Staff Accountant (Higher Education/Business Services) – Direct Hire/Vance County

Job Type: 
Accounting and Finance
Professional Services
Other Professional Positions
Employment Category: 
Direct Hire

Our client, a Henderson-based educational institution that provides higher education and training for several NC counties, is actively recruiting for a bright and capable candidate to assume key role on its Finance/Business Services team.

As enrollment continues to increase at the college, the workload of the Finance/Business Services team has multiplied.  This Staff Accountant will assist the team in supporting the financial services operation of the college by maintaining a system of financial accounting, reporting, and record keeping.

Key things to note:

  • Position will report to the Controller and involve a wide range of accounting tasks.  Seek candidate who enjoys a varied role and is a quick study.
  • Early focus of position will include reconciliations, accounts payable and general ledger upkeep.  Familiarity with all and knowledge of US GAAP will be important.
  • Excel is used extensively.  Strong Excel skills and facility will be important.
  • Accountant will regularly interface with faculty, staff, and external parties. Seek strong communicator who enjoys an interactive role.
  • This is a Direct Hire position and will be located on-site in Henderson, NC. Office follows strict COVID-safety protocols.

Specific duties will include:

  • Perform monthly re-occurring journal entries.
  • Reconcile outstanding State, County, and Institutional checks monthly.
  • Reconcile all bank statement accounts including the posting of monthly activity.
  • Reconcile monthly credit card activity and prepare check requests for expenses.
  • Maintain and submit escheat/abandoned property report to the NC State Treasurer.
  • Perform monthly reconciliation of payroll and resolve any discrepancies.
  • Reconcile procurement card transactions and prepare check requests.
  • Perform monthly journal entries for procurement card transactions as needed.
  • Process monthly Sales & Use Tax to the NCDOR.
  • Assist in the processing of annual 1099 tax forms for the College and its Foundation.
  • Communicate with internal and external contacts to provide financial and accounting information and support.
  • Serve as backup to the Accounts Payable Coordinator.

Selected candidate will offer a related degree and 1+ years in similar accounting role.  Advanced Excel assumed and important.  Other priorities include:

  • Solid knowledge of US GAAP requirements and application
  • Keen attention to detail
  • Strong organizational skills
  • Excellent communication skills

Further, we seek a diligent, flexible and detail-oriented self-starter.  One who enjoys being part of a team but can work well independently; one who is eager to help and eager to learn

This is a Direct Hire opportunity and an immediate need. 

Please forward Word resume for prompt consideration.  Local candidates only.