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Staff Accountant / Sr. Staff Accountant

Boston College
Job Location:
Chestnut Hill, 02467
Business and Financial Services
Boston College Introduction

Founded in 1863, Boston College is a Jesuit, Catholic university located six miles from downtown Boston with an enrollment of 9,484 full-time undergraduates and 5,250 graduate and professional students.  Ranked 35 among national universities, Boston College has 888 full-time and 1,281 FTE faculty, 2,711 non-faculty employees, an operating budget of $1.4 billion, and an endowment in excess of $3.5 billion.

Job Description

The Staff Accountant reports to the Manager,
Tax & Financial Compliance, and provides assistance on a wide range of
financial accounting, reporting, and administrative activities to ensure
adherence to state, federal, and international tax laws; also prepares
comprehensive tax work papers, researching various tax topics while maintaining
tax return records and reports, gathers documentation and prepares responses
for the Manager's review related to tax audits. 
In addition, the Staff Accountant will assist with the preparation and
timely filing of the University's 990 tax return, review of unrelated business
income and other reporting issues for the 990T return and any related foreign

The Staff Accountant will oversee the University's
foreign wire transfer process, including review of foreign wires for potential
international tax compliance issues as well as coordination with requesting
departments and the University's external service provider. Similarly, this
position will act as a liaison with the General Counsel's Office, Human
Resources, and other Finance departments to help ensure compliance with IRS,
federal and state rules and regulations. Additional responsibilities will
consist of assistance with vouchers/requisition approval as well as year-end
account reconciliations.


This position requires a Bachelor's
degree in Accounting; CPA and MBA preferred; detail-oriented with strong statistical and analytical skills; demonstrated
knowledge of Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP) and a solid
understanding of IRS, federal, and state tax rules and regulations

and salary commensurate with relevant experience based on the following:

Staff Accountant:  3
to 5 years of progressively responsible business, accounting and tax
preparation experience, preferably in a higher education setting or related
work with a public accounting firm:  $68,100 - $85,150

Senior Staff Accountant:  5+ years' experience accounting and tax
preparation experience, preferably in a higher education setting or related
work with a public accounting firm:  $75,100 - $93,950

Closing Statement

Boston College offers a broad and competitive range of benefits depending on your job classification eligibility:

  • Tuition remission for Employees
  • Tuition remission for Spouses and Children who meet eligibility requirements
  • Generous Medical, Dental, and Vision Insurance
  • Low-Cost Life Insurance
  • Eligibility for both University-Funded 401k and Employer-Sponsored 403b Retirement Plans
  • Paid Holidays Annually
  • Generous Sick and Vacation Pay
  • Additional benefits can be found on

Boston College conducts pre-employment background checks as part of the hiring process.

Boston College is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer. In concert with our Jesuit, Catholic mission, Boston College is dedicated to the goal of building a culturally diverse and pluralistic faculty and staff committed to teaching and working in a multicultural environment and strongly encourages applications for women, minorities, individuals with disabilities, and covered veterans. To learn more about how BC supports diversity and inclusion throughout the university please visit the Office for Institutional Diversity at

Boston College's Notice of Nondiscrimination can be viewed at

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