Senior Accountant

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Work type: Staff (Full-Time)
Location: Winter Park, FL
Categories: Finance & Accounting
Division: Business and Finance

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Position Summary:

Some highlights and responsibilities associated with this position include:

  • Manage and track the budgeting and accounting for payroll and related processes
  • Responsible for preparing and maintaining budgets and budget reports for the Colleges payroll and fringe costs
  • Develops predictive models of YTD budget to actual analysis and future years’ budgeting needs and informs the College Budgeting Process in terms of salary and fringe benefit budgeting needs
  • Produce and interpret financial reports; financial analysis; budget/forecast projecting
  • Preparation of audit work-papers, including schedules related to Federal and State awards for A-133 compliance testing
  • Assisting recipients of Federal, State and private grants with grant administration, budgeting, reporting and compliance; applying for grant reimbursement as required

The Rollins Experience
You will feel it the moment you first set foot on campus - an energy, a purpose, a passion for learning and discovery. Then, you will discover why so many vibrant, engaging people have made Rollins College their employer of choice. Learning and growth are not reserved for students, it's for everyone who embraces the Rollins experience. Your role, whatever it may be, enriches our organization and makes us who we are - one of America's Best Colleges." Also at Rollins, we value and embrace multiculturalism, diversity, and inclusion in our pursuit of academic excellence, global citizenship, and responsible leadership. Be a part of the Rollins experience and find a place where you belong.

Located on a beautiful lakefront setting in picturesque Winter Park, Florida, we offer the opportunity to work at a progressive, top-ranked college while enjoying everything our central Florida location has to offer including Florida’s natural scenic beauty; a sunny, tropical climate and easy access to Gulf and Atlantic coast beaches; varied educational, cultural, artistic, recreational and athletic opportunities; and close proximity to one of the nation’s most dynamic urban centers, Orlando.

Our Benefits
Rollins offers a competitive salary plus a generous benefits package featuring:

  • Flexible Scheduling
  • Generous Paid Time Off
  • Paid Holidays
  • FREE Full Tuition after one year for employees, spouses, domestic partners and dependents
  • Tuition assistance for other educational institutions
  • Professional Learning and Career Development Opportunities
  • Health Reimbursement Account funded by employer contribution
  • Up to 11.5% employer retirement contribution
  • Same and opposite-sex domestic partner benefits
  • FREE access to campus amenities (ex. gym, library)

Minimum Qualifications:


  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting, Finance, or related program required
  • Minimum of five years of related experience required
  • A CPA and/or MBA preferred
  • Knowledge of higher education budgeting, accounting and financial reporting standards preferred with an emphasis on state budgeting rules and regulations
  • Strong organizational and analytical skills
  • Ability to prioritize tasks, meet deadlines and work independently
  • Understanding of accounting principles and theories and the ability to apply those principles and theories to unique situations
  • Experience in writing simple queries. Two or more years of substantive functional experience with Banner (or another ERP system) is highly desirable
  • Strong communication and customer service
  • Excellent interpersonal skills

Special Instructions to Applicants:

To apply, please submit an application and upload the following materials:

  1. Cover Letter
  2. Resume

Screening of applications will begin immediately. Priority will be given to applicants who apply before August 30, 2019.

Rollins offers a competitive salary plus generous benefits package featuring comprehensive health insurance coverage, generous paid time off, retirement savings plan with generous employer contribution, full tuition waiver after one year for employees, spouses, domestic partners and dependents.

Our Values:


Rollins seeks to foster and to model a campus environment that is welcoming, safe, and inclusive to all of our administrators, faculty, staff, and students. We view differences (e.g. nationality, race, gender, age, sexual orientation, socioeconomic class, physical ability, learning styles, perspectives, etc.) not as obstacles to be overcome but as rich opportunities for understanding, learning, and growth.

Through its mission, Rollins College is firmly committed to creating a just community that embraces multiculturalism; persons from historically under-represented minority groups are therefore encouraged to apply. Rollins does not discriminate on the basis of sex, disability, race, age, religion, color, national or ethnic origin, ancestry, marital status, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, genetic information, physical characteristics, or any other category protected by federal, state, or local law, in its educational programs and activities. 

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