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Senior Accountant, Waukesha

Carroll University
Wisconsin, United States
Salary Not specified
Posted date
Oct 21, 2021

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Position Type
Administrative, Business & Administrative Affairs, Financial Affairs
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Full Time
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Senior Accountant, Waukesha

General Information
  • Job Title:Senior Accountant
  • Location:
    • 100 N East Ave
    • Waukesha, WI, 53186
    • United States
  • Employee Type:Administrative Staff
  • Job Category:Business Office, Staff
  • Required Degree:4 Year Degree
  • Manage Others:Yes


  • Assemble and analyze data and transactions applying generally accepted accounting principles.
  • Originate and input journal entries for restricted, fixed asset, debt and endowment funds. Annually roll forward these fund balances.
  • Assist university faculty and staff by responding to accounting questions, researching problems, and providing requested informational reports.
  • Account for the University's restricted, fixed asset and debt funds in accordance with University policy, GAAP, and the restrictions of donors, including maintaining detailed records, required reporting, pledge accounting, and providing information to Advancement as requested for donor and foundation reporting.
  • Serve as the Business Office subject-matter-expert for the finance module of the ERP system.
  • Serve as the primary external audit liaison between the Business Office and external auditors.
  • Provide internal audit support including review of A/P invoices, expense reports, credit card statements, journal entries, purchase orders, and revenue recognition.
  • Completion of surveys and reporting of financial information to outside agencies and governmental bodies.
  • Manage year-end audit preparation for the restricted fund, debt and endowment fund including reconciliations, work papers, allocations, report generation and other audit work as assigned.
  • Supervise Accounts Payable Coordinator and Staff Accountant(s).
  • Set-up and maintain internet portal webpages for Business Office and online credit card payments.
  • Provide internal audit support of payroll liability transactions.
  • Assist in projects relative to finance operations, process improvements and technology as assigned.
  • Perform payroll account reconciliations.
  • Serve as project leader on accounting projects as assigned.
  • Perform back up duties for Business Office personnel as assigned.
  • Perform other duties as assigned by the Assistant Controller.


Education and/or Experience:
  • Bachelor's degree in Finance or Accounting required.
  • CPA or CPA Candidate required.

Technology Skills:
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite.
  • Use software reporting for data input and output.
  • Experience with Jenzabar CX and Microsoft Dynamics 365 preferred.

Human Relations Skills:
  • Communicate effectively verbally, in writing, in person and via the telephone.
  • High degree of professional discretion, integrity and good judgment.
    • Ability to work both independently and as a team member.
    • Ability to coordinate multiple assignments/projects simultaneously.
    • Candidates must be willing and able to support and advance theUniversity mission.

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