Accountant

Summary

Position Title

Accountant

Department

Controller’s Office

Status

Full Time/Exempt

Position Summary

The accountant will fill a key role in the Controller’s office.  The position will support various aspects of finance and accounting for the university.

Essential Job Duties

  • Prepares asset, liability, and revenue and expense account entries by compiling and analyzing account information.
  • Documents financial transactions by entering account information.
  • Recommends financial actions by analyzing accounting options.
  • Summarizes current financial status by collecting information, preparing the statement of activities, statement of financial position, statement of cash flow and other reports.
  • Substantiates financial transactions by auditing documents.
  • Maintains accounting controls by preparing and recommending policies and procedures.
  • Guides accounting clerical staff by coordinating activities and answering questions.
  • Reconciles financial discrepancies and variances by collecting analyzing account information and providing information to Management.
  • Maintains financial security by following internal controls.
  • Prepares payments by verifying documentation and requesting disbursements.
  • Answers accounting procedure questions by researching and interpreting accounting policy and regulations.
  • Complies with federal, state, and local financial legal requirements by studying existing and new legislation, enforcing adherence to requirements, and advising management on needed actions.
  • Prepares special financial reports by collecting, analyzing, and summarizing account information and trends.
  • Maintains customer confidence and protects operations by keeping financial information confidential.
  • Maintains professional and technical knowledge by attending educational workshops, reviewing professional publications, establishing personal networks, and participating in professional societies.
  • Contributes to team effort by accomplishing related results as needed.
  • Other duties as assigned

 

Special Skills

  • Detail oriented and strong analytical ability.
  • Ability to prioritize multiple assignments and projects, mobilize efforts toward completion, and deliver with a high degree of quality on a consistent basis.
  • Demonstrate the ability to think critically and evaluate procedures and make recommendations that improve productivity.
  • Unique ability to communicate and interact in a professional and positive manner with a wide range of stakeholders including faculty, staff, students, vendors, and others who conduct business with the university community.
  • Excellent writing, oral communications and presentation skills.
  • Excellent computer skills including Microsoft Excel
  • Self-motivated and goal driven.

Work Conditions

  • ·Well lighted office environment.
  • Incumbent will be exposed to frequent noise caused by telephones and office machines.

Physical Requirements

  • ·Ability to work in an office environment with extensive use of computer and telephone; ability to lift and carry up to ten pounds; ability to read and write and to handle and process paper documents.
  • Manual dexterity to efficiently operate a computer keyboard and other business machines.
  • Vision sufficient to read written communications and computer display screens.
  • Adequate hearing to communicate effectively in person and by phone.

Prerequisites Required for Position

Minimum Education Requirement

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting, Finance, Business Administration/Management or related field

Minimum Work Experience

  • Minimum 3 years accounting experience in a Controller’s/Business Office, preferably in a college or university environment.
  • Ability to successfully balance and manage multiple tasks in an active, fast-paced environment.
  • Excellent oral, written, computer, and time-management skills.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Demonstrated analytical, problem-solving, organizational, interpersonal, project management, communication skills and solid Microsoft Suite skills required.
  • Ability to provide exceptional client service, demonstrate commitment to continuous learning, display appropriate ethical knowledge and commitment and exhibit a sense of urgency and commitment to quality and the timely completion of duties.

Important Note

This is not an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and/or skills required for this position. The University reserves the right to amend and change responsibilities to meet organizational needs.

To Apply

Resumes may be emailed to Director Chip Morris at controlr@ju.edu.