Senior Staff Accountant - Yeshiva University in New York New York

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Yeshiva University

New York, New York 10033

United States

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Detailed Job Description

We are a leading global educational institution that employs over 4,500 people across our various campus locations -- Wilf Campus, Beren Campus, Brookdale Center, Resnick Campus in the Bronx, the Gruss Institute in Jerusalem, the Boys High School in Manhattan and the Girls High School in Queens. From the distinguished faculty who teach here, to the dedicated staff, we work to fulfill our mission: to “bring wisdom to life” through all that we teach, by all that we do and for all those we serve. We seek to attract and retain engaged and committed individuals who contribute to an exciting working environment, where there is a sense of community and belonging, balanced with a significant cross section of people from diverse backgrounds working and studying together.

The University offers an excellent compensation package, and a broad range of employee benefit plans, including immediate participation in the University’s retirement plan. Staff members are typically eligible for four weeks paid vacation each year and a shuttle to nearby subway locations.

Position Title: Senior Staff Accountant

Location: New York, NY

The Senior Staff Accountant will be a critical member of the Accounting Services department to ensure internal controls are routinely performed or implemented to support the integrity of the financial reporting process and overall accounting operations. This individual must be detail oriented with strong organizational skills in the performance of their duties. The Senior Staff Accountant will be required to access and perform duties using the mainframe system, peripheral systems and should have background using accounting applications. This position will have direct responsibilities for the external audit, financial reporting and month-end closing processes. He/she will interface with various staff and departments within the University. The position will supervise Staff Accountants and be part of a team of similar and related staff who will assist in the implementation of major process improvements within the Accounting department.


• Performance and supervision of general ledger account reconciliations
o Supervision of daily cash reconciliation of Banner to the General Ledger (GL)
o Responsible for specific Balance Sheet account reconciliations as assigned in account control listing. Specific reconciliations include, but are not limited to, DNR Pledges Receivable, Other Receivables, Accounts Payable GL to subsidiary ledger
• Routine monthly accounting duties
o Supervising daily Banner cash deposits reconcile to the General Ledger
o Ensuring Pledges are entered into the system weekly and reconciled
• Performance and supervision of month-end close duties
o Any Debt related journal entries in coordination with Treasury
o Accounts Receivable (Student, Pledges) journal entries
• Performance and supervision of various other duties including one time special projects
o Researching and summarizing any new FASB or GAAP requirements
o Responsible for maintenance of Accounting Policy and Procedure documentation
• Assist in annual audit preparation and performance of routine task during the audit
o Lead role in preparation of the YU consolidated audit financial statements, PBC’s, and footnotes
o Lead role in preparation of 403(b) audit, financial statements, PBC’s and footnotes
o Assist in preparation of After Tax Plan audit, financial statements, PBC’s and footnotes
o Assist in coordination of the , RIETS, High Schools audit, financial statements and footnotes
• Assist in various projects
o Assist on remediation of various Management Letter Comments
o Assist on remediation of various Internal Audit findings
o Assist with the implementation of Banner ERP system
• Perform supervisory duties
o Possible supervision of one Junior Accountant and one Staff Accountant

Experience and Educational Background:

• Bachelor’s required
• CPA preferred
• Higher education experience in a similar role.
• Experience with accounting system applications

Skills and Competencies:

• Customer service mindset
• Proficiency in Excel and other Microsoft Office products is required
• Strong analytical skills and the ability to work independently or with minimal supervision
• Must have excellent verbal and written communication skills
• Good supervisory and mentoring skills

Keyword Phrases

  • Accountant
  • CPA
  • Finance
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Employment Type:Administrative Staff
Degree Required: Bachelors
Experience: See Job Description
Level of Job: Analyst / Staff
Salary: Not Specified
Type of School:4 - Year / Masters Institution
Application Requirements: CV/Resume
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