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Work type: Regular
Location: Calabasas Campus
Categories: Business/Accounting/Finance, Finance

Pepperdine University is looking for a degreed Accountant with a solid work ethic, excellent judgment, and a desire to build a long-term career with us. The Accountant will be highly organized, detailed-oriented, and have outstanding accounting analytical and problem-solving abilities. It is important to work effectively and efficiently with minimal oversight, but also function well within a team environment.


  • Conduct regular reconciliation of general ledger and bank accounts, and resolve all issues.
  • Prepare, input and verify journal entries.
  • Prepare audit schedules and assist outside auditors with various annual audits.
  • Assist in monthly and annual closing cycles and financial reporting in compliance with GAAP and FASB rules.
  • Perform a variety of special and complex accounting procedures and analyses, and prepare related reports.
  • Generate periodic financial reports for government and other University users.
  • Maintain favorable relationships, effective communication, and a high level of customer service with the University community.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.
  • Uphold University mission through work performed.

The above information has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by employees within this classification. It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities and qualifications required of employees assigned to this job.

Skills and Qualifications

Required: Bachelors degree in accounting, finance, or related field. Three years of accounting experience with an automated financial system. Thorough knowledge of accounting principles, practices and procedures. Detail-oriented. Ability to quickly learn new programs and applications. Excellent verbal and written communication skills. Ability to work independently. Strong interpersonal skills. Ability to organize and prioritize a large volume of documents/data for timely and accurate processing. Problem-solving experience. Strong proficiency in the use of PC programs, including Excel and word processing programs. Knowledge and experience using an automated-accounting system. Database and ad hoc reporting experience.

Preferred: Higher education or not-for-profit organization accounting experience preferred. Prior experience using PeopleSoft or Oracle ERP systems.

Qualified individuals should be able to articulate a strong commitment to diversity, and have the ability to work effectively with individuals from different backgrounds.

Offers of employment are contingent upon successful completion of a criminal, education, and employment screening.

This is a regular, exempt, 40 hour per week position.

Salary: Commensurate with experience

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