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Senior Accountant- General Ledger & Accounts Payable

Employer
Fort Lewis College
Location
Colorado, United States
Salary
$65,000.00 - $65,000.00
Posted date
Sep 28, 2021

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Position Type
Administrative, Business & Administrative Affairs, Business & Administrative Support, Financial Affairs
Employment Level
Administrative
Salary Band
$50,000 - $69,999
Employment Type
Full Time
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Position Summary 

The Senior Accountant General Ledger and Accounts Payable position is responsible for overseeing the accounting and management of multiple aspects of the general ledger and accounts payable for the College. This position supervises the General Ledger Accountant and the Accounts Payable Accountant positions. The Senior Accountant is responsible for managing and reconciling several of the College’s bank and balance sheet accounts, as well as reconciling the State of Colorado’s enterprise financial system (CORE).    

Minimum Qualifications 

  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university.  
  • At least three years of progressively responsible accounting and supervisory experience in a medium to large accounting department.  
  • Experience working in an Enterprise Resource Planning software.  
  • A demonstrated commitment to diversity, equity, inclusion, and student success, as well as working with broadly diverse communities  

Preferred Qualifications 

  • CPA license or master’s degree in accounting  
  • Public accounting or auditing experience  
  • Knowledge and understanding of GAAP and GASB regulations  
  • Extensive knowledge of Microsoft Excel, Word, and Outlook.  
  • Experience in higher education, non-profit or government setting.  
  • Previous experience as a General Ledger Accountant   
  • Strong supervisory and managerial skills  
  • Experience using Banner ERP system  

Major Responsibilities 

  • Oversee the day-to-day operations of portions of the general ledger and payments to the College’s vendors.   
  • Review check runs for supporting documentation and reconcile to the general ledger.   
  • Supervise the General Ledger Accountant and AP Accountant and ensure compliance with recognized accounting standards, principles, and procedures by supervising and monitoring their work and ensuring their work is accurate and complete.  
  • Review the work of the General Ledger Accountant when it impacts how things post to the general ledger (setup of detail codes, orgs, funds, accounts).   
  • Contribute to a work environment that encourages knowledge of, respect for, and development of skills for all support staff.  
  • Remain competent and current through self-directed professional reading, develop professional contacts with colleagues, attend professional development courses, and attend training and/or courses as directed by supervisors.   
  • Perform and oversee staff evaluations in accordance with State personnel rules.  
  • Assist with hiring and training staff.  
  • Assist with year-end close procedures and the annual financial statement audit as well as other audits that may need to be performed throughout the year.   
  • Constantly monitor and manage the College’s cash accounts, including cash held by the State of Colorado on behalf of the College.  
  • Reconcile the College’s operating and payroll bank accounts monthly.  
  • Reconcile the College’s Skycash monthly.  
  • Record monthly activity in the College’s investment account.  
  • Verify and close the College’s books monthly and feed the results to the State of Colorado’s CORE system.  
  • Prepare quarterly diagnostics for CORE.   
  • Create and review journal entries made in the CORE system as needed.  
  • Review the College’s accounting information to identify and resolve inaccuracies or imbalances  
  • Represent the College and the Accounting Office in a variety of meetings and committees.  
  • Complete journal entries as needed to record and/or allocate revenue, payments, and expenses as needed. Review journal entries prepared by other Accounting staff for accuracy.   
  • Safeguard institutional assets by monitoring and evaluating internal controls including system access.  
  • Assist the General Ledger Accountant with annual nonresident alien tax and Unrelated Business Income Tax filings.  
  • Maintain list of the College’s fixed assets and depreciation schedule.  
  • Prepare quarterly financial statements.   
  • Oversee process improvement and potential areas for change or gains in efficiency and effectiveness within the department by designing, implementing, and maintaining technical solutions to replace existing manual and/or inefficient processes.  
  • Maintain, review and revise policies, procedures, and guidelines as needed.  
  • Prepare reports and analysis for management as needed.  
  • Demonstrates a commitment to diversity, equity, inclusion, and student success, as well as working with broadly diverse communities  
  • Maintains knowledge and awareness of digital accessibility including the American with Disabilities Act and Section 508.  
  • Produces and remediates digitally accessible materials in accordance with FLC standards.  
  • Contribute to the overall success of the Accounting Office by performing all other duties and responsibilities as assigned.   

