SUMMARY Apply principals of accounting to analyze financial information and prepare financial reports. Utilize hands-on accounting experience and understanding of accounting principles, law school procedures and practices and internal accounting controls to assist the Controller in ensuring the integrity of accounting information.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following. Other duties may be assigned.
Prepare journal entries, financial statements and supporting schedules according to monthly close schedule.
Facilitate and complete monthly close procedures.
Prepare monthly account reconciliations.
Assist with analyzing financial statements on a monthly basis.
Prepare tax returns and corporate reports.
Assist with directing the organization’s accounting functions and internal controls.
Prepare audit schedules and assist with year-end audits.
Maintain the Chart of Accounts.
Maintain Fixed Asset records.
Complies with all aspects of the law school’s Customer Service Standards.
QUALIFICATIONS To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Proficient in Excel. Strong analytical, computer, and communication skills. Non-profit/fund accounting experience desirable. Must be able to maintain professional demeanor and confidentiality at all times. Ability to respond effectively to sensitive inquiries or complaints. Ability to prioritize all tasks and react immediately to changing priorities, maintaining pace of the office. Ability to work independently and with initiative, identifying and completing projects necessary to the success of the department and College. Knowledge of Microsoft Office applications; Banner experience desirable.
EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE
Bachelor’s degree in accounting from accredited college required. Five to seven years of related experience in accounting (financial statement preparation and analysis, and budget vs. actual comparisons) required.
Ability to read, analyze and interpret complex documents. Ability to define routine problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions to solve routine problems and/or deal with a variety of variables in situations, especially when department head may be out of office or unavailable. Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form.
CERTIFICATES, LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS
C.P.A. certificate required
PHYSICAL DEMANDS The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.
Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit and talk or hear. The employee is regularly required to stand and walk. Occasional light to moderate lifting from floor level, at waist, and above shoulders required. Infrequent bending and stooping necessary. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision in order to accurately input data and proofread; distance vision in order to recognize and assist visitors to the department.
WORK ENVIRONMENT The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. Must adhere to published Customer Service Standards.
Fast paced, multi-tasking, non-smoking work environment. Must be able to work the general business schedule of the College (9:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.) plus occasional evenings and weekends as necessary.