The Staff Accountant provides general accounting support and efficient and effective customer service in a complex financial environment.
Responsibilities of the Staff Accountant include, but are not limited to, the following: • Prepare weekly cash summary and cash roll forward worksheet. • Prepare monthly reconciliations of bank statements. • Reconcile and maintain key general ledger accounts, such as student accounts receivables and loans receivables. • Prepare the overall Accounts Receivable reconciliation to general ledger and the monthly student receivables aging worksheet. • Reconcile gift revenue posted in the financial statements to gift reporting prepared by Advancement. • Prepare and maintain worksheets for the debt series and record monthly entries. • Prepare and maintain worksheets for Department of Education and direct lending draw downs. • Prepare worksheets and entries for the capitalization of construction projects, fixed asset additions and disposals, and the associated depreciation. • Maintain the fixed asset database and coordinate the bi-annual fixed asset equipment inventory. • Assist with quarter-end closing, year-end closing, and financial statement audit. • Assist with the completion of surveys received from regulatory bodies and other external parties. • Serve as a liaison of the College with internal and external financial partners. • Interpret, apply, and explain College financial policies and procedures to the campus community.
• Bachelor’s degree in Accounting, and a minimum of two years of related work experience in accounting required, or equivalent combination of education and experience. • Knowledge of not-for-profit accounting principles used by colleges and universities. • Advanced Microsoft Excel skills, including pivot tables, v-lookup formulas, and data filtering. • Proficiency in Microsoft Word. • Experience with integrated accounting systems. • Experience in preparing monthly reconciliations with the ability to thoroughly research reconciling items. • Ability to interact professionally with all levels of staff and build cooperative relationships with other departments. • Strong commitment to continuous process improvement and customer service. • Strong verbal and written communication skills. • Strong organizational skills.
Internal Number: 0600616
About Wheaton College
Attracting students from across the country and around the globe, Wheaton College is a highly selective, four-year, private liberal arts college with a student body of almost 1,700. Wheaton's residential campus, one of the loveliest in New England, is located in Norton, Massachusetts, between Boston and Providence, R.I.
Founded in 1834 as a female seminary, Wheaton College became coeducational in 1987 after more than 150 years as a leading educational institution for women. Wheaton's traditional commitment to equality and social justice is today reflected in its pledge to diversity in all its forms. Wheaton is an active community of learners who value the liberal arts as a means for personal growth, professional success and leadership that improves the world.