Workday Sr. Accountant - SystemsAccountants

Applying for Workday Sr. Accountant

Under moderate supervision, the Workday Senior Accountant provides advanced professional accounting and financial analysis services. This role involves serving as a backup for other accountants within the department and the direct manager, along with overseeing the daily reconciliation of cash transactions related to all business activities. A key aspect of the role is collaborating with the accounts receivable team to process and reconcile student transactions within the student information systems and managing banking transactions within Workday. The Senior Accountant maintains a comprehensive understanding of general ledger operations, policies, and procedures. Additionally, they are responsible for reconciling general ledger accounts and facilitating month-end closing activities for a seamless financial close. This position also involves enhancing workflow processes and procedural manuals to optimize efficiency and effectiveness.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Manage the entry process for all learner payments, financial aid receipts, military payments, VA payments, and corporate payments.
  • Review and reconcile cash receipt batches to ensure accurate posting to the general ledger.
  • Perform daily reconciliation of third-party processor credit card transactions, integrating them into the accounting system and bank accounts.
  • Assist in daily and monthly reconciliation of bank accounts, promptly investigating and resolving any unusual items.
  • Conduct general ledger account reconciliations for all clearing, holding, and cash accounts.
  • Collaborate closely with the Accounting team to maintain proper cash management and enforce cash controls.
  • Utilize professional judgment to research, track, and resolve transactional or accounting issues.
  • Maintain organized accounting records through electronic filing or other defined methods.
  • Execute monthly closings and annual audit tasks, including account reconciliations and report accuracy verification.
  • Manage accurate and current accounts receivable aging reports, records, and files.
  • Prepare complex reconciliations and schedules, investigating and resolving discrepancies.
  • Drive initiatives to enhance the efficiency, effectiveness, and internal control of AR and cash business processes.
  • Recommend and implement changes to improve accounting systems, productivity, accuracy, and efficiency through special projects as required.

Education & Experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration, Accounting, or a related field required; Master’s degree preferred.
  • Three to five years of accounting experience in a large non-profit or corporate office, or equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Preferred experience in not-for-profit accounting.
  • Proficiency in Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP) application.
  • Experience working in a customer service-oriented environment, preferably in higher education or a technology-driven enterprise.


  • Advanced knowledge of Workday Financials preferred.
  • Ability to actively contribute as a team member toward common goals.
  • Exemplary customer service skills with professional interaction abilities.
  • Initiative, self-motivation, and resourcefulness to meet deadlines.
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills.
  • Proficient in prioritizing work, multitasking, and maintaining flexibility.
  • Intermediate computer skills, including Microsoft Office Suite with advanced Excel capabilities.
  • Adaptability to a high-growth, rapidly changing environment.
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills, both verbal and written.
  • Ability to work independently and collaboratively in diverse team settings.

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