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Posted: Saturday, December 9, 2017 11:06 AM


Job Description:

The Organization

The Western Interstate Commission for Higher Education – WICHE – is a non-profit and quasi-governmental organization established in the 1950s through an interstate compact. WICHE was created to promote and facilitate resource sharing, collaboration, and cooperative planning among Western states, their colleges and universities, and their systems of higher education. Member states are: Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Hawaii, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, North Dakota, Oregon, South Dakota, Utah, Washington, Wyoming, and the U.S. Pacific Territories and Freely Associated States. For more information, please visit

Position Summary:

Under the supervision of the CFO, the Accountant I compiles and classifies financial information, has responsibility for all accounts receivable, payroll processing, activities associated with the accounting software system (AccuFund) and the associated month-end-closing. In addition, the Accountant I maintains the Chart of Accounts in WICHE’s accounting software, provides general support to Accounting functions, and researches and provides input continually to update and improve the accounting infrastructure, programs and systems.

Duties and Responsibilities:

Responsible for the daily process of accounts receivable. Requires knowledge of receivable processing of cash, checks and credit cards.

• Prepare and electronically transfer or deliver cash/check deposits to our bank.
• Process credit card receipts.
• Credit appropriate revenue and asset accounts.
• Data input and reconciliation of receipts.
• Responsible for semi-monthly payroll processing and related duties.
• Requires extensive knowledge of the ADP payroll system and ability to perform all payroll functions independently.

• Collects and audits payroll timesheets for accuracy and completeness.
• Transfers timesheet information to accounting software.
• Maintains deductions in accounting software for retirement annuity, health and dental premiums, staff accounts receivable, and flexible benefits plan.
• Processes gross pay, deductions and net pay.
• Makes direct deposit to staff bank accounts and staff Health Saving Accounts.
• Completes semi-monthly payroll processing by printing and auditing all reports, transferring retirement annuity and disability payments, making electronic tax deposits, filing reports, etc.
• Prepares quarterly and year end payroll reports via ADP. (941, W-2, 1099 etc.)
• Import accounting entries for ADP and Davis Flex FSA deposits.
• Responsible for month end processing and closing of the books.

• Enters internal charge-backs for in-house postage, faxes, printer usage, office supplies, long distance telephone usage, etc.
• Enters general journal entries created by the CFO and the Accounting Specialist.
• Posts all general journal entries.
• Reconciles the main checking account used by cash disbursements.

• Assists with the annual audit as needed (i.e., confirmations, schedules, etc.).

• Reconciles flexible benefit plan reimbursements.

• Serves as back-up for the duties of the Accounting Specialist in his/her absence.

• Provides a wide range of support to the CFO for accounting, and administrative activities (i.e., facilities management).

• Any other duties and responsibilities deemed necessary to ensure the efficient and effective functioning and operations of WICHE's Accounting Services.

Job Requirements:

• Prefer accounting experience with a non-profit organization funded primarily by grants and contracts and one year of experience with accounts receivables.

• Demonstrated ability to work accurately, efficiently, and independently; by planning, beginning, and completing on-time necessary duties with minimal supervision.

• Demonstrated ability to organize and produce neat, accurate, and timely work with very strong attention to detail.

• Demonstrates ethical and responsible interpretation of policies and procedures through the exercise of good and fair judgment that includes all auditing requirements.

• Establishes and maintains cooperative, amicable and effective working relationships with a wide variety of people.

• Copes constructively with deadlines and pressures.

• Advanced knowledge of accounting and administrative principles and applications.

• Demonstrated strong oral and written communications skills.

• Strong computer skills with current computer hardware and software (Microsoft, Excel, Word, Access, and Outlook). Experience with Salesforce is preferred.


Contact Person: Tara Torline
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Phone: 303-541-0292

• Location: Boulder, Boulder, CO

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