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Accounting Manager

Ohio Northern University
Job Location:
Ada, 45810
Business and Financial Services
Position Title
Accounting Manager

Position Type
Administrative Staff


Job Summary

This position is primarily responsible for the analysis of financial information and preparation of appropriate financial reports. This financial information is used in the preparation of entries into the general ledger and for the documentation of business transactions. Also within the scope of this position lies the responsibility of analyzing financial information related to assets, liabilities, and capital; the preparation of reports which summarize the current and projected financial position of the University; supervision of the accounts payable process; and assistance with post-award grant accounting.


Under the supervision of the Controller, the Accounting Manager assists in a wide variety of accounting and financial responsibilities.

Principal Responsibilities
  • Prepare monthly financial statements and report packages.
  • Perform month end reconciliation of various general ledger accounts.
  • Prepare various collegiate surveys and reports as directed by the Controller.
  • Oversee the fixed asset accounting system.
  • Perform the analysis and reconciliation of various financial accounts, bank accounts, investment accounts, payroll and inventory systems.
  • Assist in the monthly and fiscal year-end financial closing process and related statement preparation.
  • Assist the Controller with all financial audits.
  • Prepare various year end working papers and schedules for University annual audit.
  • Prepare monthly, quarterly, and annual tax returns.
  • Act as a general resource person for finance inquiries.
  • Assist in financial system implementation projects.
  • Oversee and coordinate the work of accounting staff members.
  • Supervise the accounts payable process.
  • Provide assistance with post-award grant accounting.
Required Skills
  • Excellent customer relations, organizational and interpersonal skills.
  • Superior written and oral communication skills.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office products, especially Microsoft Excel.
  • Demonstrated problem solving and decision-making skills.
  • Extensive knowledge and experience in accounting, as well as demonstrated analytical skills and proficiency in financial accounting principles and techniques.
  • Ability to effectively deal with sensitive fiscal issues and maintain confidentiality at all times.
  • Strong commitment to service, support, and transparency to the University community.
  • Ability to take the initiative and independently plan, organize, coordinate, and handle multiple tasks and responsibilities and to prioritize and organize work to accomplish departmental goals.
Minimum Qualifications
  • Bachelor's Degree in Accounting or a closely related field.
  • Five or more years of relevant accounting experience.
  • Thorough knowledge and understanding of generally accepted accounting principles and practices.
Preferred Qualifications
  • CPA and/or MBA.
  • Experience with Banner information systems.
  • Experience in a higher education setting.
EEO Statement

ONU is an equal employment opportunity employer. Accordingly, no person shall be discriminated against on the basis of race, color, sex, gender identity, transgender status, religion, national origin, age, disability, sexual orientation, marital status, military or veteran status, genetic information or any other category protected by federal, state, or local law. This policy applies to all areas of employment including recruitment, hiring, training and development, promotion, transfer, compensation, benefits, discipline, separation and other terms, condition and privileges of employment. ONU celebrates diversity and is committed to creating an inclusive environment.

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