Senior Accounting Specialist

Job Closed: 
Wednesday, January 8, 2020
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Job Term:

Application Deadline: Wednesday, January 8, 2020

Salary & Benefits: Starting Salary is $36,335 per the Santa Fe College Salary Schedule. Promotional placement is not limited to posted salary range maximum. Compensation package is comprised of many college paid benefits including health and life insurance, retirement, leave time, and tuition waivers for Santa Fe College and the University of Florida.

Classification: Full-time, Career Service, Pay Grade C5, Non-exempt.

Location: Northwest Campus, 3000 NW 83rd Street, Gainesville, FL 32606

OVERVIEW: Santa Fe College (SF) has been recognized as one of the top-rated community colleges in the United States. Santa Fe College is a comprehensive public college that offers a range of Bachelor’s degrees, Associate in Arts, Associate in Science and Associate in Applied Science degree options, as well as Certificate and Non-Degree programs. Santa Fe College is a student-centered institution with a commitment to open access, academic excellence, and cultural and ethnic diversity. A high quality of life, temperate climate, proximity to the University of Florida, diverse cultural events, and plentiful recreational opportunities make SF and Gainesville an ideal community to work and live.

The Senior Accounting Specialist is responsible for maintaining the financial records of the College by computing, classifying and accurately recording day-to-day transactions. This position performs and verifies the accuracy of other employees’ routine financial calculations and general ledger entries. The Senior Accounting Specialist helps to ensure compliance with federal, state and college rules, procedures, and regulations in order to maintain the fiscal reporting integrity of the College. This position coordinates with staff in various departments to resolve differences found in reconciliations.

Responsibilities and duties include:

• Monitor and reconcile daily, monthly and/or yearly college fiscal records related to various internal and external accounts.
• Monitor, research, collaborate and coordinate resolution of reconciliation variances identified including recommendations of appropriate solutions or corrective actions and adjustments as needed for resolution.
• Maintain complete, accurate and up-to-date reporting of programs including budget, revenue, and expense reports for supervisor review.
• Assist with identifying requests for funds by reviewing received and anticipated revenue and expenses.
• Prepare various reports for review by supervisor.
• Monitor the return of funds and recommend account adjustments as needed.
• Utilize computer programs for reporting, tracking and monitoring transactions.
• Assemble information for audits.
• Supervise the work of other assigned staff as requested.
• Adhere to all institutional, state and federal rules, guidelines, and regulations.
• Coordinate with supervisor or other designee on various initiatives including improving and streamlining functions, processes, and reports.
• Provide service excellence through courteous, informed, accessible, and professional engagement.
• Perform other duties as assigned.

Reports to: Comptroller


Required Qualifications: Associate degree and four years of related work experience or a combination of completed education and/or related work experience equal to six years.

Additional Requirements: A criminal background check will be conducted.

Preferred Qualifications: Bachelor’s degree in accounting, business or finance. Prior experience working within an accounting and/or finance function. Experience working in a higher education institution.

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:

• Communication – able to effectively communicate in a professional, diplomatic, empathetic, and tactful manner using preferred method and level as applicable to the job.
• Team Orientation & Interpersonal – highly motivated team-player with ability to develop and maintain collaborative relationships with all levels within and external to the organization.
• Organization & Time Management – able to plan, schedule, organize, and follow up on tasks related to the job to achieve goals within or ahead of established time frames.
• Results Orientation – proven ability to set and exceed established targets.
• Adaptability to Change – able to be flexible and supportive, react swiftly to and able to positively and proactively assimilate change in rapid growth environment.
• Ability to work in a multi-cultural environment.
• Relationship Management – able to personally provide high level of interactive service to others, building relationships and addressing identified needs.
• Analytical Aptitude & Problem Solving - able to analyze information, problems, situations, practices and/or procedures, collect and interpret data, reason logically, establish facts, identify and define existing and potential issues, recognize the interrelationships among elements, draw valid conclusions, develop recommendations, as well as alternative courses of action, select appropriate course, follow up and evaluate.
• Systems & Software - proficient level of knowledge of Microsoft Office and/or relevant position software programs.
• Ethics – able to demonstrate integrity, professionalism, civility, and a high degree of ethics in all job-related actions.

Application Process: All applicants must submit a completed online SF Employment Application, a letter of intent as well as an up-to-date resume to be considered for this position. College transcripts should be submitted to confirm academic qualifications. If you do not have college transcripts, your high school diploma or equivalent must be uploaded as unofficial transcripts. Official transcripts must be submitted prior to any employment offer when academic credentials are the basis for meeting minimum qualifications. Unofficial transcripts are only accepted for review purposes.