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Senior Accountant

Company: Loras College
Location: Dubuque
Posted on: May 22, 2023

Job Description:

Loras College is an equal opportunity employer committed to creating an educational and work environment that is inclusive, rich in diversity, and supportive of all students, faculty and staff. Individuals from diverse racial, ethnic, and cultural backgrounds, women, veterans, and persons with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply.POSITION SUMMARYThe Budget Analyst/Sr. Accountant is responsible for annual budget building, forecasting, reporting and analysis. Uses critical thinking and strong analytical skills to make recommendations to further refine the College's budget and forecast accuracy. The Budget Analyst/Sr. Accountant will also provide accounting, analytical and support functions in the Business Office with direct support within the areas of grants and fixed assets.ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONSReasonable Accommodations StatementTo perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.Essential Functions StatementResponsible for the design, implementation, maintenance and control of the College's operating budget and budget process. Formulates budgetary processes, procedures and policies in coordination with the Chief Operating Officer and Associate VP for Finance.Works with College administrators and budget managers to provide information and training on budget processes, planning, reporting and forecasting.Extensively utilizes databases and spreadsheets for data gathering, verifying, processing and analyzing budgets.Uses enrollment and financial aid data and trends to refine, analyze and forecast net tuition and fees revenue.Assists the Chief Operating Officer with quarterly forecasts and other materials for the Board of Regents.Prepares journal entries, posts transactions and completes reconciliations in more complicated accounting and administrative areas as needed and provides assistance to other departments on campus.Performs and oversees special projects for management such as ratio and trend analyses and surveys.Responsible for grant accounting for the College. Reconciles all grant expenses, reviews grant proposals from a financial perspective, assists grantees as needed, maintains all federal logins, submits required reporting and completes year-end entries and reconciliations.Manages the College fixed asset records and processes all fixed asset accounting transactions.Maintains regular contact with campus departments to obtain information and/or to correct transactions.Keeps management informed of area activities and of any significant problems.Assists accounting personnel as needed and act as backup to other Business Office staff as necessary.Assist with the gathering and preparation of work papers for the annual external audit.Supports the mission and vision of the College and respects the College's Catholic tradition.POSITION QUALIFICATIONSCompetency Statement(s)Accountability - Ability to accept responsibility and account for his/her actions.Accuracy - Submitted work is complete and without errors.Autonomy - Ability to work independently with minimal supervision.Business Acumen - Ability to grasp and understand business concepts and issues.Communication, Oral - Ability to communicate effectively with others using the spoken word.Communication, Written - Ability to communicate in writing clearly and concisely.Decision Making - Ability to make critical decisions while following College procedures.Ethical Decision Making - Ability to demonstrate conduct conforming to a set of values and accepted standards.Honesty / Integrity - Ability to be truthful and be seen as credible in the workplace.Project Management - Ability to organize and direct a project to completion.Working Under Pressure - Ability to complete assigned tasks under stressful situations.Mission and Vision of the College - Demonstrates a commitment to the Mission and Vision of Loras College.Education: Bachelor's Degree and a minimum of 3-5 years of data and/or budget analysis experience. CPA and/or previous experience working in higher education is preferred.SKILLS & ABILITIESOther Requirements: Advanced user of Microsoft Office Suite with emphasis in Excel and Word. Able to use Microsoft Outlook. Technical knowledge of accounting concepts, practices, procedures and financial reports. Understanding of related regulations, statutes, and filing requirements. Knowledge of related computer applications. Excellent interpersonal, verbal and writing skills.The College has reviewed this job description to ensure that the essential functions and basic duties have been included. It is intended to provide guidelines for job expectations and the employee's ability to perform the position described. It is not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all functions, responsibilities, skills and abilities. Additional functions and requirements may be assigned by supervisors as deemed appropriate. This document does not represent a contract of employment, and the College reserves the right to change this job description and/or assign tasks for the employee to perform, as the College may deem appropriate.APPLICATION PROCEDURE. Applicants must go to: to apply. Please upload: your letter of application and resume. The finalist will need to pass a background check before receiving a written employment offer.

Keywords: Loras College, Dubuque , Senior Accountant, Accounting, Auditing , Dubuque, Iowa

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