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Accounting Associate

Kentucky Wesleyan College

Location: Owensboro, Kentucky 42301
Type: Full-Time, Non-Remote
Posted on: September 19, 2022
Accounting Associate
Kentucky Wesleyan College, a private, liberal arts college with a long-standing reputation for quality and academic excellence, is seeking applications for a full-time Accounting Associate to join our community.  We provide a challenging and supportive academic experience, a positive work environment, and a stimulating culture, while producing highly qualified graduates who become successful professionals in the career of their choice and valuable members of their communities.
Major Responsibilities
• Reconciles accounts.
• Prepares and processes journal entries.
• Reviews accounting records for accuracy and completeness.
• Processes student invoices and miscellaneous accounts receivable invoices.
• Compiles data and information for reports, working with various offices as needed.
• Transports deposits from the College to the bank.
• Assists the Bursar with prior student accounts.
• With the Director of Accounting, prepares and submits tax forms as requested.
• Provides back-up and support for the Bursar and for Accounts Payable check writing.
• Attends work in person on a regular basis in order to interact with and perform as part of the Business Office team as well as other departments.
• Assists with other duties as directed by the supervisor.
Qualifications
• Associate’s degree in accounting, business, or a related field.  Bachelor’s degree preferred.
• Minimum of two years’ experience in the accounting and/or bookkeeping.
• Experience with and knowledge of MS Office, particularly Excel.
• Strong analytical skills with close attention to detail.
• Ability to work independently, manage multiple priorities, and meet deadlines in a fast-paced environment.
Employee Benefits
This full-time position has access to a full range of employee benefits, including health, dental, vision, and life insurance; retirement plans; a generous benefit time program; and tuition benefits. Due to the college’s not-for-profit status, employees of Kentucky Wesleyan may be able to receive loan forgiveness under the Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program of the US Department of Education.
Application Process
To apply, complete the online application at . To ensure full consideration, qualified applicants should submit a cover letter, current resume, and complete contact information for three professional references in a single PDF file with the online application.
Review of application materials will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.
An official transcript for the highest degree awarded will be required of the hired candidate, as well as a background check.  Incoming employees must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 unless a reasonable accommodation for medical or religious reasons is requested and approved.  The College will not sponsor applicants for work visas.
Kentucky Wesleyan College is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to attracting qualified candidates from underrepresented groups.
Additional Information
About Kentucky Wesleyan College
Kentucky Wesleyan College is a private, four-year liberal arts institution located in the vibrant city of Owensboro. A United Methodist-related college founded in 1858, Wesleyan is known for excellence in academics and a superior residential experience. Kentucky Wesleyan earned a #8 ranking in 2017 from U.S. News & World Report as a Best Regional College in the South, along with a #3 ranking in the South in the category of “Great Schools, Great Prices,” which measures academic quality compared to cost of attendance.
Kentucky Wesleyan students can choose from 29 majors and 13 pre-professional programs.  Classes have a 12-to-1 student-faculty ratio, and 88 percent of the faculty have a Ph.D. or terminal degree.  The College is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges to award baccalaureate degrees.
The Kentucky Wesleyan Panthers compete in NCAA Division II and are charter members of the Great Midwest Athletic Conference comprising teams from Ohio, Michigan, Kentucky, and Tennessee. Athletic teams include baseball, basketball, bowling, cross country, football, golf, soccer, softball, tennis, track and field, volleyball, and wrestling.
The College employs approximately 200 faculty and staff who work together on a single campus. Kentucky Wesleyan provides a challenging and supportive academic experience for students as well as a positive and stimulating work environment for employees.
A hallmark of the Kentucky Wesleyan experience includes “The Wesleyan Way,” beliefs which guide the entire college community:
• We do everything with honor.
• We always support each other.
• We will compete with integrity.
• We love each other in Christ.
Kentucky Wesleyan College values the unique contributions of all members of our campus community. As part of our mission to prepare future leaders intellectually, spiritually, and physically, we strive to provide an atmosphere that encourages and challenges all members of the Kentucky Wesleyan College campus community to exhibit an understanding and appreciation of cultural and human differences. We are committed to being a community that reflects the diversity of our larger society. We expect all members of our institution to actively create and maintain an inclusive learning and living environment that embraces diversity in all forms, including race, ethnicity, gender, gender identity, socio-economic status, national origin, sexual orientation, disability, religion, and thought.
About Owensboro, KY
Kentucky Wesleyan College is located in the hospitable city of Owensboro, Kentucky, a vibrant, beautiful, and safe city nestled on the banks of the Ohio River.  Owensboro is small enough to promote a hometown atmosphere yet large enough to support many amenities usually only available in much larger cities.  Daviess County is home to 110,000 residents and is easily accessible from metropolitan locations such as Louisville, KY; Nashville, TN; and St. Louis, MO.
Owensboro’s revitalized downtown area features a state-of-the-art convention center, several new hotels, and a range of entertainment options with unique restaurants and shops. Twenty-five parks, totaling 953 acres, encircle the city, which hosts over 20 annual festivals – attracting visitors from throughout the region.
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