Stratford University

Senior Accountant

Posted Date 2 months ago(4/27/2022 10:29 AM)
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United States

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At Stratford University employees take enormous pride in their work and the work of the University. Stratford is not just your next job -- it is a career where employees find their true calling and feel tremendous joy in making a difference in the lives of others. Every employee is empowered and encouraged to contribute innovative ideas to enhance the student experience and learning outcomes. This is made evident by our motto, Changing lives, one student at a time.”  Visit our University blog at




The Senior Accountant is responsible for applying well-established accounting principles, theories, concepts, and practices to the fundamental financial operations at the University. The Senior Accountant will work closely with the Business Office and Financial Aide finance manager to evaluate current operating practices and ensure they align with accounting requirements for audit and internal financial reporting purposes. This position will identify process improvements in all facets of the accounting process.


Essential Job Functions:


  • Prepares standard and nonstandard income and balance sheet statements, consolidated statements, and various other accounting statements and reports.
  • Ensures that the assigned day-to-day operations are carried out in accordance with established accounting principles, policies, and objectives.
  • Analyzes financial reports and records, making recommendations relative to the accounting reserves, assets and expenditures.
  • Reviews and verifies the accuracy of journal entries and accounting classifications assigned to various records.
  • Conducts special studies and develops or recommends accounting methods and procedures.
  • Coordinates accounting matters with other departments, locations and divisions.
  • Perform bank reconciliations and produce appropriate journal entries.
  • Manage the accounts payable and payroll accounting function.
  • Ensure accounts receivable balances between Campus Management and Great Plains are accurate.


The Skills:


  • Strong personal accountability and unwavering attention to detail in meeting assignments
  • Ability to work independently, make independent judgments, and multi-task
  • High energy, outgoing personality/friendly and professional attitude
  • Commitment to quality service to students, faculty, and staff
  • Initiative to do what is needed, self-motivation and the ability to function efficiently and effectively within a team and in a fast-paced environment
  • Good oral, written, reporting and presentation communication skills
  • Identifies key barriers/core problems and applies problem solving skills in order to deal creatively with complex situations.


Required Education and Experience:


  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting or Finance
  • Two to Five years of related business experience.
  • Experience with Generally Accepted Accounting Principles.
  • Proprietary, for profit, business experience desirable.
  • Knowledge and experience with company policies and Generally Accepted Accounting Principles.
  • Proficient in working with Microsoft Office.
  • Experience with Great Plains and Nexus Payables highly preferred



The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed.  They are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required of personnel so classified.


Stratford University is an Equal Opportunity Employer


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