Staff Accountant

Massachusetts, United States
Salary Not specified
Nov 12, 2020
Employment Level
Employment Type
Full Time
Bentley University

Job Description Summary
The Staff Accountant will assist the Assistant Controller and Controller in managing the daily operations of the general accounting, accounts payable and cash management functions of the university. The position works closely with the Accounts Payable and Payroll staff to ensure financial transactions are properly initiated, recorded and reconciled.

Essential Duties
  • Assist the Assistant Controller with post award accounting functions for grants including but not limited to accounting, monitoring and reporting on grant budgets, revenue and expenditures..
  • Prepare schedules and related supporting documentation in preparation for the monthly close, quarterly reviews, and year-end audit and tax reporting.
  • Prepare reconciliations for general ledger accounts, identify, and research errors and process adjusting entries as needed
  • Serve as a backup for accounting operational activities including the input and processing of invoice payment, travel, P-card, employee, and other vendor disbursements.
  • Serve as back up for wire transfers and ACH transactions
  • Special projects and other duties as assigned
  • Develop and maintain effective working relationship with financial aid, grant, and other administrative offices.

Minimum Qualifications
  • Bachelor's Degree in accounting with minimum 2-3 years' experience with a strong knowledge of and experience with account reconciliations.
  • Ability to manage multiple deadlines and competing priorities efficiently
  • Must be highly detail-oriented with strong analytic, problem-solving, financial, and organizational skills
  • Must be able to work independently and in a team environment.
  • Proficiency Microsoft Office Suite, intermediate Excel skills (i.e. Pivot tables, Vlookup, etc.)
  • Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to interact with students and employees of the University with tact, diplomacy, and discretion.
  • Commitment to excellence and to providing the highest level of customer service and responsiveness.
  • Higher education experience preferred
  • Must be comfortable learning and using cloud-based complex financial system

Work Environment
  • Typical office setting with extensive sitting and computer work
  • Ability to travel around campus for meetings and other work related events

Bentley University requires references checks and may conduct other pre-employment screening.


Bentley University strives to create a campus community that welcomes the exchange of ideas, and fosters a culture that values differences and views them as a strength in our community.

Bentley University is an Equal Opportunity Employer, building strength through diversity. The University is committed to building a community of talented students, faculty and staff who reflect the diversity of global business. We strongly encourage applications from persons from underrepresented groups, individuals with disabilities, covered veterans and those with diverse experiences and backgrounds.


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