The Staff Accountant of Financial Operations is a key member of General Accounting and Financial Reporting here at Boston University.
Major duties of this position include:
Prepare and analyze monthly accounting entries related to property, plant & equipment, and related depreciation. Prepares monthly schedules required for internal reporting and annual audit schedules related to the property, plant & equipment footnote.
Prepare and analyze the accounting entries related to debt including issuance costs, principal and interest payments, debt accruals, amortization expense, and swap transactions. Coordinates with Treasury to ensure accuracy and completeness of debt related transactions. Also prepares monthly schedules required for internal reporting and annual audit schedules related to the debt footnote.
Coordinates with other members of General Accounting and other various departments to ensure month-end closing procedures are completed in a timely manner.
Assist in the preparation of the annual external audit, including preparing schedules and support related to audit selections. Also participate in the NCAA agreed upon procedures review.
Assist in the preparation of the University’s external reporting for filings and submissions such as IPEDS or the 990 bridge from financial statements to the tax forms. Prepare analysis derived from source data providing insights into trends and changes year over year.
Bachelor’s degree in Accounting or related field
1-3 years of accounting experience, preferably public accounting experience
Strong knowledge of accounting principles and practices
Advanced skills utilizing Microsoft Office Suite, specifically Excel, including complex formulas to acquire, organize, and analyze data
Ability to analyze data to determine relevant conclusions and suggest appropriate actions to management
Ability to prioritize tasks and ad-hoc requests to meet or exceed deadlines
Strong oral and written communication skills
Detail oriented, demonstrating accuracy and quality of work output
Ability to work independently and/or collaboratively in team environment
Self-motivated, proactive, intellectually curious
CPA or CPA candidate
Experience with ERP and/or SAP
Boston University’s generous benefits package includes health, dental, life insurance, and paid time off! Full-time employees are also eligible for tuition remission for courses at Boston University. Note: the remission benefit extends to dependents as well. For more details on benefits, please refer to the Boston University benefits page at https://www.bu.edu/hr/employee-resources/benefits/.
The department of Financial Affairs at Boston University values intellectual, cultural, and social diversity among its staff and students. We remain steadfast in our dedication to building a team that is inclusive and equitable and a place where all constituents can thrive.
For all positions, we are looking for individuals who enjoy working with colleagues in a collaborative environment and who are flexible and creative. We strongly encourage applications from women and under-represented groups who share our interest in serving a university community with diverse needs, backgrounds, ethnicities, and abilities.
Interested applicants are asked to upload a resume, list of references (if available), and submit a cover letter addressed to "Hiring Manager – Staff Accountant position #6203".
We will ensure that individuals with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodation to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and to receive other benefits and privileges of employment. Please contact us to request accommodation.
We are an equal opportunity employer, and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. We are a VEVRAA Federal Contractor.
Internal Number: 6203
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Boston University is an equal opportunity employer and gives consideration for employment to qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, physical or mental disability, sexual orientat...ion, gender identity, genetic information, military service, or because of marital, parental, or veteran status or any other characteristic protected by law. If you’d like more information about your EEO rights as an applicant under the law, please download the EEO brochure to view your rights. If you require a reasonable accommodation in order to complete the employment application process, please contact the Equal Opportunity Office at 617-353-6474 or email@example.com.
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