Sr Accountant

Posting Details

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Position Information

Position Title Sr Accountant
Requisition Number STFR004225
Division/College Finance
Interdisciplinary Division/College Not Applicable
Location Boston Main Campus
Full-time/Part-time Full Time
Grade 12
Posting Date 01/08/2018

The Senior Accountant for Operations is responsible for the daily accounting operations required to manage the University’s operating budget and general ledger net assets. This position has responsibility and accountability for general accounting, reconciliations, and financial compliance for the University. Provides assistance to the Associate Controller and the Assistant Controller in the management, preparation and administration of financial reporting. Prepares accounting transactions and account reconciliations, provides relevant fiscal information to the executive management team. Is responsible for overseeing and ensuring the integrity of data flows from all interfaces into the Banner financial system. The Senior Accountant for Operations also supports the preparation of the University’s annual financial statements and annual review by external auditors.


• BS in Accounting
• Minimum of 5-7 years of accounting experience
• Excellent analytical, problem solving and accounting skills essential
• High attention to detail
• Ability to conceptualize the flow of data from numerous subsystems and to identify the potential system-wide impact of changes
• Strong communication skills with the ability to interact effectively with both senior management and subordinates
• Strong computer skills including proficiency with Microsoft Word and Excel.

Additional Information

A criminal background check is required for this position.

Documents Needed to Apply

Required Documents
  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter
Optional Documents
  1. References
  2. Transcripts

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