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InstitutionGrand Rapids Community College
TitleSenior Accountant
Posted2/12/2018 - 10:37 AM
FT/PTFull Time
Job TypeStaff
Posted Until3/30/2018
DescriptionDate: February 5, 2018
Posting ID: 859
Title: Senior Accountant
Schedule: 40 Hours/52 Weeks
Compensation: Meet and Confer Salary – Grade 13, $47,951
Reports to: Controller
Posting closes: February 16, 2018

The Senior Accountant will perform various detail-focused accounting activities involving the reconciliation of high volume transactional information, but also be able to analyze accounting data and prepare financial reports for internal use and to meet external and regulatory/audit requirements. For all functions the expectation will be to independently follow up on any discrepancies and questions that may arise. The individual should therefore consistently work with precision, have problem solving abilities, and also fully understand GAAP accounting principles.
- Prepare monthly Board reports, monitor budget and actual expenditures, and prepare budget documents.
- Responsible for accounts receivables collections and reconciliation.
- Assist in preparation of materials for annual audit.
- Maintain and update fixed asset records in PeopleSoft in accordance with GRCC Asset Capitalization policy.
- Responsible for reconciliation of fixed asset inventory to general ledger.
- Responsible for the annual inventory of fixed assets.
- Assist Budget Control Officers in answering questions regarding account detail and budgets.
- Prepare detail general ledger account analysis, reconciliation and journal entries as needed.
- Provide temporary service for various student financial positions in Cashiers Office while staff is on leave.
- Perform internal audit reports with findings and recommendations for improvements in internal controls and operational efficiencies.
- File required forms and reports with State and Federal governments.
- Design and teach staff development classes to employees detailing responsibilities of a Budget Control Officer and proper use of financial software system.
- Maintain and operate document management system for accounts payable workflow, approvals and document retention.
- Assist in creating and maintaining reports for Financial Data Warehouse.
- Assist in accounting and reporting for GRCC Foundation.
- Regular attendance during normal scheduled hours is required. Being present is essential for serving customers and performing the essential functions of this position.
- Other duties as assigned.

Education & Experience
- Bachelor’s degree in accounting required, CPA preferred.
- Experience in a non-profit, governmental or education accounting position preferred.
Mental Demands
- Proficient in a Windows environment and a working knowledge of the Campus Wide Information System.
- Demonstrated ability with accounting, database, Internet, spreadsheet, and word processing software programs.
- Successful experience working with diverse populations.
- Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively both verbally and in writing.
- Commitment to the Community College mission.
- Ability to work independently and prioritize work.
Physical Demands
- Must be able to sit or stand for long periods of time.
Working Conditions
- Work is generally performed within an office environment, with standard office equipment.

Grand Rapids Community College is only accepting online applications for this position. The posting will remain open until February 16, 2018 at 11:59 PM at Please include your resume and cover letter in one document. Individuals with diverse backgrounds are encouraged to apply. Grand Rapids Community College is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
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