The Senior Financial Accountant performs analytical review and reconciliation procedures on financial information and transactional data, provides guidance and instruction to campus budget administrators at all levels, assists in preparation of monthly financial reports and annual financial statements, serves as power user for the accounting system for the University and performs key reconciliation processes within the accounting system. This position is directly responsible for maintaining and reconciling functional accounting areas such as: fixed assets, treasury operations, construction project cost management, financing, bond issuance, federal and state financial reporting as well as federal, state and local tax analysis
Responsible for maintaining fixed asset and capital projects accounting records
Assure proper accounting of fixed asset additions and disposals, capital project cost accounting, debt issuance, investment activity and financial transactions
Assure accuracy of depreciation calculations for 2,000+ assets and manages the physical inventory process
Reconciles bank and investment statements
Prepare daily and monthly journal entries as they relate to the fixed asset records
Engage with external auditors on the University, WBGU, Foundation, Centennial Falcon Properties audit procedures as well s any future Thorough knowledge of Financial Accounting Standards Board, Governmental Accounting Standards Board, Generally Accepted Accounting Principles and internal control standards is critical.
In correlation with Design and Construction, assure accuracy of projects in process and the recording of projects at
Perform analytical procedures including investigation of unusual transactions or unexpected variances on monthly financial Assure proper accounting procedures are maintained throughout the University.
Assist with monthly closing and related reporting as well as year-end financial statement processing including the annual audit
Assist in financial statement preparation for annual reporting for the University
Reconciling and preparing year-end entries
Work with the external auditors in their annual audit of the University financial statements
Assist in maintaining electronic accounting information and serve as a power user for the FMS system
Enter and retrieve information, write queries to produce special reports
Assist in the investigation, documentation, and resolving system problems
Testing of the fixed asset module when new upgrades are installed
Assist in training new FMS users or current users when new processes exist
Assist in providing guidance on inquiries related to accounting system issues and processes of the General Accounting Staff
Maintain debt schedules and recording of debt in the accounting records
Assure proper accounting of long term and related short term debt in the general ledger
Assure accuracy of interest payments and the recording of interest
Maintain proper reconciliation of detail debt schedule to the general ledger
When necessary, prepare journal entries as they relate to debt and related interest
Backup to Treasury Accountant for daily bank reconciliation process in FMS
Complete other responsibilities and projects as assigned
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
Knowledge of GMP, GASS, FASS, IASB as well as fund accounting principles and the basics of taxation
Excellent written and oral communication skills
Ability to analyze and problem solve
Working knowledge of complex Financial ERP Systems as well as the various business processes and procedures
Proficient with Microsoft Office applications
Deadline to apply: The search committee will review applications until the position is filled; however, for best consideration, applications should be provided by 'July 25, 2023'.
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The following Degree is required:
Bachelor's Degree must be conferred at time of application.
Bowling Green State University is a nationally ranked public university committed to redefining student success in a high-achieving, innovative environment. In 2021, Forbes ranked BGSU as the No. 3 midsize employer in the United States, highlighting the University’s commitment to its faculty and staff. Serving as the core of the University’s academic community, more than 800 full-time faculty members are engaged in teaching, research and creative activities, with over 2,000 full-time staff members to support the operations and education of over 20,000 students. Bowling Green State University provides experiences that enhance lives. Students are prepared for lifelong career growth, lives of engaged citizenship and leadership in a global society. U.S. News and World Report names BGSU as one of the top public universities nationwide with a strong commitment to first-year programs that lead to success. Within our transformative learning community, we build a welcoming, safe and diverse environment where the creative ideas and achievements of all can benefit others throughout Ohio, the nation and the world.