Staff Accountant (General Accounting)

Staff Accountant (General Accounting)

Title:   Staff Accountant (General Accounting)

Department:  Finance and Business

Employment Status:  Full Time

FLSA Status:  Non-Exempt

Organizational Relationship: Reports to the Controller

Job Purpose: To work in conjunction with the Finance and Business Office by performing various financial and accounting functions to meet filing deadlines, reporting requirements and department goals.


Essential Functions:

  • Prepare and process recurring journal entries, as well as monthly accounting adjustments to the general ledger
  • Assist with maintaining general ledger balances
  • Void any necessary accounts payable checks
  • Maintain the flexible spending accounts and make necessary journal entries for FSA checks cut each month
  • Prepare check requests for various invoices
  • Prepare checks for deposit that the College receives from various sources
  • Prepare all monthly and annual accruals and reversals
  • Responsible for ordering, managing and reconciling college convenient cards
  • Monthly analysis, support gathering, reconciling, and journalizing of all College TD credit cards across campus, and perform any necessary follow-up with departments
  • Record entries to reclass all postage charges to the correct departments
  • Interact with all campus departments with regard to department inquiries, financial transfers, and accounting matters
  • Work closely with accounts payable manager, to establish segregation of duties and serve as an efficient back up for all related areas
  • Accounting analysis as requested to assist in overall operations of the College
  • Work as part of a team in the overall daily functions of the Finance and Business Office to assist in meeting all goals and deadlines of the institution

Non-Essential Functions

  • Assist with work assignments and special projects within the department as requested
  • Interact daily, in-person, via telephone and through e-mail with administration, students, and outside agencies providing assistance and information regarding financial and general inquiry

 Nothing in this job description restricts Management’s right to assign or reassign duties and responsibilities to this job at any time.



  • Bachelor's degree, required
  • Masters degree, a plus 

Desired Work Traits:

  • Experience in Higher Education, (a plus)
  • Strong initiative and ability to manage multiple projects
  • Ability to complete projects timely and accurately
  • Must be detail-oriented with strong organizational and analytical skills

Computer Skills:

  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office applications,
  • Experience in Jenzabar CX software, (a plus)

Communication/Interpersonal Skills:        

  •  Must exhibit competence with verbal and written communication skills and an ability to maintain effective relationships with various campus departments, students, parents and outside organizations.
  • Ability to work individually or as part of a team

Salary: Commensurate with qualification and experience

To apply, please direct letters of interest and resumes to: with the subject line “Staff Accountant (General Accounting)"


Office of Business and Finance

Wagner College

One Campus Road

Staten Island, NY 10301

No phone calls please.

The review of applications will begin immediately.

Wagner College provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national or ethnic origin, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status, age, disability or genetics. In addition to federal law requirements, Wagner College complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training.