Detailed Job Description Perform various general accounting tasks and provide customer support for day-to-day timely processing of financial transactions with a high degree of accuracy, including:
Review and post journals entries, resolve issues, and answer preparers and approvers questions
Complete the monthly, year-end, and other closing processes in Oracle
Conduct Accounting and Oracle training sessions and prepare materials and communications for users
Administer Oracle user financial responsibility access as well as maintain aspects of Oracle account segments and controls. In addition, provide excellent service to the RIT community and controls over the day-to-day administration of University procurement card program including transaction review to ensure compliance with University policies and procedures.
Maintain information in the Oracle general ledger module including setting up new account segments, combinations, cross-validation rules, parent accounts, special and designated projects, other projects, request sets, allocations and recurring journal entries. Grant user access to the Oracle financial application and assist with the annual certification process. Assist with the creation of new and modifications to existing Oracle reports and ensure integrity of ad hoc general ledger reports for management and departmental use.
Review and post manual journal entries processed by departments campus-wide to ensure they are appropriate and in accordance with current policies and procedures. Work with departmental users to make corrections, as needed, prior to posting. Resolve issues with auto post entries. Obtain appropriate documentation and approvals and maintain internal records.
Complete the monthly and year-end general ledger closings (RIT and NTID) including processing and posting various monthly allocations. Update the monthly closing checklist and compare with the previous year and month to ensure it is accurate and complete.
Ensure compliance with University policies and procedures over monthly procurement card transactions, elevate repeated non-compliance issues and other irregularities to management. Maintain database for tracking the receipt of cardholder statements, non-compliance matters, card status and troubleshoot any database functionality issues. Retain certified cardholder statement files for internal and external audit purposes. Publish weekly productivity and other program metrics to apprise management of status.
Provide excellent customer service to cardholders and department faculty and staff for the University's procurement card program including: processing new cardholder applications and requests for limit and costing changes and serving as the liaison between the cardholder and the bank in resolving matters, as needed. Possess a thorough knowledge of University policies and Controller's Office processes that affect the administration of the card program, primarily those related to the Procure-to-Pay process.
Possess a thorough understanding of the procurement card system and its reporting that captures accounting transactions for the program. Compile data from a variety of systems to record accounting transactions in the general ledger and process payments to credit card providers timely and accurately. Continually review source data to ensure the information is accurate; identify and research outliers. Work with departmental faculty and staff to resolve potential issues in the source data; elevate concerns and proposed resolution to management.
Preparation of various monthly journal entries related to Accounting and Financial Reporting monitored accounts.
Assist with the preparation of new and revision of existing materials and the delivery of training for Oracle applications and the Controller's Office Accounting series workshops designed to enhance understanding of internal and external policies and procedures, as well as, raising awareness of the importance of good internal controls.
Work with Manager, Accounting Operations and Functional Systems Administrator to ensure that the Oracle General Ledger module is functioning correctly as designed including performing required testing and review of materials for upgrades, patches and implementation of new features.
Maintain comprehensive procedures for all tasks; continuously consider ways to streamline processes and make recommendations for change to management.
Perform other accounting and financial analysis tasks and participate in special projects as requested by management.
Participate in a minimum of 40 hours of training/professional development annually (or a pro rata amount based on standard working hours). Training must be applicable to the employee's role current within the Controller's Division with the intent of enhancing overall knowledge as well as the specific skills, whether functional or technical, required to perform successfully in the position.
Key Relationships: All responsibilities described in this position are shared between two Sr. Staff Accountant/Outreach Specialists. They will work closely together to manager tasks and collaborate on all responsibilities.
Required Minimum Qualifications BS in Accounting, Business Administration or related business discipline, required; with four to five years relevant experience, or equivalent combination of education and applicable experience.
Knowledge of generally accepted accounting principles and business technology platforms
Prior experience with Oracle financial applications or another enterprise system and strong PC computer skills including MS Word, Excel, Access
Must Possess excellent customer service skills and the ability to interact professionally with individuals at all levels of the organization.
Strong analytical skills, organizational skills and attention to detail. The ability to quickly grasp the big picture and the fine details about a business process/area
Must be persistent, creative and have strong team skills. Good report writing skills and the ability to communicate/collaborate, verbally and in writing, technical information and ideas clearly and consistently to non-technical staff
Must possess strong problem-solving skills along with a logical and investigative mind and a high degree of creativity. Must be able to work independently exercising sound professional judgment.
Familiarity with Adobe Acrobat and/or Captivate, strongly preferred.
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