Under the direction of the Director of Accounting, the Associate Director of Accounting is responsible for ensuring all accounting is prepared, reconciled and available for analysis and reporting. Performs various functions and assists the Director in various functions.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
1) Intercompany and interfund reconciliation - review, reconcile and transfer funds relating to the intercompany and interfund accounts.
2) General Ledger Account Reconciliations, Analysis, and Entries - Review multiple general ledger accounts and reconciliations for accuracy and reasonableness. Sign off required on certain reconciliations. Ensure all necessary reconciliations are available and prepared.
3) Scholarships - Working closely with Financial Aid and Advancement to rreview and reconcile scholarship detail withto actual information recorded per the GL.
4) Student Accounts Receivable - Working closely with the Bursar's Office to review, reconcile, and record student AR adjustments as needed, including deferrals, allowances and bad debt.
5) Monthly and Fiscal Year-End Accounting Procedures - Assist the Director of Accounting and Controller during the monthly and fiscal year-end closing process by running financial statements from the general ledger, producing ad-hoc reports as needed, and preparing workpapers in association with the yearly audit. Assist in financial statement preparation and schedules for the Form 990.
6) Procedures and Manuals - Maintain procedure manuals for all phases of the job function.
7) Journal Entries - Review and approve all operating related journal entries.
8) Assist in the ongoing implementation and transition to Workday.
9) Perform ad hoc analyses and other tasks as necessary.
Skills and Knowledge Required:
Minimum of five years accounting or business experience, including account reconciliations and analysis.
Bachelor degree in accounting required. MBA, CPA strongly preferred.
Project coordination skills, including ability to arrange and coordinate a variety of financial and business procedures. Strong analytical skills are essential.
Strong interpersonal skills for interaction with financial staff, faculty, administrators, auditors, government agencies, bank personnel and other non-college personnel in regard to the financial records of the college.
Must be able to operate independently, be organized and be self-motivated.
Strong computer skills, including word processing, spreadsheet applications, and an ability to comprehend enterprise system general ledger fundamentals. Experience with Workday general ledger system preferred.
Applicants who are both interested and qualified should submit the following materials: * Cover letter that addresses the applicant's capabilities and experiences. * A resume or CV.
Currently enrolled Berklee students may not apply for staff or faculty positions.
The above information on this position description has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by individuals within this classification. It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities, and qualifications required of employees assigned to this job. Requirements are subject to possible modification to reasonably accommodate qualified individuals with disabilities. This document does not create an employment contract, implied or otherwise, other than an "at will" employment relationship.
External and internal applicants, as well as position incumbents who become disabled as defined under the Americans With Disabilities Act, must be able to perform the essential job functions (as listed) either unaided or with the assistance of a reasonable accommodation to be determined by management on a case-by-case basis.
Incomplete applications will not be considered. The position will remain open for applications until filled.
Berklee is committed to increasing the diversity of the college community and the curriculum. Candidates who can contribute to that goal are encouraged to apply and to identify their strengths in this area.
Employee Type: Staff
Internal Number: R0001084
About Berklee College of Music
The mission of Berklee College of Music is to educate, train, and develop students to excel in music as a career. Developing the musicianship of all our students is the foundation of our curriculum. We believe that the lessons and qualities derived from that work?the self-discipline needed for excellence, the empathy required of music making and the openness and inquisitiveness essential to creativity?are critical to achievement in any pursuit, musical or otherwise; and that music is a powerful catalyst for personal growth, which is central to any collegiate experience. Founded on jazz and popular music rooted in the African cultural diaspora, our comprehensive curriculum is distinctly contemporary in its content and approach, and embraces the principal musical movements of our time. Through a course of scholarly and practical learning experiences integrating performance and writing, our curriculum covers the variety of influential styles, relevant technologies, and career opportunities open to today's music professional.