The Bard College Controller's Office is seeking a self-motivated individual to assist in daily accounting processes and in paying tax liabilities to municipalities. The Junior Accountant will support the Controller, Assistant Controller, and Senior Accountants in carrying out the 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 will handle confidential information and should be able to identify and participate in problem resolution.
This is a full-time, non-exempt, 12-month-per-year position reporting to the Controller and Assistant 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.
Review and approve monthly corporate card reconciliations; interact with cardholders
Feed externally generated entries for the Financial Aid, Student Accounts, and Development offices into the accounting system; liaise on status inquiries
Assist in handling restricted accounts
Reconcile due to/from accounts
Assist auditors by providing documentation and/or information as required
AP reporting capabilities (1099, 1st B Notices)
Interact with new vendors and create vendor files in Banner
Perform other accounting, financial, or administrative tasks that may be required
All other duties as assigned
Associate's degree in business-related field required, Bachelor's degree in business-related field preferred
Must be highly skilled in dealing with financial/numeric data and exhibit accuracy and strong attention to detail
General knowledge of GAAP
MS Office Suite proficiency
Highly skilled in use of Excel spreadsheets
1 year of professional experience preferred
Strong communication skills
Ability to work as a member of a team, especially when under deadline
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.