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Staff Accountant

Company:
Lindenwood University
Job Location:
Saint Charles, Missouri
Category:
Business and Financial Services

Job Title: Staff Accountant

Division: Fiscal Affairs

Evaluation Group: Staff

FLSA Status: Exempt

Reports To: Assistant Vice President, Fiscal Affairs

Positions Supervised: N/A

Job Summary

The staff accountant performs accounting and related auditing duties. This position executes central accounting activities related to the following functions: accounts payable, accounts receivable, cash collections, travel, student accounts, grant/contract accounts, foundation accounts, and general accounting. 

Essential Job Functions and Performance Indicators

The intent of this job description is to provide a representation of the types of duties and level of responsibility that will be required of positions given this title. This job description shall not be construed as a declaration of the total of the specific duties and responsibilities of any particular position. Employees may be directed to perform job-related tasks other than those specifically presented in this description.

Job Responsibilities and Execution

  • Performs moderately complex accounting tasks to support the major accounting activities and functions of the University
  • Assists with reconciling bank accounts and balance sheet ledger accounts
  • Assists with ensuring timely drawdowns/returns of Federal Direct Loans, Pell, and SEOG funds
  • Makes corrections and adjustments to balance the accounts and the general ledger in preparation for quarterly and year-end reporting
  • Monitors investments and liquidation of assets
  • Utilizes Workday to generate reports, make journal entries, reconcile accounts, and analyze accounting transactions
  • Uses Excel to prepare financial reports, worksheets, and accounting summaries
  • Researches fraudulent checks and insufficient funds payments
  • Performs detailed analysis of accounting activities and identifies abnormalities or discrepancies
  • Ensures transactions are administratively compliant with University policies, federal/state regulations, and Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP)

Service Excellence

  • Supports the mission of the University and serves as an ambassador of the Q2 culture of service excellence
  • Models, supports, and holds others accountable to the University’s values – integrity, dedication, excellence, creativity, and teamwork
  • Researches and analyzes historical accounting transactions and performs queries or generates supporting documents

Communication, Teamwork, and Collaboration

  • Notifies appropriate parties and makes recommendations for proceeding with collection activity
  • Communicates changes and adjustments to appropriate departments
  • Assists cost center managers with financial questions and issues as deemed necessary

Job may require other duties as assigned.

Required Qualifications – An equivalent combination of education, training, and experience will be considered. Additional requirements may be designated by position.

  • Bachelor’s degree in accounting or a related field
  • Experience with Workday Financial and Adaptive Insights
  • Minimum of 2-4 years relevant professional experience preferred
  • Master’s degree preferred

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities – May be representative, but not all inclusive, of the knowledge, skills, and abilities necessary to perform this job competently.

  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively with individuals from diverse communities and cultures
  • Highly organized with the ability to multitask
  • Detail oriented
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Strong professional integrity and strict confidentiality
  • Knowledge of general office software, particularly Microsoft Office Suite and other financial aid proprietary applications

Work Environment – Environmental or atmospheric conditions commonly associated with the performance of this job’s functions.

  • General office setting

Physical Abilities – The physical demands described below are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform this job’s essential functions. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions.

  • Ability to work effectively at a computer for up to eight hours daily
  • Ability to sit for extended periods of time
  • Regular attendance is a necessary and essential function
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