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Accountant, Senior

Florida Polytechnic University
Florida, United States
Salary Not Specified
Posted Date
Mar 31, 2023

Make a difference at one of Florida’s premier institutions for education in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM). Florida Polytechnic University, ranked the No. 1 public college in the region by U.S. News and World Report, offers a unique working environment that encourages faculty and staff to be part of a culture that prizes collaboration, innovation, and the willingness to go above and beyond to ensure our students and University succeed. Florida Poly offers a small campus academic environment where students form connections with their faculty and peers as they pursue high-value degrees in engineering and applied sciences.

The University is equipped with cutting-edge facilities and equipment and two award-winning, architecturally distinct academic buildings. Its evolving curriculum, designed to meet the needs of industry and provide a life-long educational foundation for students, has helped the institution grow in prominence since its opening in 2014. Florida Poly’s deliberately small classes, affordability, and outstanding graduate outcomes have helped it earn recognitions such as being named a top value school, in the top 25 nationally for affordability, and in the top five best universities in the South for tech students. Accredited by ABET and SACSCOC, Florida Poly is educating some of the brightest minds in Florida and attracting standout talent from across the nation.


Accountant, Senior


Florida’s only public university exclusively teaching science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) is looking for exceptional candidates to serve as a Senior Accountant in the department of the University Controller.

The Senior Accountant performs accounting functions such as reconciling, monitoring, analyzing, and reporting financial information. The position reviews/posts routine & non-routine journal entries in the general ledger and subsidiary ledgers; prepares/reviews account reconciliations; prepares audit schedules and contributes to management reporting. In addition to general accounting functions, this position will be responsible for accounting in the Controller’s Office for all Auxiliary units (dining, housing, meal plans, etc.) and maintaining good relationships with Auxiliary owners.


  • Accounting for Auxiliary units.
  • Maintaining weekly contact and building relationships; responding to inquiries from the campus community.
  • Review/post campus-wide journal entries ensuring that each transaction is valid, complete, accurate, properly authorized, classified and recorded in the appropriate period.
  • Balance sheet reconciliations as assigned to ensure compliance with policies, procedures, and GAAP.
  • Revenue and expense analysis to determine reasonableness, investigating significant variances and corroborating explanations using financial/non-financial data as necessary.
  • Backup other accountants as needed.
  • Support executive level management with presentations/schedules and/or other financial requests from external parties.
  • Inform, guide, and assist the campus community about policies and procedures.
  • May perform other duties as assigned and relevant to position.
  • Must possess critical thinking skills. Ability to establish goals and priorities and make decisions based on processes and institutional policies.
  • Ability to adapt to new technologies.
  • Ability to work under pressure.
  • Must possess strong customer service skills.
  • Must be able to work independently.
  • Experience using Microsoft Office applications, Workday, or other ERP systems.
  • Must possess strong organizational and time management skills; be self-motivated and flexible.
  • Must be able to work well in a team environment and collaborate across departments.
  • Must have a strong knowledge in generally accepted accounting principles.
  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting, Finance, Management or Business Administration and five years of accounting experience.
  • Experience working in Higher Education environment.
  • Experience in fund accounting.
  • Experience Workday
  • Must possess a valid driver’s license.
  • This position requires a criminal background check, which may include a Level II screening as required by Florida Statute §435.04.
  • This position is subject to federal and state privacy regulations.
NORMAL WORK SCHEDULE: This position is salary exempt. The normal work schedule is Monday – Friday, 8:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m., however, occasional overtime (weekends and evenings) may be required. Travel between campus locations may be required. Remote and/or flexible schedules are available when approved. In no case, is full remote available.

TARGET HIRING SALARY: $75,000 - $80,000, commensurate with experience.

APPLICATION DEADLINE DATE: The position is open until filled; however, review of applications will commence immediately.

APPLICATION PROCESS: In addition to completing the online application, all Applicants are required to upload the following as an attachment to the application (preferably in PDF format):
  • Cover Letter
  • Resume

Florida Polytechnic University is an equal opportunity/equal access institution. It is the policy of the Board of Trustees to provide equal opportunity for employment and educational opportunities to all (including applicants for employment, employees, applicants for admission, students, and others affiliated with the University) without regard to race, color, national origin, ethnicity, sex, religion, age, disability, sexual orientation, marital status, veteran status or genetic information.


Florida Poly qualified employees have the opportunity to take advantage of a variety of health benefits (through the State of Florida) to help meet their specific needs, as well as the needs of their family. This comprehensive coverage includes flexible spending accounts, medical and life insurance, and workers compensation.

· Health benefits are administered through People First , on behalf of the State of Florida, as pre-tax insurance plans. People First handles all new hire enrollments, coverage changes, premium administration, and dependent eligibility.

· Their Service Center is staffed Monday through Friday, from 8 a.m.–6 p.m. EST, at 1-866-663-4735.


Required attachments are listed on each posting. Please be sure to attach all required documents in the Resume/CV field before continuing through the application. Once your application has been submitted, no changes may be made and additional attachments will not be considered.

An unofficial copy of the degree/transcript is acceptable during the application process. For positions requiring a degree, the official transcripts are required upon hire.

Foreign Transcript: Transcripts issued outside of the United States require a equivalency statement from a certified transcript evaluation service verifying the degree equivalency to that of an accredited institution within the USA. This report must be attached with the application and submitted by the application deadline.

All document(s) must be received on or before the closing date of the job announcements.

This position requires a background check, which may include a level II screening as required by the Florida Statute §435.04.

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