Senior Accountant

DIVISION: Business & Finance

DEPARTMENT: General Ledger Accounting

WORK SCHEDULE: M-F 8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

SALARY: Commensurate with Experience

WORK LOCATION: Columbia, South Carolina

REPORTS TO: Controller


Work within the General Ledger/Grant Accounting Department to maintain the College’s general ledger in order to carry out internal and external financial accounting and reporting responsibilities.


  • Prepare general ledger entries and reconciliations to facilitate timely month-end closing Analyze and reconcile balance sheet accounts
  • Prepare monthly account analyses of balance sheet and income statement accounts Assist with analysis of financial statements and variances on a monthly basis
  • Assist with month-end close of general ledger and analyses Assist with annual financial and compliance audits
  • Perform other duties as required or assigned


  • A bachelor’s degree in accounting is required along with at least three years of high-volume accounting experience
  • Intermediate level or knowledge of all accounting functions and related internal controls
  • Good knowledge of US GAAP and willingness to research and resolve accounting applications Strong analytical skills
  • Auditing skills with the ability to research and reconcile difficult accounts
  • Must be proficient in Excel and other Microsoft Office products; Jenzabar EX knowledge a plus Must be able to work cooperatively and collaboratively as a team player and with all levels of employees, management and external agencies to maximize performance, problem-solving and results
  • Evidence of increasing professional responsibility is essential and the ability to work proactively and independently
  • Detail oriented and organized in work
  • Ability to work as needed or required to meet assigned deadlines


Preference will be given to candidates with experience in higher education or not-for-profit accounting


Please submit a Benedict College Employment Application which is on the College’s website ( along with a resume’, three letters of reference, and an official transcript. No phone calls; position will be open until filled. Applicant information should be submitted to:

Office of Human Resources

Benedict College

1600 Harden Street

Columbia, SC 29204

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