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Bowdoin College
Maine, United States
Salary Not Specified
Posted date
Aug 10, 2021

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Business & Management, Accounting & Finance, Administrative, Business & Administrative Affairs, Business & Administrative Support, Financial Affairs
Employment Type
Full Time
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Title Accountant Posting Number S00848JP Department Controllers Office Job Summary
Bowdoin College is seeking an experienced Accountant to join our team in Brunswick, Maine. This would be an excellent position for an individual with a B.S. Accounting degree and 3 to 5 years of experience looking to launch a rewarding career. The Accountant is responsible for proper recording of journal entries and account reconciliations for timely and accurate reporting of monthly financial statements. This position is also responsible for reviewing restricted fund activity and assists members of financial accounting staff with month-end close processes, reporting needs, and preparation of audit schedules. The Accountant has back up responsibility for gift-revenue related tasks. An opportunity exists for the right person to play a significant role in the launch of Bowdoin’s 2023 software conversion. Education/Skills Requirements
A Bachelor’s degree in Accounting or demonstrated equivalent experience is required.
Applicants must possess strong analytical, customer service, communication, and interpersonal skills. Knowledge of Microsoft Office is a must (advanced level Excel skills required), and familiarity with accounting software strongly preferred. Experience Requirements and/or Equivalents
A minimum of 3 years’ experience in an accounting environment is preferred. The successful candidate will be subject to a criminal history background check and credit check. Standard Work Days and Hours
As scheduled with supervisor between hours of 8:00 am and 5:30 pm. Full time (1.0
FTE ). A salaried position requiring time commitment necessary to satisfactorily complete job requirements. About Bowdoin
Bowdoin embraces diversity in all forms, and the College is home to talented students, faculty and staff—with a variety of racial, ethnic, cultural, and socioeconomic backgrounds; religious beliefs; and gender identities, among other factors.

We encourage applications from candidates committed to the support of an inclusive campus community and those who will enrich and contribute to the College’s multifaceted diversity. We value a community in which individuals of all backgrounds are warmly welcomed and encouraged to succeed.

Founded in 1794, Bowdoin has maintained its commitment to the liberal arts for well over 200 years. Bowdoin’s reputation as a preeminent liberal arts college rests on the excellence of its faculty, students, and staff; intimate size; strong sense of community; and connections to the people, history, and natural beauty of Maine.

Bowdoin’s campus is situated in a beautiful natural setting. Located in Brunswick, Maine, a town of approximately 20,000, the College is a short drive from the Maine coast, twenty-five miles from Portland and 120 miles from Boston. Shift Employment Category Full Time Year Round FTE 1.00 Benefits Eligible Yes Pay Type Salaried Background Check Package Requirements Administrative Staff + Credit Is driving a vehicle (e.g. Bowdoin vehicle or off road vehicle, rental car, personal car) an essential function of this job? No Is a pre-placement physical required for this position? No Posting Date 10/15/2021 Applications Accepted Until Open Until Filled No Type of Posting Internal/External Special Instructions to Applicants EEO Information
Bowdoin College complies with applicable provisions of federal and state laws that prohibit unlawful discrimination in employment, admission, or access to its educational or extracurricular programs, activities, or facilities based on race, color, ethnicity, ancestry and national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, age, marital status, place of birth, genetic predisposition, veteran status, or against qualified individuals with physical or mental disabilities on the basis of disability, or any other legally protected statuses. Supplemental Questions

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