About Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University:
Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University is an independent, culturally
diverse institution providing quality education and research in
aviation, aerospace, engineering, and other related fields with
residential campuses located in Daytona Beach, Florida and
Prescott, Arizona. The University’s Worldwide campus provides
educational opportunities online and at approximately 130 locations
throughout the United States, Asia, Europe, and Central/South
As the largest and most comprehensive aviation and
aerospace-focused university in the world, Embry-Riddle is a unique
institution. Over the past 90 years, the University has evolved
with industry to break new ground and produce top-level graduates
who serve the ever-changing needs of aviation and aerospace and
other STEM-related disciplines. Embry-Riddle offers programs in
seven primary fields of study including: Applied Science; Aviation;
Business; Computers and Technology; Engineering; Safety, Security,
and Intelligence; and Space.
For Academic Year 2020-21, there were over 10,700 undergraduate,
graduate, and doctoral students that attended the University’s
residential campuses and approximately 32,700 students in total
enrolled with the University around the world.
Reporting to the Director of Accounting, the Staff Accountant
assures the integrity of University accounting information by
recording transactions in conformity with generally accepted
accounting principles, standards, and practices for higher
education. The Staff Accountant is responsible for moderately
complex accounting transactions and helping to facilitate innovate
business process changes, identifying ways to leverage the best use
of the University’s resources while maintaining exceptional
stewardship through responsible and ethical management and
accounting practices. The successful candidate must demonstrate the
ability and interest to be a trusted professional, ambassador, and
catalyst for change in a fast-paced, dynamic environment,
respecting all constituents groups using current and proven best
practices for effective financial operations.
Examples of Key Responsibilities and Opportunities for the Staff
- Compiles and analyzes financial information to prepare entries
to general ledger accounts, documenting business transactions.
- Prepares monthly, quarterly and annual reports/schedules to
Accounting, Financial Aid, Finance and Budget and internal and
- Reconciles assigned balance sheet accounts, preparing
correcting entries as necessary.
- Provides interpretation and application of financial policies,
governmental legislation and regulations, and/or accounting theory
to Financial Aid and the Office of Philanthropy (restricted and
endowed accounts), amongst other departments.
- Analyzes financial information to determine financial
performance (present and future).
- Assists with accounting projects as assigned.
- Exceptional personal qualities: A reputation for integrity and
the highest ethical standards; sound judgment; enthusiasm for the
mission; creativity in solving problems; collegial style and strong
desire to be an integral part of the Embry-Riddle community.
- Customer focus: Dedicated to meeting the expectations and
requirements of internal and external customers. Establishes and
maintains effective relationships with customers and gains their
trust and respect.
- Systems and technology: Functional knowledge of information
technology and its appropriate use for effective and efficient
delivery of accounting and financial reporting. Experience with
Workday, Oracle, and Microsoft Office Suite preferred.
- Education and experience: A bachelor’s degree is required; a
degree in accounting is strongly preferred. An MBA or a master’s
degree in accountancy is preferred. Higher education industry
knowledge and knowledge of the principles and techniques in higher
education is a plus. Minimum of 3 years of financial accounting