Albright College, a liberal arts college in Reading, PA, is seeking applications for a Senior Financial Analyst.The Senior Financial Analyst is responsible for supporting a variety of College-wide projects involving business processes and costs and for coordinating the use of financial information to support decision-making in a complex financial environment. Primary responsibilities include assisting in the preparation of financial statements in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles for not-for-profit organizations, internal financial statements, management reports and analyses. The Senior Financial Analyst also performs the recordkeeping or extracts data for recording of key financial accounting activities. Comprehension of current accounting regulation and proposed changes, as well as practical application of accounting theory to tasks such as transaction accounting, account analyses, and accounting projects is required. In addition, responsibilities include a shared core role in the management of the financial information systems, banking system interfaces, and other related computerized systems.Candidate must demonstrate a commitment to enhancing equity and inclusion within the team and across a culturally diverse campus while celebrating people of all statuses and identities. This commitment must shine through all job functions including but not limited to, campus wide budget training sessions, explanation of financial reports, and daily interactions with colleagues and students.
Essential Job Functions:
Primary role in the coordination of a timely monthly financial close across the department which includes monthly and year-end closing accounting tasks (prepare journal entries, perform reconciliations and analytical reviews for assigned balance sheet, revenue, and expense accounts);
Assist in coordination and preparation of the College’s external consolidated audited financial statements in close partnership with the Controller and the Senior Accountant. The external financial statements and footnote disclosures require the application of specialized and complex generally accepted accounting principles governing not-for-profit organizations, such as ASU No. 2016-14, ASU No. 2016-02, ASU-2014-09, and the AICPA Audit and Accounting Guide;
Supervise financial analyst and payroll coordinator positions;
Reconcile trial balances to monthly internal SOA, balance sheet, and cash flow statements;
Publish preliminary and final budget reports on the college’s report portal;
Performs a key role as administrator and user of the financial systems used to extract data from the general accounting and student financial information databases
Performs a key role as administrator and/or user of other information systems/programs that affect the general accounting and student financial information databases (e.g. housing and dining system (OneCard));
Shared support for oversight of the general ledger (“GL”), including coordinating with staff to ensure integrity of GL accounts, review and approval of GL journal entries, set up/inactivate GL accounts, review and reconcile GL discrepancies, open and close fiscal periods, including rolling over general ledger to next fiscal year;
Manage cash and investment accounts, including endowment accounts;
Assists the Controller in the college’s budget preparation, analysis, and presentation to Cabinet and the Board of Trustees.
Proactively recommends process improvements with regard to monthly and year-end accounting processes and procedures as well as improvements to reporting and information systems needs of the Controller’s Office;
Serve as resource and mentor to Controller’s Office team; and provide cross coverage to other staff members as necessary
Participates in the development of policies and procedures;
Assists the Controller by assuming leadership of a variety of special projects relating to the financial and other operations of the College;
Perform other related duties as assigned.
Review of applications for this position will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Interested applicants should complete an application by clicking “Apply Now”. Cover letter, a minimum of two professional references and any other supporting application materials can be uploaded in one document along with the resume. Optional documents may be submitted can include: proof of education/certification, licenses, and letters of recommendation. Albright offers a competitive benefits package, which includes tuition remission.
As the oldest institution of higher learning in Berks County, Albright College has a long history of educating students of academic promise. Founded in 1856, Albright College is a diverse community of learners cultivating integrity, curiosity, connection, and resilience. The college’s flexible curriculum encourages students to combine and cross majors to create individualized academic programs. Close faculty mentorship and numerous experiential learning options create opportunities for Albright graduates to exceed their own expectations. Nationally ranked as a top performer for social mobility, Albright is proud of its wide cultural and economic diversity. Students learn to relate to people from different backgrounds, develop greater self-awareness, and gain a panoramic perspective of the world in order to view problems from multiple perspectives. The experience is valuable to students preparing to enter today’s global workplace, where differences in backgrounds and perspectives are the norm.
Albright College is a liberal arts institution with approximately 1750 students, located within an hour of Philadelphia and three hours of New York, Baltimore and Washington, DC. Additional information about Albright College is available at www.albright.edu.
At Albright, we believe our differences make us stronger and empower us to better understand and respect one another in a just and fair manner. With this in mind, the College recruits, houses, educates, employs, supports, and generally celebrates people of all statuses, identities, and backgrounds, including, but not limited to, race, ethnicity, national origin, citizenship status, religious or spiritual identity, gender and gender identity, sexual orientation, marital and parental status, veteran status, political affiliation, and physical and mental ability. Albright College is an EEO employer and, as stated above, is actively committed to inclusivity within its community. In pursuit of that, we actively encourage diversity in all dimensions among applicants for this position. Additional information about Albright College is available at www.albright.edu.
Excellent verbal and written communications skills
Strong and proven managerial/supervisory skills required
Excellent analytic skills required
Possess knowledge of the rules and regulations related to the business and finance aspects of managing the college
Demonstrated strong administrative, management, interpersonal, and problems solving skills
Strong computer literacy, specifically in Excel, GP Dynamics, PowerCampus
Ability to work with a high degree of confidentiality
Previous experience in an academic setting, specifically in the controller’s office, helpful.
Bachelor’s degree in accounting, finance or business administration required with a minimum of four to five years’ experience or Associate’s degree in accounting, finance or business administration with 10+ years of relevant experience.
About Albright College
Our mission is to inspire and educate the scholar and leader in each student, building on a strong foundation in the liberal arts and sciences and a commitment to the best of human values, fostering a commitment to a lifetime of service and learning.