Are you seeking to be part of a financial reporting team that supports a world-class public institution committed to its mission, provides a collaborative work environment, and Driven to Discover in what it sets out to accomplish?
The Accounting Services Department at the University of Minnesota is seeking a Senior Financial Reporting Accountant that is motivated to learn and share your accounting talents and experiences with its fellow team members.
This position will offer experiences that tap into:
Your accounting technical skillset and application of generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP).
Your ability to generate ideas and be part of the solution.
Your advancement of learning and sharing of knowledge in a collaborative way.
Working at that University, we offer:
An environment where you are empowered to continually learn.
Leadership development. In fact, the University encourages professional development in this capacity for every level of employment.
Great benefits to our employees! The University is dedicated to keeping you and your family healthy—physically, emotionally, financially, socially, and professionally. Experience a complete package of rewards that includes not just wages but a full scope of benefits to make sure our faculty and staff remain happy, healthy, and engaged in their work.
MN State Retirement System (MSRS) pension plan - tax-deferred.
13 paid vacation days per year (starting accrual rate), in addition to 13 paid sick days and 11 paid holidays.
Reduced tuition opportunities covering 75% - 100% of eligible tuition.
Excellent and affordable health care benefits.
Wellness program with the opportunity to earn lower health care rates.
Annual merit increase program.
Internal and External Financial Reporting Processes (50%)
Support the annual external financial audit by preparing internal and external deliverables related to the Annual Statement and other financial reports. This includes coordination with others to execute the preparation of audit schedules, footnotes and supporting documentation, as well as driving the execution of the management of external reporting requirements (deliverable listing, timelines, resource management, etc.)
Prepare journal entries and balance sheet reconciliations, as assigned, and determine if any appropriate adjusting journal entries are needed.
Promote organizational excellence by collaborating with departments to resolve any unrecorded transactions.
Rotational Duties Financial Support (30%)
Chart of Accounts maintenance and analysis.
Field University-wide general accounting questions.
Perform central approvals on accounts payable vouchers and journal entries.
Accounting Policies and Procedures and Other Special Projects (20%)
Assist with the oversight, simplification, redesign, and implementation of key Accounting Services processes and responsibilities, including policy revision and creation.
Perform special projects as assigned by the Director or Controller; or self-initiated projects including special analyses, projects and reports.
Required Qualifications (please document on the resume):
BA/BS degree in Accounting, or other related field and three years of related experience OR a combination of related education and/or work experience to equal seven years.
Experience in GAAP accounting.
Financial reporting experience.
Preferred Qualifications (please document on the resume):
Experience with Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) systems (PeopleSoft/Oracle, SAP) and related reporting tools and queries.
Strong analytical skills to understand the impact of detailed processes and related transactions.
Problem solving, critical thinking, and ability to independently troubleshoot potential solutions.
The University of Minnesota, founded in the belief that all people are enriched by understanding, is dedicated to the advancement of learning and the search for truth; to the sharing of this knowledge through education for a diverse community; and to the application of this knowledge to benefit the people of the state, the nation, and the world.