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Senior Staff Accountant

Apply now Job no: 502905
Department: General Accounting
Location: Oxford, OH
Work type: Salary Staff
Categories: Administration, Finance, Budget, Accounting
Status: Full Time
Temporary: No

Job Title: Senior Staff Accountant

 $68000 - $76000

Hours Per Week:


Job Summary:


Senior Staff Accountant position to provide oversight for various accounting functions, including, but not limited to, gift and endowment funds, financial activity for the Paper Science and Engineering Foundation, and employee payroll and benefits. Prepare journal entries, as necessary, and various financial reports for the University. Coordinate monthly and year end close of the general ledger. Provide accurate and timely general ledger account reconciliations.


Duties/Physical Demands:

1. Work closely with representatives from University Advancement to assist in maintaining financial records related to gift funds. Responsible for the fund set up and journal entries related to University gift funds.
2. Prepare journal entries and timely reconciliations for endowment activity, including, but not limited to, monthly and annual statements related to endowment activity.
3. Work closely with representatives from the Paper Science and Engineering Foundation (PSEF). Prepare journal entries and monthly financial reports. Work with leadership team and external auditors at year end and prepare annual financial reports related to financial activity for PSEF.
4. Prepare monthly and annual journal entries for the University, including, but not limited to, payroll, prepaid expenses, employee benefits, and compensated absences.
5. Assist with year end audit workpaper and financial statement preparation for the University.
6. Responsible for accounting related to assigned GASB pronouncements.
7. Coordinate monthly and year end close of the general ledger.
8. Responsible for monthly reconciliations, including, but not limited to, prepaid expenses and employee benefit financial activity.
9. Perform other duties as assigned by the Assistant Director of Accounting or Chief Accounting Officer.


Minimum Qualifications:

The position requires 5 or more years of experience as a Staff Accountant, Auditor or Accounting Supervisor/Manager and a Bachelor’s degree in Accounting, Finance and or general business.


Desired Qualifications:

CPA or Master's degree are strongly preferred. Experience with fund accounting in a university or similar environment. Excellent communication (verbal and written) skills, organizational and time management skills, and the ability to work independently and meet deadlines. Experience with Banner Finance, Workday or other ERP software preferred. Knowledge of GAAP, GASB, and FASB.


Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

Requires a strong proficiency with PC-based software including an advanced proficiency with Excel and experience with other analytical tools. Excellent communication, analytical, time management and organizational skills are required.


Diversity Statement:

Miami University is committed to creating an inclusive and effective teaching, learning, research, and working environment for all.

For more information on Miami University’s diversity initiatives, please visit the Office of Institutional Diversity & Inclusion webpage. For more information on Miami University’s mission and core values, please visit the Mission and Core Values webpage.

EO/AA Statement/Clery Act:
Miami University, an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer, encourages applications from minorities, women, protected veterans and individuals with disabilities. Miami University prohibits harassment, discrimination and retaliation on the basis of age (40 years or older), color, disability, gender identity or expression, genetic information, military status, national origin (ancestry), pregnancy, race, religion, sex/gender, status as a parent or foster parent, sexual orientation, or protected veteran status in its application and admission processes, educational programs and activities, facilities, programs or employment practices. Requests for reasonable accommodations for disabilities related to employment should be directed to or 513-529-3560.
As part of the University’s commitment to maintaining a healthy and safe living, learning, and working environment, we encourage you to read Miami University’s Annual Security & Fire Safety Report at:, which contains information about campus safety, crime statistics, and our drug and alcohol abuse and prevention program designed to prevent the unlawful possession, use, and distribution of drugs and alcohol on campus and at university events and activities. This report also contains information on programs and policies designed to prevent and address sexual violence, domestic violence, dating violence, and stalking. Each year, email notification of this website is made to all faculty, staff, and enrolled students. Written notification is also provided to prospective students and employees. Hard copies of the Annual Security & Fire Safety Report may be obtained from the Miami University Police Department at (513) 529-2223.
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Miami University is committed to providing up-to-date information from the Department of Labor to our applicants for employment. Here, you will find links to the current information regarding the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA), Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO), and the Employee Polygraph Protection Act (EPPA).
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A criminal background check is required. All campuses are smoke- and tobacco-free campuses.

For questions regarding reasonable accommodations for disabilities, or to follow-up with a request, please contact or (513) 529-3560.

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