Senior Accountant


University of Mary


Senior Accountant


The University of Mary in Bismarck, ND invites applications for a Senior Accountant. The position is responsible for monitoring and optimizing cash as well as general asset management for the University. This position also exists to support daily operations of the Business Office.

Candidates will be invited to demonstrate a willingness to support the Christian, Catholic, Benedictine mission of the University of Mary.


Benefits Include:


• Competitive wage based on experience

• Tuition benefits

• Retirement benefits with an 8% match

• Medical, Dental and Vision insurance

• Discounted Meal Plan

• Discounted membership at the campus Wellness Center


Essential Roles and Responsibilities Include:


• General Ledger Journal Entries

• Maintains the fixed assets database

• Oversees insurance and risk management functions

• Assists with preparation of the annual audit

• Supervise banking relationships and usage to maximize cash earnings and improve efficiency

• Exercises diligent oversight of cash flow management

• Security and maintenance of electronic payments

• Coordinates 1099 process

• Backup to Accounting Manager

• Performs other related duties as requested and assigned


Desired Minimum Qualifications, Education, and Experience include:


• Required: Bachelor’s degree in accounting or related field

• Required: A minimum of two years of previous accounting or finance experience

• Upholds and supports the Christian, Catholic, Benedictine mission of the University of Mary

• Supports the ongoing implementation of Ex Corde Ecclesiae, the apostolic constitution on Catholic colleges and universities.

• Builds a culture of ready and earnest hospitality in the Office of Financial Affairs and throughout the university, in accord with Saint Benedict’s admonition that all be received as Christ.


Knowledge and Skills Required:


• Knowledge of generally accepted accounting principles

• Proficiency with Microsoft Office software applications, especially Word and Excel

• Ability to learn and be proficient with in-house software applications, such as Jenzabar and CBORD

• Attentiveness to detail and an ability to enter data accurately and in a timely manner

• Ability to work within a timeframe and meet deadlines

• Ability to work well in a team environment

• Ability to maintain absolute confidentiality and discretion in all matters related to the Office of Financial Affairs and associated areas of responsibility

• Ability to represent the Office of Financial Affairs with integrity and a high level of professionalism

• Ability to use a high degree of tact, discretion, and diplomacy in dealing with sensitive situations and individuals

• Strong organizational skills and an ability to set priorities and exercise sound independent judgment within areas of responsibility

• Ability to understand, interpret, explain, and apply rules and policies applicable to areas of responsibility

• Ability to organize and maintain a filing system and document management databases

• Exceptional verbal and written communication skills

• Ability to prepare clear, accurate, and concise correspondence, records, reports, and other documents


We thank you for your interest in the University of Mary. Founded in 1959 by the Sisters of Annunciation Monastery, the campus overlooks the beautiful Missouri river and is located in Bismarck, North Dakota, a community of approximately 80,000 people, with wonderful family and parish life, friendly neighborhoods, enjoyable recreational and cultural facilities, a low crime rate, clean air, and excellent schools. The University of Mary, with an enrollment of over 3,000 students, is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association.

For more information on the University of Mary, please watch a short video by clicking on this link: https://youtu.be/Go37Hy6QrVs

Review of application materials will begin immediately. Position will remain open until filled.

To view all of our current openings, please visit our career page at https://universityofmary.applytojob.com/apply/.


Equal Opportunity Employer


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