Temporary Senior Accountant

Updated: 14 days ago
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Position Information
Position Information


Job Posting Number T00990
Position Title Temporary Senior Accountant
Department Financial Reporting Office-1196
Job Category Temporary Posting
Pay Type Hourly
Salary Range
$25.00 – $30.00/hr.
Position Details
The Controller’s Office supports the financial operations of the University. Members of the Controller’s Office facilitate the collection of University revenue, purchasing and procurement and University expenditures including Payroll and Accounts Payable. The office provides grant and gift administration, tax support, financial statement preparation, capital project accounting, and other general accounting functions.
The Controller’s Office is part of the Finance Office which also includes the development of the annual budget, monitoring of income and spending, and long-range financial planning.
Reporting to the Controller, the Temporary Senior Accountant will work closely with the Controller, two Associate Controllers as well as their staff, focusing on supporting the preparation of the University’s financial statements and the University’s financial statement audit.
The University is going live with Workday for its Human Resources, Payroll and Finance systems effective July 1st. This temporary position will serve a key role in the close of the University’s financial records in its old financial system.
Specific responsibilities include:
GENERAL ACCOUNTING
  • Assist in the preparation of the University’s Audited Financial Statements and coordination of annual financial audit, including working closely with University’s external auditors.
  • Liaison with the Investments Office, posting investment activity to the financial system, reconciling monthly cash flows and preparing year end audit reports.
  • Manage posting and approval of Fiscal Year 2024 journal entries in PeopleSoft.
  • Review of reconciliations of various bank, clearing and other balance sheet accounts.
  • Managing the process by which audit documentation is provided to the external auditors. This includes coordinating with Wesleyan personnel, pulling documentation from PeopleSoft (where applicable), conducting a preliminary review of audit samples and sharing audit deliverables to the auditor’s portal.
  • Other duties as assigned.

This position is a hybrid position with on-campus and remote work schedules.

Remote work is only considered for residents of MA, VT, NH, ME, CT, RI, or NY.

Minimum Qualifications
Bachelor’s degree in accounting with 5 years of accounting experience or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience.
Prior experience with audits.
Ability to analyze and interpret financial data and prepare financial reports.
Experience with enterprise financial systems used in financial and/or accounting applications.
Strong experience with Microsoft Excel including pivot tables and formula building.
Demonstrated ability to work independently, research problems, think out of the box and provide solutions.
Strong critical thinking and analytical skills.
Excellent communication skills.
Demonstrated commitment to work within a diverse environment and interact openly with individuals of different backgrounds.
Preferred Qualifications
CPA or MBA with equivalent accounting experience .
Ten years of accounting experience .
Familiarity with PeopleSoft.
Experience supervising audits.
Experience with higher education accounting.
Special Instructions to Applicants
Additional Information
All offers to external applicants are contingent on the candidate’s completion of a pre-employment background check screening to the satisfaction of Wesleyan University.
Quick Link https://careers.wesleyan.edu/postings/10590


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