The Staff Accountant is responsible for various University accounting processes, with an emphasis on contributions, donor accounts, student receipts, and monthly close procedures. This position is responsible for the timely posting of cash receipts and for ensuring compliance with cash policies. This individual must be self-directed; able to handle seasonal heavy work volumes; and able to interact well with team members, internal, and external customers.
Duties and Responsibilities
Enforce cash receipts policy to ensure compliance with internal and external accounting requirements.
Manage daily cash receipts and support various departments that receive cash and payments.
Respond to internal and external department inquiries.
Perform account analyses and other reconciliation procedures.
Monitor accounts receivable issues and provide recommendations for improvements.
Gather and compile year-end financial information for audit and other compliance reporting.
Process cash receipts for all incoming donations, event income, and miscellaneous receipts (e.g. checks, cash, and credit card deposits) including bank deposits. Position may oversee student workers in some aspects of processing and recording cash receipts.
Reconcile monthly contributions between various systems including Raiser's Edge, Colleague, and other supporting systems (e.g. missions, etc.).
Coordinate with Advancement to ensure the accuracy of donor accounts for year-end tax receipting.
Create monthly revenue journal entries to meet month-end close deadlines. Works closely with Assistant Controller to ensure monthly contributions revenue is recorded accurately.
Manage tasks and reconciliations to meet monthly general ledger close deadlines. Coordinate year-end cash receipt procedures among various departments.
Backup to Accounts Payable function, including vendor setup and weekly check processing.
Other duties as assigned.
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration, Accounting, or related field preferred.
One or more years of accounts receivable and general accounting experience.
Strong analytical and problem solving skills.
Ellucian Colleague experience a plus.
Proficient use of Microsoft Office; strong Microsoft Excel skills and ability to work with large data files.
Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
Nature of Work Environment
While performing the duties of this job, you may be required to walk, stand, sit, reach with hands and arms, balance, stoop, speak with clarity, and have appropriate vision and hearing capabilities. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds. You may be required to work irregular hours, including nights and weekends. Tasks may involve extended periods of time at a keyboard or workstation.
Internal Number: 487
About Colorado Christian University
With a heritage dating back to 1914, Colorado Christian University is committed to offering a complete education that develops students intellectually, professionally, and spiritually. Just a few minutes from downtown Denver, CCU is uniquely positioned to offer students a distinctive variety of educational opportunities and experiences.