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Senior Accountant

Company: Centenary college of Louisiana
Location: Shreveport
Posted on: May 23, 2023

Job Description:

SUMMARY Assists the controller in all aspects of posting, reviewing, and reconciling general ledger activity for the department including preparing financial statements and other external reports for the College. ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS Performs as the budget manager for the College's Capital Budget program. Interprets policy in coordination with the Controller to ensure expenses meet the fixed assets guidelines/requirements. Enters data into fixed asset accounting system; reconciles PPE accounts (property, plant, and equipment accounts) and related depreciation and amortization accounts. Acts as the backup to the accounts payable clerk. Performs monthly and annual investment accounting and reporting for endowment funds; Performs monthly and quarterly account reconciliations and related journal entries; Assist with the preparation of internal financial statements for monthly and quarterly financial reporting; Assists in preparation for an annual external audit, including supporting schedules and footnote preparation; Ensures accuracy, completeness, and compliance with College, local, state, and federal requirements, and standard accounting and auditing procedures; Analyzes and interprets financial data and prepares financial reports, both on a regular and ad hoc basis; Assists in the preparation of cash transfers and draws; Assists in the preparation of IRS Form 990 annual returns; Assists on the counter during peak student registration periods; Document processes as necessary to assist in risk and control identification (includes interviewing, reviewing policies and procedures and performing analyses of transactions and processes); Performs general ledger system (SCT Banner) maintenance and controls; Oversees the records retention and destruction processes for the Business Office; Support the Development Division in their activities as necessary; Performs special projects and other job-related duties as assigned by the Controller. SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES None. QUALIFICATIONS Requirements to perform this job successfully: an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required: MINIMUM Bachelor's degree and five years of accounting experience Working knowledge of general ledger accounting functions Good organizational and strong communication skills Must be able to work in a team environment as well as independently Must be able to multi-task in a fast-paced environment and be detail-oriented Must possess the computer skills necessary including MS Excel and MS Access PREFERRED Advanced Degree (Accounting and/or CPA certification or ability to sit for exam) and three years' experience Experience in a Public Accounting Firm Higher Education or Non-Profit experience Experience with SunGard Banner Financial software Centenary College of Louisiana is a selective, residential, national liberal arts college affiliated with the United Methodist Church. Founded in 1825, it is the oldest chartered liberal arts college west of the Mississippi river and is a member of the Associated Colleges of the South. Please send cover letter and resume to: Director of Human Resources Centenary College of Louisiana 2911 Centenary Boulevard Shreveport, LA 71104 Centenary recognizes that diversity is essential to its goal of providing an educational experience where students explore the unfamiliar, invent new approaches to understanding, and connect their work and lives to the world at large. We thus welcome applicants who would add to the College's diversity of ideas, beliefs, experiences, and cultural backgrounds. EOE. Employment Type: Full Time Bonus/Commission: No

Keywords: Centenary college of Louisiana, Shreveport , Senior Accountant, Accounting, Auditing , Shreveport, Louisiana

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