Director of Accounting Services

Location: Takoma Park, MD
Date Posted: 02-12-2018

Position will be open until filled
Washington Adventist University (WAU) is a Christ-centered institution of higher education that supports a culture of excellence where all feel valued.  Nestled in a desirable residential community in Takoma Park, Maryland, WAU offers its faculty and staff an environment where professional expertise is valued and lasting connections between co-workers are formed as we work together to ensure the success of our students.  Regardless of title, every employee supports WAU’s vision of producing graduates who bring moral leadership and competence to their communities.

WAU is seeking a quality- and detail-oriented candidate for the position of Director of Student Accounts. Reporting directly to the Executive VP of Finance, the successful candidate has hands-on responsibility for all finance, accounting, and reporting activities. The Director leads the day-to-day finance operations of the University and has functional responsibility over accounting and financial reporting.

  • Responsible for managing the monthly close, year-end close and audit preparation for external auditors
  • Responsible for reviewing internal control and making suggestions to the CFO
  • Responsible for monitoring the institution's budget
  • Serves as liaison for the annual audit and with external accountants for monitoring of federal and state taxes
  • Responsible for maintenance of accounting procedure manual and Ellucian Colleague manual
  • Responsible for General Ledger account setup and maintenance of the Ellucian Colleague code structure
  • Prepares Financial Statements for Washington Adventist University
    • Prepares Year End Financial Statements
    • Completes note disclosure form
    • Reviews journal entries and adjustments to the General Ledger
    • Supervises monthly Operating Statements sent to the Finance Committee of the Board
  • Responsible for Tax reporting for Washington Adventist University
Education and/or Experience:
  • B.A. or B.S. in accounting or finance, MBA or CPA preferred
  • Five years related experience in Accounting and Audit Preparation, preferably in higher education or non-profit organization
  • Three years of hands-on experience with an ERP, preferably Ellucian Colleague experience
Benefits package includes:
  • Healthcare, including vision, dental and prescription drug
  • Flexible Spending Plans
  • Competitive 403B plan Retirement Plan
  • Tuition assistance for employees, spouse and dependents
  • Life insurance including supplemental and accidental death and dismemberment policies
  • Long Term Disability
  • Long-Term Care Insurance
  • AFLAC insurance
  • Legal Assistance Program
  • Employee Assistance Program
Title VII Exception Notice
Washington Adventist University is a religiously qualified Equal Opportunity Employer under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act.  As such the University has the legal right to prefer a member of the Seventh-day Adventist ("SDA") Church in its hiring process. In the event that a qualified SDA candidate is not identified, the University will give the opportunity to candidates who must understand and respect the mission, purpose, and identity of Washington Adventist University as a condition of their employment.

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