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.
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.
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.
Full Time Year Round
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?
Is a pre-placement physical required for this position?
Applications Accepted Until
Open Until Filled
Type of Posting
Special Instructions to Applicants
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
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