Senior Accountant

DIVISION: Business & Finance

DEPARTMENT: Financial Accounting & Reporting

WORK SCHEDULE: M-F 8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

SALARY: Commensurate with Experience

Work Location: Columbia, South Carolina

 

Reports to: Director of Financial Accounting & Reporting

POSITION SUMMARY:

Work within the Financial Accounting & Reporting Department to maintain the College’s general ledger in order to carry out internal and external financial accounting and reporting responsibilities.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

  • Prepare general ledger entries and reconciliations to facilitate timely month-end closing 
  • Analyze and reconcile balance sheet accounts
  • Prepare monthly account analyses of balance sheet and income statement accounts
  • Analyze financial statements and report on variances on a monthly basis
  • Assist with month-end close of general ledger, presentation of balance sheet and income statement results and analyses
  • Assist with preparation of month-end financial statements
  • Assist with annual financial and compliance audits
  • Perform other duties as required or assigned 

REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS:

  • A bachelor’s degree in accounting is required along with at least five to ten years of high-volume accounting experience  
  • Intermediate level 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
  • Must be proactive and independent
  • Preference will be given to applicants with experience in higher education or not-for-profit accounting  

PREFEFFED KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS:

  • Preference will be given to candidates with college and/or university accounting experience
  • MBA or CPA designation is a plus, but not required

APPLICATION PROCEDURES:

Please submit a Benedict College Employment Application which is on the College’s website (www.benedict.edu) 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

To apply for this job please visit www.benedict.edu.

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