1. Financial Analysis and Reporting: Analyzes information and creates accurate and timely reports that add value to the management of University operations. Applies GAAP to report out on financial conditions. Ensures financial reporting meets the compliance needs of internal and external users. Extracts data from multiple sources. 2. Financial Methods and Systems: Recommends methods to improve practices, processes and systems. Works with internal and external contacts to carry out department objectives. Provides a high level of service that cultivates and maintains strong working relationships and effectively communicates information; takes ownership and accountability for timeliness, accuracy and relationship management. 3. Accounting and Reconciliation: Accurately records enterprise or subsystem transactions to balance sheets, income statements, and other financial records. Performs reconciliations; navigates through systems and reporting tools to independently resolve routine and non-routine discrepancies. Applies entries to the general ledger or subsystems and ensures adherence to GAAP, regulatory requirements and financial reporting considerations. Communicates effectively to unit leadership. 4. Strategic Resource: Translates unit finance objectives into priorities. Reports financial issues and risks and makes recommendations. Contacts appropriate stakeholders to include in communications and approvals. 5. Compliance and Risk Management: Establishes, implements and/or maintains strong internal controls in areas of assigned responsibility to provide reasonable assurance of effective and appropriate resources use, accurate financial information, and adherence to contractual obligations and agreements, policies, procedures, and external regulatory requirements. 6. May perform other duties as assigned.
Preferred Education: Grant related accounting experience in a university or non-profit environment. Working knowledge of Yale's Financial systems and/or Familiarity with other database query and reporting tool.
Preferred Education, Experience and Skills: Grant related accounting experience in a university or non-profit environment. Working knowledge of Yale's Financial systems and/or Familiarity with other database query and reporting tool.
Required Skill/ability 5: Well-organized with strong attention to detail. Professional appearance and demeanor.
Posting Position Title: Accountant 2
Required Skill/ability 3: Good business writing, communication, analytical and problem-solving skills.
Work Week: Standard (M-F equal number of hours per day)
University Job Title: Accountant 2
Required Skill/ability 1: Ability to read and accurately interpret grant and contract documents, policies, procedures, regulations, and guidelines.
Required Skill/ability 4: Ability to be proactive with strong sense of urgency to deadlines, curious, resourceful and ability to multi-task.
Required Skill/ability 2: Comprehensive knowledge of accounting theory and analysis.
Bachelor's degree in Accounting, Business, Economics or Finance and two years of related experience or an equivalent combination of education and experience. Demonstrated application of financial, accounting and economic concepts.
Yale University is an American private Ivy League research university located in New Haven, Connecticut. Founded in 1701 in the Colony of Connecticut, the university is the third-oldest institution of higher education in the United States.