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Senior Accountant

Apply now Job No: 498675
Work Type: Staff Full Time (1500 hours or greater)
Location: Dayton, OH
Category: Research Staff
Department: General Ledger - 250212
Pay Grade: A3 - Exempt
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Position Summary: Reporting to the Director of Research Accounting, the Sr. Accountant performs moderately complex-to-complex accounting activities in accordance with accounting principles and standards to control the organization's financial resources and ensure that it complies with all relevant regulations, laws, and reporting requirements. Responsible for the day-to-day management of processes in the general ledger, maintenance of accurate and reconciled accounts, and for accurate financial reporting at a cost center, Division, or business unit level. Reconcile complex accounts and check the accuracy of journal entries to ensure general ledger is in accordance with accounting principles and reporting schedules so that the organization has a full and accurate statement of its financial position. Check and analyze financial information and prepare financial reports and accounting statements so that senior management has accurate and timely information for making financial decisions. Provide technical accounting advice to functional or operational area managers to help them understand financial reports and manage their financial responsibilities. Provide leadership and mentorship to payroll and accounting functions to support developing employees and resolving complex issues as required. Complete other duties as assigned.
Minimum Qualifications:

1. Bachelor's degree in accounting 2. Minimum of eight years of demonstrated experience in accounting 3. Demonstrated knowledge accounting principles and practices. 4. Advanced level skills with Microsoft Excel, and intermediate level skills with Microsoft Word, Outlook, and PowerPoint, as well as Adobe Pro 5. Due to the nature of the work, U.S. citizenship is required.

Preferred Qualifications:

1. Master’s degree 2. Active CPA or CMA license 3. Experience with Government contracting and/or sponsored research administration 4. Experience with Deltek Costpoint 5. Four years of supervisory experience 6. Demonstrated ability to be in trust of highly sensitive data 7. Familiarity with payroll processes 8. Ability to make independent and evaluative judgments 9. Three or more years of experience analyzing financial data 10. Strong interpersonal skills 11. Demonstrated attention to detail and critical thinking skills

Special Instructions to Applicants:

Please summarize your ability to meet minimum qualifications in your cover letter.
References may be requested later in the interview process.

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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