Accountant, GL

Location: Takoma Park, Maryland
Date Posted: 08-18-2017
Accountant, GL
Accounting Services

For best consideration, apply by September 1, 2017

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.

Responsible for assisting in the preparation of monthly/quarterly/annual schedules supporting Financial Reporting according to the timeline established. 

  • Compiles Routine and non-routine journal entries
  • Reconciles accounts to Brokerage, Bank, and Revolving Fund Statements
  • Checks and posts Student Online Interface and Bookstore daily postings
  • Performs account analysis of all General Ledger Accounts to check compliance with Generally Accepted Accounting Principles
  • Prepares Operating Statements
  • Record Collection settlements and reconcile collection reports to actual transactions
  • Fixed Asset Management
  • Preparation for period accruals
  • Distributes expenditures, encumbrances, receipts, and receivables according to schedules
  • Performs statistical analyses to determine trends, estimates, and significant changes, and writes narrative reports explaining findings
  • Analyzes financial information detailing assets, liabilities, and capital, and prepares balance sheet, profit and loss statement, and other reports to summarize and interpret current and projected company financial position for other managers
  • Audits contracts, orders, and vouchers, and prepares reports to substantiate individual transactions prior to settlement
  • Determines proper handling of financial transactions and approves transactions within designated limits
  • Monitors compliance with generally accepted accounting principles and company procedures
  • Reviews, investigates, and corrects errors and inconsistencies in financial entries, documents, and reports
  • Makes recommendations regarding the accounting of reserves, assets, and expenditures
  • Collects appropriate data and prepares federal, state, and local reports and tax returns
  • Supports and affirms a culture of distinctive excellence and exceptional service
  • Attends University events and, required meetings (including weekly Convocation)
  • Performs other duties as assigned
Education and/or Experience:
  • Bachelor's degree in Accounting or Finance from four-year college or university. 
  • At least two years experience in solid core accounting in major business cycles, preferred.
  • Candidates with an equivalent combination of education and experience will also be considered.
  • CPA preferred.
Benefits package includes:
  • Health care, including vision, dental and prescription drug
  • Flexible Spending Plans
  • Competitive 403B plan Retirement Plan
  • Tuition assistance for employees, spouse and dependents (after 6 months of employment)
  • 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
  • Wellness programs
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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