Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, is seeking a Business Specialist for Rutgers Gardens. This position works under general supervision, within established work parameters, with few direct instructions.The Business Specialists is also responsible for full range of activities including budget development, budget monitoring, account reconciliation, analysis of state, grant, designated, gift, and endowment accounts.
Among the key duties of this position are the following:
Performs all fiscal functions to support the operation of Rutgers Gardens.
Prepares and coordinates administrative work of the unit including personnel, budgeting, accounting, purchasing and payroll.
Coordinates assigned financial and administrative functions for the unit, focusing heavily on purchasing, personnel support, salary budgeting and commitment accounting.
Analyzes data and prepares internal and external financial reports on a monthly basis to the Garden Director and others as needed, with a broad understanding of the mission, vision, role, and goals of Rutgers Garden.
Minimum Education and Experience:
Bachelor's degree in accounting, finance, business administration or related field; or an equivalent combination of education and/or experience.
At least 2 years work experience in Accounting and Budgeting.
Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
Microsoft Office (especially Word and Excel).
Excellent communication skills.
Understanding of generally accepted accounting principles and practices.
Knowledge of generally accepted accounting principles and practices (GAAP).
Understanding and application of concepts, theories, principles, practices, terminology, and applied bases of accounting.
Use of personal vehicle in order to travel for business demands; a valid driver's license would be required for this position.
Working knowledge of current Rutgers Cash Transmittals/Journals software, as well as Sci-quest and Rutgers Financial Management Software.
Knowledge of Event Management Software and strategic planning is also strongly preferred.
Physical Demands and Work Environment:
Requires occasional overtime on weekends and evenings.
Clean Driving Record
Posting Number: 19ST4807
Location: Cook (RU-New Brunswick)
Internal Number: 105841
About Rutgers University
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.