The Department of Geography & Sustainability invites applications for a full-time, non-exempt Accounting Specialist position. Reporting to the Business Manager, the Accounting Specialist is a vital member of the department's administrative and leadership team.
This position provides essential financial services for the Geography & Sustainability programs and performs a variety of financial duties in the areas of general ledger accounting, financial reporting of account balances, reconciliation of multiple accounts, budget preparation, and payroll.
Maintain accounting records for grants and contracts, cost centers, course fees, and gift accounts.
Review, analyze, and verify financial documents to determine the appropriate adherence to University fiscal policies and federal, state, local, and private agency guidelines.
Provide solutions and make decisions based on interpretation of basic accounting principles, established methods and precedents.
Reconcile monthly financial ledgers, procurement cards, and distribute charges/credits to designated financial accounts in IRIS.
Process time entry in IRIS for biweekly and monthly payroll.
Post accounting transactions in IRIS such as invoices, transfers, and consultant payments.
Assist the Business Manager with preparation of annual budgets and personnel documents.
Gather, maintain, and interpret data for reports.
Maintain open communication and collaboration within the department's administrative and leadership team.
Required Qualifications and Experience:
High School Diploma or GED plus 4-5 years of accounting experience.
Knowledge of general business practices and basic accounting skills.
Ability to learn new procedures.
Knowledge of financial systems and ability to develop and maintain regular reports from a financial/accounting system.
Knowledge of Microsoft Office.
Strong written and verbal communication skills.
Ability to prioritize work while meeting multiple deadlines.
Preferred Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
Associates degree in accounting/business related field.
Excellent computer skills.
Knowledge of IRIS/SAP, Marketplace, Concur, ARGOS.
Knowledge of business practices, accounting rules, regulations, policies and procedures in Higher Education.
Ability to analyze and interpret financial data for post awards, course fee revenue, gift accounts, and cost centers.
Skill in managing simultaneous deadlines and working in a team-oriented environment.
Ability to take initiative, interpret fiscal policy, and make decisions with established methods.
Ability to work both independently and on collaborative projects.
Screening of applicants will begin immediately and continue until the position has been filled. For full consideration, applicants must provide a resume, cover letter, and a minimum of three references. All applicants must apply online through the Taleo application system to be considered for this position.
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