1. Financial Analysis and Reporting: Analyzes information and creates accurate and timely reports that add value to the management of University operations. Applies GAAP to report out on financial conditions. Ensures financial reporting meets the compliance needs of internal and external users. Extracts data from multiple sources. 2. Financial Methods and Systems: Recommends methods to improve practices, processes and systems. Works with internal and external contacts to carry out department objectives. Provides a high level of service that cultivates and maintains strong working relationships and effectively communicates information; takes ownership and accountability for timeliness, accuracy and relationship management. 3. Accounting and Reconciliation: Accurately records enterprise or subsystem transactions to balance sheets, income statements, and other financial records. Performs reconciliations; navigates through systems and reporting tools to independently resolve routine and non-routine discrepancies. Applies entries to the general ledger or subsystems and ensures adherence to GAAP, regulatory requirements and financial reporting considerations. Communicates effectively to unit leadership. 4. Strategic Resource: Translates unit finance objectives into priorities. Reports financial issues and risks and makes recommendations. Contacts appropriate stakeholders to include in communications and approvals. 5. Compliance and Risk Management: Establishes, implements and/or maintains strong internal controls in areas of assigned responsibility to provide reasonable assurance of effective and appropriate resources use, accurate financial information, and adherence to contractual obligations and agreements, policies, procedures, and external regulatory requirements. 6. May perform other duties as assigned.
Preferred Education: Demonstrated experience with Workday, Yale budgeting tools and complex financial systems.
Preferred Education, Experience and Skills: Demonstrated experience with Workday, Yale budgeting tools and complex financial systems.
Required Skill/ability 3: Demonstrated understanding of GAAP.
Work Week: Standard (M-F equal number of hours per day)
University Job Title: Accountant
Required Skill/ability 1: Ability to work in a fast-paced, high-volume business office with consistently high levels of accuracy, manage priorities and provide quality customer service exercising flexibility, creative problem-solving skills and resourcefulness.
Required Skill/ability 4: Well-developed written, verbal, organizational and interpersonal skills with the ability to work both independently and as part of a team.
Required Skill/ability 2: Strong computer skills including advanced knowledge of Excel and Word.
Bachelor's degree in Accounting, Business, Economics or Finance and two years of related experience or an equivalent combination of education and experience. Demonstrated application of financial, accounting and economic concepts.
Internal Number: 63581BR
About Yale University
Yale University is an American private Ivy League research university located in New Haven, Connecticut. Founded in 1701 in the Colony of Connecticut, the university is the third-oldest institution of higher education in the United States.