Senior Accountant

Fairfax, VA
Commensurate with education and experience.
Oct 21, 2019
Oct 22, 2019
Full Time
Senior Accountant

The George Mason University General Accounting Department invites applicants for a Senior Accountant position. The Senior Accountant performs a wide variety of complex analytical and administrative duties to support financial analysis, trending, and reporting.

Responsibilities: * Assist in monthly reporting, including variance analysis and transaction research; * Provide data analytics to support development of financial trending and modeling projects and reports; * Gather and analyze financial information from Banner, Cardinal, and MicroStrategy reports; * Assist in preparing the University's annual external financial statements and other financial reports as needed; * Provide support for maintenance of the Banner Finance Chart of Accounts; * Support and serve as back up for other positions in the department as needed.

Required Qualifications: * Exceptional advanced Excel skills, data analytics and financial modeling experience; * Strong analytical abilities combined with a focus on thoroughness and quality of information; * Knowledge of financial accounting principles; * Skilled using complex accounting systems such as Banner; reporting systems such as MicroStrategy; Microsoft applications such as Excel, and other software; * Bachelor's degree in accounting or related field, or equivalent level of training and experience.

Preferred Qualifications: * Certified Public Accountant; * Experience analyzing accounting data and processes in a large organization; * Higher Education accounting experience, preferably in a public institution.

"For full consideration, applicants must apply at ; complete and submit the online application; and upload a cover letter, resume, and a list of three professional references with contact information."

"Great Careers Begin at Mason!

George Mason University is an innovative, entrepreneurial institution with national distinction in both academics and research. Mason holds a top U.S. News and World Report "Up and Coming" spot for national universities and is recognized for its global appeal and excellence in higher education.

Mason is currently the largest and most diverse university in Virginia with students and faculty from all 50 states and over 135 countries studying in over 200 degree programs at campuses in Arlington, Fairfax and Prince William, as well as at learning locations across the commonwealth. Rooted in Mason's diversity is a campus culture that is both rewarding and exciting, work that is meaningful, and opportunities to both collaborate and create.

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George Mason University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer, committed to promoting inclusion and equity in its community. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability or veteran status, or any characteristic protected by law.

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