Human Resources

Senior Accountant

Alma College is currently accepting applications for the position of 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/Director of Auxiliary Services

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
  • 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

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

Application Process:

Please send a letter of application, resume and contact information for three references to Cassie Tennant, Controller/Director of Auxiliary Services, at Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.  **Please note that incomplete applications will not be considered.  

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.

Alma College recognizes that we are all transformed when we celebrate and value the varied identities, backgrounds, experiences, and perspectives in our campus community. We are committed to recognizing and removing barriers to success and providing equitable access to opportunities through education and advocacy. In our increasingly diverse campus and world, we pledge to create a climate where everyone is safe and free to grow intellectually, spiritually, and emotionally.

Story published on September 02, 2021