Job Description Summary: This position is responsible for managing federal grant and international accounting along with related processes, reconciliations and journal entries. This position is also responsible for cash reporting and reconciliation, bank reconciliations, and coordination of related processes. Ensures compliance with GAAP, federal regulations and university policy. This position reports to the Director of Accounting.
Standard Schedule: Days 8:30 - 4:30pm with occasional extended coverage
Minimum Qualifications QUALIFICATIONSFORAPPOINTMENT Functional/Technical Skills* Bachelors Degree Knowledge of not for profit accounting practices and financial administration, including cost allocation and reporting. Working knowledge of automated accounting systems Ability to prepare a variety of financial analysis, including the allocation of costs. Ability to prepare reports, schedules, work papers, and analyses. Ability to perform tax research and apply governmental rules and regulations to prepare various tax forms Experienced with Microsoft Office, especially excel Detail orientation with effective analytical and problem solving abilities. Strong communication skills with the ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with the University community Requisite Experience* 1-4 years accounting experience
Preferred Qualifications 4 years accounting experience Experience with Jenzabar CX is preferred
Essential Duties Responsibilities include performing a variety of advanced accounting, and administrative functions. This position uses independent judgment and analytical problem solving skills to identify and solve complex problems. Responsibilities include in-depth research and coordination with multiple internal and external areas to finalize analysis and solve accounting, tax and reporting issues. This position maintains confidentiality regarding all matters pertaining to the Business and Finance division.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities*
Treasury Organize and track daily bank activity. Prepares bank reconciliations for all domestic bank accounts. Researches and resolves discrepancies. Responsible for problem resolution for all bank accounts. Verifies fraudulent activity through bank security system. Prepares journal entries for electronic bank transactions. Prepare cash receipt reports for the Bursars Office for student account payments. Coordinate issue resolution with the Bursars Office Coordinates international student wire posting with the Bursars Office. Coordinates NSF check processes with the Bursars Office. Responsible for all cash account reporting and reconciliation Maintains Bank account information including records of authorized signatories and appropriate bank fees
Federal Grant Accounting Maintain records for Student Financial Assistance Programs as set forth in the Federal Student financial Aid Handbook. Administers the Department of Educations Payment Management System to draw down federal funds and reports cash disbursements. Reconciles accounting records to the Payment Management system information. Records FWS, FSEOG, and Perkins matching requirements and indirect costs. Assists Director of Financial Aid with the preparation of fiscal Operations Report. Assists ORSP with proper expenditure coding and document preparation. Represents the accounting department at monthly grant compliance meetings. Prepares audit schedules or annual A-133 audit.
International Accounting Reconciles international sites intercompany accounts Posts and reconciles monthly currency translation for international locations Researches and resolves discrepancies identified Amortize tuition revenue for international sites. Researches and analyzes transactions to resolve differences as necessary. Researches and analyzes transactions to resolve fiscal problems relating to international campuses Prepares work papers and various reports for internal accounting and external audit.
Miscellaneous Tax accounting assistance (990) Various journal entries, reconciliations and allocations Other projects as assigned
Secondary Duties and Responsibilities* Maintains confidentiality in all matters pertaining to student accounts and the University. Performs other projects and duties as assigned
*Any one position may not include all of the duties listed, nor do the examples necessarily include all of the duties performed.
Webster University is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. We are committed to maintaining a culturally and academically diverse faculty and staff of the highest caliber. Accordingly, Webster University provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, national origin, ethnicity, age, protected veteran or disabled status, genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by applicable law.
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