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Sr. Accountant
Ref No.: 18-07639
Location: Montclair, New Jersey
Position Type:Contract
Experience Level: 3 Years
Start Date: 08/06/2018
Position Description The Sr. Accountant is responsible for ensuring timely and accurate completion of monthly account analysis and reconciliations as assigned by the Director of General Accounting. Responsibilities Include: -Supervising one or more of the general accounting staff as assigned by the Director of General Accounting by delegating assignments, reviewing their productivity and efficiency, and mentoring staff to insure a high quality reporting that is timely. -Reviewing and approving assigned staff reconciliations and account analysis -Reviewing and approving assigned staff journal entries -Reviewing account balances for completeness and the proper classification of transactions -Ensuring that recurring journals are processed in the appropriate period -Ensuring that assigned third party systems. including Banner, TouchNet, Marketplace, e-commerce, payroll, parking, P-cards, etc. are reconciled monthly -Resolving any issues with the assigned bank reconciliation module -Researching and clearing assigned suspense account items and notifyin source of corrections to avoid repetitive errors -Recommending policies and procedures to improve processes -Assist in closing the financial records each month and annually -Notifying the Director of Financial Reporting of the need for new or revised Chartfield values -Preparing assigned schedules for the University;s annual audited financial statements, including footnotes -Collaborating with Director of General Accounting and analysis staff to explain account balances and variances -Meeting deliverable deadlines -Assisting stakeholders and requestors so they understand account balances and content -Assisting the Financial Reporting area in understanding account balances -Correcting GL account errors and omissions on a timely basis -Utilizing Peoplesoft queries and reports to prepare reports and analysis -Researching historical information on FRS and respective archies -Collaborating with end users to obtain requirements for reports and queries -Coordinating requests for reports or queries with the Financial Report Developer to keep end users informed of the status of their requests -Responsible for receiving and resolving help desk tickets as first level support for the GL module -Providing end user training/guidance in one on one and group settings when requested -Supervising staff participation in and work deliverables for the implementation of the Peoplesoft Fixed Asset Module -Monitoring and resolving General Ledger workflow issues -Providing staff training to improve efficiency and accuracy in analyzing and reconciling accounts and in the use of Excel and other analytical tools -Reviewing and approving query and report criteria and formats -Staying knowledgeable of current GAAP as issues by GASB and FASB -Escalating unresolved issues to the Director of General Accounting as appropriate -Exemplifying excellent customer service -Performing other duties as assigned
Skills Required -High precision in work -Experience with Peoplesoft's General Ledger or similar ERP system -Experienced in data mining -Excellent communication and writing skills -Advanced Excel skills, including pivot tables and macros -Professional demeanor -Interpersonal and team building skills -Relationship building skills -Decision making and troubleshooting skills -Must be able to maintain confidentiality
Skills Preferred
Experience Required At least 5 years of experience in preparing account analysis and reconciliations, preferably in public accounting At least 2 years of supervisory experience Knowledge of generally accepted accounting principles as issued by GASB and FASB
Experience Preferred
Education Required Bachelor's degree in accounting from an accredited University or college, CPA preferred.
Education Preferred
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