Senior Accountant

Posting Details

Posting Details

Position Title Senior Accountant
Position Number 989362
Requisition No. S00814
Salary Range/Pay Rate Salary to commensurate with education and experience.
Position Notes

Compensation commensurate with education and experience. For more information on Oakland University’s salary structure and fringe benefits, please go to our website at

Employee Group/Grade AP Band P
Job Category Administrative-Professional
Work Schedule FT/Reg (40 hours)

This is a full-time position.
First consideration will be given to those who apply by January 15, 2018.

Pay Schedule Month
Number of Hrs./Wk. 40

Position Information

Position Information

Minimum Qualifications

Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting or Finance or an equivalent combination of education and/or experience. Strong knowledge of Microsoft Access and Excel. Minimum three years broad-based accounting experience. Ability to use financial accounting technology including computer-based spreadsheet and database applications. Ability to manage complex financial activities and projects. Excellent organizational and analytical skills. Excellent oral and written communication skills. Ability to communicate effectively with others.

Desired Qualifications

CPA designation. Higher education experience.

All Qualifications

Unless otherwise required by an applicable collective bargaining agreement, all minimum, additional and desired qualifications are preferred, but qualifications, degrees, and/or experience deemed comparable and/or equivalent by Oakland University in its sole and exclusive discretion may be considered.

Additional Qualifications
Position Purpose

Performs or reviews accounting for various university fund activities, prepares financial reporting and assists with financial system administration. Prepares financial analyses, assists with year-end closing and performs various investment administration activities. Provides advice and training to accounting staff.

Job Open Date 01/02/2018
Job Close Date

Position Specific Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * Are you currently a member of the Oakland University Administrative-Professional Group?
    • Yes
    • No
    • No Response
  2. * Describe the computer oriented accounting system you have used in a former or current position.

    (Open Ended Question)

  3. * Describe your fund accounting experience and understanding.

    (Open Ended Question)

  4. * Describe your experience handling myriad of tasks and method of prioritization.

    (Open Ended Question)

  5. * Describe you experience in developing complex spreadsheets and databases, particularly using Excel and Access.

    (Open Ended Question)

Documents Needed to Apply

Required Documents
  1. Cover Letter
  2. Resume
Optional Documents