Job Details

Boston University
  • Position Number: 5013768
  • Location: Boston, MA
  • Position Type: Business - Accounting

Staff Accountant, Gifts & Endowment, Financial Affairs, Comptroller'S Office, General Accounting (23500607461028)

Tracking Code: 23500607461028

Job Description
The Staff Accountant is a key member of General Accounting and Financial Reporting team here at Boston University. This position has the potential to work a hybrid schedule under the University's remote work guidelines.

Major duties of this position include:
  • Responsible for reconciling all pledge, endowment, and annuity accounts; examines transactions to ensure completeness and accuracy, distributes monthly reconciliation reports to and works to resolve reconciling items in a timely manner.
  • Creation and maintenance of restrictive gift accounts in SAP and Blackbaud CRM.
  • Reviewing and maintaining paperless document filing system for restricted gift recordkeeping.
  • Prepare activity-based schedules on restricted accounts to assist in donor reporting.
  • Preparation of support and annual tax filings for charitable gift annuities and trusts, including Form 1099-R, Form 5227, K-1s.
  • Coordinates with other members of General Accounting and other various departments to ensure month-end closing procedures are completed in a timely manner.
  • Assist in the preparation of the annual external audit, including preparing schedules and support related to audit selections.

Pay Rage: Minimum $50,400, Midpoint $68,100, Maximum $85,700. Salary is based on related experience, expertise, and internal equity; generally, new hires can expect pay between the minimum and midpoint of the range.

Required Skills
  • Bachelor's degree in accounting or related field.
  • 3-5 years of accounting experience, preferably public accounting experience.
  • Strong knowledge of accounting principles and practices.
  • Advanced skills utilizing Microsoft Office Suite, specifically Excel, including complex formulas to acquire, organize, and analyze data.
  • Ability to analyze data to determine relevant conclusions and suggest appropriate actions to management.
  • Ability to prioritize tasks and ad-hoc requests to meet or exceed deadlines.
  • Strong oral and written communication skills.
  • Detail oriented, demonstrating accuracy and quality of work output.
  • Ability to work independently and/or collaboratively in team environment.
  • Self-motivated, proactive, intellectually curious.

Preferred Skills
  • CPA or CPA candidate.
  • Experience with ERP and/or SAP.
  • Experience in non-profit industry or higher education.

Benefits/Other Information

Boston University's generous benefits package includes health, dental, life insurance, and paid time off! Full-time employees are also eligible for tuition remission for courses at Boston University. Note: the remission benefit extends to dependents as well. For more details on benefits, please refer to the Boston University benefits page at

The department of Financial Affairs at Boston University values intellectual, cultural, and social diversity among its staff and students. We remain steadfast in our dedication to building a team that is inclusive and equitable and a place where all constituents can thrive.

For all positions, we are looking for individuals who enjoy working with colleagues in a collaborative environment and who are flexible and creative. We strongly encourage applications from women and under-represented groups who share our interest in serving a university community with diverse needs, backgrounds, ethnicities, and abilities.

Interested applicants are asked to upload a resume, list of references (if available), and submit a cover letter addressed to 'Hiring Manager Staff Accountant, Gifts & Endowment'.

We will ensure that individuals with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodation to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and to receive other benefits and privileges of employment. Please contact us to request accommodation.

Job Location: BOSTON, Massachusetts, United States
Position Type: Full-Time/Regular
Salary Grade: Grade 47

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