Essential Functions: Maintain general and designated fund account records via computerized system. Monitor expenditures to assure accounts are accurate and do not show a deficit. Post journal entries to accounts so that problem areas can be identified and addressed. Use standard accounting theory and principles.
Assist administrative staff throughout the University maintain accurate accounting records according to established policies and procedures. Work with administrators to determine proper course of action to prevent deficit spending.
Prepare adjusting entries and year-end closing activities for review. Project year-end revenues and expenditures by boardline based on information provided by upper management. Close out terminated accounts.
Prepare periodic reports on account activities and status. Upon request, generate special reports used to project account revenues, expenditures and activities. Determine proper format and report presentation based on information to be provided and report purpose.
Assist in preparation and maintenance of grant and general fund budgets. Forecast revenues and expenditures, adjust proposals and account distribution accordingly. Ensure compliance with University and agency policies and procedures regarding distribution and transfer of funds. Maintain contact with granting agencies to ensure proper use of funding.
Participate in computer system testing and development. Provide information on system requirements, create and run test data, note errors to be corrected; recommend changes as appropriate. Understand and evaluate interaction between new system enhancements and current computing capabilities.
Perform related work as assigned.
Qualifications: Graduation from an accredited college of university with a degree in accounting or related field or equivalent combination of education and/or experience.
Some knowledge of applied principles of accounting as used in public sector or governmental systems.
Analytical skills including report generation ability.
Ability to communicate effectively with others.
Some experience performing accounting functions on computerized systems.
Some knowledge of FMS, FRS, GBS and PPS preferred.
Typically, incumbents have held internship or co-op positions for an accounting firm, or held University accounting support positions, e.g. Accounting Specialist, Sr. Accounting Assistant, etc.
Founded in 1868, Wayne State University is a nationally recognized metropolitan research institution offering more than 400 academic programs through 13 schools and colleges to nearly 32,000 students. Wayne State?s main campus in Midtown Detroit comprises 100 buildings over nearly 200 acres; its five extension centers offer higher education to people throughout Southeast Michigan. Wayne State is dedicated to preparing students to excel by combining the academic excellence of a major research university with the practical experience of an institution that by its history, location and diversity represents a microcosm of the world we live in. Reflecting its location and the excellent international reputation of its graduate schools, particularly in the sciences, Wayne State boasts the most diverse student body among Michigan?s public universities. Its students represent 49 U.S. states and more than 60 countries.