The University of St. Thomas invites qualified candidates to apply for a Staff Accountant position within the Controller's Office.
The purpose of this position is to complete various financial accounting tasks ensuring that they are completed accurately and timely.
Institutional Surveys and Benchmark Report:
Grants and Contracts:
Sales Tax Reporting Review & Monitoring:
Property Tax Exemptions:
This is a full-time, benefits eligible position. The University of St. Thomas offers a competitive and comprehensive benefits program, which includes medical, dental, vision, life, long-term care, legal, and disability insurance coverages. Offerings also include retirement plans, flexible spending accounts, a health savings account, and an employee assistance program. The University provides tuition remission to its employees, spouses, and dependents. In addition, the University values a healthy work/life balance and has generous provisions for paid time off.
Minimum qualifications: Equivalent to a Bachelor’s degree in accounting, finance, or a related field. Preferred qualifications include professional accounting experience plus a desire to work in the nonprofit industry.
Any equivalent combination of education and experience from which comparable knowledge and skills have been acquired may be substituted.
Knowledge of: The use of specified computer applications involving word processing (Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Word, Banner and its related modules), data entry and/or standard report generation. Established principles, theories, techniques and methodologies related to accounting; codes and regulations related to the work; financial record keeping and bookkeeping practices and techniques; standard office practices and procedures, including filing and the operation of standard office equipment; correct business English, including spelling, grammar and punctuation; techniques for dealing with a variety of individuals, in person and over the telephone; basic practices of reviewing financial documents for completeness and accuracy.
Skill in: Ability to apply basic analytical skills; compile and review figures; interpret, apply, and explain laws, codes, and regulations; prepare and present working papers and supporting documentation; maintaining accurate financial records and preparing accurate and timely reports; organize own work, set priorities, and meet critical deadlines; making accurate arithmetic calculations; understanding and following oral and written directions; working without close supervision in standard work situations; contributing effectively to the accomplishment of team or work unit goals, objectives and activities; ability to work independently and as a team player; accurate and concise verbal communication skills; establishing and maintaining effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of the work.
Inspired by Catholic intellectual tradition, the University of St. Thomas educates students to be morally responsible leaders who think critically, act wisely, and work skillfully to advance the common good. The successful candidate will possess a commitment to the ideals of this mission statement.
In light of its commitment to create and maintain a safe learning and working environment, employment with the University of St. Thomas requires successful completion of a background screening.
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The University of St. Thomas is an Equal Opportunity Employer
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