The Financial Shared Services department within the School of Medicine and Public Health (SMPH) Dean's Office is seeking a full-time Accountant II, to work in partnership with the units supported by Shared Services. The Financial Shared Services department supports basic science and research departments and centers involved in non-sponsored and sponsored activities.
This position will perform post award management of external grants and complex accounting tasks, prepare financial and statistical reports, develop and/or manage complex budgets, deliver training to others, and document controls for accounting systems to ensure accurate recording and reporting of the business unit's financial transactions.
SMPH is committed to being a diverse, equitable, inclusive and anti-racist workplace and is an Equal Employment Opportunity, Affirmative Action employer. Applications from Black, Indigenous and People of Color (BIPOC) individuals, LGBTQ+ and non-binary identities, women, persons with disabilities, military service members and veterans are strongly encouraged.
Performs advanced accounting duties following generally accepted accounting principles and procedures. Prepares and reviews financial reports and assists with budgeting. Ensures the accurate recording and reporting of the business unit's financial transactions.
25% Organizes, prepares, and updates financial statements, monthly and year-end journal entries, accounts, ledgers, and reports for various financial needs within an automated financial system to ensure accurate recording and reporting of financial transactions
15% Prepares and analyzes financial data, reports and records, identifies discrepancies, investigates, recommends, and implements solutions as needed
5% Develops and maintains automated financial systems, recommending controls to ensure system reliability and data integrity
10% Assists with accounting and reviewing reconciliations, journal entries, schedules, and reports
5% Provides and prepares budgets and projections based on existing data and established policies and procedures
10% Answers questions and provides accounting related information to internal and external stakeholders according to established policies and procedures
15% Prepares and/or approves financial transactions and payments
15% Monitors and performs post award management tasks and financial reporting for sponsored funding
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Preferred Bachelor's Degree Strongly preferred; preferred focus in Accounting, Finance, or Business.
Preferred Master's Degree Preferred focus in Accountancy or MBA
Please ensure that your resume and cover letter address how you meet the listed qualifications for the position. The application reviewers will be relying on written application materials to determine who may advance to preliminary interviews.
Required: - At least 2 years in a financial-related position with experience in one or more of the following: compiling and managing complex financial statements, audits and reconciliations, expense general ledger, GAAP and GASB compliance - Proficiency in Microsoft Excel - Strong communication skills
Preferred: - Two or more years working for a university or government organization - Two or more years of experience in grant expenses and award management - Experience processing financial transactions
Preferred CPA - Certified Public Accountant
Full Time: 100%
This position may require some work to be performed in-person, onsite, at a designated campus work location. Some work may be performed remotely, at an offsite, non-campus work location.
Appointment Type, Duration:
Minimum $60,000 ANNUAL (12 months) Depending on Qualifications The starting salary for the position is $60,000 but is negotiable based on experience and qualifications.
Please be aware that successful applicants are responsible for ensuring their continuous eligibility to work in the United States (i.e. a citizen or national of the United States, a lawful permanent resident, a foreign national authorized to work in the United States without the need of employer sponsorship) on or before the effective date of appointment. This position is an ongoing position that will require continuous work eligibility. If you are selected for this position you would have to provide proof of work authorization and eligibility to work.
How to Apply:
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You will also be asked to provide contact information for three (3) references, including your current/most recent supervisor, during the application process. References will not be contacted without prior notice.
Employment will require a criminal background check. It will also require you and your references to answer questions regarding sexual violence and sexual harassment.
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