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ST EDWARDS UNIVERSITY Senior Accountant in AUSTIN, Texas

Senior AccountantSt. Edward's University of Austin, Texas invites applications for the position ofSenior Accountant. This role is responsible for supporting the operations of the Accounting Services office. The incumbent will assist with functions that include but are not limited to financial reporting; general ledger, fixed assets, plant, bonds, investments, grants and endowments accounting; financial audits, single audits, and other related engagements; and tax compliance. This individual will also provide assistance with financial system upgrades, implement and update financial policies and procedures, provide financial analysis and reporting, and perform other related duties and responsibilities.Essential Responsibilities Include:Assist Controller with annual external audits.Lead portions of the month-end and annual close activities.Perform key components of general ledger, plant, endowment, investment, bonds, fixed assets, and grant accounting.Ensure bank and general ledger account reconciliations are performed completely and timely.Work with AVP of Finance and Controller on process improvements to the monthly close process that may include things like process redesign for better efficiencies, development of reports for more efficient and timely reporting capabilities, and system enhancements that provide additional information or assist in decreasing the time required for the monthly close.Coordinate and work with other departments to meet established goals and objectives.Provide financial information support and guidance to other departments.Perform other duties as assigned.For consideration, a Bachelor's degree in Accounting, Business, Finance, or related field. A minimum of 5 years of accounting experience in finance and accounting. External audits experience required. CPA preferred. Non-profit and fund accounting particularly in higher education is preferred. In-depth knowledge of GAAP, FASB, and GASB. Skill in reading and interpreting laws and regulations for compliance; researching problems and recommending solutions; investigating complex financial data; evaluating and recommending complicated accounting entries. Excellent written and verbal communication skills with the ability to explain complex requirements and regulations to diverse non-financial individuals. Solid analytical and problem-solving skills are necessary. Ability to handle a wide range of assignments, manage confidential information, and work with a diverse community. Ability to develop, plan, and implement short-range and long-range goals. Excellent interpersonal relationship building skills. Proficiency in various tools to import, export, and format data in the creation of financial analysis and reporting. Experience with Ellucian Banner or other Higher Education ERP's is preferred. Must possess the ability to successfully pass a criminal background check.For detailed information, please scroll to the bottom of the page to download the job description.The University offers an excellent TOTAL REWARDS package!Medical and Rx Coverage Blue Cross Blue Shield (HSA and FSA Available)Dental Guardian DentalVision Guardian/Davis Vision PlanShort Term Disability (STD) InsuranceLong Term Disability (LTD) InsuranceLife and Accidental Death and Dismemberment (ADandD) InsuranceEmployee Assistance Program (EAP)Pet InsuranceAnnual Leave and Paid Sick LeaveRetirement Plan (TIAA) Employee 5%/Employer Match 7%Tuition BenefitsPaid HolidaysServices and DiscountsHOW TO APPLYInterested applicants should submit an online application at; Please include aresume, cover letter, and three employment references.No Calls Please. Applications will not be considered if it is missing any of these three items.In your cover letter, please describe your lived experiences that prepare you to contribute to diversity and inclusion at St. Edward's University.EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER:St. Edward's University, as an equal opportunity/affirmative action