Location: San Francisco, CA Category: Staff Positions Posted On: Wed May 11 2022 Job Description:
Reporting to the Controller, the Staff Accountant will be responsible for a variety of accounting transactions in support of the CIIS Accounting & Control department, and Finance and Administration Division. The Accounting team's primary responsibility is to control and maintain the continuity, sustainability, and contingency financial objectives and strategic planning of CIIS. This team works collaboratively to support each other in a variety of department duties and responsibilities; thus, is cross-trained in each accounting postion. The incumbent will examine, analyze and interpret accounting records and conduct reconciliations of financial, accounts receivable, and students accounts data. This position will also support the financial processes of other units, such as with the Financial Aid, Student Accounts, and other departments that generate accounts receivables, and assist in general ledger, and payroll and benefits duties as assigned.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Performs general accrual accounting and other related duties.
Processes all accounts receivables on a timely basis
Audits and reconciles accounts receivables to the general ledger
Monitors student account balances and interacts with the Office of Student Accounts, the Office of Financial Aid, and the Registrar to ensure the proper credits and refund requests are applied and processed in a timely manner while adhering to federal rules and regulations
Cross-trains in other Accounting and Control department areas
Manages recurring revenue and department revenue allocations
Prepares general ledger entries, for Controller approval, by analyzing and reconciling a variety of accounts, and research transactions
Coordinates payments and refunds related to Student Accounts and Financial Aid
Generates and audits 1098Ts on a timely basis
Provides the Controller with various reports and analysis
Assists with the annual audits as required
Perform monthly balance sheet account reconciliations, as assigned
Regularly reviews and update accounting policies and procedures
Duties include interaction with vendors, staff, faculty, and students
Maintains knowledge of acceptable accounting practices and procedures.
Files tax forms with federal, state, and local government agencies.
Performs other duties as assigned
Excellent verbal and written English communication skills.
Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail.
Marked Knowledge of general financial accounting and accrual accounting.
Understanding of and the ability to adhere to generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP).
Proficient with Accounting General Ledger software, Microsoft Office Suite or similar software.
Highly proficient in Excel.
Must be kind, intelligent, and proactive
Education and Experience:
Bachelor's degree in accounting, or finance.
At least three years of finance, accounting, or related experience required.
Ability to learn enterprise database systems quickly.
Experience with Ellucian Colleague highly desirable.
Ability to work independently and in collaboration with other department members and CIIS departments.
Must be detail oriented and highly organized with time and data.
Working to advance toward Accounting Masters Degree or additional Accounting certification, preferred
Prolonged periods sitting at a desk and working on a computer.
Must be able to lift up to 15 pounds at times.
NOTES TO CANDIDATE
Working Conditions -- Duties are primarily performed in an office environment at a desk or computer terminal, typically, Monday through Friday. Background Check -- Due to the sensitivity and requirements of our positions, you should expect to undergo and be cleared of an employment background/criminal check, if extended an offer for employment. You may also be asked to provide proof of educational degree(s), licenses, or credentials pertinent to the position. If your job requires driving on behalf of CIIS you will be required to provide proof of a valid driver's license. Visa Sponsorship -- Visa sponsorship is not available for this position. Applicants must currently be authorized to work in the United States for any employer. Relocation Assistance -- This position is not eligible for relocation assistance.
EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY POLICY
California Institute of Integral Studies (CIIS) strives to cultivate and preserve a culture of inclusion and belonging as part of the Seven Commitments of CIIS. More than accept difference, we honor and celebrate our staff's diversity of experiences, perspectives, and identities. Together, our community creates and maintains working and learning environments that are inclusive, equitable, and welcoming.
CIIS is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. CIIS is committed to providing an open, fair, inclusive, non-discriminatory environment for all individuals across differences of race, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, socio- economic status, ethnicity, age, physical ability, or medical condition. We seek to increase the presence, representation and inclusion of U.S. historically under-represented people of color, international, bilingual and bicultural students, faculty and staff; and, to provide an environment that will attract and retain individuals identified as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, questioning and intersex (LGBTQQI). CIIS is also committed to compliance with all fair employment practices regarding citizenship and immigration status.
SALARY AND BENEFITS
Salary commensurate with skills and experience. Full Benefits.