Senior Accountant (Compliance)

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Work type: Staff (Full-Time)
Location: Orlando, FL, Winter Park, FL
Categories: Finance & Accounting
Division: Business and Finance

For the 13th consecutive year, Rollins College has been named a “Great College to Work For”. Be a part of the Rollins experience and find a place where you belong. Ready to join us?

The Finance Department at Rollins College is seeking a Senior Accountant (Compliance) to join their team!

Our Service 
Excellence Philosophy:


At Rollins, we strive to be responsive, respectful, collaborative, competent, and inclusive in all that we do. Whether serving prospective or current students, alumni, local residents, or our fellow faculty and staff colleagues, these standards define the Rollins service experience.

Click here to learn more about our commitment to Service Excellence at Rollins College!

Total Rewards & Compensation:

  • 25 Days - Paid Time Off (vacation, sick and personal time)
  • 11 Days - Paid Holidays
  • 5 Days - Paid College Closure Days
  • Eligible for Medical, Prescription, Dental & Vision Insurances (within 30 days of hire)
  • 100% Employer-Funded Health Reimbursement Account ($125+/month)
  • 100% Employer-Paid Short & Long Term Disability Insurance
  • Domestic Partner Benefits
  • 11.5% Employer Retirement Contributions
  • Discounted On-Campus Dining Meal Plans
  • Free On-Campus Parking
  • Free Access to Campus Amenities (gyms, pools, library, sporting events and more)
  • Free Full Tuition for Employees and their Families
  • Pet Insurance
  • 100% Employer-Funded Employee Assistance Program
  • Flexible Spending Accounts
  • Award-Winning Wellbeing Programs: Blue Rewards, Rally Dollars, Hinge Health Musculoskeletal Coaching
  • Plus More!

Additional Perks:

  • Local & National Discount Programs, including Winter Park Locations (i.e. shops, restaurants, gift cards and more)
  • Free E-Training Courses & Professional Development Opportunities
  • IT Software & Laptop Discounts (Apple, Lenovo, and more)
  • College Bookstore Discounts 
  • Annual Service Awards & Recognition Programs
  • Discover what it's like to live in Orlando: Live, Work, Play and Learn
  • Plus More!

Rollins offers a competitive salary.
Click here to review our full benefits package.

Primary Job Responsibilities:

  • Regulatory Financial Compliance
    • Design and steward effective financial compliance strategies, systems and processes to ensure the College’s adherence to legal and regulatory obligations.
    • Develop and maintain a financial compliance matrix for the College to document compliance requirements and designated compliance owners.
    • Plan, prepare and review the College’s Form 990 and 990-T, in accordance with current tax laws and regulations.
    • Monitors and reviews activities within College units to ensure compliance with federal and state UBIT laws.
    • Answers miscellaneous tax questions from operational units.
    • Monitor compliance with complex IRS rules and regulations, devising tax strategies to defer or eliminate tax liability exposure.
    • Ensures timely required tax payments regulatory agencies, and keeps detailed records for monitoring and reporting purposes.
    • Monitors and updates all policies and procedures related to tax compliance.
    • Perform bond compliance activities and private use evaluations, as needed.
    • Work closely with leadership and compliance owners to identify compliance issues and collaboratively develop recommendations and response plans for issues of noncompliance.
  • Registrations and Reporting
    • Manages donor solicitation registration in foreign states.
    • Assists with state nexus research and related compliance initiatives.
    • Serves as a resource for Senior Accountant responsible for handling state sales tax filings.
    • Oversee College’s property tax filing and payments.
    • Oversee the tax status determination and tax withholding/exemption on foreign national individuals and companies.
    • Manage the data input and financial reporting of College’s ancillary functions from third-party systems.

  • General Accounting
    • Participates in key areas of monthly financial processes, such as account reconciliation, preparation of journal vouchers and general ledger maintenance, to ensure timely and accurate reporting on the general ledger.
    • Provides support for the fiscal year-end audit and other duties as assigned.

  • Other
    • Assist in the implementation of any new FASB accounting pronouncements.
    • Support the business activities of the College and perform advanced accounting functions ensuring conformity with generally accepted accounting standards.
    • Cross training with other accounting functions as needed.

Minimum Qualifications & Skillsets:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting or Finance.
  • At least five (5) years of tax and accounting experience.
  • Extensive knowledge of accounting and financial reporting standards.
  • Experience in writing simple queries.
  • Analytical abilities are necessary in order to formulate detailed financial spreadsheets, using spreadsheet software with a good understanding of accounting principles and theories and the ability to apply those principles/theories to unique situations.
  • Possess strong organizational abilities, coupled with the ability to prioritize tasks given the many reporting requirements and deadlines during peak times of the year.
  • Ability to handle detailed, confidential, legal and personal information as well as situations with a high degree of discretion.
  • Ability to analyze complex situations and to make sound judgments and decisions.
  • Ability to meet strict deadlines, prioritize tasks, and work independently.
  • Ability to communicate effectively and to interact respectfully and productively. 


  • CPA or advanced degree.
  • Experience working in higher education.
  • Two or more years of substantive functional experience with Banner (or another ERP system).

Work Environment:


  • Working in-person, on campus, in an office environment.
  • Work may require long time periods without significant interaction with co-workers or other people.
  • Work requires visual strain due to computer usage.
  • Overtime may be required as needed.

To learn more about Rollins effort about the College’s response to COVID-19, please click here.

Instructions to Applicants:

To apply, please submit an application and upload the following materials:

  1. Cover Letter 
  2. Resume

Screening of applications will begin immediately and continue until position is filled.

About the Finance Department:

The mission of the Finance Department is to provide excellent service to the campus and external stakeholders while safeguarding assets and ensuring compliance with federal and state regulations. Click here to learn more about the Finance team at Rollins!

About Rollins College:

Rollins seeks to foster and to model a campus environment that is welcoming, safe, and inclusive to all of our administrators, faculty, staff, and students. We view differences (e.g. nationality, race, gender, age, sexual orientation, socioeconomic class, physical ability, learning styles, perspectives, etc.) not as obstacles to be overcome but as rich opportunities for understanding, learning, and growth.

Through its mission, Rollins College is firmly committed to creating a just community that embraces multiculturalism; persons from historically under-represented minority groups are therefore encouraged to apply. Rollins does not discriminate on the basis of sex, disability, race, age, religion, color, national or ethnic origin, ancestry, marital status, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, genetic information, physical characteristics, or any other category protected by federal, state, or local law, in its educational programs and activities.

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