Senior Accountant

Location: SCCC - Newton, NJ

Date Posted: 08/29/2023

Schedule: Full-Time

Type: Sussex Staff

Company: Sussex County Community College

Job Description

Senior Accountant - Performs professional accounting work of a complex nature. Thoroughly understands institutional, state, and federal policies, procedures, and restrictions. Ensures compliance with generally accepted accounting principles in executing, analyzing, verifying, and reporting transactions of a fiscal nature. Advises management regarding the effective use of resources and methods to maximize earnings. Monitors records of past and present operations. May serve as a project leader on special projects. Requires a bachelor’s degree in accounting, finance, or related field or equivalent plus 4-5 years’ accounting experience. 


  1. Perform bank reconciliations and balance sheet accounts for college and foundation.
  2. Analyze and maintain general ledger accounts, prepare appropriate journal entries, and follow up on outstanding issues.
  3. Perform reconciliation of select payroll data reports to the payroll related general ledger accounts in CARS.
  4. Fixed assets grant accounting including billing and analysis of chapter 12, ELF, Securing our children’s future and other state, federal and capital investment grants.
  5. Assist the Director of Finance in the preparation with monthly financial statements and year-end audit working papers including assets, liabilities, revenues and expenses.
  6. Prepares monthly, interim, and final reports for grants
  7. Monitors spending on grants. Communicates progress of spending to grant administrators
  8. Assist in preparation of grant budgets and operating budgets.
  9. Maintains the College credit cards.
  10. Accounts payable backup.
  11. Assists the purchasing manager with reconciliation of encumbrances.
  12. Assists the Chief budget officer prepare for the annual budget process and board of school estimate budget.
  13. All other duties as assigned.

This job description in no way states or implies that these are the only duties to be performed by the employee occupying this position.  Nothing in this job description restricts management’s right to assign or reassign duties and responsibilities to the job at any time.  Employees will be required to follow any other job related instructions and to perform any other job related duties requested by their supervisor, including maintaining a valid driver’s license in good standing with DMV for those jobs that require driving.


  • Degree in Accounting, Finance or related field preferred

Essential Skills

  • Strong analytical skills
  • Effective verbal and written communication skills must be demonstrated
  • Computer proficiency and high competency with Excel, Word & Power Point
  • Ability to function in a team environment

Salary:  $42,000 annually             

To Apply:

Please submit cover letter and resume to Sussex County Community College is an Equal Opportunity Employer