Staff Accountant

  • 175 Main St, Salt Lake City, UT 84111, USA
  • Full-time

Company Description

Nightingale College is an accredited, blended-distance nursing school, dedicated to reducing the nursing shortage and elevating rural health. We are proud to have graduated over 600 nurses serving communities in need.

Our mission (not just words on the wall, we live it, love it, and daily contribute to it).
Nightingale College’s mission is to facilitate educational achievement, personal growth, and professional development of its learners, alumni, and collaborators; to serve diverse communities; and to elevate health.

We’re committed to giving back. At Nightingale College, our innovative education model helps transform rural health landscapes, and each collaborator helps change lives. As a collaborator, YOU must be willing to work for something beyond yourself. Put simply, we elevate employment, elevate health, and elevate education.

Our culture is Evolvitude (yeah, we have our own language too!).

Those who work for Nightingale live these “I” statements:

·         “I embody deliberate evolvement, grounded in kindness and humility, and contribute to an environment of love, trust, and gratitude.

·         I aspire to wholeness; to contributing meaningfully to our collective vision and mission; and ultimately, to self-leading, self-actualizing, and self-transcending.

·         I act with integrity, accountability, inclusivity, good intent, mindfulness, transparency, and playfulness.”


Investing in our people is our core business strategy. The professional and personal development of our collaborators is our company’s foundation. Not only do we develop strategies that promote a positive work-life integration, but we also create an environment that invites you to become an expert in your field, be it through higher education or professional development. We’re so happy that you’ve found us! Apply today.


Job Description

The Staff Accountant is responsible for ensuring that the integrity, accuracy, confidentiality, and maintenance of the College financial records are in compliance with all federal and state regulations, laws, and mandates. The Staff Accountant’s primary responsibility is maintaining accurate records of all financial data for the College. This includes, but not limited to, general ledger bookkeeping, payroll processing, accounts receivable, accounts payable, bank reconciliation, maintaining accurate records of tuition, fees, and other cash receipts as well as the disbursement of funds, and providing support to all other functions. This position addresses tight deadlines and a multitude of accounting activities including general ledger preparation, financial reporting, year-end audit preparation and the support of budget and forecast activities. The Staff Accountant will assist the Director, Accounting & Finance in meeting all critical deadlines, preparing financial forecasting, planning, and budget decisions, and assist with coordinating and completing annual finance and compliance audit and provide recommendations for procedural improvements. They will also prepare relevant reports of certain financial activity and use educational and accounting skills for problem solving. The Staff Accountant participates in College-wide and departmental activities and meetings as required.

The Staff Accountant is responsible for the following:

·         Maintaining general ledger charts of accounts;

·         Manage daily cash and credit operations for the finance & accounting function;

·         Support timely monthly, quarterly, and year-end financial close, including assigned journal entries, balance sheet account reconciliations, accruals, and overall maintenance of all operational management accounts;

·         Performs mid-level general ledger account reconciliations, verify accuracy of data, and report, identify, and correct errors made by both internal and external personnel;

·         Prepare special financial reports as requested by management by collecting, analyzing, and summarizing account information and trends;

·         Process the Bi-monthly payroll, calculate and pa payroll taxes, and process quarterly reports in a timely manner;

·         Process and distribute reports for compensation, taxes paid, garnishments, and deductions;

·         Maintain payroll operations by following policies and procedures; reporting needed changes;

·         Monitor policies and procedures for assigned departments, and identify and suggest improvements for accounting reporting and recording procedures;

·         Comply with federal, state, and local financial requirements by studying existing and new legislation, and maintaining compliance;

·         Perform other duties and responsibilities as assigned.


·         Self-Starter

·         Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting or Finance required;

·         2+ years’ experience in accounting or related field, preferred;

·         Strong written and oral communication skills;

·         Excellent problem solving and decision-making ability;

·         Proficient in Word and Excel;

·         Strong organizational and analytical skills;

·         Ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously;

·         Able to read and understand technical forms and financial reports;

·         Willingness to establish and maintain effective working relationships;

·         Ability to quickly adapt and deploy unfamiliar technologies quickly and effectively;

·         Ability to teach and develop others in similar or subordinate roles;

·         Possess a high-degree of integrity and commitment to comply with policies, regulations, standards, and codes of conduct;

·         Strong working knowledge of administrative procedures and systems such as QuickBooks, LMS and SIS systems, designing forms, drafting policy and procedures, and other office procedures and terminology;

·         Excellent customer services skills demonstrated verbally and through professional written communication;

Experience in higher education is a plus;

Additional Information

The typical work environment is located at the College’s main Operations Support Center. The job may also be performed via telecommuting, with periodic travel to the main center as needed. The work is performed in two primary modes – at the campus or remote location at a desk, using a computer, a telephone, and other means for work productivity and communication.

The preceding job description 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 position.

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