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Senior Staff Accountant – Edward Via College of Osteopathic Medicine

The Senior Staff Accountant will support the Financial Controller to ensure VCOM Business Office functions are performed in an efficient and timely manner. The position will foster compliance with sound business practices and College policies, as well as federal and state regulations, in performing job duties to include financial reporting, analysis and other special projects as assigned. In execution of duties, the Senior Staff Accountant will ensure robust internal controls are maintained to preclude fraud, embezzlement, and other misuses of College assets, so as to conserve, preserve and safeguard College resources.

Job Duties:
1. Donations/Pledges: Code and record donations and pledges in
the accounting system, reconciling entries to Blackbaud
reporting on a monthly/annual basis. Completion of related
annual Form 990 schedules.
2. Unrestricted and Restricted Funds: Monthly/Quarterly/Annual
reconciliation of net assets and analysis of Unrestricted and
Restricted Funds including Endowment Accounts. Completion
of related annual Form 990 schedules and Audit Footnotes.
3. Reconciliations: Review and approve monthly reconciliations
and analysis, as assigned, following up on reconciling items as
4. Credit Cards: Prepare and/or review credit card logs for
designated cardholders, assuring purchases are according to
VCOM policies with appropriate coding, documentation and
approval. Assist in resolving issues of non-compliance with
credit card usage.
5. Financial Statements: Assist Financial Controller with month
end closings and reporting, including preparation of subsidiary
and consolidated financial statements.
6. Cash Receipts: Code and record miscellaneous cash receipts in
the accounting system.
7. Project Accounting: Assist with recording of monthly project
accounting entries.
8. Budget: Function as a budget liaison and advisor for
designated division and perform monthly variance analysis,
effectively communicating results to budget manager.
9. Fixed Assets: Assist the Financial Controller with accounting
for routine fixed asset transactions and serve as a backup for
this function as needed.
10. May assist with preparation of various analysis, periodic
schedules, account reconciliations, and occasional special
projects where needed.
11. Responsible for remaining knowledgeable and current on areas
of responsibility through educational reading, attending
conferences, meetings, seminars and webinars.
12. Assist in ensuring VCOM’s compliance with financial,
regulatory, and accreditation policies and requirements.
13. Participate on College committees and activities as requested
and as work schedule permits.
14. Perform other duties as assigned.

Required Qualifications:
• Education: A minimum of a Bachelor’s degree in accounting,
business or other degree program along with comparable
work experience.
• Licensure or certification: N/A
• Experience: Two or more years of experience working in an
accounting or business office

Skills important for this position:
• Ability to perform detailed-oriented tasks with minimal errors
• Strong analytical skills and ability to solve moderately difficult
to difficult problems
• Excellent interpersonal and communications skills, and strong
customer service skills
• Strong organizational and time-management skills with the
ability to manage multiple priorities and meet deadlines
• Proficient with Excel, Outlook, Word, and an automated
accounting system
• Strong work ethic, a team player and flexible
• Proficient with Excel, Outlook, Word, and an automated
accounting system
• Ability to maintain confidentiality
• Commitment to College values and mission

Preferences may be given to candidates who have the following skills or attributes:
• Experience using Microsoft D365 or a comparable ERP system
• Proven background in public accounting or with fund
• Two or more years’ experience working in a Controller’s or
Business Office at an institute of higher education
• CPA license candidate or Master of Accountancy degree are a

The successful candidate will be subject to a criminal history background check.

Regular, reliable or predictable attendance is an essential function of the job.

Working Conditions and Efforts: 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 is occasionally required to sit; use hands and vision for office equipment such as computers; talk or hear; moderate telephone usage. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds.

Work environment: Office environment. Outside travel required 10-15% of time for CPE training and trips to the branch campuses. The noise level in the work environment is usually minimal.

This position is classified as a non-exempt position because it does not require that the candidate/employee exercise independent judgment and discretion regarding matters of significance.

Employment with VCOM is “at-will”. This means employment is for an indefinite period of time and it is subject to termination by the employee or by VCOM, with or without cause, with or without notice, and at any time. Nothing in this position description or any other policy of VCOM shall be interpreted to be in conflict with or to eliminate or modify in any way, the “at-will” employment status of VCOM employees.

VCOM core values: The employee is expected to adhere to all VCOM policies. As the environment is a professional college, VCOM faculty / staff are expected to dress and behave in a professional manner at work. VCOM faculty / staff are expected as VCOM employees, to be a person who obeys all laws and professional expectations of an upstanding citizen of the community. VCOM expects all employees to maintain a positive attitude in all working relationships with all VCOM departments, employees, medical students, prospective medical students, interns, and residents and to treat all other engaged in the duties of the employment, with mutual respect.

I am notified that the College is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of age, sex, sexual orientation, ethnicity, religion, or disability.

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