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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
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
Education Required Bachelor's degree in accounting from an accredited University or college, CPA preferred.
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