1. Financial Analysis and Reporting: Analyzes information and creates accurate and timely reports that add value to the management of University operations. Applies GAAP to report out on financial conditions. Ensures financial reporting meets the compliance needs of internal and external users. Extracts data from multiple sources. 2. Financial Methods and Systems: Recommends methods to improve practices, processes and systems. Works with internal and external contacts to carry out department objectives. 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 to balance sheets, income statements, and other financial records. Performs reconciliations; navigates through systems and reporting tools to independently resolve routine and non-routine discrepancies. Applies entries to the general ledger or subsystems and ensures adherence to GAAP, regulatory requirements and financial reporting considerations. Communicates effectively to unit leadership. 4. Strategic Resource: Translates unit finance objectives into priorities. Reports financial issues and risks and makes recommendations. Contacts appropriate stakeholders to include in communications and approvals. 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. May perform other duties as assigned.
Required Skill/ability 1: Proven ability to prioritize, manage time and resources effectively and work with changing priorities and deadlines.
Required Skill/ability 2: Thorough working knowledge of finance, budgeting, fund accounting, and financial reporting analysis. Demonstrated ability preparing budgets, forecasts and financial plans while integrating multiple complex pieces of information to identify themes and trends.
Required Skill/ability 3: Effective oral and written communication skills and well-developed interpersonal skills with the ability to work effectively and a diverse group. Proven ability to adapt communication style to address the needs of individuals at all levels and to represent the department in a professional manner.
Required Skill/ability 4: Proven ability to work independently and as part of team; demonstrated problem solving ability showing initiative and project ownership. Well-developed organizational and analytical skills to multitask and integrate several functions together.
Required Skill/ability 5: Superb computing skills and the ability to create new reports (Excel, Word, etc.) for tracking, analysis and communication of financial information. Demonstrated ability with Workday applications, Data Warehouse reporting tool, IRES (Proposal tracking/Proposal Development). Yale Budgeting Tool (YBT), OnCore and EPIC reporting.
Work Week: Standard (M-F equal number of hours per day)
Posting Position Title: Accountant 2
University Job Title: Accountant 2
Bachelor's degree in Accounting, Business, Economics or Finance and two 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.