Human Resources

Senior Accountant

Position Summary – Handle various accounting functions including bank/investment account reconciliations, general ledger maintenance, survey completion, and financial analysis.

Supervision Received/Supervision Exercised – This position reports to the Controller

Essential Functions:

  • Complete monthly bank account reconciliations
  • Complete monthly, quarterly, and annual investment reconciliations
  • Perform regular general ledger account analysis and reconciliations
  • Prepare and/or post journal entries
  • Complete various financial surveys
  • Assist with software system development and implementation
  • Train and assist student intern with assigned tasks
  • Serve as the back-up for financial services offices support positions
  • Manage spring term accounts
  • Perform financial analysis and develop presentation materials
  • Reconcile balance sheet accounts on monthly basis, including third party loan funds
  • Perform internal audits as necessary
  • Assist with Student Services Center customer support
  • Assist with maintaining Active.com
  • Financial report writing and creation
  • Assist with external audits
  • Oversee and prepare financial reports for external grants
  • Preparation of various tax return and annual filings
  • Handle escheats reporting
  • Serve as member on Administrative Council

Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in accounting
  • Minimum of 5 years in higher education or non-profit accounting
  • Excellent technology skills
  • Effective communicator / good people skills

Preferred Qualifications:

  • CPA
  • Experience with Ellucian and/or Softdocs software packages
  • Work experience in a business office setting

Physical Requirements – Ability to sit at a desk and use a computer for approximately eight hours per day.

The above duties and responsibilities are meant to be illustrative and will include other duties as assigned.

Application Process:

Interested candidates must submit an Alma College Application, letter of interest, a current resume and the name, address, email, and phone number of three professional references to Cassie Tennant, Controller at careers@alma.edu.

Deadline for applications is Tuesday, December 31, 2019.

For an Alma College application please go to: https://www.alma.edu/live/files/3085-employment-application.

Alma College is a selective, baccalaureate liberal arts college committed to academic excellence and development of responsible leaders. Alma’s undergraduates thrive on challenging academic programs in a supportive, small-college environment emphasizing active, collaborative learning and close student-faculty interaction. Alma is a private Phi Beta Kappa institution located in the center of Michigan’s Lower Peninsula.

Alma College is an Equal Opportunity Employer, and is committed to recruiting and retaining a diverse faculty, staff and student body.

*Incomplete applications will not be considered.

Story published on December 04, 2019