Financial Analyst
Business Office
Division of Finance


Major areas of responsibility are general ledger recording and account reconciliation. Performs functions to ensure generally accepted accounting principles and Colleges' policies are followed in the recording and reconciliation of financial transactions. Works with Associate Controller for Accounting and Financial Reporting and other accounting personnel to maintain accounting and operating guidelines; acts as liaison with other departments as necessary.


  • Work with the Assistant Controller and Associate Controller for Accounting and Financial Reporting to ensure all financial transactions are recorded in the general ledger and are recorded following generally accepted accounting principles.
  • Reconcile financial records with Institutional Advancement, College Store, Building and Grounds, internal systems, and other areas as appropriate.
  • Process all necessary journal entries.
  • Assist with financial accounting system upgrades as applicable.
  • Assist the Associate Controller for Accounting and Financial Reporting in working with external auditors to facilitate various year-end audits.
  • Prepare various accounting entries for the Colleges planned giving program.
  • Maintain the Colleges' fixed assets records.
  • Reconcile Colleges' co-op housing and off campus program cash accounts.
  • Assist the Business Office in development and implementation of relevant accounting policies, procedures and guidelines.
  • Assure high level of customer service.
  • Performs other relevant duties and special projects as requested.


Bachelor's degree in accounting, or equivalent combination of education and experience. In-depth understanding of accounting principles, practices and procedures is essential. Familiarity with the principles of not-for-profit accounting is desired. Proficiency with word processing, database and spreadsheet software, preferably Microsoft Word, Access, and Excel, PeopleSoft knowledge also beneficial. Must have excellent organizational and time management skills. Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively in order to deal with difficult one-on-one and phone interactions with diplomacy and tact. Must be able to work with and maintain extremely confidential and sensitive information relating to the Colleges' finances and operations.


This is a 12-month, benefits-eligible, administrative salaried position. Normal campus office hours of work are 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. This position description is not all-inclusive, as other tasks or responsibilities may be assigned.


Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Interested applicants should send a cover letter, resume and the names with contact information for three references to:

Office of Human Resources
Hobart and William Smith Colleges
337 Pulteney Street
Geneva, NY 14456

Or by email to: ferran@hws.edu


Hobart and William Smith Colleges are committed to attracting and supporting faculty and staff that fully represent the racial, ethnic, and cultural diversity of the nation and actively seek applications from under-represented groups. The Colleges do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, marital status, national origin, age, disability, veteran's status, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression or any other protected status.

Founded as Hobart College for men and William Smith College for women, Hobart and William Smith Colleges today are a highly selective residential liberal arts institution with a single administration, faculty and curriculum but separate dean’s offices, student governments, athletic programs and traditions.  The Colleges are located in a small diverse city in the Finger Lakes region of New York State.  With an enrollment of approximately 2,000, the Colleges offer 62 different majors and minors from which students choose two areas of concentration, one of which must be an interdisciplinary program.  Creative and extensive programs of international study and public service are also at the core of the Colleges’ mission.