Carnegie Mellon University's Finance Division provides financial management, enterprise planning and stewardship in support of education, research and strategic goals of the university. By providing data, insight, and analysis, we assist leadership and the university community in the financial decisions that fulfill its mission while maintaining a position of financial strength.
We are looking for an Accountant who will be a valued member of a team in Financial Reporting, responsible for performing accounting activities related to the maintenance of a complete and accurate general ledger. You will be accountable for maintenance and accuracy of General Ledger and the analysis and preparation of accurate managerial reports and financial statements. This is a great opportunity if you have accounting experience and are interested in a dynamic environment with a university-wide view.
Capital accounting support including monitoring fixed asset projects and capitalizing as appropriate; providing capital accounting guidance to property accounting and campus groups and contributing to the monthly, quarterly and annual capital accounting reporting
Support Oracle General Ledger monthly closing process
Monthly, quarterly and ad hoc financial reporting on actual results based on data from Oracle modules utilizing standard Carnegie Mellon reporting tools such as Excel4Apps
Collecting responses to internal and external audit requests for the Financial Reporting team
You should demonstrate a diverse background, strong non-profit accounting knowledge, and extraordinary communication skills. Your background should show strong problem-solving skills, analytical skills, as well as strong interpersonal, organization and planning skills. You will have strong attention to detail, excellent customer service, and the ability to work both independently and as part of a team.
Flexibility, excellence, and passion are vital qualities within the Finance Division. Inclusion, collaboration and cultural sensitivity are valued competencies at CMU. Therefore, we are in search of a colleague who is able to effectively interact with a varied population of internal and external partners at a high level of integrity. We are looking for someone who shares our values and who will support the mission of the university through your work.
Bachelor's Degree in Accounting/Finance or other related field required
At least 3 years' experience recording general ledger activity. Proficient use of Excel to analyze and report data.
Experience in a non-profit or university environment preferred
Preference will be given to candidates with Oracle experience and experience with a fixed asset system in an ERP environment.
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Financial Planning, Analysis, Accounting and Reporting
Staff - Regular
Full Time/Part time
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