The Senior Accountant is responsible for the proper recording and monitoring of transactions in our financial accounting system. The Senior Accountant prepares account and bank reconciliations, manages post-award grant accounting and supports the Controller in management of general finance and accounting functions.
Prepare and file all pertinent financial reports related to grants with government agencies and private foundations and process grant billings as needed.
Reconcile all assigned balance sheet accounts in accordance with monthly due dates provided, ensuring all correcting entries necessary are posted in a timely manner.
Communicate with all pertinent faculty and staff regarding the monthly financial results for grants under their management and manage a calendar of grant compliance deadlines proactively.
Assist in the monthly closing process of the financial records of the University, preparing all journal entries required. This includes routine and complex entries, some recurring and some non-recurring.
Prepare schedules and reconciliations for the annual financial statement audit, 990 tax return and other compliance related filings.
Monitor general ledger activity daily and research and control report issues.
Provide customer service support to University personnel and work with various University Departments including Budget, Athletics, Advancement, Provost Office.
Bachelor’s degree and at least three years of related accounting experience. An equivalent combination of education and experience may be considered.
Strong understanding of GAAP as it applies to higher education and / or non-profit entities.
Strong oral and written communication skills.
Strong organizational and time management skills.
Familiarity with financial management of grants and related federal, state, agency and donor specific regulations
Excellent interpersonal skills with the ability to interact with a diverse population of students, faculty, staff, and program participants.
Must be able to operate all standard office equipment and software including MS office.
Knowledge of and commitment to the mission of La Salle University
La Salle University embraces diversity and seeks candidates who will contribute to a climate that supports a fully inclusive, equitable, and diverse working and learning environment. We strongly encourage individuals from underrepresented and/or marginalized identities to apply.
La Salle University offers its eligible employees comprehensive medical and dental plans, employer paid life and disability insurance, retirement benefits, generous paid time off (vacation, sick leave, and holidays), and tuition benefits such as no cost undergraduate and graduate degree programs for its employees (with no wait period) and no cost undergraduate degree programs for its employees’ dependents (after completing the required years of service).
Established in 1863, La Salle University is a private, Catholic university rooted in the tradition of the Brothers of the Christian Schools teaching order, which was founded by St. John Baptist de La Salle. Known as an academic community of excellence, one shaped by Lasallian, Catholic values, La Salle remains steadfast in the pursuit of its mission of faith, service, community, and social justice, with concern, too, for both collective values and the individual values of its students.
La Salle University embraces diversity and seeks candidates who will contribute to a climate that supports a fully inclusive, equitable, and diverse working and learning environment. We strongly encourage individuals from underrepresented and/or marginalized identities to apply. EEO/AA