Pratt Institute is seeking an organized and detailed-oriented Senior Staff Accountant who will be an integral part of the Controller's Office team and will have the responsibility for the maintenance, reconciliation and accounting of the Institute's investment, endowed funds, restricted scholarship accounts and fixed assets. The successful candidate will be responsible for the preparation of key general ledger account reconciliations, monthly, quarterly and annual close process. This position will promote maximum fiscal responsibility, safeguard the Institute's assets and ensure compliance with established accounting standards. If you can and demonstrate knowledge of advanced accounting, strong financial and analytical skills, and the ability to monitor and ensure compliance with our established standards, then this could be the position for you.
Key Essential Duties include the following:
Manages the accounting and reconciliation of Pratt Institute's investment accounts for endowment funds, annuity contracts, and other investment vehicles. Includes the monthly journalizing of investment income and expense activity.
Manages the accounting of the endowment and temporary restricted scholarships.
Maintains Institute's endowment software, Fundriver. Includes the monthly reconciliation and file uploads of all endowed gifts. Calculates annual endowed earnings. Reconciles database with general ledger and Advancement office records (Raiser's Edges).
Coordinates with the Advancement Office to ensure accuracy of all endowed and restricted scholarship accounts.
Performs monthly analysis of the Institute's fixed asset capital accounts to ensure accurate reporting. Prepare all necessary journal entries for fixed assets additions, deletions and transfers. Prepare quarterly depreciation journal entries.
Assist in preparation of audit working papers and coordinate flow of information with external auditors as it pertains to areas of responsibility.
Maintain accurate and timely accounting schedules in accordance with GAAP.
Education: Bachelor's degree required, bachelor's degree in accounting preferred.
Experience: Minimum of 3-5 years' experience preferably in higher education, general ledger accounting, bank reconciliations and some treasury function experience. Experience and knowledge of investment statements preferred, but not required. Must have experience working with a wide range of constituencies in a diverse community.
Skills: Strong financial and analytical skills. Possess knowledge of Generally Accepted Accounting Principles. Working knowledge and experience in integrated accounting systems. Experience with higher education and/or the non-profit industry and with Ellucian's Colleague preferred. Proficiency in MS Excel and Word required. Must have excellent interpersonal and communications skills.
The selected candidate will work remotely 2-3 days per week, until further notice.
Application Instructions: Please submit your cover letter and resume. If you are selected for an interview, please be prepared to provide at least 5 References via our on-line reference tool system. At least 2 of your References must be, or have been, your direct managers. Equal Employment Opportunity Statement We are an equal opportunity employer and do not discriminate in hiring or employment on the basis of race, color, religion or belief, national or ethnic origin, citizenship, marital or domestic partnership status, sexual orientation, sex, gender identity or expression, age, disability, military or veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state, or local law. Pratt Institute recognizes and values the benefits of a diverse workforce.
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