Financial Accountant I (Cooperative Agricultural Research Center))
Prairie View A&M University
Location: Prairie View, Texas
Internal Number: R-041123
Under the general supervision of the Budget Specialist III, the Financial Accountant I is responsible for reconciling and providing various financial reports for accounts for the Cooperative Agricultural Research Center (CARC) in the College of Agriculture and Human Sciences (CAHS).Â This position is responsible for assisting in the overall improvement of fiscal operations, functions, processes and internal controls to achieve the strategic goals and objectives of the CAHS.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
Performs accounting work to include recording, examining and analyzing financial records, documents and reports.
Completes monthly reconciliation of statement of accounts for all federal, state, local and private accounts in CAHS, to specifically include those funded under CARC and reports discrepancies to the Budget Specialist III or relevant area.
Reviews daily reports and take necessary action, including correspondence with other fiscal staff internal and external to department to ensure that adequate documentation, charges are identified and posted correctly, and/or corrections are made timely and accurately.
Provides financial reports intermittently to internal and external stakeholders and assists with the year-end closing of each account and close out of sponsor funded programs.
Uses data driven methods to review, improve, develop and/or implement changes and monitor effectiveness of those changes. Assists the Budget Specialist III in leading, reviewing and counseling with administration to identify opportunities for financial reporting and reconciliation improvements.
Performs other duties inclusive as deemed necessary.
Required Education and Experience:
Bachelorâ™s Degree Accounting, Business or related field
Accounting experience in a business office preferred.
Preferred Education and Experience:
Master's degree in Accounting, Business or related field
Four or more years of experience in an accounting related position
Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
Advanced skills in Microsoft Excel
Excellent critical thinking and analytical capabilities with attention to detail and accuracy
Ability to apply problem-solving skills to complex problems, prioritize, manage multiple projects and meet deadlines.
Knowledge of account reconciliation and problem solving
Strong verbal and written communication skills
Job Closing Date:
Please attach all required documents listed belowÂ in the attachment box labeled as either âœResume/CV or Resume/Cover Letterâ on the application. Multiple attachments may be included in the âœResume/CVâ or Resume/Cover Letterâ attachment box. Â Any additional attachments provided outside of the required documents listed below are considered optional.
Resume or Curriculum Vitae
Application Submission Guidelines:
All applicants are required to apply via our Career Site on or before the closing date indicated on the job posting. Applicant inquiries received via email and websites such as Indeed, HigherEdJobs, etc. will not be considered unless the individual has applied to the available position via theÂ PVAMUÂ Career site.
The required documents listed in the above Required Attachments section must be attached to the application prior to the job closing date indicated to ensure full consideration for the application submitted. Please contact the Office of Human Resource on or before the closing date indicated above at 936-261-1730 or email@example.com should you need assistance with the online application process.
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