Seeking Senior Accountant

St. Mary's College

Notre Dame, Indiana

Date Posted May 14, 2024
Industry Accounting
Job Status Full-time
Salary Not Specified


Position Introduction

Are you a detail-oriented accounting professional with a passion for financial stewardship and excellence? Saint Mary's College is seeking an experienced Senior Accountant to join our Finance team. As a Senior Accountant, you will play a key role in supporting the financial operations of Saint Mary's College, ensuring accuracy, compliance, and transparency in financial reporting and analysis.

Job Description  

The Senior Accountant is responsible for multiple accounting functions within the Business Office, will work extensively with fixed assets, the student accounts department, and the general ledger.  The Senior Accountant will post the daily cash receipts, monthly GL review and reclass entries, and monthly capital and depreciation reconciliation and entries.

The Senior Accountant will monitor accounts to identify problems of expenditures or obligations of the College or department and funding agency/group and makes recommendations based on account review findings, and assists in the preparation of financial information related to accounts for specified periods. This position will apply basic principles of accounting to analyze accounts and operations to assure compliance with proper accounting procedures, applicable laws and regulations, in assigned area of responsibility.

The Senior Accountant will establish and maintains accounting records for assigned accounts, and aid departments and individuals in interpreting reports, accounting procedures, controls and in resolving associated problems. This position will reconcile records and accounts in assigned area of responsibility, and Prepares for approval and review, vouchers, journal entries, and fund transfers as well as provides information to substantiate individual transactions.

The Senior Accountant assists the Accounts Receivables Accountant and fill in when this person is on vacation or ill, and will other Business Office staff and assume other responsibilities when needed. 

The above is intended to describe the general content of and requirements for the performance of this job. It is not to be construed as an exhaustive statement of duties, responsibilities and requirements.

Minimum Qualifications  

  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting 
  • At least 3 years of accounting experience including journal entry and reconciliation work
  • Knowledge of all Microsoft office functions with extensive knowledge of Microsoft Excel
  • Ability to communicate well verbally and in writing
  • Knowledge of Oracle Cloud

Preferred Qualifications    

  • General knowledge of fund accounting and fixed assets
  • General knowledge of computer accounting systems
  • Knowledge of Banner SCT 


40 Hours/ 12 Months/ Monday – Friday

EEO Statement 

Saint Mary’s College is an Equal Opportunity Employer, in keeping with the College’s mission, Saint Mary’s is committed to increasing racial and ethnic diversity at all levels – students, faculty, and staff – and seeks applications from candidates who share this commitment.