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Senior Accountant


Alliant International University is a professional practice University committed to excellence in four areas:  Education for Professional Practice, Scholarship, Multicultural and International Competence and Community Engagement.  The University provides students with the highest quality of education through excellence and innovation in academic scholarship, applied training and research, and community service, particularly to underserved populations.  Through its Mission, the University's goal is to equip students with the competencies they need to provide public benefit and make an impact in their communities by addressing major contemporary social issues.  Core competencies of the University's training programs include cultural diversity, which is infused in courses and field placements and is manifest in the diversity of its students, faculty.


Our Mission:
Alliant International University prepares students for professional careers of service and leadership, and promotes the discovery and application of knowledge to improve the lives of people in diverse cultures and communities around the world.


 Our Vision:
An inclusive world empowered by Alliant alumni.



The Senior Accountant will be responsible for assisting with the preparation of accurate and timely monthly financial statements, reporting and analysis, validating internal controls and serving as the first point of contact for Alliant International University’s employees on accounting policies. The Senior Accountant will exhibit the highest professional standards and ethical principles and will be committed to the tenets of of Alliant International University's Mission and Vision. 


Duties & Responsibilities: 

  • Along with the Controller and Staff Accountant, coordinate with the outsourced accounts payable and accounting service provider to ensure that invoices are processed in a timely manner and that the financial statements are accurately completed on time. 
  • Serve as an interface to University faculty and staff to provide technical assistance on accounting and procurement practices, procedures, and systems. 
  • Prepare periodic financial reporting for the international company headquarters and interface on accounting and treasury related matters. 
  • Review General Ledger detail for accuracy and completeness and create necessary correcting journal entries when required. 
  • Review General Ledger reconciliations prepared by the oursourced accounting provider and make suggestions for improvements. 
  • Provide month end and ad hoc accounting reports as needed. 
  • Prepare accounting and other financial schedules and analyses, as required. 
  • Provide technical support for the annual Financial Audits and internal audits including generation of schedules, research, reconciliations, etc. and on accounting practices and procedures for budget analysts and campus associates. 
  • General Leger accounts reconciliation preparation and review for benefits and payroll taxes.
  • SAP Finanical Statements: Support and assist the SAP monthly and quarterly reporting in BeCure (MAMs, CI Pack and C Pack).
  • Support with quarterly tax filings. 
  • Manage subsidiary accounting and/or processes-Interface with Mexican subsidiary
  • Review agent commission payables and invoicing.
  • Perform other related tasks, duties and responsibilties as required, assigned, or directed. 



  • Intermediate to advanced computer skills, including advanced proficiency with Microsoft Office programs, especially MS Excel and MS Word: ERP experience (Campus Nexus Student, SAP, Intacct, etc.) with solid knowledge of integrated accounting software. 
  • Accounting skills, organizational, written, and oral communications, decision-making, problem-solving and research skills. 
  • A strong work ethic, capacity to get things done independently, and consistent performance with a sense of urgency and commitment. 
  • Excellent customer-service skills, including sensititivy to cultural diversity and ability to communicate and interact effectively with people of all ages and diverse backgrounds. 
  • Proven ability to work effectively as a team player; highly motivated, focused and results oriented. 
  • Ability to exercise discretion and tack in all inpersonal contacts, and to maintain confidentiality at all times. 
  • Ability to be optimistic, positive, and supportive in all interactions with others. 
  • High level of accuracy and attention to detail. 
  • Fluency in Spanish a plus due to interaction with Mexican subsidiary. 


Minimum Qualifications: 

  • Bachelor's Degree: from an accredited four-year college or university in Accounting, or equivalent combination of education and relevant work experience. 
  • Experience: Four (4) years of relevant accounting experience. Familiarity with generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP). Experience in the higher education industry preferred. 
  • Certifications, Licenses, etc.: None, but CPA preferred


  • Application Instructions: Please submit a resume and cover letter. 


Background Check Requirements:
Employment is contingent upon successful completion of a background check (including criminal, prior employment and education verification).  Failure to satisfactorily complete the background check may affect the application status of applicants or continued employment of current University employees who apply for the position.


Additional Information:
Anti-Discrimination Policy:  Alliant International University prohibits unlawful discrimination, harassment or retaliation in its educational programs, services and activities, and in employment practices, including but not limited to internal promotions, training, opportunities for advancement, terminations, relationships with outside vendors, use of contractors and consultants, and in its admission or access thereto, on the basis of race, ethnicity, national origin or descent, color, creed, religion, sex, age,  marital status, disability (including physical, disease, psychiatric or psychological disability), medical condition, pregnancy, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identification or expression, hair style or texture associated with race, or any other characteristics protected by applicable law.


Alliant International University is an Equal Opportunity Employer, committed to ensuring a high quality of education through the diversity of the University community and the curriculum. Women, people of color, people with disabilities and people from other underrepresented groups are encouraged to apply, as we actively seek to increase diversity at all levels. The University will conduct its programs, services and activities consistent with applicable federal, state and local laws, regulations and orders.

Applicants must currently be authorized to work in the United States on a full-time basis.  Offers of employment are contingent upon the presentation of documents that demonstrate a person's identity and authorization to work in the United States, which are consistent with the provisions of the Immigration Reform and Control Act.


Applicants with disabilities and applicants who require assistance completing an application may contact Human Resources at or 858-635-4509.


The California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA) requires that we provide you with this Notice at Collection for California Employees  and Applicants.  This notice is about the collection and use of your personal information.  We encourage you to read this notice carefully.  


Governing legislation: Titles VI and VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the Civil Rights Act of 1991, Title IX of the Education Amendments Act of 1972, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, the Age Discrimination Act of 1975, the regulations implementing these statutes, and applicable federal and California law.


Alliant International University is a smoke and tobacco free environment.



Company: Alliant International University, Inc. 

Country: United States of America 

State/Region: California 

City: San Diego 

Postal Code: 92131 

Job ID: 168493

Date:  Nov 12, 2021

San Diego, CA, US, 92131

Nearest Major Market: San Diego

Job Segment: Accounts Payable, Medical, Accounting, Curriculum, Payroll, Finance, Healthcare, Education

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