Staff Accountant (Term Position)

Posted by: Sarah Lawrence College, New York

Bronxville, NY, US

Sarah Lawrence is a prestigious, coeducational liberal arts college that consistently ranks among the leading liberal arts colleges in the country. Sarah Lawrence is known for its pioneering approach to education, its rich history of impassioned intellectual and civic engagement, and its vibrant, successful alumni. In close proximity to the unparalleled offerings of New York City, the historic campus, located in southern Westchester, is home to an intellectually curious and diverse community.

Sarah Lawrence College is seeking a Staff Accountant to perform a broad scope of accounting activities requiring experienced, professional knowledge and application of generally accepted accounting principles and practices. Under the direction of the Assistant Controller, the staff accountant’s responsibilities will be to perform a variety of accounting and general administrative tasks necessary to ensure timely and accurate updates to general ledger and sub-ledger balances. This position is an hourly paid limited term position that will by September 30, 2017.

Primary responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Process/post journal entries
  • Reconcile gift accounts, and loan accounts
  • Reconcile various credit card merchant accounts
  • Assist in reconciling various cash accounts
  • Assist in completion of surveys, governmental, and tax filings
  • Analyze revenue and expense
  • Prepare accurate and timely reports
  • Monitor, review, balance and reconcile restricted funds
  • Other duties as assigned


  • Associates degree in accounting required; bachelors preferred
  • Accounting and/or higher education experience preferred
  • Ability to handle confidential information
  • Good analytical skills
  • Working knowledge of computer-based accounting systems and proficiency with Microsoft Excel and Microsoft Word
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Organizational skills
  • Ability to exercise good judgement

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