Accounting Analyst

Taylor University
March 17, 2023
Offerd Salary:$180 milli
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Accounting Analyst

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Job Description

Mission and Commitment

Taylor's mission is to develop servant-leaders marked with a passion to minister Christ's redemptive love, grace, and truth to a world in need.

As a community, Taylor faculty, staff, and students commit to living out Christ's love and truth in the here and now. We worship together, serve one another, and grow in faith as we learn in the classroom, on the field, at chapel, and anywhere else we're doing Life Together.

Position Summary

The Accounting Analyst is responsible for all transactions, processes, and reporting relating to Taylor University's investments (a portfolio of over $180 million), this includes monitoring and forecasting cash and investment levels. She/he will also support audit processes, and contribute to the daily operations of the Business Office.

Duties and Responsibilities

This position is primarily responsible to:

  • Testify to personal experience of salvation in Jesus Christ, affirm belief in the University's Statement of Faith, abide by and practice our Life Together Covenant, and both personally agree with and support the Foundational Documents of Taylor University.
  • Oversee daily processing, accounting, and reporting for University investments; ensure accuracy, completeness, and compliance with University, local, state, and federal requirements, and standard accounting and audit procedures.
  • Analyze, reconcile, balance, and maintain accounting records.
  • Interpret and analyze investment performance and transactions to monitor cash and investments; prepare cash forecasts for management review.
  • Coordinate the preparation of regularly scheduled reports and analyses.
  • Ensure the most effective and efficient use of University resources by regularly engaging in process or system analysis and by assisting in the updating of system-wide policies and procedures.
  • Assist with audit activities.
  • Other duties as assigned.
  • Education and Experience

  • Bachelor's degree in accounting, finance, business, or relevant field, or equivalent combination of education, training, and experience.
  • Knowledge and expertise in accounting, including practical experience in bookkeeping and/or cash management.
  • Skills and Competencies

  • Excellent customer service skills, with the ability to interact warmly and professionally with colleagues and external partners.
  • Clear, direct, timely, and compassionate written and verbal communication style.
  • Competent in utilizing various computer software, including reporting tools, database systems, and Microsoft Office suite; ability and willingness to learn new software programs.
  • Aptitude with numbers, especially financial data.
  • Detail-oriented and able to identify errors in own work, self-correcting as needed.
  • Possesses good problem-solving and organization skills; self-directed and self-motivated in job-related tasks.
  • Able to identify process and control gaps and weaknesses, and innovate process improvements
  • Self-directed and self-motivated in job-related tasks.
  • Adaptable and flexible to change tasks quickly; collaborative team player who can also work independently.
  • Ability to work with sensitive information and maintain confidentiality.
  • Special Requirements

  • Physical Demands
  • No or very limited physical effort is required
  • Work Environment
  • Work is normally performed in a typical interior / office work environment.
  • Environmental Conditions
  • No or very limited exposure to physical risk
  • This position is full-time, exempt, and located in Upland, Indiana.

    Interested candidates should attach a cover letter, resume, and transcripts. All materials will remain confidential. The University is keenly interested in diversifying its staff and strongly encourages women and members of minority groups to apply. Evaluation of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Taylor University complies with federal and state guidelines for nondiscrimination in employment.

    Please be prepared to answer the following questions when you apply for this position:

  • What is your personal faith journey/Christian testimony?
  • What are the most significant implications of your faith commitment to your life today?
  • Please list other experiences and skills, which especially qualify you for this position at Taylor University.
  • What do you perceive to be your personal gifts, strengths, capabilities and limitations as they relate to the position for which you are applying?
  • Job Location

     Upland, Indiana, United States

    Position Type



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