Indiana University Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI)
Location: Bloomington, Indiana,
Internal Number: 301082
OFFICE OF THE UNIVERSITY CONTR (UA-CTRO-IUBLA)
The Office of the University Controller provides leadership and guidance for financial compliance, systems, and services at Indiana University. We strive to be a leader in higher education by embracing financial best practices, continuous improvement and by creating a culture of respect, integrity and collaboration. As an organization, we value knowledge and diversity in our people, thoughts and ideas. While our department serves all seven IU campuses, we are physically located on the Bloomington Campus.
This position will be primarily dedicated to the University Collections & Loan Services (UCLS) function within The Office of the University Controller.
The UCLS Accounting Fellow is tasked with providing accounting and fiscal guidance to outline policies and procedures that should be followed to produce accurate and reliable financial statements, ensure compliance, strengthen controls and mitigate audit risk. In support of the overall function, this position will also collaborate with UCLS staff, executive leadership, and possibly stakeholders.
Upholds the integrity of the general ledger by applying Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP) and ensuring effective controls.
Monitors compliance with externally imposed regulations and university policies to mitigate risk.
Ensures that accounting transactions are accurately represented and that financial information effectively supports decision-making.
Summarizes, analyzes, monitors, reconciles, and reports on financial information to reflect the condition of the organization.
Provides support to other UCLS Staff members with operational processes, issue resolution, and process documentation.
Applies Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP).
Following established procedures, performs detailed accounting assignments requiring a basic knowledge of accounting theory and principles.
Assists higher-level Accountants in establishing and maintaining accounting policies and controls, fiscal controls, and financial reports to safeguard the organization's assets.
Performs a variety of accounting assignments such as the preparing, maintaining, and reconciling ledger accounts, financial statements, balance sheets, profit-and-loss statements, inventory, receipts and disbursements, computing and distributing labor, material and overhead costs, and capital expenditure schedules.
Provides specialized or general analysis support in various accounting activities, including computing, reviewing, and reporting on data for general ledger and related financial, regulatory, and management reports.
Note: This is a 2 year, limited-term position that provides participants an opportunity to enhance their professional experiences by working directly with team members in the Office of the Controller (UCO). Areas of experience opportunities include University Collections, Loan Services, and ad hoc projects within the UCO.
Bachelor's degree Accounting, or related field
Combinations of related education and experience may be considered
Proficient communication skills
Maintains a high degree of professionalism
Demonstrates time management and priority setting skills
Demonstrates a high commitment to quality
Possesses flexibility to work in a fast paced, dynamic environment
Seeks to acquire knowledge in area of specialty
Analytical ability and a high level of numerical competence.
Proficient in IT and demonstrated skill in using Excel to produce financial reports.
Ability to reconcile financial ledgers and process accounts payable/receivable.
Organizational skills and ability to manage deadlines.
High level of attention to detail and accuracy.
Working Conditions / Demands
This role requires the ability to effectively communicate and to operate a computer and other standard office productivity equipment. The position involves sedentary work as well as periods of time moving around an office environment and the campus. The person in this role must be able to perform the essential functions with or without an accommodation.
This position is eligible for remote work or to work a hybrid schedule (mix between remote and in-person work), subject to change in the future based on university policy and business needs.
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, there may be differences in the working conditions as advertised in our standard job postings (e.g., the ability to travel from one campus to another, etc.). If you are invited for an interview, please discuss your questions or concerns regarding the working conditions at that time.
This posting is scheduled to close at 11:59 pm EST on the advertised Close Date. This posting may be closed at any time at the discretion of the University, but will remain open for a minimum of 5 business days. To guarantee full consideration, please submit your application within 5 business days of the Posted Date.
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New employees will be provided with information regarding Indiana University's COVID-19 vaccine policy, which includes the opportunity to request an exemption. To learn more, view our COVID-19 vaccine information page.
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Indiana University is an equal employment and affirmative action employer and a provider of ADA services. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment based on individual qualifications. Indiana University prohibits discrimination based on age, ethnicity, color, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetic information, marital status, national origin, disability status or protected veteran status. Indiana University does not discriminate on the basis of sex in its educational programs and activities, including employment and admission, as required by Title IX. Questions or complaints regarding Title IX may be referred to the U.S. Department of Education Office for Civil Rights or the university Title IX Coordinator.See Indiana University's Notice of Non-Discrimination here which includes contact information.
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About Indiana University Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI)
IUPUI, a partnership between Indiana and Purdue universities, is Indiana’s urban research and academic health sciences campus.
IUPUI’s mission is to advance the state of Indiana and the intellectual growth of its citizens to the highest levels nationally and internationally through research and creative activity, teaching and learning, and civic engagement.
By offering a distinctive range of bachelor’s, master’s, professional, and Ph.D. degrees, IUPUI promotes the educational, cultural, and economic development of central Indiana and beyond through innovative collaborations, external partnerships, and a strong commitment to diversity.