Senior Accountant

Kansas City University
Missouri, United States
Salary Not Specified
Posted date
Aug 24, 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
Job Type:Staff

Job Description:

The KCU Senior Accountant is primarily responsible for a variety of accounting functions related to financial reporting, financial data and analysis, transactions, and financial statements.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities
  • Assist with supervision and review of detail processes to ensure accuracy, controls and process improvements
  • Perform accounting functions as assigned including, but not limited to, a variety of complex accounting, budget development, analysis, and monitoring work related to financial and accounting transactions
  • Prepare and/or review journal entries and imports throughout the month and assist with monthly close
  • Maintain General Ledger and Chart of Accounts
  • Assists with the year-end audit, providing detailed reconciliations, roll-forwards and analyses of account balances and trends
  • Ensure that all deliverables comply with internal and external regulatory guidance and professional standards
  • Gather, organize, analyze, and present varied financial data.
  • Provide guidance, training, and work reviews for accounting staff; and advice and consultation to management and CEO
  • Identify problem areas of situations, evaluate root cause(s), and take appropriate action to resolve issues
  • Back-up duties to manager
  • Review and process A/P invoices and internal expense reimbursements to ensure proper approval, documentation and general ledger account distribution
  • Maintain and update vendor database
  • Review and process A/R to ensure proper cash receipt application and general ledger account distribution
  • Assist with the preparation of annual 1099 reporting
  • Prepare journal entries and imports throughout the month and assist with monthly close
  • Analyze account balances, prepare reconciliations and propose adjusting entries as needed
  • Assess efficiency and effectiveness of accounting processes, investigate best practices, suggest improvements, and assist with implementation of process changes
  • Other analysis and special projects as assigned
  • Prepare annual 1099 reporting ensuring deadlines are met
  • Rotate through various accounting functions to gain experience and knowledge of all department functions, systems, and processes
  • Perform accounting functions as assigned including, but not limited to a variety of accounting transactions and reconciliations related to cash, accruals, Inventory, A/P, Fixed Assets, Gifts and Purchasing
  • Assists with banking activities and reconciliations
  • Assist in the preparation and distribution of financial statements
  • Back-up and month-end duties as assigned

  • BA/BS in Accounting/Finance preferred
  • CPA or advanced degree preferred
  • 3+ years of Accounting experience
  • Experience with grant accounting and OMB compliance preferred
  • Advanced knowledge of Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP)
  • Strong analytical and accounting skills
  • Ability to make decisions regarding matters of significance
  • Self-Starter, customer service and process improvement focused and professional attitude
  • Ability to solve problems, prioritize and multi-task in a deadline driven environment
  • Ability to learn and adapt to new technologies
  • Work with little to no supervision
  • Able to work in a team environment and interact closely with team members
  • Goal oriented, with excellent time management and organizational skills
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, with ability to interact effectively and work efficiently with people at all levels in an organization
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Must be able to effectively handle multiple projects simultaneously in a deadline driven environment
  • Keenly attentive to detail
  • Ability to keep sensitive information confidential
  • High level of proficiency with PC based software programs, including Microsoft Office Excel
  • Ability to work outside core business hours as needed

Equal Opportunity Employer

KCU is committed to promoting an equal employment opportunity workplace. Equal opportunity is and shall be provided for all employees and applicants for employment on the basis of their demonstrated ability and competence without discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, genetic information (GINA), physical or mental disability, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, familial status, ancestry, military and/or veteran status, and/or any other status protected by applicable Federal, state or local law.

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KCU is committed to providing a safe campus for students, faculty, and staff. Our annual campus security report lists campus crimes and statistics for the campus and public areas around campus for the last three years, in accordance with the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act.

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