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Assistant Controller & Student Accounts Manager

Bard Academy and Bard College at Simon’s Rock, located in Great Barrington, Massachusetts, seeks an experienced and knowledgeable professional to support the Business Office of the College.

Reporting to the Director of Finance and Administration, and supervising the Accounts Payable and Accounts Receivable Specialist, the Assistant Controller & Student Accounts Manager performs the following duties:

  • Records deposits into accounting system
  • Enters journal entries into accounting system
  • Reconciles checking accounts monthly
  • Reviews accounts payable postings for accuracy
  • Reviews and updates financial policies and procedures
  • Assists in preparation for, and participates in, annual financial audit and other reporting as assigned
  • Tracks restricted fund balances and expenditures
  • Tracks grant balances and expenditures
  • Manages student billing including entering semester charges, maintaining the accuracy of student accounts, communicating with students and families, printing monthly statements and as needed, and providing international student statements to families via email
  • Manages the preparation and distribution of annual 1098-T and 1099 forms
  • Supports other campus departments in developing good financial practices
  • Assists in development of interdepartmental financial procedures
  • Sustains central institutional mission by performing other related duties as requested

Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent in a related field of study; CPA designation preferred
  • Demonstrated proficiency in Microsoft Office suite (including Excel) and Google Workspace
  • Demonstrated experience in business function management
  • Demonstrated knowledge of general accounting procedures
  • Experience in Banner by Ellucian financial applications preferred
  • Approachable, collaborative, service-oriented interpersonal manner
  • Distinct record of and commitment to maintaining confidentiality
  • Proven background in attention to detail, exceptional organizational skills and creative initiative
  • Proficiency in written and verbal communication with individuals at all levels of the organization
  • Ability to communicate effectively and handle situations tactfully and courteously with a diverse audience

This is a full-time position with benefits. Employment is contingent upon successful completion of a background check. Simon’s Rock is an equal opportunity employer, and we encourage applications from candidates of all races, nationalities, sexual orientations, gender identities, and socioeconomic levels.

To Apply: Applicants should submit cover letter, résumé, and contact information for three references through Interfolio.com at: http://apply.interfolio.com/139215. Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. No phone calls, please.