The Financial Accountant II provides financial accounting oversight for the Utilities department projects and operations at UNL. Perform and coordinate financial processes with Utilities staff and Business & Finance Business Center staff. Assists senior management with budgeting, financial reporting and analyses. This position applies acumen and understanding of business concepts and processes to provide senior management with actionable decision making analytics. Will assist with other miscellaneous accounting functions, as needed or assigned.
The University of Nebraska-Lincoln seeks to attract and retain a high performing and diverse workforce in which employees' differences are respected and valued to better meet the varying needs of the diverse populations we serve. The university fosters a diverse and inclusive work environment that promotes collaboration so that all individuals are able to participate and contribute to their full potential. As an EO/AA employer, the University of Nebraska considers qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, ethnicity, national origin, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, disability, age, genetic information, veteran status, marital status, and/or political affiliation. See https://www.unl.edu/equity/notice-nondiscrimination.
Minimum Required Qualifications:
Bachelor's degree in Accounting, finance, business administration; equivalent education/experience considered. Two years of relevant professional accounting and/or finance work experience.Extensive experience utilizing Microsoft Excel and experience with SAP or similar ERP system. Excellent interpersonal, verbal and written, communication skills. Strong organizational and analytical skills. A willingness and demonstrated ability to learn new hardware and software systems. Demonstrated proficiency in general office software, including Microsoft Office products. Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively in written and verbal formats. Demonstrated ability to build and maintain positive relationships within and outside of reporting lines. Demonstrated ability to establish priorities and meet deadlines.
Master's degree in Accounting is preferred. Public accounting experience. University or higher education experience. Thorough knowledge of accounting principles and best accounting practices. Thorough knowledge of fund accounting as described in the AICPA Audit Guide and by GASB. Thorough understanding of Federal Cost Accounting Standards. Knowledge of BOR Bylaws, State policies and procedures and University policies and procedures, especially those related to accounting. Strong interpersonal, verbal and written communication skills. Strong organizational and analytical skills. Extensive experience utilizing Microsoft Excel. CPA license is preferred.
With over 25,000 students, the University of Nebraska-Lincoln is a diverse educational insitution with international stature. The intellectual center for the state of Nebraska and beyond, we are a land-grant, top tier national research-extensive insitution. Part of the Big Ten conference, Big Ten Academic Alliance, our mission includes growing relationships and resources that enable the University of Nebraska to change lives.