Grinnell Chamber

Accountant/AP Supervisor

Full time
Posted: 06/20/2024
Grinnell, IA
Human Resources



The Accountant / AP Supervisor will perform general accounting functions within the department. This position will supervise an accounts payable staff of 3 people. This role will also be responsible for reconciliation of various general ledger accounts as well as maintenance/reconciliation of subsidiary accounting systems. The position will provide support to enhance business processes and will perform analysis and analytical review. This accountant/supervisor will also be responsible for review of entry/import activity into the Ellucian Colleague system and other accounting duties including oversight of the processing of invoices and payments by the accounts payable team.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Oversight of the Accounts Payable team
  • Demonstratable interpersonal communication skills,
  • Ability to work collaboratively with others, deal with conflicting points of view, and build rapport with internal and external contacts.
  • Exhibit good organizational, planning, problem-solving and analytic skills, and the ability to meet deadlines.
  • Commitment to Grinnell College values of diversity and inclusion.
  • Dedicated to providing excellent customer service.
  • Perform and assist with various accounting duties including account reconciliation, financial, tax, and compliance reporting.
  • Special project work and assistance on projects with Controller and other staff


Minimum Qualifications: 

  • Bachelor’s degree from four-year college or university in accounting or finance or business administration plus 5 years or more of relevant work experience
  • Associate Degree in one of the above fields with a minimum of 7 years relevant work experience can substitute for the Bachelor’s degree
  • Must have 3 years supervisory experience
  • Excellent math, verbal, and time-management skills
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Proficient computer skills including the use of Microsoft products, accounting software and database activity
  • Thorough knowledge of accounting principles
  • Able to work independently and practice good judgment and also work as a member of a team

Preferred Qualifications: 

  • Experience in accounts payable

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