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Senior Staff Accountant

Company: Kansas State University Foundation
Location: Manhattan
Posted on: November 17, 2022

Job Description:

Description:As a Certified Great Place to Work, organizational culture and employee engagement is important to us. We strive to harness your talents and build upon your strengths. We offer resources for professional growth so team members can find their purpose, a path to grow, ways to add value and thrive. Work alongside passionate, caring and talented people who trust and challenge one another in our intentional pursuit to be the best.We are searching for a Senior Staff Accountant to join our team! This position provides accounting support for donor and campus funds including basic financial reporting for internal staff and campus partners (i.e. balance sheets, income statements, and transaction reports). The Accountant reviews incoming deposits including cash, checks, credit cards, and online payments from third party processors. They ensure deposits are recorded timely and accurately into the organization's bank accounts. This position promotes innovative thinking to improve accounting and other administrative processes within the organization.A day in the life of the a Senior Staff Accountant could be:Review and approve cashiers' office operations, life insurance processing, and ensure deposit verification and reconciliations are performed timely and accurately.Collaborate with Information Technology and the Alumni Association to add, verify, or delete Foundation Information Network (FIN) users. Train campus users on reports available in the system.Provide custom transaction, fund balance, and other financial reporting as requested by colleagues, campus partners, and external agencies. This includes working with internal partners to prepare year end scholarship review and ensure balances are sufficient for awarding.Review fund balances, activity, and attributes on a regular basis to assure fund accounting and attribute accuracy including fund status. Verify new fund set up criteria.Provide accounting data for yearly reports.Maintain recurring credit cards. Process credit card refunds and follow up with appropriate personnel to adjust databases affected.Cross-train according to departmental guidelines and provide backup to the cashier's office and other accounting functions, as necessary.Requirements:Bachelor's degree in Accounting2-5 years professional accounting experienceUnderstanding of financial statement preparation under GAAPReconciliation experienceAttention to detail and ability to meet timelinesStrong organizational and customer service skillsA valid motor vehicle operator's license and acceptable driving recordWhat we want:Non-profit accounting experienceKnowledge of spreadsheet and database applicationsDemonstrates the ability to work with numbers while maintaining a high level of accuracyWhat this job does not do:Prepare tax returnsMaintain or prepare organizational financial reportsAccounts PayableTravel:No travel requiredWork location:Onsite - Manhattan, KansasCommitment to Inclusion & Belonging:The Foundation is committed to providing opportunities for all employees to succeed by creating an environment that is inclusive and draws upon the strength of the diverse backgrounds and personal experiences of our team.Employees cultivate a supportive, welcoming, inclusive, and equitable work environment that allows everyone to feel connected to the organization's mission and contribute to their full potential.Why work at Kansas State University Foundation?A strengths-based, engagement-focused and performance-oriented cultureA work environment that embraces flexibility inside of a frameworkMission-driven work that changes the lives of people around the worldCompetitive benefits package including health, dental, company paid life insurance, and a variety of voluntary benefits403(b) retirement plan with 10% company contributionCompany paid HSA contributionsPaid leave including vacation, sick, personal and volunteer6 weeks of paid parental leavePaid holidaysTuition and certification assistancePaid, ongoing learning and development opportunitiesAccess to extensive online library of technical and soft skill courses through LinkedIn Learning$300 annual wellness program reimbursementEAP (Employee Assistance Program)Adoption assistance programAn onsite 24/7 access fitness center

Keywords: Kansas State University Foundation, Manhattan , Senior Staff Accountant, Other , Manhattan, Kansas

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