Accounting Supervisor

The Office of Finance & Business Services serves the College community by providing a variety of financial and accounting services. In collaboration with
the Office of the Treasurer, we develop and implement the procedures and mechanisms by which departmental budgets are monitored. We support academic and administrative departments in the areas of purchasing, travel, accounts payable and financial reporting.

The College of New Jersey invites applications for the position of Accounting Supervisor. The Accounting Supervisor will be responsible for ensuring that assigned accounting activities are carried out in accordance with established policies, procedures and generally accepted account principles (GAAP). Main responsibilities will include monthly financial reporting, monthly close process and account analysis.

Duties and responsibilities include as part of the monthly general ledger account reconciliation, identify actual or potential financial reporting problems and recommend corrective or preventative action and assist with the monthly general ledger closing process and prepare monthly financial supporting schedules. The Accounting Supervisor will prepare financial statements and monthly reporting package for management and Board of Trustees and prepare investments and cash activity reconciliation report for management review and approval. He/she will interpret new and existing accounting regulations and provide guidance and assistance to other employees in implementing new accounting standards. Review and approve journal entries and resolve problems associated with incorrect entries and other inconsistencies with GAAP. He/she will prepare reconciliations and analysis relating to the year-end audited financial statements in accordance with GAAP and external financial reporting. In addition, perform other duties relating to internal audit reviews; ensure compliance with federal, state and college policies and regulations pertaining to accounting procedures and effective internal controls. The Accounting Supervisor will process weekly payroll benefits which include reconciling deduction amounts, assembling vouchers for payment and sending relevant files to deductions vendors.

Qualifications for this position include:
• BS in Accounting or Finance
• A minimum of 5 years progressive experience working in an accounting environment or higher education. Applicants who do not possess the required education may substitute experience on a year for year basis.
• Knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite, accounting software.
• Thorough knowledge of GAAP and governmental accounting standards. Ability to research GAAP authoritative literature, formulate conclusions and recommend implementations required.
• Ability to manage multiple tasks simultaneously and function in a professional working environment.
• Ability to prioritize tasks to meet deadlines and ability to function independently with minimal guidance and supervision.

Preferred qualifications include:
• Experience in a higher educational environment
• Graduate work or a graduate degree in Accounting or Finance
• Knowledge of PeopleSoft and PeopleSoft Financials
• Certified Public Accountant (CPA) license strongly preferred
• 7 or more years’ experience working in a professional accounting environment.
• Extensive knowledge of financial statement preparation and experience working with automated financial systems and moderate to advanced excel spreadsheet skills
• Demonstrated ability to analyze financial and statistical data is a plus.

This position is a competitive Civil Service position with the state title Professional Services Specialist 1, working 35 hours weekly. The position is aligned to the Communication Workers of America (CWA) bargaining unit. The starting salary for this position is Range P27, Step 1, $67,714.29. Permanent appointment to this position is contingent upon the successful completion of a 4-month probationary period to access the ability to perform the essential functions of the position. Salary for an internal candidate will be determined in accordance with Civil Service rules. The College offers a generous benefits package that includes health, dental, vision and prescription plans as well as pension, paid leave time and tuition savings programs.

Qualified candidates should submit a letter of interest, resume, and three professional references to Applicants will be required to complete an Application for Employment upon receipt of resume. Candidates should apply by July 15, 2014. Resumes received after that date will only be considered if a suitable applicant has not been identified. Final offer of employment will be contingent upon successful completion of a background investigation.

Under a new residency bill signed into law by Governor Chris Christie, any individual hired on, or after September 1, 2011, will be required to establish a principal residence in New Jersey unless their position is exempt. New employees will have a full 365 days to establish such residence, from the effective date of hire. Any new employee who believes that they have a critical need to live outside of New Jersey, or that a move to a permanent residence within the state would constitute a hardship, may request an exemption from the provisions of the law by appealing to a five-member committee to be established by the State for the purpose of hearing such appeals.
To enrich education through diversity, The College of New Jersey is an Equal Opportunity Employer. The College has a strong commitment to achieving diversity among faculty and staff, and strongly encourages women and members of underrepresented groups to apply.

The College of New Jersey (TCNJ) is a highly selective institution that has earned national recognition for its commitment to excellence. Founded in 1855, TCNJ has become an exemplar of the best in public higher education and is consistently acknowledged as one of the top comprehensive colleges in the nation. TCNJ currently is ranked as one of the 75 "Most Competitive" schools in the nation by Barron's Profiles of American Colleges and is rated the No. 1 public institution in the northern region of the country by U.S. News & World Report. TCNJ was named a Princeton Review "Best Value in Public Schools" in 2013, has been awarded a Phi Beta Kappa chapter - an honor shared by less than 10 percent of colleges and universities nationally.

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Contact Information
Allison Corallo
The College of New Jersey
2000 Pennington Road
Ewing, 08628