Accountant – Life Chiropractic College West – Hayward, CA

PURPOSE

Under the general direction of the Director of Finance, the Senior Accountant is responsible for the maintenance of the institution financial health. This includes the day-to-day business office operations and ensures timely and accurate recording and reporting of financial data. The Accountant will work closely with Director of Finance in the analysis of monthly results, preparation of cost reports, and assist the finance department in various accounting functions

RESPONSIBILITES

Assist DOF in preparing and tracking Budget and Cost reports accurately and timely.
Assists with the preparation of annual audits
Prepare monthly reports on comparison of actual to budget costs
Assists with preparation of monthly financial statements
Prepare and enter journal entries
Identifies and reports compliance issues to Director of Finance
Assist with special projects as necessary
Provides direct support to the Directorof Finance in all accounting and finance related areas and to management staff as necessary.
Analyze revenues, and expenses to ensure they are recorded appropriately on a monthly basis
Prepare monthly account reconciliations
Research and reconcile all discrepancies.
Assist in documentation and monitoring of internal controls
Auditing and verifying documents.

General Performance Standards and Expectations

In addition to satisfactory performance on all of the responsibilities for this position, all College employees must fulfill the following basic performance expectations:

1. Mission and Goals: All employees are expected to know and work by the College’s mission and goals.

2. Customer Service: All College employees will strive to provide outstanding customer service to everyone they serve including students, the community and fellow employees.

3. Grooming and Appearance: College employees are expected to maintain a neat and professional image at all times. When issued, College personnel must wear uniforms, and maintain a neat, clean, and well-groomed appearance.

4. Safety Awareness: College employees are expected to work diligently to maintain safe and healthful working conditions, and to adhere to proper operating practices and procedures designed to prevent injuries. Employees are required to wear personal protective equipment as provided, depending on the position.

5. Attendance Standards: College employees are expected to attend their work assignments and schedules at all times, pursuant to the College’s Employee Handbook.

6. Training: College employees are expected to attend College-provided training sessions and meetings when deemed necessary or required.

7. Continuous Improvement: College employees are expected to give attention to continuous assessment and improvement of the position’s assigned set of duties and responsibilities.

SKILLS & EXPERIENCE: EDUCATION & TRAINING REQUIREMENTS:

Bachelor’s Degree, preferably in Accounting and Finance.
Minimum of five years hands on experience in accounting. Educational Institution experience preferred.
Demonstrates a strong foundation of technical budget development and analysis, reimbursement methodologies and assumptions, superior spreadsheet capabilities.
Ability to handle multiple tasks simultaneously within strict timelines/deadlines.
Strong organizational, problem solving and analytical skills.
Strong knowledge of Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP)
Intermediate to Advanced practical Microsoft Excel skills.
Experience working within the nonprofit environment is preferred.
Experience in fund accounting system preferably Microsoft Dynamics Great Plains, is strong plus. Strong written, oral, computer, and problem solving skills are important.
Excellent verbal and written communications skills and works well in a team.

WORKING CONDITIONS

Most of the work is performed in a fast-paced office setting with frequent interruptions.

This job description is not intended to be a complete list of all responsibilities, duties or skills required for the job and is subject to review and change at any time, with or without notice, in accordance with the needs of Life Chiropractic College West. Since no job description can detail all the duties and responsibilities that may be required from time to time in the performance of a job, duties and responsibilities that may be inherent in a job, reasonably required for its performance, or required due to the changing nature of the job shall also be considered part of the jobholder’s responsibility.
How to apply

To apply, please send your resume to jobs@lifewest.edu

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