Work Conditions 

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those that an employee can expect while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.  

  • Moderate noise (i.e. business office with computers, phone, and printers, light traffic).  
  • Ability to work in a confined area.  
  • Ability to sit at a computer terminal for an extended period of time.  

Compensation  

The salary for this position is $65,000 plus a comprehensive benefits package.  

Application Process 
A complete application packet includes: 

  • Cover letter addressing interest and qualifications for position 
  • Include details regarding how your personal and professional experiences allow you to encourage a learning environment grounded in equity and inclusion.  “How do you envision contributing to Fort Lewis College’s commitment to equity and inclusion?” 
  • Resume 
  • Names and contact information for three current, professional references 

Submit materials as one PDF file via email to: 

SeniorAccountant-Search@fortlewis.edu 

 

 

Application materials received by November 12, 2021,  will receive full consideration. 

Position will remain open until filled. 

 

The successful candidate will be required to submit original, official college transcripts,  

and pass a background check. 

 

The College and the Community  

Fort Lewis College, a public institution located in Durango, Colorado, offers degree programs in arts, business, education, health fields, humanities, social and natural sciences, and teacher education. Our inspiring mountain campus is located atop a scenic mesa overlooking historic Durango and situated between the San Juan Mountains and the desert Southwest. We are committed to accessible and high-quality baccalaureate education, and our hallmarks are remarkably close relationships between students and faculty, the freedom of intellectual exploration, and the challenge of experiential learning. Our 3,300 students come from 48 states, 17 countries, with 36% Native American and Alaska Native backgrounds, and 11% Hispanic backgrounds. Durango is a thriving multicultural community of 18,500 set along the beautiful Animas River Valley. Averaging 300 sunny days per year, the community is known for its outdoor lifestyle and friendly, festive atmosphere. Durango is also the cultural and economic hub of the Four Corners region, rich in dining, shopping, and entertainment, and linked with airline service to hubs in Denver, Phoenix, and Dallas. 

 

Equal Opportunity   

Fort Lewis College does not discriminate on the basis of race, age, color, religion, national origin, sex*, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, family or domestic status, political beliefs, veteran status, pregnancy, or genetic information. Accordingly, equal opportunity for employment shall be extended to all persons. The College shall promote equal opportunity, equal treatment, and affirmative action efforts to increase the diversity of students, faculty, and staff. The College is dedicated to building a culturally diverse and pluralistic faculty and staff committed to teaching and working in a multicultural environment.  

To file a report, get resources, read policies, or make an appointment, See www.fortlewis.edu/CARE.  

Questions about Title IX sex discrimination?  

Office of the Title 9 Coordinator  

Molly Wieser  

230 Skyhawk Station  

1000 Rim Drive  

Durango, Colorado 81301  

(970) 247-7241 wieser_m@fortlewis.edu  

Other discrimination questions?   

Office of the Equal Opportunity Coordinator  

David Pirrone  

192 Education Business Hall  

1000 Rim Drive  

Durango, Colorado 81301  

(970) 247-7182 djpirrone@fortlewis.edu  

Information about Fort Lewis College’s alcohol and drug policy, sexual assault policy, campus security policies, campus crime statistics, fire safety procedures and fire statistics, and campus/community resources can be found in the Annual Security and Fire Safety Report. Hard copies are available upon request. 

 

  * Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 and Part 106 of the Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) prohibit discrimination on the basis of sex, including in admission and employment. Inquiries about the application of Title IX and CFR 106 to Fort Lewis College may be directed to FLC's Title IX Coordinator and/or to the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights of the Department of Education.  

 

ADAA Accommodations  

Any person with a disability as defined by the ADA Amendments Act of 2008 (ADAAA) may be provided a reasonable accommodation upon request to enable the person to complete an employment assessment. To request an accommodation, please contact Kristin Polens by phone 970-247-7459 or email kpolens@fortlewis.edu at least five business days before the assessment date to allow us to evaluate your request and prepare for the accommodation. You may be asked to provide additional information, including medical documentation, regarding functional limitations and type of accommodation needed. Please ensure that you have this information available well in advance of the assessment date. 

 

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