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Fontbonne University is seeking candidates for the position of Senior Accountant to work closely with the Vice President of Finance and Administration/CFO with oversight of financial reporting and business functions. This is a full-time, benefits eligible position including tuition remission.
Model the University's Mission through dedicated job performance, service excellence to constituencies and respectful collaboration.
Manage all university accounting and financial processes to include timely account reconciliation, and monthly close processes
Assist grant and endowment accounting and review.
Oversee the daily operations of accounts payable and accounting areas. Functions within these areas include accounts payable check processing, fixed assets, Title IV financial aid draws and reconciliations, overall general ledger management and compliance reporting.
Maintain confidential records and documentation included but not limited to the functional areas of accounting, accounts payable, and payroll.
Assist in the preparation of quarterly and annual financial statements and footnotes.
Provide leadership and collaboration of creating efficiencies in business processes.
Coordinate and serve as liaison for the annual financial statement and A-133 audit of the university. Oversee preparation and submission of various tax and other compliance documents, returns and filings.
Collaborate with various departments in preparation of annual reporting requirements including but not limited to FISAP reporting, regulatory reporting, benchmarking reporting, and other reporting request.
Supervise, train, and mentor staff in a team environment.
Other duties as assigned.
5 years of accounting and/or audit experience with increasing responsibility in a complex organization.
Ability to manage multiple priorities, understand and interpret details, meet established deadlines, and provide excellent customer service to the university community.
Hands on experience or experience managing multiple functions of a business in areas such as, accounts payable, general accounting, internal controls, endowments, grant reporting, financial reporting, fixed assets, payroll, cash management and budgeting.
Highly organized, strong analytical skills, detail-oriented and self-motivated.
Advanced experience with Microsoft Excel required.
Certified Professional Accountant (CPA) licensure
Experience with Microsoft GP Dynamics ERP
Experience in higher education preferred
Believing that diversity contributes to academic excellence and to rich and rewarding communities, Fontbonne University is committed to recruiting and retaining a diverse faculty, staff and student body. Candidates from historically under-represented groups, whose work furthers our diversity and inclusion efforts and who bring to campus varied life experiences, perspectives and backgrounds are especially encouraged to apply.
Please submit a cover letter, resume and the names of three references for consideration.
Fontbonne University is a Catholic coeducational institution of higher education offering liberal arts and professional programs. More than 2,000 students annually benefit from the University?s high-quality academic programs offered in a values-based, student-centered environment. Founded in 1923 and still sponsored today by the Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondelet, Fontbonne is located in a beautiful suburb in the heart of the St. Louis metropolitan area. The University embraces diversity and inclusion, and encourages open communication and personal concern. Other interesting facts include: Faculty: 279 (full and part-time); 75% of full-time faculty hold a Ph.D. or the highest degree in their field. Student/faculty ratio: 11:1; Academic programs: 44 majors; 26 minors; 19 graduate programs.