1. Financial Analysis and Reporting: Analyzes and synthesizes information and designs and creates accurate and timely reports that add value to the management of University operations. Advises and applies GAAP to specialized areas to properly report out on financial conditions. Designs financial reporting to meet the compliance needs of internal and external users. Extracts and consolidates data from multiple sources. 2. Financial methods and systems: Influences, plans, and designs methods to improve practices, processes and systems. Leads and partners with all levels of internal and external contacts to execute departmental and/or institutional level goals. Provides a high level of service that cultivates and maintains strong working relationships and effectively communicates information; takes ownership and accountability for timeliness, accuracy and relationship management. 3. Accounting and Reconciliation: Verifies enterprise or subsystem transactions are recorded correctly to ensure accuracy of balance sheets, income statements, and other financial activities. Performs complex multi-system reconciliations; navigates through multiple complex systems and reporting tools to independently investigate and resolve non-routine discrepancies. Plans, designs, and develops reporting tools. Regulates entries to the general ledger or subsystems and ensures adherence to GAAP, regulatory requirements and financial reporting considerations. Communicates effectively at all levels and applies sound judgment when handling highly sensitive information. 4. Strategic Resource: Translates department finance strategies into goals. Anticipates, identifies, and raises potential financial opportunities, issues, risks, ideas and solutions. Employs judgment and expertise in identifying the appropriate stakeholders to include in consultations, communications, approvals or buy-ins for designing and implementing changes. 5. Compliance and Risk Management: Establishes, implements and/or maintains strong internal controls in areas of assigned responsibility to provide reasonable assurance of effective and appropriate resources use, accurate financial information, and adherence to contractual obligations and agreements, policies, procedures, and external regulatory requirements. 6. Mentors, leads and/or supervises staff. 7. May perform other duties as assigned.
Preferred Education: Public accounting experience highly preferred. Additional preferred experience with lease accounting, land/building/equipment accounting, and PowerBI (or other similar tools).
Preferred Education, Experience and Skills: Public accounting experience highly preferred. Additional preferred experience with lease accounting, land/building/equipment accounting, and PowerBI (or other similar tools).
Required Skill/ability 5:
Posting Position Title: Accountant 4
Required Skill/ability 3: Strong verbal and written communication and interpersonal skills. Demonstrated ability to work with a wide variety of stakeholders, from senior leadership to transactional staff.
Work Week: Standard (M-F equal number of hours per day)
University Job Title: Senior Asset Accountant
Required Skill/ability 1: Well-developed, strong analytical, accounting, financial management and problem-solving skills with the ability to clearly articulate complex analysis, propose and execute upon creative solutions, make independent decisions with prudent judgment and tact, prioritize multiple projects and perform under tight deadlines in a fast-paced environment.
Required Skill/ability 4: Well-organized, detail-oriented, self-motivated, and proactive with a strong sense of urgency to deadlines; advanced ability to manage multiple tasks and concurrent priorities. Highly flexible and adaptable to change; curious and resourceful. Ability to be highly productive and accountable under limited supervision.
Required Skill/ability 2: Demonstrated application of financial and accounting concepts. Demonstrated ability with advanced reporting / data analysis using various tools such as PowerBI, Excel, Brio, etc. or a demonstrated ability to quickly achieve proficiency in new systems and tools.
Bachelor's degree in Accounting, Business, Economics or Finance and six years of related experience or an equivalent combination of education and experience. Demonstrated application of financial, accounting and economic concepts.
Yale University is an American private Ivy League research university located in New Haven, Connecticut. Founded in 1701 in the Colony of Connecticut, the university is the third-oldest institution of higher education in the United States.