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The Staff Accountant is primarily responsible for preparing various asset, liability, revenue, and expense reconciliations, posting other activities to the general ledger and account analysis. The Staff Accountant is also responsible for completing other tasks assigned to support the day-to-day operations of the Controller’s Office.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities

  • Assist in the preparation of regular and special financial and statistical statements and reports, including those required during the annual audit.
  • Prepare monthly journal entries for review by the Controller.
  • Assist in editing accounts payable transactions.
  • Assist in month end close process and financial reporting.
  • Prepare the monthly financial aid reconciliation to general ledger for federal and state financial assistance programs.
  • Enforce internal controls and procedures to promote more effective and efficient operations within the Controller’s Office.
  • Reconcile various assets, liability, revenue, and expense accounts.
  • Expense variance analysis and balance sheet skims
  • Tracks capital assets and depreciation.
  • Completes other departmental projects and audit items as needed.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Knowledge of Banner Software.
  • Attention to Detail and thoroughness.
  • Analyzing Information.
  • PC Proficiency and data entry skills.
  • General Math Skills..
  • Nonprofit accounting experience.


Minimum Qualifications

  • Associate Degree in Accounting/Finance.
  • 2-3 years of Accounting experience preferred.
  • Experience with Banner preferred.
  • Experience with Microsoft Office (Excel and Word).

Wilberforce University

Founded in 1856, Wilberforce University is America’s first private, coeducational University established to educated men and women of African descent; and is closely affiliated with the African Methodist Episcopal Church. Today, Wilberforce is a well-respected private, residential liberal arts university with a clear mission, core values and vision for the future and is a noted pioneer in the Co-Operative Education Movement.

Wilberforce awards the Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Science degrees in the areas of business, engineering and computing science, humanities, natural sciences, and social sciences; as well as the Master of Rehabilitation Counseling degree. The University is located in Wilberforce, Ohio, a community readily accessible to the Dayton, Cincinnati and Columbus metropolitan centers’ social, professional and cultural amenities and airports.

Wilberforce University is an Equal Opportunity Employer

How to Apply:

To apply for the General Ledger Accountant position, use the “Quick Apply/Submit Resume” button below to submit your information,  cover letter and resume to the Wilberforce University Department of Administration and Human Resources.

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