WMU Homer Stryker M.D. School of Medicine

  • Accounting Manager

    Job Locations US-MI-Kalamazoo
    Posted Date 3 months ago(10/15/2019 5:04 PM)
    Job ID
    # of Openings
    Target Salary
    $79,000 - $99,000
  • Overview

    Western Michigan University Homer Stryker MD School of Medicine is recruiting for an Accounting Manager.  The ideal candidate will manage accounting and payroll functions under the general direction of the Senior Director, Accounting & Controller, including establishing and maintaining accounting principles, practices, and procedures. Provides oversight and coordination of operating reports and statutory filings. Establishes and maintains financial controls. Responsible for daily direction of accounting staff, providing direct supervisory support as assigned.



    • Manages the accounting functions under the general direction of the Senior Director, Accounting & Controller, including establishing and maintaining accounting principles, practices, and procedures.
    • Recruits, trains, manages, and mentors assigned accounting staff.
    • Oversees review and reconciliation of all accounting transactions related to payroll, general and student accounts receivables, accounts payables, grants and sponsored awards, and fixed assets while maintaining strong internal controls.
    • Manages the month-end and year-end closing process and reviews monthly, quarterly, and year-end reconciliations. Ensure accurate and timely closings.
    • Reviews financial statements for reasonableness and compliance with generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP).
    • Maintains the integrity of the financial accounting system and produces reports for management use.
    • Prepares and reviews account reconciliations and accruals for accuracy and compliance with generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP).
    • Provides oversight and coordination of tax and statutory filings.
    • Manages and/or generates and files all required tax returns, statements and/or payments.
    • Oversees all benefit audits.
    • Conducts asset and inventory valuations.
    • Prepares detailed reports and presentations for review by all levels of management.
    • Communicates effectively with both accounting and non-accounting team members.
    • Acts as an accounting application(s) system administrator and workflow analyst.
    • Remains up to date with new technology and policy/procedure revisions.
    • Leads and manages projects and continuous improvement efforts as defined by the Senior Director, Accounting & Controller.
    • Assists with preparation of annual budget and related analysis, including variance reporting .
    • Assists with preparing and maintaining departmental strategic direction and budget for the accounting department, aligning department and personal goals to help achieve the organization’s objectives.
    • Availability to work evenings and weekends to complete time sensitive or seasonal projects.
    • Availability for overnight/out-of-town travel.
    • All other duties as assigned.



    • Bachelor’s degree in accounting or related field required. 
    • Four years’ experience in public accounting or six years of experience in managerial accounting required.
    • Proficiency with GAAP, IRS Code, FASB, auditing, payroll processing, fixed asset accounting, tax filing requirements, and strong financial analytics.
    • High level of proficiency in ERP systems, data mining systems, Excel and Microsoft Word, Crystal Reports (or similar reporting tool), and related office productivity tools.
    • Strong supervisory and analytical skills.
    • Proven ability to manage multiple priorities and deliver timely results. 


    • CPA or CMA required. 


    • High level of organizational skills and ability to concurrently manage multiple tasks.
    • Ability to effectively communicate with others verbally and in writing.
    • Broad knowledge of organizational and departmental policy and procedure.
    • Ability to meet assigned deadlines.
    • Ability to interpret, comprehend, and transmit complicated and detailed data accurately.
    • Demonstrates the ability to recognize priorities in organization of work flow.

    About Western Michigan University Homer Stryker M.D. School of Medicine (WMed)


    As one of the newer US medical schools, WMed is an exciting environment to pursue an academic career. The medical school is a collaboration of Western Michigan University and Kalamazoo's two teaching hospitals, Ascension Borgess Health and Bronson Healthcare. The medical school is a private 501(c)(3) nonprofit corporation supported by private gifts, clinical revenues, research activities, tuition, and endowment income. WMed is fully accredited by the Liaison Committee on Medical Education (LCME) and also by the Higher Learning Commission (HLC). The inaugural medical student class graduated in 2018 after completing an innovative, patient-centered four-year curriculum that prepares them to be exceptional clinicians, leaders, educators, advocates, and researchers of tomorrow. There are more than 200 residents and fellows in ten residencies and three fellowships accredited by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME). WMed has Joint Accreditation for interprofessional continuing education, which incorporates accreditation by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME). The School of Medicine Clinics are housed in a modern 60,000 square foot clinical building on the Oakland Drive Campus and are accredited by The Joint Commission with recognition by the National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA) as a Patient-Centered Medical Home. The 350,000 square foot educational building on the W.E. Upjohn M.D. Campus located in downtown Kalamazoo underwent a $78 million renovation and expansion project including two laboratory research floors and a state-of-the-art Simulation Center that is accredited by the Society for Simulation in Healthcare. The Innovation Center on the Parkview Campus is a life science, technology, and engineering incubator serving the earliest startups to maturing companies with laboratory, office and conference space, access to core scientific equipment and expertise, and a wide range of support services.


    Kalamazoo is a wonderful and vibrant city, located midway between Chicago and Detroit. It is a short distance from Lake Michigan, and home to two nationally ranked institutions of higher learning, Western Michigan University and Kalamazoo College. Kalamazoo is known for its community focus and emphasis on access to quality education at all levels. The Kalamazoo Promise is a nationally renowned program in which graduates of Kalamazoo Public Schools receive free tuition to attend public and private colleges in Michigan. Kalamazoo and Michigan provide extensive entertainment and recreational activities, including opportunities to enjoy the outdoors, unique restaurants and shops, and a strong culture supporting the arts.


    Western Michigan University Homer Stryker M.D. School of Medicine is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer of females, minorities, individuals with disabilities, and protected veterans, and actively strives to increase diversity within its community. We provide a drug- and tobacco-free workplace.


    EEO Minorities/Women/Disabled/Protected Veterans.

    Able to perform duties independently with a minimal need for direct supervision.





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