Founded in 1841, Fordham is the Jesuit University of New York, offering an exceptional education distinguished by the Jesuit tradition to more than 16,000 students in its nine colleges and schools. It has residential campuses in the Bronx and Manhattan, a campus in West Harrison, N.Y., the Louis Calder Center Biological Field Station in Armonk, N.Y., and the London Centre in the United Kingdom.
The University offers a comprehensive benefits package that includes medical, dental, and vision insurance; flexible spending accounts; retirement plans; life insurance; short and long-term disability; employee assistance program (EAP); tuition remission; and generous time off.
Successful candidates should have a knowledge of and commitment to the goals of Jesuit Education.
Department: Controllers Office
Campus: Rose Hill (RH) - Bronx
The Supervisory Senior Accountant will report to the Manager of Accounting and Reporting, and support the Accounting Services group, which is responsible for accounting, reporting, and financial compliance functions for the University.
This position will provide key accounting and reporting functions for the University and will supervise one staff member. The Accountant also plays a crucial role in ensuring financial controls are in place and relevant reports are accurate and compliant with the required accounting standards, rules, and regulations.
Hands-on-role in accounting, reconciling, and reporting on debt service activities, investments, leases, plant assets, and bank activities including timely and accurate record keeping, frequently interacting with University department budget managers, third-party financial institutions and payment solutions, analyzing and reconciling monthly statements, maintaining the general ledger, and resolving discrepancies utilizing a solution-based approach
Maintenance and reconciliation of accounting records, which includes processing accounting transactions in accordance with Generally Accepted Accounting Principles, reconciling to various sub-ledgers and other source documentation, and closing of accounting records
Prepares and presents ad-hoc analysis of financially-related subjects and reconciliations of financial transactions using queries and reports
Produces clear, accurate, and well-organized documentation to support work performed
Maintains proper internal controls to achieve safeguard of University assets; ensuring reliability and integrity of financial information in accordance with best practices
Provides high-level service and solutions to University employees on accounting and financial issues
Prepares complex internal and external monthly, quarterly, and annual financial reports with accuracy on a timely basis ensuring quality accounting and best practices are followed
Prepares footnote disclosures and supporting workpapers for the University's Financial Statements and related fiscal year audit ensuring in accordance with U.S. generally accepted accounting principles
Maintains current accounting processes and controls and works with management to identify opportunities to continuously improve
Supports the development and enhancement of systems, processes, reports and data analysis
Researches relevant technical topics and applies topics as necessary
Participates and leads training sessions to educate the University community in using proper accounting procedures, processing transactions and in automated systems.
Stays current in professional knowledge and development
Performs other job functions and duties as needed
Bachelor's Degree in Accounting, CPA or CPA track, and/or public accounting experience a plus
Minimum of two years of accounting experience
Quantitative financial analysis skills, developing data queries, data warehouse extractions, and embracing digitalization/automation
Supervising experience preferred
Excellent MS Office, particularly Excel skills
Excellent communication skills
Ability to manage multiple projects, pivot, adapt, be receptive to new ideas, and able to work overtime when necessary
Organization and planning, time management skills and the ability to prioritize work, data management
Attention to detail and accuracy, problem-solving, communication skills – verbal and written and confidentiality
A self-motivated individual who can work independently
Minimum of one-year experience performing audit and tax work with a public accounting firm
Experience with financial systems, Banner, TM1, Business Intelligence Analytics, Lease Query and Hyland
Fordham Founded in 1841, Fordham is the Jesuit University of New York, offering an exceptional education distinguished by the Jesuit tradition to more than 16,000 students in its 9 colleges and schools. It has residential campuses in the Bronx and Manhattan, a campus in West Harrison, N.Y., the Louis Calder Center Biological Field Station in Armonk, N.Y., and the London Centre in the United kingdom.