The Senior Accountant is a key member of the Controller's Office within the Finance and Administration Division of Suffolk University. This position is responsible for managing the accounting and reporting for key areas of the University's balance sheet and assisting with interim and year-end audit preparations, supporting internal and external financial reporting, performing account reconciliations, and other accounting duties as assigned.
Assist the Controller with the month-end and year-end close transactions and processes. Prepare schedules for the interim and year-end external audits and Form 990. Record and review financial transactions to confirm compliance with GAAP and accounting policies.
Cash reconciliation oversight. Manage and review the Cash Control Specialist in the identification and recording of non-routine bank activity. Approve daily bank reconciliations and review banking reports to ensure items are being recorded timely and correctly. Work closely with the Advancement Office, Student Account Services/University Cashier, and Manager of Procurement and Payment Services to resolve reconciliation issues. Perform annual abandoned property reconciliation, compliance and escheatment.
Review and reconcile complex balance sheet accounts such as deferrals and student accounts receivable. Resolve integration errors when needed.
Oversee miscellaneous receivables to support decentralized areas throughout the University and ensure collections are being pursued. Process invoices for central activities such as rent and INTO Suffolk.
Prepare financial portions of external surveys. Assist with other requests for financial analysis requests.
Assist the campus community in understanding and using the Workday system. Evaluate and document business processes and internal controls and identify areas of potential improvement. Other special projects and tasks as assigned.
- Bachelor's degree in accounting
- Certified Public Accountant a plus
- 5-7 years of professional experience in accounting
- Professional experience in higher education /non-profit or public auditing preferred
- Knowledge of Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP)
- Experience using financial and reporting systems to provide thorough and accurate financial information and analysis. Workday Financials experience is a plus.
- Strong attention to detail and deadlines
- Excellent analytical, interpersonal, and written and oral communication skills
- Highly proficient in Microsoft Office
- This is a hybrid position
- Benefits include tuition remission for staff and family
Suffolk University does not discriminate against any person on the basis of race, color, national origin, ancestry, religious creed, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, age, genetic information, or status as a veteran in admission to, access to, treatment in, or employment in its programs, activities, or employment.Suffolk University is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer. The University is dedicated to the goal of building a diverse and inclusive faculty and staff that reflect the broad range of human experience who contribute to the robust exchange of ideas on campus, and who are committed to teaching and working in a diverse environment. We strongly encourage applications from groups historically marginalized or underrepresented because of race/color, gender, religious creed, disability, national origin, veteran status or LGBTQ status. Suffolk University is especially interested in candidates who, through their training, service and experience, will contribute to the diversity and excellence of the University community.