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 consolidated data from multiple sources. 2. Financial methods & systems: Contributes to the planning and improvement of practices, processes and systems. Collaborates with all levels of internal and external contacts to carry out department 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: Accurately records enterprise or subsystem transactions and verifies other entries 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 routine and non-routine discrepancies. Applies and adjusts 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 sensitive information. 4. Strategic Resource: Translates department finance goals into objectives. Identifies, and raises potential financial opportunities, issues, risks, ideas and solutions. Identifies 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.
Required Skill/ability 1: Comprehensive knowledge of financial, accounting, and economic concepts. Demonstrated ability with GAAP accounting and reporting.
Required Skill/ability 2: Account reconciliation and research expertise. Well-developed analytic and problem-solving skills.
Required Skill/ability 3: Excellent oral and written communication skills.
Required Skill/ability 4: Excellent interpersonal and customer service skills.
Required Skill/ability 5: Strong aptitude with systems and an orientation to detail. Proactive, curious, resourceful, strategic-thinker with ability to manage multiple projects in a fast-paced, dynamic environment.
Preferred Education: Workday and Eagle Systems experience. Experience with accounting for investments and limited partnerships. Experience with data mining and reporting tools. Exposure to a variety of complex investments or similar processes and subsystems in large organizations, including pooled unit/mutual fund accounting.
Work Week: Standard (M-F equal number of hours per day)
Posting Position Title: Accountant 3
University Job Title: Investment Accountant
Preferred Education, Experience and Skills: Workday and Eagle Systems experience. Experience with accounting for investments and limited partnerships. Experience with data mining and reporting tools. Exposure to a variety of complex investments or similar processes and subsystems in large organizations, including pooled unit/mutual fund accounting.
Bachelor's degree in Accounting, Business, Economics or Finance and four 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.