Major areas of responsibility are general ledger recording and account reconciliation. Performs functions to ensure generally accepted accounting principles and Colleges' policies are followed in the recording and reconciliation of financial transactions. Works with Associate Controller for Accounting and Financial Reporting and other accounting personnel to maintain accounting and operating guidelines; acts as liaison with other departments as necessary.
Bachelor's degree in accounting, or equivalent combination of education and experience. In-depth understanding of accounting principles, practices and procedures is essential. Familiarity with the principles of not-for-profit accounting is desired. Proficiency with word processing, database and spreadsheet software, preferably Microsoft Word, Access, and Excel, PeopleSoft knowledge also beneficial. Must have excellent organizational and time management skills. Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively in order to deal with difficult one-on-one and phone interactions with diplomacy and tact. Must be able to work with and maintain extremely confidential and sensitive information relating to the Colleges' finances and operations.
This is a 12-month, benefits-eligible, administrative salaried position. Normal campus office hours of work are 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. This position description is not all-inclusive, as other tasks or responsibilities may be assigned.
Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Interested applicants should send a cover letter, resume and the names with contact information for three references to:
Office of Human Resources
Hobart and William Smith Colleges
337 Pulteney Street
Geneva, NY 14456
Or by email to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Hobart and William Smith Colleges are committed to attracting and supporting faculty and staff that fully represent the racial, ethnic, and cultural diversity of the nation and actively seek applications from under-represented groups. The Colleges do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, marital status, national origin, age, disability, veteran's status, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression or any other protected status.
Founded as Hobart College for men and William Smith College for women, Hobart and William Smith Colleges today are a highly selective residential liberal arts institution with a single administration, faculty and curriculum but separate dean’s offices, student governments, athletic programs and traditions. The Colleges are located in a small diverse city in the Finger Lakes region of New York State. With an enrollment of approximately 2,000, the Colleges offer 62 different majors and minors from which students choose two areas of concentration, one of which must be an interdisciplinary program. Creative and extensive programs of international study and public service are also at the core of the Colleges’ mission.