The Bard College Controller's Office is seeking a self-motivated business professional to support the Controller and Assistant Controller in carrying out responsibilities of the Finance/Accounting Department.
The ideal candidate should have strong organizational and interpersonal skills and the ability to collaborate with others. The candidate should be able to identify and participate in problem resolution. This position handles confidential information. This is a full-time, exempt position, reporting to the Controller. The successful candidate will excel at working in a community that is broadly diverse with regard to race, ethnicity, socioeconomic status, gender, nationality, sexual orientation and religion.
Responds to information requests related to fiscal administration
Prepares reports and responses to external information and data compliance requirements
Monitors/reconciles general ledger accounts and performs variance analyses on general ledger accounts
Prepares, processes and records financial and budget journal entries
Prepares financial and statutory reports
Ensures that all banking transactions, including receipts, payments and inter-account fund transfers, are recorded accurately and in a timely manner
Participates in the monthly closing schedule, including account analyses and balance sheet reconciliations
Prepares year-end schedules for annual audits and assists with special projects
Conducts periodic audits of petty cash boxes and proper reconciliation
Reconciles balance sheet accounts
Helps to provide documentation and support during the annual audit process
Prepares and submits the annual NYS abandoned property reporting
Monitors Business Office email and follows up with appropriate departments
Participates in research and special projects as assigned
Budget analysis, program review analysis, and assisting in budget holding liaising
All other duties as assigned
Bachelor's degree in Accounting, Business Administration, Finance, or related field required
2+ years of experience required, experience in not-for-profit or higher education setting preferred
General knowledge of GAAP
MS Office Suite proficiency
Banner experience (preferred)
Highly skilled in use of Excel spreadsheets
Strong communication skills
Ability to work as a member of a team, especially when under deadline
Prior fund accounting experience (preferred)
Must be highly skilled in dealing with financial/numeric data and exhibit accuracy and strong attention to detail
Must be able to sit for extended periods of time and work in standard office environment
Must be able to occasionally lift 20 pounds
Must be able to work occasional weekends and evenings as needed
Bard College is an equal opportunity employer and we welcome applications from those who contribute to our diversity. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, mental, or physical disability, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, familial status, veteran status, or genetic information.
Bard is committed to providing access, equal opportunity, and reasonable accommodation for all individuals in employment practices, services, programs, and activities.
Building on a 150-year history as a competitive and innovative undergraduate institution, Bard College's mission has expanded across the country, around the world, and to meet broader student needs.Now, approximately 2,000 undergraduates study in Annandale and more than 200 graduate students study in Bard programs, plus nearly 1,000 students in our early colleges. Total enrollment for Bard College and its global affiliates is approximately 5,000 students. The undergraduate program at our main campus in the Hudson River Valley of upstate New York retains a reputation for scholarly excellence and civic engagement. We are committed to enriching culture, public life, and democratic discourse by training tomorrow's thought leaders.