Direct the performance of a significant functional area of accounting responsibility to maintain accurate, complete accounting records and data for University and governmental officials. Position functions with a high degree of independence to provide administrative oversight direction and training to other professional staff within area of responsibility.
Principle Duties and Responsibilities:
Direct assigned area of responsibility.
Function as EMU administrator and management team member to represent the interests of the University.
Prepare financial statements, and perform related financial analysis. This includes the monitoring and assessment of overall fiscal performance and the implementation of any necessary financial reporting instruments. Maintain relevant systems and applications related to financial planning, analysis, and reporting.
Review and monitor insurance and risk compliance as may be assigned.
Assign and monitor work done by professional and clerical staff.
Monitor the input and changes to, and maintenance of, the automated accounting system.
Process payments in compliance with contracts, laws, and regulations.
Review and/or concur with journal entries to the proper account(s).
Evaluate present accounting and operational systems; and recommend changes.
Perform liaison function with other departments.
Perform year-end closing and reporting of audit schedules.
Review and approve budget proposals for consideration of outside support.
Assist in compliance and assessment activities.
Perform related departmental duties, as required.
Knowledge of accounting principles and procedures, typically acquired through the completion of a Bachelor's degree in Accounting or a closely related field, is necessary in order to perform and direct various accounting duties in an assigned area of responsibility.
A Master's degree is desirable.
Four years experience as a professional accountant is necessary.
Proficiency with personal computers and spreadsheet software applications is necessary.
Supervisory/management experience is desirable.
Internal Number: 13222
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