Staff Accountant II, Finance Department, Doheny Campus
Mount Saint Mary's University
Location: Los Angeles, California
Internal Number: 4753340
Staff Accountant II, Finance Department, Doheny Campus
Under the direction of the Assistant Controller, the Staff Accountant II position is responsible for preparing journal entries; reviewing general ledger accounts; performing account analysis and reconciliations; and assisting with financial reporting, all of which are expected to be performed in a timely and accurate manner. This position specializes in cash, investment, fixed asset and general accounting. The Staff Accountant II is expected to work independently, resolve issues, and provide effective and timely communication to the Assistant Controller and the larger MSMU community.
Position Monthly Range: $5,546.67 - $6,000.00
Duties and Responsibilities:
Prepares assigned monthly journal entries, including for investment activity transactions
Tracks and reconciles bank account transactions daily, and prepares monthly bank account reconciliations in a timely manner
Monitors monthly fixed asset and deferred maintenance transactions, and prepares annual capitalization entries
Prepares monthly reconciliations of general ledger account balances. Investigates and resolves discrepancies found during the reconciliation process
Tracks capital call activities related to MSMU endowment, as well as downloads and reviews investment K-1's in preparation for the annual audit
Assists with annual audits performed by the University's independent auditors by preparing schedules, analyses, narratives of accounting transactions and processes as well as responding to various inquiries and information requests
Assists with the preparation of annual financial statements and 990 reports
Prepares annual IPEDS and other third party reports as assigned
Assists with managing access rights and permissions related to the Colleague General Ledger and Self- Service software. Coordinates access rights to Prophix with the Budget Director.
Performs additional special projects and/or other duties as assigned
Must have familiarity with accounting principles
Must have solid working knowledge of Microsoft Office suite applications with above average skills on Excel
Must have solid working knowledge of ERP accounting systems
Familiarity with Colleague and Informer is a plus.
Familiarity with banking transactions and relationships
Familiarity with Fund Accounting is highly desirable
Abilities and Skills:
Ability to be analytical, detail-oriented and accurate
Ability to provide remarkable service to all employees
Ability to communicate clearly in both written and verbal correspondence
Ability to lead and manage projects
Ability to analyze complex data and make recommendations
Ability to work confidentially with discretion on privileged and sensitive information
Ability to work well with other team members and employees from other departments regarding process improvements or other issues that may arise
Understand and uphold the University's policies
Ability to calculate and process information quickly and accurately
Effectively organize, prioritize and handle multiple tasks to meet recurring deadlines
Learn new concepts quickly and accurately
Ability to work in close proximity with others and with frequent interaction
Strong organization and prioritization, interpersonal, basic mathematics, customer service, data entry and very accurate typing
Bachelor's or Master's degree in Accounting
3+ years of experience directly related to job description
Experience in fund accounting is a plus
Experience in Higher Education is a plus
Licenses and Certifications:
CPA is desirable
Work Location: Doheny Campus (Downtown Los Angeles)
Start Date: Immediately
Applications Deadline: Open until filled
Mount Saint Mary's University's commitment to equity, diversity and justice (EDJ) is steeped in the tradition and legacy of the Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondelet (CSJ), our Catholic identity, mission and values. We are unwavering in our pursuit of inclusion, belonging and antiracism. We aspire to achieve our love of dear neighbor without distinction, which permeates all forms of social identities and human experiences.
We honor and celebrate our similarities and differences. We are committed to the full inclusion of the entire Mount community. Due to historical legacies of exclusion, we offer particular care for underrepresented populations. We define diversity in the broadest sense, including but not limited to, age, differences in culture, citizenship status, disability, family status, gender, gender expression, gender identity, generational history, genetic information, geographic origin, language, political perspectives, mental and physical ability, military service, national origin, race and ethnicity, religion, sexual orientation, size and socioeconomic class.
Welcoming individuals from a variety of backgrounds improves and enriches our learning, living and working environments. Any breach of these values harms our community. Mount Saint Mary's University transforms its culture through the radical pursuit of institutionalized change. We strive for a campus where students, staff, faculty, alumnae and all whom we encounter feel welcomed, valued and are supported to reach their full potential.
As we pursue our never-ending journey toward a more equitable, inclusive and antiracist campus in our richly diverse community, we welcome you.
Please submit a resume and cover letter with your application.
Applicants must be able to provide proof of eligibility to work in the United States. The University will not assist applicants with any visa matters.
A background check will be required.
Employees may disclose their COVID-19 vaccination status with MSMU's Human Resources on a voluntary basis. Some MSMU clinical healthcare partners may require proof of COVID-19 vaccination to work at their facilities. If required, your academic division will inform you.
Mount Saint Mary's University is an independent, Catholic, liberal arts university which provides a values-based undergraduate education for women, as well as innovative programs for professional men and women on two historic campuses in Los Angeles. The Mount is the only Catholic university primarily for women in the Western United States. It is also nationally recognized for its academic programs, its culturally diverse student body, and its focus on preparing the next generation of citizen leaders.