Framingham State University is a vibrant comprehensive liberal arts institution located in the MetroWest suburbs of Boston, which integrates an academically challenging liberal arts education with workforce preparation programs. FSU takes pride in empowering student success by providing a superior education, leading research and innovation opportunities, and a strong first-year experience.
Founded in 1839, FSU enrolls about 4,000 undergraduates and 1,500 graduate and professional students. FSU offers 36 bachelor's degrees with 57 specialized concentrations, 63 minors, and 24 master's degree programs, in a highly personalized teaching environment. FSU employs more than 330 faculty members, 89% of whom have terminal degrees.
FSU is deeply committed to inclusive excellence, encourages a supportive, diverse and collaborative learning environment, and provides a culturally relevant education. FSU is honored to be a four-time recipient of the prestigious INSIGHT into Diversity Higher Education Excellence in Diversity (HEED) award and was recently designated as a Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI) Inclusive Excellence campus. FSU encourages applications from persons who share our commitment to promoting a welcoming and inclusive community.
Our founding motto, "Live to the Truth", was said at the end of each class by beloved first principal, Cyrus Peirce, who sought to discover and teach "the truth" - "truth in theory and principle,...truth in spirit and motive,...truth in manner and form,...truth intellectual and truth moral." Principal Bagnall found this motto "speaks of sincerity of spirit,...of intensity of effort, of resolution to succeed, of joy in achievement." "Live to the Truth" continues to guide our institution in practice and endeavor. FSU seeks employees who share in this quest for truth and commit to living it fully.
GENERAL STATEMENT OF DUTIES: Responsible for complex general ledger reconciliations; analyzing, reconciling, and entering data for non-appropriated University funds; creating and entering various journal entries for interest, payroll, budget, investment transactions and / or other adjustments; overseeing the receiving of all payments made to the University from University Departments and external sources; record, reconcile, and assist in reporting on sources of non-federal financial aid; performing petty cash counts and examining department controls and processes; supervise daily activities, provide guidance, and manage work scheduling of an Accountant I; assisting in quarterly and fiscal year closing, auditing and budgeting processes; creating financial reports using Microsoft Excel and the Argos reporting software.
SUPERVISION RECEIVED: Director of Financial Reporting & Analysis
EXAMPLES OF SPECIFIC DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Perform complex general ledger reconciliations and related journal entries for multiple accounts (including but not limited to Deferred Revenue / Expense, MMARS receivables and payable balances) on a scheduled basis;
Analyze, complete and enter data into MMARS (State Accounting System) for all non -appropriated University funds on a monthly basis. Interpret state regulations, guidelines and procedures for reporting MMARS receivables and payable activity;
Provide controls, create and enter journal entries into the Ellucian Higher Education Banner administrative software;
Assist and or review Advancement office cashier sessions, deposits and feeds to finance as well as review Foundation billings and reconcile the "due from" foundation account;
Responsible for the finance-related functions relating to student electronic refunds, refund rejects and reissues and assist in the operation of the Banner Student Accounts payment process;
Process Positive Pay files with the bank and clear up all Positive Pay exceptions;
Review & finalize revenue sessions of an Accountant I; audit receipt vouchers against receipt books;
Perform bank transactions such as cash deposits, petty cash replenishments, and other bank transactions as required at the university's local bank branch;
Handle all aspects of the Credit Card Chargebacks;
Perform petty cash counts and examination of University department controls;
Supervise daily activities, provide guidance, and manage work scheduling of an Accountant I;
Assist in monthly and fiscal year-end closing processes and compile information needed for audits;
Communicate with and assist University departments through email and telephone in accounting, budgeting and other financial matters;
Assist in the implementation of new technologies to improve administrative processes; assist in the drafting, revising, improving, documenting, and implementation of policies, procedures, and internal control processes;
Review accounting procedures, reports, etc. for accuracy, update, and corrections and for recommending changes or improvements in university accounting procedures or operations;
Assist in all areas of the Business Office as needed; perform special projects and other duties as assigned;
Reliable and consistent attendance and punctuality are expected.
WORKING CONDITIONS: Office Environment, Campus
Bachelor's degree in Accounting, Finance, Business Administration or related field.
Five (5) years experience in the accounting/finance area.
Knowledge of and experience in the finance module of the Ellucian Higher Education (Banner) administrative software system.
MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS: Applicants must have at least two years of full-time, or equivalent part-time, professional experience in accounting or auditing, or any equivalent combination.
This is a full-time, non-exempt, benefits-eligible position in the American Federation of State, County, and Municipal Employees (AFSCME) bargaining unit at the rank of Accountant II (Grade 16, Step 1). The bi-weekly salary rate is $1,764.38.
Framingham State University conducts criminal history and sexual offender record checks on recommended finalists prior to final employment for all positions.
Framingham State University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.
Members of underrepresented groups, minorities, women, veterans, persons with disabilities, and all persons committed to diversity and inclusive excellence are strongly encouraged to apply.
Candidates must apply online using the "APPLY NOW" link (located at the bottom of this page) by submitting (1) a cover letter, (2) resume, and (3) the names and contact information for three professional references.
For priority consideration, application materials must be received by April 8.
Framingham State University only accepts application materials through our online application system. We are unable to accept application materials through mail, email, fax, or hand delivery. If you experience technical issues with the online application process, please submit a helpdesk ticket.
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