Employment Opportunities

Accountant I

Apply now Job No: 500711
Work Type: Staff Full Time (1500 hours or greater)
Location: Dayton, OH
Category: University Staff
Department: Controller - 800500
Pay Grade: B - Exempt
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Position Summary:

Do you have a curious nature and enjoy problem solving? Do you want to be recognized for your accounting talents and grow professionally? Is so, then we invite you to apply to the Accountant I position at the University of Dayton. We offer a 35 hour work week along with excellent benefits, paid leave and holidays, and tuition assistance. We are searching for an Accountant I who is interested in taking on a variety of duties and can work cross-functionally with multiple departments. In this role you will perform a variety of accounting functions:
• Account reconciliations
• Review and posting of journal entries
• Preparing financial data reports for use by Campus units
• Assist with month end reporting
• Assist with year-end close and annual audit

Come and experience UD where you will be an integral part of our accounting team. We are builders of community and invite people with diverse talents, interests and backgrounds to enrich and advance our common mission.

Reporting to the Assistant Controller the Accountant I will perform moderately complex accounting activities and functions involving fiscal interpretation and analysis, reconciliations, revenue and/or expenditure reporting/accounting, general ledger transactions, journal entries and review of multiple accounts.

Minimum Qualifications:

• Bachelor’s degree in Accounting plus two years of relevant work experience
• Knowledge of Generally Accepted Accounting Principles
• Understanding of and ability to apply accounting skills and concepts
• Knowledge of and experience with accounting systems and the internet, computer literacy
• Proficiency in Google Suite and Microsoft Excel
• Effective communication skills, including the ability to clearly and effectively communicate information to internal and external audiences
• Ability to contribute as part of a project team

Preferred Qualifications:

While not everyone may possess all of the preferred qualifications, the ideal candidate will bring many of the following:

• Four or more years of relevant work experience
• Experience with higher education fund accounting or other complex not-for-profit entity
• Experience with Ellucian Banner ERP
• Experience with Cognos report writing
• Experience working with socially and culturally diverse communities

Special Instructions to Applicants:

To apply please submit a cover letter addressing each minimum qualification and any applicable preferred qualifications that you meet.

A federal court on December 7, 2021, issued a ruling that suspends the COVID-19 vaccine requirement that applies to federal contractors nationwide. With this development, the University will pause any enforcement action against employees who have not complied with the requirement to be fully vaccinated by Dec. 8, 2021 or to have requested an exemption to maintain their employment status.

The University will continue to monitor the state of the pandemic on campus and in the community as well as developments in federal and state requirements, and also will continue to regularly consult with public health officials and our medical panel. As has been the case throughout the pandemic, our protocols and requirements are subject to change depending on conditions on campus or in our community, and government requirements.

Closing Statement:

Informed by its Catholic and Marianist mission, the University is committed to the principles of diversity, equity, and inclusion. Informed by this commitment, we seek to increase diversity, achieve equitable outcomes, and model inclusion across our campus community. As an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer, we will not discriminate against minorities, women, protected veterans, individuals with disabilities, or on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation or gender identity.


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