Staff Accountant

Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University
Florida, United States
Salary Not Specified
Posted Date
Dec 7, 2022
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 2021-22, there were over 11,000 undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral students that attended the University’s residential campuses and approximately 31,300 students in total enrolled with the University around the world.

The Opportunity:

Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University's Accounting team is currently looking for an experienced Staff Accountant. Reporting to the Director of Accounting, the Accountant is responsible for moderately complex accounting transactions, various account reconciliations, and the preparation of reports relating to compliance with Financial Aid Programs. The position will also assist with accounting and compliance matters relating to Sponsored Programs. The position requires a strong communicator with a team-player attitude that will serve as liaison between University Accounting and University departments such as Financial Aid, Student Account Services, Budget and Finance, and the Office of Sponsored Research Administration.

Responsibilities include the following:
  • Compiles and analyzes financial information to prepare entries to general ledger accounts, documenting business transactions.
  • Provides monthly, quarterly and annual reports/schedules to Accounting, Financial Aid, Budget and Finance, and internal and external auditors.
  • Reconciles assigned balance sheet accounts, preparing adjusting entries as necessary.
  • Provides interpretation and application of financial policies, governmental legislation and regulations, and/or accounting theory to multiple University departments.
  • Assists with additional accounting projects as assigned.

Required Education and Experience:
  • Bachelor's Degree in Accounting or Finance, or related field is preferred.
  • Experience in higher education is preferred.
  • At least 3+ years of experience with accounting relating to Financial Aid and/or Sponsored Programs.
  • Experience with Workday Finance is preferred.
Required skills, knowledge, abilities:
  • Proficiency using Microsoft Office Suite with demonstrated strong skills in Excel.
  • Demonstrated self-starter, with strong analytic, problem solving, and critical thinking skills.
  • Excellent customer service orientation, communication skills (both oral and written), interpersonal and organizational skills.
  • Ability to work well with diverse internal and external constituents in a team-oriented environment.
  • Willingness to share knowledge and information and to learn new tasks.
  • Coordinate and maintain multiple tasks simultaneously as well as deliver responses and results within established timeframes.
  • Demonstrate initiative through early identification of problems and resourcefulness in timely resolution.
  • Demonstrate openness and responsiveness to new ideas and change as well as the ability to influence others likewise.
  • Demonstrate ability to follow through and implement plans and changes.
  • Project and establish a standard reflecting a professional image through dress, demeanor, and office environment.

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