Bowdoin College Staff Accountant in Brunswick, Maine

Staff Accountant

Posting Number S00524JP

Department Controllers Office

Job Summary

Handle accounting functions, including but not limited to: prepare monthly bank reconciliations and other general ledger reconciliations, review journal entries and invoices related to restricted funds, and process daily gift revenue. Assist members of financial accounting staff with month-end close process and related reporting needs.

Salary Range: $45,000-$50,000 annually

Education/Skills Requirements

A Bachelor’s degree in Accounting or demonstrated equivalent experience is required. Applicants must possess strong analytical, customer service, communication, and interpersonal skills. Knowledge of Microsoft Office is a must (advanced level Excel skills required), and familiarity with accounting software strongly preferred.

Experience Requirements and/or Equivalents

A minimum of 3 years’ experience in an accounting environment is preferred. The successful candidate will be subject to a criminal history background check and credit check.

Standard Work Days and Hours

As scheduled with supervisor between hours of 8:00 am and 5:30 pm. Full time (1.0 FTE). Salaried position requiring time commitment necessary to satisfactorily complete job requirements.

About Bowdoin

Bowdoin College is a highly selective liberal arts college, enrolling approximately 1,800 students. Through a need-blind admissions policy, the College meets 100% of students’ demonstrated financial need with no loans. 32% of students identify as students of color, an additional 5% are international, and 45% receive financial aid. Bowdoin is a dynamic living and learning community committed to fostering pluralism, building community, and nurturing a commitment to the common good.

The College seeks academically and culturally diverse faculty and staff, welcoming applicants from diverse backgrounds, and/or who have experience working collaboratively with diverse populations. Bowdoin is set in the coastal New England town of Brunswick, Maine. Brunswick, a town of 22,000 residents, brings together elements of both city and country living including cultural offerings, a variety of restaurants, and four season activities for outdoor enthusiasts. Bowdoin’s historic 215-acre campus, comprising 120+ buildings, is a brief walk to downtown Brunswick, and is 25 miles from Portland and about 120 miles from Boston.

Shift First Shift

Employment Category Full Time Year Round

FTE 1.00

Benefits Eligible Yes

Pay Type Salaried

Background Check Package Requirements Administrative Staff + Credit

Is driving a vehicle (e.g. Bowdoin vehicle or off road vehicle, rental car, personal car) an essential function of this job? No

Is a pre-placement physical required for this position? No

Posting Date 10/11/2018

Applications Accepted Until

Open Until Filled Yes

Type of Posting Internal/External

Special Instructions to Applicants

EEO Information

Bowdoin College complies with applicable provisions of federal and state laws that prohibit unlawful discrimination in employment, admission, or access to its educational or extracurricular programs, activities, or facilities based on race, color, ethnicity, ancestry and national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, age, marital status, place of birth, genetic predisposition, veteran status, or against qualified individuals with physical or mental disabilities on the basis of disability, or any other legally protected statuses.

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