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Staff Accountant

Company: Garrett Evangelical
Location: Evanston
Posted on: May 22, 2023

Job Description:

Position Summary:The Staff Accountant reports to the Controller and is responsible for providing key accounting and analytical support related to Payables to the Controller, Senior Accountant/Analyst, and other stakeholders, as necessary.Qualifications required:Bachelor's degree in Accounting.Two plus years of accounting and/or auditing experience.Advanced skills using Excel and other Microsoft products.Advanced skills analyzing and reconciling all balance sheet accounts.Experience using accounting software.Strong written and verbal communication skills.Self-starter who can work independently on multiple tasks and projects.Enthusiasm for the strategy, culture, projects and people of Garrett-EvangelicalQualifications preferred:Master's degree or pursuing MS in accounting.Experience working in higher education, non-profit in accounting or higher education auditing.Experience working in public accounting or audit roles.Working knowledge of technology management.Jenzabar experience.CPA or pursuing CPA is desirable.Essential functions and responsibilities:Accounts PayableReview approved purchase orders and for new invoices for payment.Validate invoice amounts against related documentation in the Purchase Order, including amounts and expense classificationPrepare student, and all other operational payments by creating appropriate batches and advancing them for approval and posting.Generate Checks/efiles for invoice paymentsManage Accounts Payable Module to ensure Vendor information is up to date and payments are current.Manages the annual 1099's ensuring accuracy.Prepaid ExpensesAs invoices are recorded, review for periods coveredUpdate Amortization Schedule on the Prepaid Account Reconciliation and record amortization in the G/LCharge CardsMonitor receipt of Charge Card Receipts and Account AssignmentsRecord account assignments in the Journal Entry Preparation Workbook from submissions by Cardholders and submit for posting.Timely and accurate reconciliation and completion monthly/yearly accounting close and related journal entries for assigned Balance Sheet and ExpensesAccounts Payable Subledger to G/LAccrued Expenses, including Chase Credit Card AccountAnnuities PayableObligation for Retiree Health BenefitsComplete assigned annual audit PBC'sAssists with compiling ad-hoc data for the annual audit.UtilitiesProcess monthly utilities including water, gas and electric.Distributions by department Posting (allocations provided by originating departments).PostageOffice SuppliesPrintingPayroll and BenefitsPrepare accurate monthly and semi-monthly payroll for Controller ApprovalDownload applicable reports to the Payroll Teams folder, including payroll registers and deduction reportsPay Monthly Benefit ProvidersSuccess factors/job competencies:Management - ability to organize and manage multiple projects and priorities.Planning - ability to think ahead and plan out activities in fast paced environment.Customer service orientation and collaboration mindsetWillingness to go above and beyond job scope to get things accomplishedExcellent interpersonal and communication skills.Strong team player.Physical demands and work environment:The physical demands and work environment characteristics described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.Physical demands: While performing the duties of this job, the employee must be able to stand, walk, sit, use hands to finger, handle or feel objects, reach with hands and arms, climb stairs, and lift/move up to 20 pounds. The individual will regularly be required to communicate professionally in person, over the phone, and through email; and to sit, type, and stare at a computer monitor for prolonged periods.Work environment: Employee occasionally may be exposed to weather conditions prevalent at the time, but work is primarily performed indoors. The noise level in the work environment is usually minimal.Equal Employment Opportunity:Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary does not discriminate, or permit discrimination by any member of its community against any individual, on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, parental status, marital status, age, disability, citizenship, veteran status, genetic information, or any other classification prohibited by law in admissions, recruitment, financial aid, employment, housing, services, or in its educational programs or activities.General sign-off: The employee is expected to adhere to all company policies while employed. Furthermore, this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties, or responsibilities that are required of the employee. Duties, responsibilities, and activities may change, or new ones may be assigned at any time with or without notice.

Keywords: Garrett Evangelical, Evanston , Staff Accountant, Accounting, Auditing , Evanston, Illinois

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