Senior Financial Reporting Accountant at The Ohio State University

Senior Financial Reporting Accountant at The Ohio State University

Job Type
Posting Date
December 3, 2018
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 year-end accounting and financial reporting support to university blended and discretely presented component units and stand-alone consolidated entities. Responsibilities include collaborating with unit and entity accountants for timely and accurate year-end financial statement preparation 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. The successful candidate will also have 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

Certified Public Accountant (CPA) license. At least 3 years of experience in accounting and financial reporting. This position requires a 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 identity, national origin, disability status, or protected veteran status.