Accountant I | Saint Peter, MN

Accountant I

The Accountant I is responsible for key accounting functions including account reconciliations, investments accounting and reporting, various disbursements activities, journal entries, and supporting other accounting functions & monthly financial reporting processes.

Essential Job Functions

  • Responsible for Monthly Account Reconciliation:
    • Complete monthly reconciliation of specific bank accounts
    • Complete monthly reconciliation of specific investment accounts to General Ledger
    • Assist with reconciliation of accounts within General Ledger and IP
  • Responsible for Primary Accounting Transactions and Reporting of Investment Activity:
    • Process monthly/quarterly/annual investment account statements including donation reports
    • Maintain investment fund files/documentation
    • Manage Investment Account Worksheets
    • Assist with updating various monthly investment reports (with Journal and IP entries)
    • Assist with requesting transfers from investment fund accounts (with Journal and IP entries)
    • Prepare billing of investment administration fees on specific accounts
    • Perform analysis of trends in investment account balances
    • Follow-up on information requests received internally and from investment fund sponsors
  • Responsible for Other Accounting Functions:
    • Process Domestic and Foreign Wires for Scholarship Awards (with Journal and IP entries)
    • Serve as primary back-up for accounts payable function
    • Assist with fiscal year-end audit preparation including lead sheets and cash & investment confirmations
    • Assist with information requests received from auditors during fiscal year-end audit

 Minimum Requirements

  • Four year degree (BA) in Accounting or related field
  • Two to three years’ work experience in accounting or finance roles
  • Demonstrated knowledge in Microsoft Office applications (Excel and Word)
  • Experience with general accounting processes including bank reconciliations
  • Ability to read and understand simple monthly investment statement
  • Demonstrated ability to work efficiently, effectively and cooperatively with other people; positive attitude
  • Ability to communicate, listen to and understand information and ideas presented, with the ability to communicate both verbally and in writing
  • Highly organized, strong attention to detail in order to produce the highest quality work, including follow up and follow through
  • Ability to analyze information and evaluating results to choose the best solution and solve problems
  • Regular & timely attendance to support business & client needs

Preferred Requirements

  • Experience with general ledger systems

Requirements for all Scholarship America Positions

  • Appreciation for and commitments to Scholarship America’s stated Values:
    • Accountable for behaviors and results that create impact.
    • Responsive, serving all constituents with the highest quality standards.
    • United, working together to create the best results for all.
    • Relevant, always evolving process, products, and communications.
    • Operates in the most ethical manner, always with students at the heart of our work.

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