Senior Accountant

Illinois, United States
Salary Not Specified
Feb 25, 2021
Employment Type
Full Time

Aurora University seeks talented staff and administrators who are passionate about supporting an inclusive community dedicated to the transformative power of learning.

Position Purpose: The Senior Accountant supports learning by providing accounting and analytical support for the Business Office. The Senior Accountant helps with payroll, general ledger transactions, grant accounting and reporting, as well as financial statement and tax return preparation.

Core Competencies:

  • Represents Aurora University in the most positive manner with prospective, former and current students, clients, suppliers, and the community we serve. Interacts effectively with a diverse group of faculty, staff, students and other customers of our service, learns and uses operating practices of the department and Aurora University.
  • Upholds the Mission Statement:Aurora University an inclusive community dedicated to the transformative power of learning.
  • Handles all information with tact and discretion and recognizes the confidential nature of university business.
  • Supports learning through performance of essential job functions and performing other duties and functions as necessary or as assigned.

  • Essential Job Functions:

  • Preparation of monthly general ledger close in coordination with other team members.
  • Preparation of journal entries and account reconciliations.
  • Assist with preparation of financial statements and schedules for internal reporting.
  • Responsible for assisting in the preparation of payroll and related payroll tax filings.
  • Assist with preparation of reconciliations and documentation for annual external audit.
  • Conform with and abide by all regulatory guidance, and internal policies and procedures.

  • Essential Job Requirements:


    • Bachelor’s degree in accounting or related field


    • 3-5 years of accounting experience required.
    • Experience with payroll preferred.
    • Experience with complex ERP preferred


    • Excellent interpersonal and written/verbal communication skills.
    • Highly organized, detail-oriented and accurate.
    • Able to maintain strong internal control environment, including supporting documentation and authorizations.
    • Strong analytical skills as required for account analysis and reconciliation.
    • Expertise with using Microsoft Excel for further data analysis.
    • Able to handle multiple priorities and effectively meet deadlines as required.

    Physical Requirements:

    • Ability to interact verbally in person, over telephone and via various media.
    • Ability to move about campus and other locations.
    • Ability to sit or stand for prolonged periods of time.

    Benefit-eligible positions offer excellent benefits including health, dental, life, vision, long term disability, a 403(b) retirement plan through TIAA, and tuition remission. Please send resume with cover letter and contact information for three references including name, telephone and email address.

    Apply to:

    Aurora University
    Human Resources
    347 South Gladstone Ave
    Aurora, IL 60506
    630-844-5650 - fax - email

    Aurora University is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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