Senior Accountant, Financial Systems Transformation
University of Chicago (UC)
Location: Chicago, Illinois
Internal Number: JR23569
Location: Chicago, IL
Acts as link between accounting team and core finance area.
Supports Chart of Accounts mapping effort including project management, communications, and stakeholder engagement.
Performs all related accounting functions required to maintain the general ledger in compliance with Generally Accepted Accounting Principles and University policies and procedures.
Responsible for monthly reconciliation of balance sheet accounts.Â
Responsible for monthly analysis of income statement activity.Â
Prepares various financial statements.
Prepares year end workpapers for auditors.
Participates in the implementation of new accounting standards applicable to the University. These activities may include analysis and interpretation of new standards, documentation of applicability and accounting impact to consolidated financial statements as well as drafting any required disclosures.Â
Oversees the general accounting general inquiry ticketing system.
Trains and supervises accounting staff.Â
Provides accounting support to campus units.
Supports the annual tax reporting process. These activities may include preparing various supporting schedules. Â
Participates in the implementation and ongoing maintenance of the ERP system including serving as the chart of accounts liaison.Â
Uses in-depth knowledge and experience to perform a variety of complex operating or cost accounting activities, incorporating accounting theories and principles.
Guides others and acts as a resource on systems of recording costs or other financial and budgetary data.
Performs other related work as needed.
Bachelor's degree in accounting.
Implementing of a new ERP system.
Training or supervising team members.
Public accounting experience.
Oracle Cloud ERP and/or chart of accounts mapping experience.
Technical Skills or Knowledge:
Knowledge of Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP).Â
Proficiency with Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint).Â
Communicate accounting and financial information clearly and concisely.
Excellent verbal and written communication skills.Â
Attention to detail, strong analytical and problem solving skills.Â
Think strategically and translate into operational objectives.Â
Independently develop and analyze alternative solutions and make recommendations.Â
Establish and maintain relationships at all organizational levels.Â
Flexibility to work effectively and gracefully under considerable time pressure on high visibility, high stakes projects.
Intellectual versatility and creativity.
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