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Senior Accountant

Linfield University Staff
McMinnville, OR
Expired: June 13, 2023 Applications are no longer accepted.
  • Full-Time

The Accounting Department is recruiting for an experienced professional to join the team as a Senior Accountant. The Senior Accountant is responsible for general ledger accounting, including journalizing, account reconciliation, analysis of accounts, financial reporting, technology integration, and other duties as assigned. The Senior Accountant provides support and knowledge for all administrative and academic departments throughout the University. Must have strong knowledge in US Generally Accepted Accounting Principles. A review of applications will begin immediately, and will be accepted until filled.

Primary Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Management and development of technology solutions with respect to utilizing existing ERP software and tools. Innovating to utilize cost efficient SAAS and other tools to develop efficiencies and support data driven decision making.
  • Provide support for the following:
    • Assistant Controller's procedures and processes related to the day-to-day accounting for the University.
    • Collection and distribution of information required by the University's third party independent accounting firm in the performance of the annual financial statement audit.
    • Collection and distribution of information for the preparation of the IRS Form 990 for the University.
    • Collection and distribution of information for the preparation of the University's retirement plan annual audit and preparation of the IRS Forms 990 and 5500 by independent auditors.
    • Assistant Controller's delegation of tasks and training for the Accounting Department's student employees.
    • Preparation of grant reporting and funding requests, in collaboration with the Director of Grants and Sponsored Research.
    • Accounting for Endowments and reconciliation between the general ledger and third party systems and reporting.
    • Accounting for Charitable Remainder Unitrust (CRUT) and Charitable Remainder Annuity Trust (CRAT), and reconciliation between the general ledger and third- party systems and reporting.
    • Preparation of reports for Board of Trustee Committee meetings.
    • Accounting for Fixed Assets; additions, retirements, depreciation, and other activity associated with the University's Fixed Assets.
    • General Ledger maintenance using Linfield's ERM, Ellucian Colleague:
      • Assign and maintain user security profiles
      • Create new accounting strings (fund / source / department / object code) aligned with University accounting current and future chart of accounts structures.
  • Review A/P vouchers scheduled to be paid for compliance with University policies and procedures.
  • Assist in the process and procedures for recording activity in the general ledger.
  • Participate in accounting special projects as assigned by the controller or assistant controller.
Minimum Qualifications:


  • Bachelors degree in accounting; or equivalent combination of education and work experience in accounting.
  • Five years of accounting experience.
  • Thorough understanding of principles of accounting and general ledger accounting.
  • Proficient computer skills with spreadsheet and word processing using Microsoft Office.
  • Working knowledge and experience with business analysis software tools to bring efficiencies to accounting operations and reporting outputs.
  • Extensive knowledge and understanding of electronic data management tools and reporting.
  • Excellent math aptitude and attention to detail skills.
  • Proficient 10-key and typing skills.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills to interact with all levels of staff, faculty, students, and outside stakeholders.
  • Ability to support a diverse work environment.
  • Professionalism, discretion, and ability to maintain confidentiality of sensitive information.
Preferred Qualifications:

Education / Licensure

  • Masters Degree in Accounting.
  • Certified Management Accountant, Certified Public Accountant, or Certified Global Management Accountant.


  • Higher education experience, tax exempt organization, and fund accounting experience.
Physical Requirements:

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Work is performed in an office environment and is sedentary in nature. Constant sitting, hearing, seeing, talking and repetitive movement of the wrists, hands and fingers. Frequent standing, walking, and climbing stairs. Occasional exposure to weather elements when walking from building to building on campus. Occasional pushing, pulling, carrying, or lifting up to 25 pounds.

Application Procedure:

To apply, please complete the online application and attach the following as ONE combined pdf document. Review of applications begins immediately and will be accepted until filled.

  • Cover Letter
  • Resume
  • Statement outlining the applicant's plan for contributing to diversity, equity, and inclusion within the Linfield community


In order to create the healthiest face-to-face learning environment possible, Linfield University is requiring that all faculty, staff, and students to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. Employees should be fully vaccinated no later than two weeks prior to arriving on campus. To be fully vaccinated, employees will need to have one COVID-19 booster shot. Employees must submit their documentation at least seven days prior to arrival on campus. People who have tested positive for COVID-19 will still be required to show proof of vaccination. Linfield's COVID-19 vaccine policy, including requirements for compliance and exemptions, is available at

About Linfield University:

Linfield University is an independent, nonprofit university with two physical campuses. The main campus, located in McMinnville, Oregon is on 189 park-like acres just south of the charming historic downtown. The School of Nursing, located in northeast Portland, Oregon, is located on 20 acres. Linfield also has a growing eCampus. Since 1858, Linfield has connected a traditional liberal arts experience with practical education through 57 majors, including wine studies, sport management and nursing. Linfield also offers interdisciplinary graduate degrees in business, nursing, education and sports sciences. Lin?eld University is fully accredited by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities. With a relentless focus on student success, Linfield is committed to a mission of connecting learning, life and community.

Linfield enrolls approximately 1,800 students from around the nation and globe each year. Thirty-seven percent of Linfield's undergraduate students are first-generation college students, and more than one-third are U.S. students of color. Linfield competes in the NCAA Division III Northwest Conference and holds the national record, across all divisions, for consecutive winning football seasons (dubbed "The Streak"). U.S. News & World Report has named Linfield one of the top liberal arts colleges in the nation when it comes to social mobility for four years in a row. See more of Linfield's accolades at

The university's two physical locations showcase the beauty of the Pacific Northwest and a meaningful connection between the university and its community. Just 1-2 hours from either location are the snow-peaked mountains of the Oregon Cascades or the Pacific Ocean shoreline. McMinnville and Portland are both highly ranked for their access to outdoor recreation, as well as top locations for foodies and wine enthusiasts.

Although the school retains a historic affiliation with the American Baptist Church, Linfield's employees and students are not bound by the religious requirements of its founders. Linfield warmly welcomes all those who seek out Linfield's exemplary educational and career opportunities.

Linfield offers a generous comprehensive benefit plan, which includes healthcare, retirement plan, life insurance, and short/long term disability, 28 PTO days per year, 8 paid holidays, and Winter Break. Another amazing and valuable benefit for employees, as well as their spouse/domestic partner and dependents, is tuition remission. You and your dependents will have access to our Athletics Complex, including two weight rooms, racquetball courts, a basketball court, swimming pool, track, and indoor and outdoor tennis courts, and a 1.5 mile outdoor wellness trail. For those who are sports enthusiasts, you and your dependents can attend all Linfield athletic events on campus for free (except NCAA playoffs). Additional perks include 20% merchandise & clothing discount at our Barnes & Noble Bookstore, access to Microsoft Office 365 on your personal devices, and a Starbucks conveniently located on campus.

We Value Diversity: Linfield University is actively engaged in promoting, advancing, and confirming our commitment to diversity and inclusion. We believe that a diverse and vibrant Linfield contributes to academic excellence and critical thinking. We welcome applicants who bring a diversity of identity, culture, experience, perspective, and thought. All candidates are encouraged to address how their professional and lived experience, scholarship, teaching, mentorship, and/or service will build on our diversity and inclusion efforts.


Linfield University Staff

McMinnville, OR
97128 USA
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