Stillman College

Stillman College

Tuscaloosa , United States

Job Title
Senior Accountant
Office time
Tuscaloosa, United States
Job Type
Full Time
16 October, 2022

Company Description

Stillman College is a liberal arts institution with a historical and formal affiliation with the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.). It is committed to fostering academic excellence, to providing opportunities for diverse populations, and to maintaining a strong tradition of preparing students for leadership and service by fostering experiential learning and community engagement designed to equip and empower Stillman’s students and its constituents.

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Job Details

Senior Accounting 

Job Description



Directs and coordinates the business services functions and procedures, serves as the chief accountant of the college and ensures compliance with all applicable college, state and federal regulations and polices 




  • Provides leadership and supervision of business services administrative duties, including compilation and monitoring of revenue, expenditures, accounts, payable, accounts receivable, payroll, and cashiering, general ledger, financial aid accounting functions, grants, budgeting, and inventory of the college 


  • Directs and supervises the operations of student accounts receivable, including tuition and fees, installment payment plans, and student loans.


  • Maintains an orderly accounting fling system, accounting policies and procedures, chart of accounts and a system of controls over accounting transactions.


  • Ensures the accurate and timely processing of all accounting transactions and accounting – related processes, including accounts receivable and payroll.


  • Directs and controls cash disbursement, including student, vendor, faculty, staff, accounts payable, payroll, and classification of all college expenditures.
  • Ensures that all reasonable discounts are taken on accounts payable.


  • Ensures that periodic bank reconciliations and trial balance reports are completed. 


  • Ensure that required debt payments are made on a timely basis.


  • Performs necessary investment transaction, cash transfers and related functions to ensure the college’s assets are managed for maximum return within the guidelines as approved by the board of Trustees. 


  • Issues timely and complete financial and statistical statements and reports relating to state and federal compliance, accreditation, and grant funding agencies.


  • Prepares reimbursement requests for state, federal and other financial aid programs


  • Calculates and issues financial and operating metrics.


  • Manages the production of the annual budget and forecasts.


  • Works closely with the college’s financial aid department in administering and reporting student loans, scholarship, state and federal financial aid.


  • A strong commitment to the mission of the college.


  • Demonstrated knowledge of accounting principles, and internal controls for the safeguard of assets. 


  • Demonstrated experience in organizing, conceptualizing, and prioritizing objective and managing a high volume workflow office.


  • Knowledge of Alabama statutory requirements. 


  • Demonstrated excellent supervisory, administrative, communication, interpersonal and leadership skills.


  • Ability to establish and maintain positive and effective working relationship with students, college employees and the public. 


  • Demonstrated organizational skills in handling, directing, and prioritizing multiple and complex assignments and projects.


  • Skill in working effectively in a team environment with a customer service focus. 


  • Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing; define problem, collect data establish facts, and draw valid conclusions; and effectively present information to top management, public groups, and/or boards of directors.


  • Ability to respond to common inquires or complaints from customers, regulatory agencies, or members of the community.


  • Proficient in the use of e-mail, word processing, spreadsheet, database, and presentation software and use of the internet.


  • High level of energy and good sense of humor with the capacity for extraordinary time and effort demands.



  • Bachelor's degree in accounting or finance required.
  • CPA Certified. 
  • Strong financial analysis skills.
  • Strong communication skills, both written and verbal.
  • Strong organizational and stress management skills.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office, particularly with Excel.







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