Job Identification: 12733 Posting Date: 04/13/2022, 10:03 AM Job Schedule: Full time Locations: Waco, TX, United States Degree Level: Bachelor
Job Description: What We're Looking For
Baylor University's Financial Services Office is looking for a Senior Accountant to support the University's Real Estate, Facilities, & Construction Services teams. This position reports to the Director of Debt and Capital Asset Accounting and will manage essential financial, budget, compliance, administrative, and accounting activities. This support includes financial planning, procurement, research, and advising on the allocation of resources to achieve business objectives, as well as ensuring the appropriate accounting and reporting of real estate, facilities and construction activities. Additionally, the successful candidate will demonstrate the following:
Strong analytical and accounting/audit skills
Strong attention to detail with accuracy
Strong critical thinking and decision-making skills
Project management and process mapping skills
Excellent problem-solving skills
Desire to question and to dig deeper
Strong written and oral communication skills
Ability to maintain strict confidentiality
Ability to interact and coordinate with multiple levels within the organization
Ability to interact in difficult situations requiring tact and diplomacy with a diverse population
Ability to comply with University policies
A Bachelor's degree in Accounting/Finance and five years of relevant work experience, and a Christian faith are required. A Master's degree and seven years of relevant experience is preferred. A CPA or someone who is currently sitting for their CPA certification is strongly preferred. Experience with construction project accounting, lease accounting, and real estate transactions strongly preferred. Hybrid work will be considered for this position. Applicants must be currently authorized to work in the United States on a full-time basis.
What You Will Do
Involved in the preparation of annual budget planning and financial forecasting for his/her assigned financial unit(s).
Uses professional judgment and integrity to evaluate the appropriateness of expenditures and possesses the maturity and confidence to address questionable transactions either directly or by escalating if needed.
Adopts financial and accounting best practices and ensures all transactions follow applicable policies and accounting standards for Real Estate, Facilities Management, and Construction Services activities.
Maintains a big picture perspective to ensure that all expenditures are evaluated to assess impact on Divisional operational needs and goals.
Prepares reports as appropriate to meet University and Departmental requirements, including cash flow projections, presentations, meeting agendas, and other resource documents.
Prepares timely projections and analyses, analyzes fiscal and administrative impact of various process options and/or new programs; makes recommendations for improved cost effectiveness, appropriate accounting, and budget utilization; assists with budget management.
Responsible for special projects or assignments, which require a thorough understanding of fiscal, departmental and accounting policies and procedures.
Acquires and maintains an extensive understanding of University processes and systems, including Oracle Cloud financial systems (Ignite) and facilities management systems.
Assists with managing third party contracts and analysis by reviewing and approving all departmental related transactions, ensuring appropriate accounting practices.
May supervise the work of staff engaged in general accounting and bookkeeping functions and administrative staff as necessary.
Supports all aspects of lease accounting, including the management of lease data and ongoing maintenance of lease accounting standards.
What You Can Expect
As part of the Baylor family, eligible employees receive a comprehensive benefits package that includes medical, dental, and vision insurance, generous time off, tuition remission, and outstanding automatic retirement contributions. Baylor has a comprehensive benefits plan that supports you and your family's wellbeing and allows you to be a part of the life of a vibrant and active college campus. To learn more go to Baylor Benefits & Advantages.
About Us: Baylor University is a private not-for-profit university affiliated with the Baptist General Convention of Texas. As an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer, Baylor is committed to compliance with all applicable anti-discrimination laws, including those regarding age, race, color, sex, national origin, military service, genetic information, and disability. As a religious educational institution, Baylor is lawfully permitted to consider an applicants religion as a selection criterion. Baylor encourages women, minorities, veterans, and individuals with disabilities to apply.
Baylor University is a private Christian university and a nationally ranked research institution, consistently listed with highest honors among The Chronicle of Higher Education’s “Great Colleges to Work For.” The University is recruiting new faculty with a deep commitment to excellence in teaching, research and scholarship. Baylor seeks faculty who share in our aspiration to become a tier one research institution while strengthening our distinctive Christian mission as described in our strategic vision, Pro Futuris, and academic strategic plan, Illuminate.