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Higher Ed Administrative Careers - Business/Financial Management
4 Year Degree
About the Job
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.
Colorado Christian University is the premier interdenominational Christian university in Colorado and the Rocky Mountain region, delivering world class education to thousands of students. The fully accredited, nonprofit University is located in Lakewood, Colorado, a suburb of Denver.
Colorado Christian University was founded in 1914 on two principles — grace and truth. CCU’s scriptural foundation comes from John 1:17: For the law was given through Moses; grace and truth came through Jesus Christ. (ESV)
CCU's mission is Christ-centered higher education transforming students to impact the world with grace and truth.
A leader in higher education, the University has been consistently ranked in the top 2 percent of colleges and universities nationwide for its core curriculum by the American Council of Trustees and Alumni. CCU has had nine consecutive years of enrollment growth and has been named one of the five fastest-growing master’s granting universities by The Chronicle of Higher Education.
CCU offers more than 100 degree program options for traditional and adult students through its College of Undergraduate Studies and College of Adult and Graduate Studies. More than 8,000 students attend the University on the main campus, in regional centers throughout Colorado, and online.
Scripture states all Christians are called to serve Christ and to minister to others. Because Christians are individuals with different gifts and callings, we serve Christ in a variety of ministry vocations. CCU invites you to explore how you may use your calling and gifts at the University.
What is most appealing about working at CCU?
Live out your calling: We are a traditional evangelical university where you can invest your God-given talents and abilities alongside coworkers and teammates, while having a profound influence on students as they deepen their relationship with Jesus Christ.
Impact students for Christ: Our mission is to provide Christ-centered higher education, transforming students to impact the world with grace and truth.
Equip students for kingdom work: You can be a part of preparing students for positions of significant leadership in the church, business, government, education, and other professions, as a key part of our University's Strategic Priorities.
Contribute to our vibrant culture: CCU’s culture is unique to higher education. Where else can you read the Holy Bible, pray with teammates and students at work, and impact our culture in support of Christian values?
We’re looking for candidates who have:
A 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.
Key Job Duties
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
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 will be required to work occasional irregular hours, including some nights and weekends.
What we offer our employees:
We offer competitive compensation and benefits packages to all employees. Our benefit package includes: a tuition waiver program, excellent healthcare, generous paid time off, matching 403(b) retirement plan, and additional organizational paid benefits and voluntary benefit offerings. Pay and benefits will be discussed in more detail as candidates progress through the interview process.
Internal Number: 636
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.