Staff Accountant

Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University
Florida, United States
Salary Not Specified
Posted date
Aug 11, 2021

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Business & Management, Accounting & Finance, Administrative, Business & Administrative Affairs, Financial Affairs, Student Affairs, Financial Aid
Salary Band
Not specified
Employment Type
Full Time
Job Description

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 America.

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.

The Opportunity:

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 Accountant:
  • 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 external auditors.
  • 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.

Candidate Qualifications:
  • 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 experience required.

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