Job No: 496692 Position Type: full-time Location: Lewisburg, PA Categories: Finance / Business Support
Reporting to the Senior Financial Analyst, this full-time position is responsible for day to day management and controls of cash and ecommerce activity, review and processing of adjusting journal entries and automated data feeds, internal award / project accounting, and balance sheet and revenue/expense analyses in a multi-system, cloud-based environment. The Staff Accountant/Analyst works as an integral member of the Finance team in supporting the overall financial management of Bucknell University.
Responsible for data analysis, reconciliation, and reporting of various assets and liabilities.
Prepare and manage reconciliations and reporting of all bank and ecommerce activity in digital environment. Provide support to integration of banking, credit card, and e-commerce systems, general ledger, and business processes. Assist with daily cash flow analysis.
Support Accounting Services and Finance Office team by performing and assisting with: - Journal entry preparation / review including automated data feeds to the accounting systems. - Support Finance team with analyses of revenues and expenses, in a hierarchical account and cost center environment. - gift, endowment, and pledge accounting, including unitized accounting for pooled endowments, analyses of pledged contributions, and net asset accounting.
Primary liaison for the University's internal research and scholarly development programs; including faculty and non-faculty awards. Provides support to the Provost Office, Colleges, and other departments when internal awards are granted to faculty and staff.
Assist Finance Office personnel with the preparation of supporting schedules and reconciliations for financial ratio analyses, 990 tax reporting, and other reporting requirements of the University.
Provide support to internal and external auditors by responding to data and documentation requests in accordance with auditor specifications.
Serve as the Finance liaison on certain student instructional projects; provide guidance and act as a resource for the student instructional projects regarding basic accounting and budget reports.
Assist the Associate Controller-Accounting Services and Senior Financial Analyst in other financial operations areas as assigned.
Bachelor's degree in Accounting, Finance, Business Administration or similar field and two years of related experience in accounting and financial reporting in a complex not-for-profit organization or a minimum of two years of auditing and accounting experience with a large, nationally recognized, public accounting firm with a not-for-profit focus. Or an equivalent combination of education and related experience in accounting and financial reporting in a complex not-for-profit organization.
Experience using complex ERP systems.
Demonstrated aptitude in using sophisticated data mining and report writing tools in cloud-based systems.
Intermediate to advanced skills in Microsoft Excel, Word, Access and PowerPoint.
Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively with University constituents in both written and oral forms.
Appreciation for and understanding of a Finance Office's role in a University setting including a focus on service and ability to work within a collaborative team environment.
Familiarity with generally accepted accounting principles as applied in a higher education setting including an understanding of net asset classification accounting of gifts, pledges, and endowments.
The successful candidate will have significant prior experience working with and contributing to a diverse workforce.
Four years of related experience in accounting and financial reporting in a complex not-for-profit organization
Bucknell University is a private, highly ranked, national liberal arts institution that offers strong professional programs in engineering, business, education, and music. Located in Central Pennsylvania along the Susquehanna River, Bucknell is nestled in the Borough of Lewisburg, an appealing Victorian-style town ranked as one of America's best small towns. Lewisburg and the surrounding region offer a unique combination of outdoor recreation opportunities, small-town charm, and amenities such as restaurants, art galleries, an art deco theater, museums, and boutiques. In addition to the many cultural and athletic events offered by the University and the Borough, the surrounding region offers outstanding schools, medical facilities, and an affordable cost of living. For those who crave the city, Bucknell is within an easy three-hour drive to Philadelphia, New York, Baltimore, and Washington, D.C. Bucknell University, an Equal Opportunity Employer, believes that students learn best in a diverse, inclusive community and is therefore committed to academic excellence through diversity in its faculty, staff, and students. Thus, we seek candidates who are committed to Bucknell's efforts... to create a climate that fosters the growth and development of a diverse student body. We welcome applications from members of groups that have been historically underrepresented in higher education.