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Cornell College Staff Accountant/Payroll Coordinator in Mt Vernon, Iowa

Staff Accountant/Payroll Coordinator

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  • 14-Jul-2021 to Until Filled (CST)

  • Mt Vernon, IA, USA

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  • Full Time

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    Cornell College invites applications for a full-time staff accountant/payroll coordinator. This position is responsible for processing all payroll for the college, assisting with the budget process, and providing backup for deposits and accounts receivable duties. This position also compiles and reconciles data for year-end financial and insurance audits, reconciles and reports grant activity, creates and maintains monthly and year-end payroll accruals, and prepares, balances, and remits timely reports such as federal 941, state withholding forms, and unemployment.

    Cornell College offers a fantastic benefits package that includes health, dental, vision, HSA & FSA accounts, a TIAA 403(b) retirement account, and tuition remission and exchange for employees and dependents. We also offer life insurance, disability insurance, travel insurance, and accident insurance. And, all full-time staff begin with a 4-week vacation accrual along with 14.5 paid holidays in a year.

    Because Cornell College values diversity and strives to create a welcoming community in which all individuals are respected and included, the entire campus community is called upon to engage in dialogue around issues of difference, identity, and ideology. The college is committed to fostering a faculty and staff community that reflects our diverse student body. We encourage applications from candidates who share our vision for a campus that embraces differing backgrounds, viewpoints, and identities, and who will excel at mentoring students who are broadly diverse. (See our diversity statement here ( .)

    About Cornell College

    Cornell College is a selective liberal arts college distinguished by our Ingenuity curriculum that builds on the strengths of our One Course At A Time schedule. This combination encourages the qualities of being thoughtful, original, and inventive, using the strengths of a liberal arts education to apply ideas to solve problems and meet challenges through hands-on experience in learning. Academic immersion, Division III NCAA athletic teams, and unparalleled flexibility attract an ambitious student body from across the U.S. and worldwide. We are located in Mount Vernon, Iowa, an urban fringe community located in the heart of the ICR Iowa ( region.


    Bachelor's degree in accounting, business, finance, or related field with a minimum of three years of recent payroll experience or equivalent combination of education and experience required. Preferred skills include organizational skills and attention to detail; previous experience with Microsoft Dynamics Great Plains software; working knowledge of current federal and state payroll laws, regulations, and filing requirements; spreadsheet and reconciliation expertise; ability to communicate, both written and oral, effectively; ability to interact professionally and maintain confidentiality.

    This position will remain open until filled, and applications will be reviewed as received. To apply, submit a cover letter, resume, and a list of three professional references through Cornell's online application system.

    Cornell is an equal opportunity employer and encourages applications from underrepresented groups. Cornell complies with Iowa's Smoke-free Air Act, participates in e-verify for verification of employment eligibility, and conducts background checks.