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
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
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
JOB DESCRIPTION SUMMARY
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
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.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES:
- 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
- May perform other duties as assigned and relevant to
- Must possess critical thinking skills. Ability to establish
goals and priorities and make decisions based on processes and
- 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
- Must have a strong knowledge in generally accepted accounting
- Bachelor’s degree in Accounting, Finance, Management or
Business Administration and five years of accounting
REQUIRED LICENSES, CERTIFICATIONS, AND/OR OTHER SPECIFIC
REQUIREMENTS OF LAW:
- Experience working in Higher Education environment.
- Experience in fund accounting.
- Experience Workday
NORMAL WORK SCHEDULE:
- 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
- This position is subject to federal and state privacy
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
APPLICATION DEADLINE DATE
: The position is open until
filled; however, review of applications will commence
: 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):
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 BENEFITS 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
· 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
· Their Service Center is staffed Monday through Friday, from 8
a.m.–6 p.m. EST, at 1-866-663-4735.
SPECIAL INSTRUCTIONS REGARDING ATTACHMENTS:
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
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