Senior Accountant - 38742
University of Missouri - Kansas City 13 reviews - Kansas City, MO

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To prepare, review and/or approve accounting transactions of a complex nature, prepare and analyze financial reports, recommend and implement changes in accounting policies and procedures, and assist in the maintenance of the accounting system of the University, the Rinehart Foundation, the Dental Alumni Association and the Dental Hygiene Association including any gift processing functions.

Prepare, review and/or approve accounting transactions (including gift processing) that are non-recurring and/or require knowledge of fund accounting principles.
Prepare non-recurring financial reports including development of format.
Approve and analyze accounting transactions and/or financial reports, prepare meaningful interpretations and advise administrators of problems and other pertinent matters.
Recommend, assist in the development, and implement improvements or revisions in the accounting system, methods, and procedures.
Independently assist and advise administrators and faculty on accounting and related matters.
Analyze, reconcile and prepare adjustments of accounts and/or funds.
Perform complex analytical assignments requiring thorough understanding of the University's financial information and its relationships to the accounting profession.
Prepare and/or perform special assignments as directed - involving accounting accuracy, endowment accounts and gift accounts.
Research and answer gift related questions from members of the University, to include developing relationships with fiscal officers to ensure quick response to questions and concerns.
Provide stewardship to donors as required.
Performs other duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications

Applicants must be someone who is detail oriented, with a strong desire to do things right, and who takes pride in their work.

CPA, and experience processing gifts in a non-profit, or higher education, development/alumni office is preferred.

A Bachelor's degree in Accounting is necessary, as well as two years experience in accounting.
No equivalency is allowed as the job has been exempted following the Professional rules provided by the FLSA.

Preferred Qualifications

Knowledge of current accounting practices and modern office practices and procedures is desired.
Operational knowledge of university or non-profit fund accounting, QuickBooks and educational fundraising process is desired.
Must be able to organize and prioritize work assignments, have a keen attention to details and the ability to circumvent foreseeable problems.
Excellent oral and written skills are necessary.
Ability to make decisions, be flexible, organizes projects, work under pressure and meet deadlines.
Must be able to maintain confidentiality of University and Foundation records.

Full Time/Part Time

Full Time


Hours are primarily 8-5, Monday – Friday
Occasional evening and weekend work is required

Application Deadline

November 23, 2012

Application Instructions

Applicants must combine all application materials (personal letter of interest with accompanying curriculum vitae and a list of references) into one PDF or Microsoft Word document and upload as a resume attachment. Limit document name to 50 characters. Maximum size limit is 11MB. Do not include special characters (e.g., /, &, %, etc.).
For questions about how applicants apply, please call (816) 235-1621, or if you are experiencing technical problems, please call (855) 524-0002.

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