Senior Accountant at The Ohio State University

Senior Accountant at The Ohio State University

Job Type
Posting Date
April 22, 2019
Location of Position

Columbus, OH

Company Summary

For 144 years, The Ohio State University's campus in Columbus has been the stage for academic achievement and a laboratory for innovation. It's where friendships are forged. It's where rivalries and revelry are born.

The university's main campus is one of America's largest and most comprehensive. As Ohio's best and one of the nation's top-20 public universities, Ohio State is further recognized by a top-rated academic medical center and a premier cancer hospital and research center. As a land-grant university, Ohio State has a physical presence throughout the state, with campuses and research centers located around Ohio.

Duties and Responsibilities

Responsible for monthly and year-end accounting reconciliations and financial reporting supporting the university and its affiliates monthly and year-end financial reporting. Responsibilities include collaborating with units for timely and accurate monthly and year-end financial statement preparation and in conjunction with the university’s annual audit. The position works with the Director of Financial Reporting and Accounting Manager to ensure audit and review requirements are incorporated into the accounting and reporting financial systems. This includes reviewing and implementing proposed and new accounting standards. The position participates in audit planning and status meetings with external auditors.

Position Requirements


Experience with PeopleSoft, Workday, or other financial and ERP applications; hands-on experience or involvement in processes or systems to improve the ‘last mile of finance’ is a plus; strong analytic skills, good written and verbal communication skills, a willingness to adapt to new business technologies/processes, and the ability to work effectively in a team environment.

Required Experience


Bachelor’s degree in accounting, business administration, a related field, or an equivalent combination of education and experience; Certified Public Accountant (CPA) license; at least three years of experience in accounting and financial reporting; broad-based knowledge of all areas of accounting and financial reporting including the preparation of financials statement including related MD&A, footnote disclosures, and supplemental schedules; excellent Microsoft Office (Word and Excel) skills are a necessity.

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The Ohio State University is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation or gender identity, national origin, disability status, or protected veteran status.