Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey is seeking a Senior Accountant for the Office of the University Controller. Reporting to an Accounting Manager in the University Controller's Office (UCO), this position will oversee the preparation of various bank reconciliations, ensuring they are performed in a timely manner, consistent with the University and departmental established policies and deadlines.
Among the key duties of this position are the following.
Assists Accounting Specialists with outstanding reconciliation items, ensuring they are researched and resolved, and all attempts to identify open items are noted on the monthly reconciliation.
Assists with taking appropriate actions, such as tracking reconciling items and notifying departments and UCO management.
Ensures that appropriate adjusting journal entries and other financial transactions are prepared accurately and on a timely basis.
Provides professional, prompt, and courteous service to University departments and external parties.
Provides assistance on various projects, such as ongoing process improvement initiatives, system testing, year-end analytical reviews and reporting, internal/external audit requests, and other general Accounting functions. Applies Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP), University Policies, and professional judgment when reviewing accounting transactions and monitors account balances to ensure they are appropriately stated at month end/year end.
Reconciles and has oversight over various General Ledger accounts including, bank related, assets, liabilities, revenues and expenses, on a daily and monthly basis.
Interprets, communicates, and implements policies and practices to meet the needs of a diverse client population.
Supervises the work of one or more Accounting Specialists, ensuring work is administered in a timely and accurate manner.
Minimum Education and Experience:
Bachelor’s degree in accounting, finance, business administration, or related field; or an equivalent combination of education and/or experience that demonstrates comprehensive knowledge and understanding of GAAP.
A minimum of five (5) years of relevant professional experience in a financial/accounting function.
Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
Excellent communication skills, and computer literacy, including advanced proficiency in Excel.
Excellent customer service skills, and the ability to develop professional customer service in subordinate staff.
An advanced degree/CPA
Physical Demands and Work Environment:
May be required to work extended hours during the fiscal year-end closing period (summer time) and other peak periods throughout the year.
Posting Number: 21ST0803
Location: Busch (RU-New Brunswick)
Internal Number: 129764
About Rutgers University
Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, is a leading national public research university and the state's preeminent, comprehensive public institution of higher education. Rutgers is dedicated to teaching that meets the highest standards of excellence; to conducting research that breaks new ground; and to turning knowledge into solutions for local, national, and global communities. As it was at our founding in 1766, the heart of our mission is preparing students to become productive members of society and good citizens of the world. Rutgers teaches across the full educational spectrum: preschool to precollege; undergraduate to graduate and postdoctoral; and continuing education for professional and personal advancement. Rutgers is New Jersey's land-grant institution and one of the nation's foremost research universities, and as such, we educate, make discoveries, serve as an engine of economic growth, and generate ideas for improving people's lives.