The American College of Financial Services – the nation's leading accredited institution focused on delivering applied financial knowledge and education is looking for an energetic and results-driven finance/accounting professional to join our high-performance team in the Finance & Risk Department.
If you have excellent time management, analytical, problem-solving abilities and are up for a challenge in a team-oriented environment, then this could be the place for you. The role will focus on general ledger accounting and month-end close, payroll, accounts payable, special projects, and other responsibilities.
Assists with the monthly close process
Preparation of journal entries related to revenue and expenses
Reconciliation of assigned balance sheet accounts
Performs bank account reconciliations, including follow up and adjustment of reconciling items
Monitors and tracks activity in the College's endowment and other restricted funds
Assistance with the annual financial statement audit
Monitors and analyzes fixed asset activity and related depreciation
Serves as backup for customer billing function, including verification of pricing and coordination with other departments as needed
Provides backup to other tasks within the department, including accounts payable and payroll
Takes the initiative and seeks process improvement opportunities within assigned responsibilities
Responsible for the preparation and processing of bi-weekly payroll for employees; review and ensure accuracy of timesheets; track and process garnishments and payroll deductions
Responsible for processing and paying all applicable payroll taxes (bi-weekly, monthly, quarterly, annual, etc.)
Responsible for the coordination between Payroll, Human Resources, Budget, and other departments to ensure proper flow and maintenance of employee data (including preparation/distribution of detailed reports, e.g., labor" home" work, overtime, leave balances, headcount, and retirement contribution reports)
Handle the administration of the electronic timekeeping system. Setup each employee, validate programs for employee charges and adherence to FLSA; monitor submissions of timesheets and ensure valid data transfers to/from the payroll service provider.
Possess a general understanding of payroll tax laws, regulations, and best practices
Accurate processing of required tax documents (W-2's)
Responsible for having a general understanding of the College's 403B plan and processing employee and employer contributions into the plan electronically
Assistance with the annual 403b and pension audits
Accounts Payable duties include but are not limited to:
Entering vendor invoices into the accounting system
Processing vendor payment activity
Interacting with various staff levels across the organization
Assists with maintenance of AP vendor master records, including new vendor setup, master data changes, and coordination with purchasing personnel
Communicating with vendors
Preparing vendor reports
Researching invoices and payments
Serve as point person for vendor and personnel queries
Support and assist with department reporting requirements such as audit schedules, tax schedules, etc.
Accurate processing of required tax documents (1099's)
Bachelor's degree in Accounting or Finance or related field required
3-5 years hands-on experience performing critical accounting, payroll, accounts payable or accounts receivable functions in a medium to large size organization
Strong skills using and understanding the flow of transactions in an integrated and automated payroll accounting system. Netsuite, Paycom, or similar systems experience a plus
Excellent MS Word and MS Excel skills required; MS Access skill a plus
Familiarity with Fund Accounting a plus
CPA or on the CPA track a plus
The American College of Financial Services is committed to applying financial education through teaching, research, and innovation in program delivery and design. As a nonprofit, accredited education institution, our courses are researched and written by a faculty of the nation's top thought leaders in personal finance. Our goal is to provide a rigorous, science-based professional and premium quality education to financial advisors. More than 200,000 financial services professionals have learned and honed their craft here. To learn more, visit TheAmericanCollege.edu.
In policy and practice, we encourage diversity and provide equal employment opportunities to all individuals based on job-related qualifications and ability to perform a job. We are committed to maintaining a non-discriminatory environment free from intimidation, harassment, or bias.
The American College of Financial Services is committed to applying financial education through teaching, research, and innovation in program delivery and design. As a nonprofit, accredited education institution, our courses are researched and written by a faculty of the nation's top thought leaders in personal finance.
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