Florida International University is classified by Carnegie as a R1: Doctoral Universities - Highest Research Activityand recognized as a Carnegie engaged university. It is a public research university withcolleges and schoolsthat offers 196bachelor’s, master’s and doctoralprograms in fields such as engineering, computer science, international relations, architecture, law and medicine. As one of South Florida’s anchor institutions, FIU contributes almost $9 billion each year to the local economy. FIU is Worlds Ahead in finding solutions to the most challenging problems of our time. FIU emphasizes research as a major component of its mission. FIU has awarded more than 220,000 degrees and enrolls more than 54,000 students in two campuses and three centers including FIU Downtown on Brickell, FIU@I-75, and the Miami Beach Urban Studios.FIU’s Medina Aquarius Programhouses the Aquarius Reef Base, a unique underwater research facility in the Florida Keys. FIU also supports artistic and cultural engagement through its three museums:Patricia & Phillip Frost Art Museum, theWolfsonian-FIU, and theJewish Museum of Florida-FIU. FIU is a member ofConference USAand more than 400 student-athletes participating in 18 sports. For more information about FIU, visithttp://www.fiu.edu/
Professional Accountant 2 - Wolfsonian Museum
The Professional Accountant II for the Wolfsonian Museum manages, processes & reconciles all departmental requisitioning, purchasing and expense contracts. Ensures all financial operations are completed with proper internal controls and recommends improvements and changes in operations to improve results and ensure protection of assets of the department.
Prepares contracts, contract intake forms, purchase order requisitions and purchase orders. Assists internal and external constituents all matters related to purchasing and payment, including tracking of deadlines for payables, receivables, rent, insurance, grants, etc. Coordinates approval from FIU's Taxation department to process purchase orders for foreign vendors.
Serves as liaison between museum business office and FIU's different Departments for purchasing and accounts payable (Controllers, Purchasing, Foundation, etc.).
Obtains vendor information and backup documentation for grant funded major projects moved to business office, including reviewing grant budgets to verify funds are available in grant budget to proceed with requisition. Computes any changes needed for grant modification for requisitions.
Verifies accounts payable posting monthly, including balancing of FIU accruals of unpaid invoices and expense reports. Tracks and manages all open Purchase orders for year-end closing.
Serves as secondary approver of all departmental commodity card transactions in PantherSoft. Ensures that proper documentation and approvals are available to support all transactions.
Participates, assists and/or prepares all financial reconciliations, reporting, audits, budget preparation and end period and year processes and procedures.
Prepares and maintains accounting spreadsheets and financial reports for successful tracking of budget expenditures for the Wolfsonian.
Trains and assists Wolfsonian staff with the issues and the use of PantherSoft Financials as related to payables and contracts. Develops documentation of departmental specific policies and procedures and maintains all documentation for training and reference for business office staff and departmental staff.
Serves as primary trainer and customer service representative to all departmental staff related to requisitions, purchasing and contracts. Ensures customer satisfaction for internal and external customers.
Performs other related duties as required or as directed. The omission of specific duties does not preclude the supervisor from assigning duties that are logically related to the position.
Reviews Staff Expense Reports for correct documentation, funding sources and business purposes prior to submitting for reimbursement.
Trains and assists Wolfsonian staff with the use of PantherSoft Financials and financial procedures for submitting travel and expense reports. Follows up on open reimbursement requests; assists with resolving discrepancies.
Bachelor's degree in Accounting or Finance, and two (2) years of directly related experience OR a Master's degree in Accounting OR an MBA and four (4) years of directly related accounting experience.
Experience using Oracle ERP.
Advertised Salary: $50,000-$55,000
Begin time: 8:30 AM End time: 5:00 PM
This role is eligible to participate in a flexible work arrangement as per FIU policy.
Extended Criminal Background Check
For further information or to apply, please visit careers.fiu.edu and reference Job Opening ID # 527004.
To obtain a paper copy of the report, please visit the FIU Police Department located at 885 SW 109th Avenue, Miami, FL, 33199 (PG5 Market Station).
Florida International University will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor’s legal duty to furnish information.
FIU is a member of the State University System of Florida and an Equal Opportunity, Equal Access Affirmative Action Employer all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or protected veteran status.
How to apply:
If you have not created a registered account, you will be asked to create a username and password for use of the system. It is recommended that you provide an active/valid e-mail account as that will be the main source of communication regarding your status within the process. In this account, you are able to track your applicant status in "My Applications".
To be considered eligible for the position as an internal candidate, departmental staff must meet minimum requirements of the position and be in good performance standing.
Before you begin the process, we recommend that you are prepared to attach electronic copies of your resume, cover letter or any other documents within the application process. It is recommended that you combine your cover letter and resume/curriculum vitae into one attachment. Attached documents should be in Microsoft Word or PDF format. All applicants are required to complete the online application including work history and educational details (if applicable), even when attaching a resume.
*This posting will close at 12:00 am of the close date.