Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, is seeking a Senior Accountant for the Office for Research. As part of the Office for Research, the Senior Accountant performs advanced professional accounting and budget analysis duties that require independent judgment and initiative. The position manages post-award administration of complex grants and contracts for research and other sponsored programs funded by external sources.
Among the key duties of this position are the following:
Analyzes, reviews and interprets financial transactions in the Oracle Grants Project Module.
Reviews and approves transactions for regulatory compliance.
Reviews approves and submits invoices and financial reports to external sponsoring organizations in accordance with the terms of those agreements.
Provides high-quality customer service to principal investigators/departments for grant and contract accounting functions.
Ensures compliance with external sponsors contractual requirements as well as internal Rutgers institutional policies and procedures.
Minimum Education and Experience:
Bachelor's degree in Business Administration, Accounting or Fiscal Management or other relevant field, or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
A minimum of five years relevant experience in a financial/accounting function.
Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
Knowledge of generally accepted accounting principles.
Strong verbal, writing, interpersonal, organizational, and analytical skills.
Ability to understand and apply the information pertaining to grant and contract documents, University, Agency policies, and regulations.
Ability to handle multiple tasks and special assignments in a professional manner.
Knowledge of Rutgers University systems, policies, and procedures is highly desirable.
Three years of grant and contract accounting experience.
Working knowledge of higher education accounting procedures and practices.
Microsoft Excel, Word, Access, ORACLE Cloudprojects. Use of general ledger and Financial Data Warehouse reports.
Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, is a leading national public research university and the state's preeminent, comprehensive public institution of higher education. Rutgers is dedicated to teaching that meets the highest standards of excellence; to conducting research that breaks new ground; and to turning knowledge into solutions for local, national, and global communities. As it was at our founding in 1766, the heart of our mission is preparing students to become productive members of society and good citizens of the world. Rutgers teaches across the full educational spectrum: preschool to precollege; undergraduate to graduate and postdoctoral; and continuing education for professional and personal advancement. Rutgers is New Jersey's land-grant institution and one of the nation's foremost research universities, and as such, we educate, make discoveries, serve as an engine of economic growth, and generate ideas for improving people's lives.