high-volume accounting experience
  • Intermediate level or knowledge of all accounting functions and related internal controls
  • Good knowledge of US GAAP and willingness to research and resolve accounting applications Strong analytical skills
  • Auditing skills with the ability to research and reconcile difficult accounts
  • Must be proficient in Excel and other Microsoft Office products
  • Must be able to work cooperatively and collaboratively as a team player and with all levels of employees, management and external agencies to maximize performance, problem-solving and results
  • Evidence of increasing professional responsibility is essential and the ability to work proactively and independently
  • Detail oriented and organized in work
  • Ability to work as needed or required to meet assigned deadlines


  • Preference will be given to candidates with experience in higher education or not -for-profit accounting
  • Knowledge of Jenzabar EX Reporting System a plus


Please submit a Benedict College Employment Application which is on the College’s website ( along with a resume’, three letters of reference, and an official transcript. No phone calls; position will be open until filled. Applicant information should be submitted to:

Office of Human Resources
Benedict College
1600 Harden Street
Columbia, SC 29204

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