Under the general supervision of the Senior Director of Accounting, this position is responsible for all aspects of accounting and general ledger maintenance. The Senior Accountant is a highly productive and functioning member of the Finance team; managing work with technical knowledge and ability. The Senior Accountant should have a high level of business service focus and be able to complete work efficiently, recognizing issues of concern and opportunities as they arise, and taking steps to resolve or maximize the issues.
ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS/PRIMARY DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Prepare and enter data to the general ledger in accordance with governing professional standards.
Reconcile sub ledgers and general ledger accounts.
Reconcile and monitor cash accounts.
Review payroll (bi-weekly) and related journal entries.
Reconcile and work with Advancement Office to ensure accuracy of gift reporting.
Review general ledger on a monthly basis to ensure accuracy of posting.
Perform month and year end close procedures.
Maintain accounting control procedures.
Budgeting review and analysis.
Resolve complex accounting issues or assist in resolving financial issues.
Support Senior Director of Accounting with special projects and workflow process improvements.
Perform other duties as assigned or required.
Preparation of quarterly reports as required by internal or external constituents.
Ad hoc financial reports
Prepare monthly and annual financial statements.
Excellent software program skills, especially Excel – Candidate must demonstrate the ability to utilize Proficiency with Word, PowerPoint, and Adobe Pro. Comfort with learning new technologies.
Must possess excellent verbal and written communication skills.
Organized, flexible, and able to prioritize/manage multiple tasks simultaneously in a fast-paced environment. Ability to execute quickly as needed.
Demonstrated capacity to develop & maintain effective working relationships with individuals & organizations reflecting a broad range of identities, perspectives & experiences.
Bachelor’s Degree in accounting or related field;
Minimum of 3-4 years of progressively responsible work experience in a similar role; or equivalent combination of experience, education and training.
Public accounting (auditing) experience is a plus.
The above information on this position description has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by individuals within this classification. It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities, and qualifications required of employees assigned to this job. Requirements are subject to possible modification to reasonably accommodate qualified individuals with disabilities. This document does not create an employment contract, implied or otherwise, other than an “at will” employment relationship.
External and internal applicants, as well as position incumbents who become disabled as defined under the Americans With Disabilities Act, must be able to perform the essential job functions (as listed) either unaided or with the assistance of a reasonable accommodation to be determined by management on a case-by-case basis.
*** Application Instructions Specific to this Position ***
Currently enrolled Berklee students may not apply for staff or faculty positions.
Applicants who are both interested and qualified should submit the following materials:
Cover letter that addresses the applicant’s capabilities and experiences.
A resume or CV.
Incomplete applications will not be considered. The position will remain open for applications until filled.
Berklee is committed to increasing the diversity of the college community and the curriculum. Candidates who can contribute to that goal are encouraged to apply and to identify their strengths in this area.
We provide a diverse and inclusive work environment
The mission of Berklee College of Music is to educate, train, and develop students to excel in music as a career. Developing the musicianship of all our students is the foundation of our curriculum. We believe that the lessons and qualities derived from that work?the self-discipline needed for excellence, the empathy required of music making and the openness and inquisitiveness essential to creati...vity?are critical to achievement in any pursuit, musical or otherwise; and that music is a powerful catalyst for personal growth, which is central to any collegiate experience. Founded on jazz and popular music rooted in the African cultural diaspora, our comprehensive curriculum is distinctly contemporary in its content and approach, and embraces the principal musical movements of our time. Through a course of scholarly and practical learning experiences integrating performance and writing, our curriculum covers the variety of influential styles, relevant technologies, and career opportunities open to today's music professional.