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Senior Accountant

Lindenwood University
Missouri, United States
Salary Not Specified
Posted Date
Jun 29, 2023
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Benefits of Being a Lindenwood Employee:
  • Upon hire, employer-paid tuition benefits for bachelor’s (employee, spouse, and dependent) and master’s degree programs (employee and spouse only).
  • Tuition discounts for doctoral programs (employee only).
  • Comprehensive benefits plan: medical, dental, vision, life insurance, disability insurance, and retirement options.
  • Paid holidays: MLK Jr. day, Good Friday, Memorial Day, Juneteenth, Independence Day, Labor Day, Thanksgiving break (Wednesday – Friday), and winter break (Dec. 23 – Jan. 1).
  • Free lunch Fridays: LU employees are eligible for a free meal on Fridays at the Evans Commons Dining Hall or Spellman Dining Hall; Chick-fil-A and Qdoba included.
  • Professional development opportunities through the Lindenwood Learning Academy .

Job Title: Senior Accountant

Department: Fiscal Affairs

Evaluation Group: Staff

FLSA Status: Exempt

Reports To: Assistant Vice President, Fiscal Affairs

Positions Supervised: N/A

Job Summary

The senior accountant is responsible for performing complex accounting work to include maintaining knowledge of institutional, state and federal policies and procedures. This position also ensures compliance with generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP) in executing, analyzing, verifying and reporting transactions of a fiscal nature.

Essential Job Functions and Performance Indicators

The intent of this job description is to provide a representation of the types of duties and level of responsibility that will be required of positions given this title. This job description shall not be construed as a declaration of the total of the specific duties and responsibilities of any particular position. Employees may be directed to perform job-related tasks other than those specifically presented in this description.

Job Responsibilities
  • Records and collects data regarding financial activity to judge the soundness of university financial policies and financial stability
  • Uses information collected to advise management on the allocation of resources, means to maximize earnings and strategies for efficient implementation of regulations
  • Maintains working knowledge of financial regulations, accounting best practices and other applicable laws and regulations
Service Orientation
  • Provides training and oversight on policies and procedures for accounting staff
  • Assists in providing regular evaluation and feedback for staff performance
Communication, Collaboration and Teamwork
  • Serves as a project leader on special projects, often working with other departments
Planning, Organizing and Accountability
  • Manages records for past and recent projects, programs and operations
Initiative, Problem Solving and Decision Making
  • Analyzes and reports costs, expenditures, income and productivity
  • Projects future income potential and makes financial recommendations
  • Researches accounting issues and assists in implementing new accounting standards
University Mission
  • Supports the mission of the university and serves as an ambassador of the Q2 culture of service excellence
Job may require other duties as assigned.

Required Qualifications – An equivalent combination of education, training and experience will be considered. Additional requirements may be designated by position.
  • Bachelor’s degree in accounting or a related field
  • Minimum of 4 years’ related professional experience
  • Master’s degree preferred
  • Certified Public Accountant (CPA) preferred
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities – May be representative, but not all inclusive, of the knowledge, skills and abilities necessary to perform this job competently.
  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively with individuals from diverse communities and cultures
  • Excellent analytical skills to create and assess financial aid packages and calculations
  • Ability to coordinate with other departments
  • Highly organized with the ability to multitask
  • Strong professional integrity and ability to maintain strict confidentiality
  • Ability to use good judgment, think critically and communicate effectively
  • Knowledge of general office software, including Microsoft Office Suite and financial aid proprietary applications.
Work Environment – Environmental or atmospheric conditions commonly associated with the performance of this job’s functions.
  • General office setting
Physical Abilities – The physical demands described below are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform this job’s essential functions. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions.
  • Ability to work effectively at a computer, on the phone and in face-to-face meetings for up to eight hours daily
  • Regular attendance is a necessary and essential function
Equal Opportunity Employer

Lindenwood University is an Equal Opportunity employer. The University complies with appropriate federal, state, and local laws and provides equal employment opportunities and access to educational programs without regard to race, color, religion, gender, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran status, disability, or any other protected status to all qualified applicants and employees. Lindenwood University is committed to a policy of non-discrimination and dedicated to providing a positive discrimination-free educational work environment.

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