Reports to the Associate Director of Budget & Finance. This position works under minimal supervision, within established work parameters, with few direct instructions. Analyzes and reviews financial data, prepares financial statements and reports for both internal and external purposes, consistent with an understanding of the mission, vision, role, and goals of the business unit. Interprets and communicates policies and practices to meet the needs of a diverse client population. Responsible for analyzing data and preparing financial documents and reports. Ensures that business transactions are reasonable, appropriate, and necessary. Performs professional accounting work requiring knowledge of Generally Accepted Accounting Principles and practices (GAAP) and a solid understanding and application of concepts, theories, principles, practices, regulations, and terminology.
Responsibilities include but are not limited to:
· Calculate and post journal entries for month end close
· Reconcile sub-ledger accounts to the general ledger
· Approve purchase requisitions and expense reports
· Create monthly financial reports to be reviewed by the Chancellor's Office
· Assist with the quarterly forecast and annual budget creation
Minimum Education and Experience:
Requires a bachelor's degree in accounting, finance, business administration, or related field; or an equivalent combination of education and/or experience that demonstrates knowledge and understanding of generally accepted accounting principles and practices. Also requires a minimum of five years of relevant experience in a financial/accounting function.
Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
Must have excellent communication skills and computer literacy; proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Access, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook). Must be skilled in understanding database structure and have the ability to manipulate data imports and exports for financial reporting and analysis. Knowledge and experience with journal entries, financial statement preparation, and general accounting concepts are also required.
Ability to work independently and to exercise confidentiality and discretion in the operational decision-making process.
Experience working in a higher education environment preferred. An in-depth understanding of the current Rutgers University Systems: Oracle, PeopleSoft, and Jaggaer preferred. Strong preference will be given to candidates with knowledge of Tableau, Oracle ERP Cloud, and Oracle Enterprise Budget Planning Cloud software.
Specialized equipment for the incumbent will be in the shape of the software identified above.
Physical Demands and Work Environment:
Prolonged computer utilization and long periods in sedentary positioning.
Salary: Starting salary will be commensurate with experience and within departmental budgets.
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