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Senior Accountant

Hudson County Community College
Jersey City, New Jersey
Posted Date
Jul 25, 2022

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Business & Management, Accounting & Finance
Employment Level
Non-Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time
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Hudson County Community College

Senior Accountant

Posting date: July 25, 2022

College Overview

Hudson County Community College (HCCC) is an award-winning, comprehensive urban college serving one of the most historic and ethnically diverse areas of the United States. HCCC students were born in 119 countries and speak 29 different languages. The diversity and the multitude of our community’s cultures, life experiences, skills and aspirations, are the very values and traits that empower us to be productive and caring members of our society.

HCCC embodies an unwavering commitment to student success and an intentional focus on diversity, equity, and inclusion. In 2019, the President’s Advisory Council on Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (PACDEI) was instituted to develop new levels of understanding and access and advance the College’s commitment to transparency and inclusion. We are proud of the differences we share, which are the foundation for the life changing and transformational education we offer and the social mobility we provide to the communities we serve.

HCCC has three campuses located just minutes from Manhattan: The Journal Square campus in Jersey City and North Hudson Campus in Union City are adjacent to vital transportation hubs; the Secaucus Center has abundant parking. Fully accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education, the College offers courses and classes in a wide variety of disciplines to the people and businesses of Hudson County, one of the most ethnically diverse areas of the United States. The College was recently recognized with the 2021 Association of Community College Trustees (ACCT) Northeast Regional Equity Award, and the 2021 INSIGHT into Diversity’s Higher Education Excellence in Diversity (HEED) Award. In 2016 the Gabert Library was one of three academic libraries in the United States to receive the Excellence in Academic Libraries Award from the Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL), and in 2019 the HCCC Tutoring Center received the Frank L. Christ Outstanding Learning Center Award for Two-Year Institutions. In 2019, the College joined Achieving the Dream, a network of high achieving community colleges, part of its expanding effort toward continuous improvement in student success.

HCCC has partnerships with every major four-year college and university in the greater New Jersey-New York area and beyond, accommodating seamless transfer of credits for further undergraduate and graduate education. Hudson County Community College is proud of its culture of care and invites applications from those wishing to join a community dedicated to promoting student success in all forms.

Position Summary/Job Description

The Senior Accountant reports directly to the Assistant Controller.

Responsibilities include: Analyze and review financial data, prepare financial statements and reports for both internal and external purposes.  Provide resolutions to a diverse range of problems consistent with an understanding of the mission, vision, role and goals of the college and with a comprehensive understanding of accounting in accordance with General Acceptance Accounting Principles (GAAP), applicable regulations, and college policies and procedures. Ability to interpret, communicate and implement policies and practices to meet the needs of the college. Ability to work independently with broadly defined work objectives, and limited review of overall results. Ability to perform professional work requiring specialized and general knowledge in one or more fields of accounting/finance and a solid understanding and application of accounting concepts, theories, principles, practices, regulations, and terminology.

Required/Minimum Qualifications

Bachelor's degree in Accounting, CPA preferred plus at least five years’ experience in accounting for higher education institutions or non-profit. Must have the ability to use electronic spreadsheet applications and interact with the College’s ERP systems. Knowledge of federal, state and county grant regulations is a must. (i.e., C.F.R Part 200).

Demonstrated ability to interact with a culturally diverse population and to effectively and respectfully function and communicate within the context of varying beliefs, behaviors, orientations, identities, and cultural backgrounds.

Preferred Qualifications

Proficiency with various computer software programs, and the use of Ellucian - Colleague or similar higher education platform. A MBA major and/or progress toward a CPA certification is a plus.

Review of applications to begin: Immediately


For full consideration please send resume, cover letter, salary expectations, and a list of three professional references to Via:


COVID-related Information and Vaccination Requirements.

As a New Jersey First Act Employer, new employees must establish a primary residence in New Jersey within one year unless an exemption applies.

HCCC is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. We are committed to ensuring a diverse and inclusive learning and working environment. Decisions on employment are made on the basis of the qualifications of an individual for the particular position being filled. Women, veterans and minorities are encouraged to apply.

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