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The General Accounting Office (GAO) in the University's Office of the CFO (OCFO) is responsible for the integrity of the University's financial records and systems and for assuring that the transactions entered into the University's General Ledger are recorded in accordance with Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP) and the Accounting Policies of the University. GAO promotes the efficient use and stewardship of University resources and compliance with laws, regulations and reporting requirements through technical financial and analytical skills, and expertise in accounting knowledge.
Reporting to the Director of Campus Accounting / Manager of Campus Accounting - Main Campus, the Senior Accountant is responsible for the effective and efficient review and monitoring of all general ledger transactions for the assigned Main Campus school. This position works under tight deadlines and a multitude of accounting activities including general ledger review, coordinating month-end close activities, first tier review of financial statements, year-end audit preparation, and special projects.
Specific duties include but are not limited to the following:
Overseeing the financial reporting, compliance with internal accounting controls, and verification of account activity and account balances every month for the Main Campus School assigned unit.
Leading the month-end and year-end financial close process for the unit as prescribed by the Office of the University's CFO, including accounting for complex transactions. Ensuring that general ledger accounts are assigned fully reconcile on a periodic basis and preparing adjusting journal entries where required.
Preparing support and documentation for monthly closing entries.
Maintaining control over internal accounting activities for the School such as revenue and expense re-allocations (
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