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Senior Accountant


Malvern, PA, US

Req ID:  1538
Level of experience:  Senior Level
Remote:  No
Travel Required:  0%-25%

Employee Type:  Full - Time 




Ellucian designs technology that powers the educational mission of colleges and universities around the world. Inspired by that goal, Ellucian employees thrive as part of a high-performing global team committed to delivering a modern, connected, industry-leading experience for today’s students and higher education institutions. More than 2,500 institutions in 50 countries around the world look to Ellucian for the ideas and insights that will move education forward, helping people everywhere discover their futures through learning.



Ellucian is seeking experienced Senior Accountant to work collaboratively with the both the Corporate Accounting team and other internal groups. You will conduct research, analysis, development and reporting for both audit purposes and internal financial reporting.  The Senior Accountant must have strong analytical skills and communication skills.  In this role you will be required to work both independently and collaboratively with team members to ensure our financial ledgers are accurately stated.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Participate in day to day general ledger activities, general ledger maintenance, and peer review the work of other departmental staff on as needed basis
  • Prepare monthly standard/non-standard journal entries in collaboration with other departmental staff to ensure an accurate and timely month-end close.
  • Ensure the completion of the corporate consolidated balance sheet analysis ensuring reconciling items are clearing timely, recommending any account adjustments and presenting analysis to Senior Corporate Accounting Manager on a monthly basis.
  • On monthly basis liaison with FPA counterparts to ensure financial results are understood.
  • Prepare monthly and quarterly variance analytics of financial statement accounts.
  • Support the companies’ efforts to modernize higher education by assist in the processing of contract modifications to current contracts.
  • Support quarterly and annual external audit as needed
  • Drive continuous process improvements and innovations within the department as well cross-functionality
  • Perform multiple tasks and ad hoc projects as assigned



  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting, Finance or related field.
  • 3-5 years relevant experience.
  • Experience in the computer software/information technology industry is preferred.
  • Basic understanding of US GAAP accounting concepts
  • Business experience and financial or analytical background with understanding of contractual terms and conditions
  • Articulate with excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Advanced proficiency with MS Office (Word, Excel, Powerpoint).
  • Advanced proficiency in Access
  • Ability to think creatively, highly driven, energetic, and self-motivated. Highest standards of ethics, accuracy and precision; highly organized. 
  • Ability to prioritize and manage various tasks with potentially competing priorities.
  • SAP experience is a plus.
  • Ability to work both independently and with employees of the organization in an open office setting and in a collaborative environment.

Ellucian provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, or genetics. In addition to federal law requirements, Ellucian complies with all laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training.  Ellucian expressly prohibits any form of workplace harassment based on race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, genetic information, disability, or veteran status. Improper interference with the ability of Ellucian employees to perform their job duties may result in discipline up to and including discharge.

Nearest Major Market: Philadelphia

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