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Lasell University
Massachusetts, United States
Salary Not specified
Posted Date
May 30, 2023

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Lasell University is seeking an Accountant. The Accountant is responsible for supporting the Business Office in performing various finance and accounting functions including, but not limited to: reconciliations, journal entries, payroll, etc. This position reports to the Assistant Controller.

Lasell University is a private, coeducational institution offering undergraduate and graduate programs of study. Founded in 1851, Lasell is one of the oldest Universities in greater Boston. The University's educational philosophy of “Connected Learning,” integrates the liberal arts and professional programs offering Lasell students both on- and off-campus hands-on learning experiences.

Lasell University is situated approximately 15 minutes from downtown Boston and 2 minutes from routes 95/128 and the MA Turnpike.

Remote Work Tier:


  • Reporting to the Assistant Controller, the Payroll Specialist must be a self-starter, and will be responsible for the following functions which include, but are not limited to:
  • Supervises Accounts Payable and Accounts Receivable:
    • Manages the two staff members responsible for AP and Non-Student AR, approving their batches and assisting with solving challenges.
  • Reconciliations:
    • Performs various reconciliations including, but not limited to: clearing accounts, receivable accounts, liability accounts, partner accounts, Student Awards etc.
    • Where applicable, identifies, researches, and resolves any issues.
  • Journal Entries:
    • Performs various monthly and quarterly journal entries.
    • Records and reconciles all allocations and prepayments entries.
    • Records accrued expenses
  • P-Card Program
    • Reconciles account monthly, and creates related journal entry
    • Works with AR/Cash Receipts specialist on resolving issues.
    • Maintains controls and suggests updates to existing policy.
  • Business Office Support
    • Updates daily cash report for review by CFO.
    • Reconciles payroll activity each pay period, and creates payroll journal entry.
    • Assists in reconciliation of payroll-related balance sheet accounts.
    • Acts as back-up to Payroll Specialist.
  • Other duties as assigned

  • Minimum Education level: This position requires Bachelor's degree in accounting, finance or business. A minimum of 3 to 5 years related experience; experience in a higher education or not-for-profit organization is preferred. Supervisory and managerial experience including recruitment, retention, performance management and staff development.
  • Computer skills: Proficiency in Microsoft Office including Excel, Word, Outlook and Powerpoint is required. Knowledge in computerized accounting software including Microsoft Dynamics GP and Management Reporter.
  • Other Requirements of the Job: Possess excellent organizational and analytical skills; must have excellent communication skills and be able to effectively communicate with all levels of the organization; must be able to work independently and collaboratively with all levels of the community and successfully manage multiple projects and deadlines. The Accountant must also be a self-starter who is able to apply their knowledge of accounting to process transactions. Sensitivity to confidentiality is required.

  • Competitive salary
  • Comprehensive benefits package including:
  • Medical
  • Dental
  • Vision
  • Retirement
  • Tuition benefits
  • Generous time off
  • Hybrid/remote work options

Interested candidates should upload a letter of interest, resume and the information of three (3) references using the forms below. Review of resumes will begin immediately, and applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

Lasell University requires all employees to be vaccinated and to provide the documentation upon the start of employment. Lasell also provides individuals the opportunity to request a medical or religious exemption.

Lasell University is committed to equal opportunity in every aspect of hiring and employment. Lasell proactively reviews its policies and practices to assure that decisions with respect to every dimension of employment are made without regard to age, color of skin, disability, gender expression and identity, genetic predisposition, marital status, national origin, race, ethnicity, religion, sex, sexual orientation, veteran's status, status as a victim of domestic violence, and all other protected groups and classes under Federal and State Laws and executive orders.

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