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Accountant

Job Info

Position Title: 

Accountant

Job Type

Part time or Full time opportunities (can be hybrid)

Department

Finance

North Central University  Mission Statement

North Central University is a dynamic Christian learning community educating students for lives of service throughout society, the marketplace, and the church.  In keeping with its Pentecostal heritage and mission, NCU models and expects excellence in both academic practice and Christian faith.

Position Purpose

The Accountant is responsible for maintaining general ledger, budget, and accounting records for North Central University. Supports the Executive Director of Finance with audit, reporting, and analysis. This position offers a hybrid schedule.

Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

General Ledger

  • Maintain general ledger to provide accurate financial information as needed by departments and financial institutions dealing with North Central University.
  • Create and enter journal entries
  • Review and balance Cashier Receipt batches
  • Review and balance Donor Accounting batches
  • Review and import Payroll batches
  • Monitor account balances
  • Provide account numbers and balance information as requested
  • Print general ledger reports as requested
  •  Reconcile receivables
  •  Prepare various account analyses
  •  Analyze detailed information by account as requested
  •  Prepare various audit schedules as requested by the auditors
  •  Prepare some year-end closing entries

Banking and Cash Flow

  • Monitor bank balances and cash flow to provide maximum financial gain to North Central University in regards to wise use of capital.
  • Perform financial aid transfers
  • Reconcile bank and investment accounts
  • Maintain cash balances and perform transfers to investment accounts as needed
  • Provide coverage during absences of Accounts Payable Manager

Job Qualifications

Minimum Education and experience

  • Bachelor’s degree in accounting or finance
  •  3-5 years of accounting experience, with a preference in Higher Ed or non-profit

Knowledge, skills, and abilities

  • High level of competence with Microsoft Office software
  • Knowledge of Generally Accepted Accounting Principles as related to non-profit accounting
  • Ability to work under deadlines when reports are needed in an expedited manner
  • Ability to communicate accounting concepts to non-accounting personnel
  • Keen attention to detail
  • Knowledge of database software
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality
  • Ability to use ten-key by touch

Working conditions and frequency

Environmental Conditions

  • Position involves repetitive motion of the fingers, hands and wrists on a daily basis.
  • Position involves extended periods of time in front of a computer monitor – approximately 85% of the workday.
  • Work environment involves working in an urban, Christ-centered University

Equipment and Tools

  • Position requires use of a PC and 10-key calculator approximately 85% of the time.

North Central University employs qualified individuals regardless of race, color, national origin, sex, disability, age, marital status, genetic information, veteran status, familial status, and status with regard to public assistance. Individuals must be able to perform the essential functions of the position with or without reasonable accommodations.


The aforementioned statements are not intended to encompass all functions and qualifications of the position; rather, they are intended to provide a general framework of the requirements of the position.  Job incumbents may be required to perform other functions not specifically addressed in this job description.