Staff Accountant

College of Wooster

Wooster, OH

ID: 7081700
Posted: July 29, 2021
Application Deadline: Open Until Filled

Job Description

About The College of Wooster:
Wooster offers an excellent, comprehensive liberal arts education, culminating in a rigorous senior project, in which each student works one-on-one with a faculty mentor to conceive, organize and complete a significant research project on a topic of the student's own choosing. Through this distinctive program, every Wooster student develops abilities valued by employers and graduate schools alike: independent judgment, analytical ability, creativity, project-management and time-management skills, and strong written and oral communication skills. Founded in 1866, the college enrolls approximately 2,000 students.

Work at Wooster

The College offers a comprehensive benefits program that includes: Health, Dental, Retirement, Tuition Remission, and 15 paid annual holidays. Committed to work-life balance, The College of Wooster offers vacation and sick time.

Job Description:
The College of Wooster is seeking a Staff Accountant to be responsible for the reconciliation of all College bank accounts and other routine General Ledger accounts. Completion of recurring analysis and all related month-end and year-end journal entries. Backs up the Cash Receipts function. Provides support to the Assistant Controller for general ledger analysis and accounting. Records recurring and non-recurring transfers among accounts. Significant involvement in month-end and year-end close. Some assistance with annual financial audit. May respond to questions from campus community regarding transactions in their accounts or account balances. Performs research on unique accounting entries or issues, as they arise and assists the Assistant Controller and Senior Financial Analyst with various projects, as assigned.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

Responsible for all bank reconciliations.
Complete responsibility for various General Ledger accounts; analysis, research and reconciliation as assigned.
Completes recurring account analysis and records month-end and year-end journal entries.
Assist the Assistant Controller in the monitoring of cash balances.
Back-up for Cash Receipts function.
Responds to departmental requests about transactions within their budgets.
Assists the Assistant Controller and Senior financial Analyst with various research and projects, as assigned.
Assists with routine account analysis.
Assists with preparation for the year-end audited financial statements.
Assist with response to various surveys, if requested..

Education and Experience:

Bachelor's Degree required. Degree with an emphasis in accounting, finance, or related field preferred.
1-3 years of financial and accounting experience required.
Not-for-profit experience is preferred.
Certificates, Licenses and Registrations:

Current CPA or working towards certification preferred.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

Strong communication and organization skills; proven record of ability to meet deadlines; and availability to work occasional evenings and weekends on special projects.
Experience with Datatel's Colleague software is highly desirable.
Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite preferred.

Additional Information:
The College of Wooster does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, sex/gender, gender identity, gender expression, medical condition, political affiliation, religion, creed, ethnicity, national origin (including ancestry), citizenship status, disability, age, marital status, family responsibilities, sexual orientation, veteran or military status, predisposing genetic characteristics, domestic violence victim status, or any other characteristic protected by institutional policy, or by state, local, or federal law. All offers of employment are subject to verification of the legal right to work in the United States as required by federal law. The College of Wooster is committed by policy and practice to diversity, equity and inclusion. For more information on our nondiscrimination policy visit:


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